Our Staff


We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our team of professionals, including our Certified Dental Assistants, are friendly, highly trained and knowledgeable. Both Dr. Yanni and our assistants are certified in CPR and AED for infants, children and adults.  In addition, our staff members participate in association meetings at both the local and national levels.



Jamie Wheeler- Lead Clinical Assistant

Jamie is one the most up beat people in our office!   As our Lead Certified Dental Assistant, Jamie helps create perfect smiles with Dr.Yanni. A graduate of Porter and Chester Institute, Jamie loves interacting with her patients and making them feel better about themselves with a new smile.

Jamie lives in Enfield, CT with her husband Ryan and their three dogs. In her free time, Jamie enjoy to read, ride a motorcycle and listening to her favorite band, The Backstreet Boys!

Jamie's favorite quote is, "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world." -Marilyn Monroe



Stephanie Knodler- Clinical Assistant

 Stephanie has a unique trait for remembering everything about all of her patients. Ask her what one of her patient's favorite sport is and she can tell you. Stephanie is a Certified Dental Assistant and has more than ten years of orthodontic experience. Stephanie's favorite part of her job is the that it is challenging everyday. Stephanie has been with Dr.Yanni since Yanni Family Orthodontics was established in 2002.

A resident of Agawam, MA Stephanie loves to read, work out and kayak. Stephanie's favorite quote is "Every little thing will be alright."


Laura Stone- Clinical Assistant

Patients will always see Laura with a smile on her face. Laura is one of our Certified Dental Assistants. Laura has been with Yanni Family Orthodontics for more than six years and has see more than 30, 000 patients during that time. Laura's special talent is giving extra TLC to patients.

Laura's favorite part of her job is seeing her patients' everyday and helping to create a beautiful smile. A resident of Westfield, MA, Laura loves going to the beach and being around her friends. Laura's favorite quote, "Never say goodbye, say see you later or see you soon."


Lisa Carra- Patient Coordinator

Lisa immediately forms a unique relationship with our families as our Patient Coordinator. Lisa is the first person our patients meet with as they first learn about their orthodontic treatment process. Lisa always makes sure that we exceed our family's expectations.

Lisa loves meeting our new patients and seeing their excitement to get their braces on; as well as their beautiful new smiles.

Lisa resides in Wilbraham, MA with her husband Mike, daughter Lindsay and yellow lab, Harley. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and taking pictures.  Lisa's favorite quote is "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never have enough." -Oprah Winfrey


Amy Mastrangelo- Receptionist

You can bet you will always see a smile on Amy's face. Amy is one of the first people our patients see when they walk in in the door. As our receptionist,  she gets to know our patients and their families very well. Amy handles the scheduling of all our patients and ensures that everything runs smoothly.

Amy  has more than five years of customer service in the medical field. Amy's favorite part of her job is seeing patients happy and confident with their new smile. A resident of East Longmeadow, MA Amy loves to travel and spend time at the beach. Favorite quote: "Don't be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try."



Katie Clark- Schedule Coordinator

As our scheduling coordinator Katie specializes in convenience. Her ten plus years working in customer service makes her a natural at understanding the needs of our patients. With Katie on the team you can expect service standards par to none alongside convenient appointment times. She ensures our patient's have a great experience at Yanni Family Orthodontics. 

A resident of Easthampton, MA Katie loves spending time with her dog Kenzie and taking photos. Her favorite quote: "To be a star you must shine your own light, follow your own path and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when stars shine the brightest."

Megan Peruccio- Financial Coordinator/Assistant Practice Manager

Megan is our numbers wiz! Megan is our financial coordinator and is skilled with working to make with our patients to make orthodontic treatment affordable to all. 

Megan has more than ten years of experience in the financial industry. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Eastern Connecticut State University. Her favorite part of her job is working with patients to find solutions to meet their financial needs.

A resident of Westfield, MA Megan is originally from Connecticut and comes from a large family. Megan is an animal lover and has a rescue dog named Welker (Can you tell she likes the Patriots???) . Her favorite things to do are fishing, kayaking and watching sports. Megan's favorite quote is "Believe you can; you're halfway there." -Teddy Roosevelt


Alicia Kuzia- Practice Manager

Alicia joined Yanni Family Orthodontics as the Practice Manager in 2012. She has worked in management for 14 years and thrives on providing a customer centric atmosphere. Alicia received her Bachelor of Science in retail management and nutritional science from Syracuse University. She advanced her studies by becoming a certified negotiator, a lean six sigma green belt, and holds a Master of Science in project management and studies mental health counseling.

Alicia is a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society and is a lobbyist for Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill.  She also advocates for fair trade and environmental protection. During her free time you can find her hula-hooping, reading, and listening to music. Alicia loves being part of Yanni Family Orthodontics! Favorite quote: "Everything happens for a reason."