Meet the team
With more than 32 years of medical and dental field experience, Nancy serves as the practice business manager. Additionally, she has held a certified radiographer license for almost 30 years.
She has two children, Cory and Leah, and seven grandkids, Peyton, Parker, Levi, Ashleigh, Victoria, Reanna and Raygan. Residing in Lancaster with her husband Rich, she enjoys horseback riding, hunting, and fishing. Nancy and her husband also have a few pets they love and care for: eight chickens, eight ducks, eight goats, two Great Pyreness (Gunner and Gabby) and four Dachshunds (Jack, Snookie, Cami and Maggie).
Favorite song: Anything Country
Did you know? Nancy used to show dairy goats on a national level.
Dental philosophy: Brush. Floss. Repeat.
Front Desk Administrator
Julie has been with the practice since 1974. She serves as an office front desk administrator, and checks in patients, coordinates insurance information and schedules appointments.
Julie and her husband Mike have three daughters, Jacqueline, Jenny and Jill, two grandkids Claire and Levi, and a chihuahua named Shrimp. She enjoys spending time with her family and playing piano.
Favorite song: My Wish by Rascal Flatts
Did you know? Julie always wanted to learn to tap dance!
Front Desk Administrator/Dental Hygienist
Kelli joined our practice in April, 2016. She initially started her dental career 24 years ago as a dental assistant, and, loved it so much that she earned her Dental Hygiene degree in 1996.
She and her husband Chris have two sons, Nathan and Andrew, a miniature dachshund named Angel and two tiger cats named Sassy and Peppers. Kelli loves hanging out with her family, watching her son play in the marching band and going to the casino.
Favorite food: Spaghetti
Did you know? Kelli earned a service award in college for her hours spent on community service!
Dental philosophy: Only floss the teeth you want to keep! . . . So, true, Kelli.
Dental Hygienist/Periodontal Therapist
Becca joined The The Grove City Center for Dentistry in August 2009. She graduated from Stark State College of Technology with a degree in Dental Hygiene and Periodontal Therapy. Prior to entering the dental hygiene program, Becca had spent many years working in the dental office in various positions. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and is licensed to administer local anesthesia.
Becca has three amazing pets, including a tiger cat named Casanova, a tuxedo cat named Catalina and a Siamese named Sam. She enjoys volunteering at Sunrise Sanctuary in Marysville and going to the gym.
Favorite food: Anything vegan!
Did you know? Becca has her motorcycle endorsement and has owned several motorcycles.
Dental philosophy: She strives to educate her patients to help them achieve optimum health.
Maria Olson, R.D.H.
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Maria has practiced hygiene and periodontal therapy since 1991. She is a member of the Central Ohio Study Club and the Southwest Dental Hygiene Society. Maria is licensed to administer anesthesia.
Residing in Grove City, Maria and her husband have two children and four grandkids. Of course, she is a Buckeye fan!
Dental philosophy: Treat patients the way you want to be treated.
Stef Howdyshell, R.D.H.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Stef has been a dental hygienist and periodontal therapist since 2002. She joined The Grove City Center for Dentistry in May, 2008, and is a member of the Southwest Dental Hygiene Study Club and the Central Ohio Study Club.
Stef and her husband, Jake, have two amazing kids, Boon and Gia; and two American Staffordshire Terriers, Mica and Penny. They enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and music festivals.
Favorite song: Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses
Favorite part of her job at GCCD: Her patients and coworkers . . . 🙂
Dental philosophy: We are your partners in your dental care.
Amanda Howard, C.D.A.. E.F.D.A.
A treatment coordinator for Dr. Simone for more than eight years, Amanda is a licensed Certified Dental Assistant and radiographer. She also is certified in Infection Control, General Chairside Assisting, and Advanced CEREC Training. She completed her Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Training at The Ohio State University and received her EFDA license in October, 2009, and is an active member of the Ohio Dental Expanded Functions Association.
Amanda has an amazing golden retriever named Beau Jones.
She enjoys camping, canoeing and gardening.
Favorite food: Donuts
Did you know? Amanda has seen more than 38 artists in concert and wears a size 2 1/2 in kids shoes!
Sarah Justus, E.F.D.A.
Sarah began her dental career as a dental assistant in 1984 and earned her EFDA license in 1997 and her Coronal Polishing License in 2010.
She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Lauren, her son, Casey, her grandson, David; and her lab mix, Dutchess. Sarah loves watching OSU football, photography and baking.
Favorite food: Italian
Did you know? Sarah helps build homes for habitats
Dental philosophy: To have optimal health, you need to have your teeth. Take care of them.
Lisha Lerch C.D.A.. E.F.D.A.
Lisha has been with GCCD for two years and has been working in the dental industry for 38 years! She earned her license as an EFDA in 1991 and her radiography license in 1996.
Lisha enjoys spending time with her partner, Bobbie, and her mom, Karen who will be 84 this year. She has three dogs, Lilly a sweet mutt, Maggie a pug, and Linus golden retriever.
Favorite food: All food!
Favorite song: Anything from the 1980’s!
Did you know? Lisha used to sing in a band called Two Way Street!
Dental philosophy: Do good dentistry. Be honest and fair.
Chris has been a full-time treatment coordinator in our practice for more than 33 years. She received her radiology license in 2008. Chris enjoys gardening and yard work and she loves helping her patients with their dental care.
Jamie Bishop R.D.H.
Jamie earned her BDH and BSDH from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene program in 2008.
She and her husband, Erik, have a son, Flynn, a daughter, Teagan, and a dog, Maggie.
She enjoys watching and attending sporting events, sewing, running and walking.
Favorite song: World I Know by Collective Soul
Did you know? Jamie’s 16U softball team won the NSA World Series!
Dental philosophy: Floss the teeth you want to keep!