Meet the Staff at Curtis & Barysenka Orthodontics

The staff at Curtis & Barysenka Orthodontics has an average of 10 years of orthodontic experience and receives monthly continuing education. Their commitment to excellence places the practice at the leading edge of orthodontic and orthopedic diagnosis and treatment. Each patient has a personal technician who will assist the doctors in providing an exceptional orthodontic experience for the patient.

Each of the clinical technicians are Certified in Orthodontic Assisting and Coronal Polishing. Continuing education remains a priority for the entire staff.

Lisa

Hi, I’m Lisa! I am the Practice Manager at Curtis & Barysenka Orthodontics. I live in the DeKalb area with my husband Nick of 23 years. I am a lucky mom to three beautiful young adults, Claudia, Benjamin, and Audrey who have all been patients of here! I enjoy traveling to visit my two oldest at their colleges, going to the movies with Audrey, family vacations and go to as many cubs games as possible.

Meredith

Hello, I’m Meredith. I began working with the practice in 2011. I am our human resource manager and treatment coordinator in the front office. I enjoy meeting our patients and their families. I am married to Dominick, who coaches wrestling at NIU. We have a beautiful daughter Vivianne and son, Teddy. My hobbies include art, sports, music and cooking!

Cathi

Hi, I’m Cathi and I work at the front desk scheduling. I live in Sycamore with my husband, Gary and four children: Andrew, Anna, Sophia and Thomas. I love working here and seeing all of the wonderful families from the community come into our office. When I am not spending time with my family, I enjoy thrifting, reading, and watching films.

Angie

Hello everyone, my name is Angie. My husband Larry, and I live in DeKalb. Both our grown daughters Maddi and Baleigh were patients here. I started working at Curtis & Barysenka Orthodontics in September of 2017. I am the new patient consultant and just love meeting new patients and their parents. In my spare time I love gardening, listening to country music, traveling and watching the Blackhawks.

Sierra

Hey there my name is Sierra and I have been a tech at Curtis & Barysenka Orthodontics since May of 2017. I am a licensed esthetician and I love to cook in my free time. I have 2 loud and little ones and one big one at home that love to keep me busy!

Kenny

My name is Kenny. I’m a tech and also in charge of PR at Curtis & Barysenka Orthodontics. I love seeing all the patients involved with all our office events and social media. My favorite thing about working at Curtis & Barysenka Orthodontics is seeing all of the amazing transformations and how they impact patients’ lives. During my free time, I enjoy shopping, eating, working out, and spending time with friends, family and my dog, Mia.

Kara

My name is Kara and I grew up in Rochelle, IL. I was a patient here back in 2014 and I started working at Curtis & Barysenka Orthodontics in April of 2018. I graduated from Rock Valley College with my Associates of Art Degree. My favorite part about working here is getting a chance to know all of our patients. In my free time, I enjoy working in my garden and playing with my puppy, Roscoe.

Maddie

Hi I’m Maddie! I am new here at Curtis & Barysenka Orthodontics, but I am excited to help the awesome office that gave me my smile years ago! I was born and raised in DeKalb and in September 2017 I married my high school sweetheart, Coltin, who works at DeKalb’s fire Department. In my free time I like camping, playing with my niece and nephew, reading and hanging out at home with my husband and our dog, Joseph.

Dani

Hey, I’m Dani and I’m the new Patient Coordinator at Curtis & Barysenka Sycamore Orthodontics. I started working here in February 2020. I’m also a licensed cosmetologist and love spending time with my friends and family. My favorite thing about working here is meeting new people and making them feel a part of our ortho family!

Shannon

Hi, my name is Shannon. I joined the practice in January 2020 and I am really eager to continue learning with the great staff and patients we have. In my free time, I love to be outdoors with my dog Biscuit, crafting, and traveling as much as possible with my soon-to-be wife, Ash.

Carrie

Hi, my name is Carrie. I have been working here for 28 years. I work in the lab, creating all retainers and appliances. I have been married for 39 years and have one married son and 3 granddaughters. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, vacationing in the sun & watching my grandchildren grow!