Meet Our Team

We are especially interested in making all of our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and effective orthodontic treatment.

Our staff is highly skilled and well trained to provide energetic, fun-loving and personal service to each patient. Each member of our team has had years of experience treating patients to the highest level of care possible. We stay abreast of the very latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies and advances in care by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Janet Stush

  • Office Manager/Wife

Janet has worked in the medical field since graduating from King’s College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. She and Al have two children, Alaina and Ryan and will always have a pet dog. Alaina was born in Greece where they lived for three years while Al was in the military. Ryan is “home grown”. Janet’s hobbies are traveling , reading, and gardening.  The best thing about Al is his laugh. Get him going and he’ll laugh until he cries!

Brenda Kopyscianski

  • Patient Coordinator

Prior to moving to Pennsylvania and working for Dr. Stush, Brenda was living in Austin, TX for many years. She has one daughter Kaylie, who is studying radiology at The Pennsylvania School of Technology. Her Husband Chris is retired military and looking forward to pursing a new career. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling and being outdoors with her two pekingenese Tiffany and Alex. Brenda feels the best part of being on Dr. Stush’s team is watching the transformation of patients smiles and how it increases their self esteem.  The dedication Dr. Stush has to his family and practice is commendable.  His laugh is very contagious.

Lisa Stackhouse

  • New Patient Coordinator

Lisa enjoys every minute of working in the orthodontic field. As our new patient coordinator, she greets every new patient and does a great job making them feel relaxed and welcome.  She lives in Turbotville where she was born and raised. Lisa has twin daughters, Tara and Kara. She enjoys riding motorcycle with her husband Brian. She says the most wonderful thing about Dr. Stush is his dedication to his patients and staff.

Barbara Walker

  • Specialized Clinical Assistant

Barbara has been working in the orthodontic field for her entire career. She enjoys working in a professional environment and treats every day as a new learning experience. Getting to know the patients and their families is an added bonus working in this field. I also appreciate  working along side Dr. Stush, his passion for his profession is contagious. Barbara enjoys gardening, journaling , and  spending time with family and friends. Barbara most recently passed an Voluntary Certification Exam offered through the American Association of Orthodontists. She is a Specialized Orthodontic Assistant meeting and fulfilling all the requirements to earn the title.

Taria Klinger

  • Specialized Clinical Assistant

Taria enjoys working with Dr. Stush , helping to create beautiful smiles. She is responsible for the digital photographic and radiographic presentations. She also assists in the lab, pouring and trimming study models. She resides in Shamokin Dam with her two kitties, Daisy and Mocha. Taria enjoys traveling to new places and meeting new people. Taria is very quick witted and can easily bring a smile to a patients face. Taria most recently passed an Voluntary Certification Exam offered through the American Association of Orthodontists. She is a Specialized Orthodontic Assistant meeting and fulfilling all the requirements to earn the title.

Melissa Lockcuff

  • Clinical Assistant / Ordering Specialist

Melissa came on board to work with Dr. Stush shortly after he opened his practice in the Lewisburg area. She brought many talents along with her into the practice and a desire to understand the mechanics of the orthodontic field. With her vast knowledge she is in charge of inventory and the behind the scene ordering for the office, which helps our days move along quite smoothly. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, camping, and of course, her beautiful little granddaughter, Addison.

Trish Tanner

  • Scheduling Coordinator

Trish is primarily in charge of scheduling our patients, although she also completes and processes our patients insurance forms. She goes the extra mile to help everyone get the benefits they are entitled to. Trish takes on the daily challenge of keeping the daily schedule balanced, which makes Dr. Stush and the rest of the staff very happy. Trish lives in New Columbia with her husband, 2 dogs, and 12 chickens. She enjoys gardening and being outdoors.

 Kayla Brouse

  • Clinical Assistant

Kayla joined the office in 2012 as a clinical assistant after attending Sun Tech, she was also a former patient of Dr. Stush. She has a warm, friendly smile and looks forward to talking with both patients and parents during appointments. Kayla lives west of Mifflinburg with her fiancé, dog, cats, and goat.  She loves fishing, boating, hunting, and truck pulling in her spare time.


Jenelle Wagner

  • Clinical Assistant

Jenelle came aboard with Dr. Stush and his team in 2014 as scheduling coordinator but quickly changed lanes and became a Clinical Assistant. She loves being involved with the patients from the start of their treatment to when they flash that beautiful smile, brace free. She has a gentle and kind personality that makes everyone feel comfortable as soon as they walk in the door. Jenelle lives outside of Sunbury with her husband and their twin daughters. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, running, hunting, and spending time with her family.


Katie Gill

  • Clinical Assistant

Katie has been working as an orthodontic assistant since 2011 after graduating from YTI for dental assisting. Katie joined Dr. Stush’s team in early 2016 when she moved to Kreamer, where her and her husband bought their home. She enjoys getting to talk with her patients and making them laugh as well as being around her coworkers. She likes having fun in the workplace and making it as enjoyable as she can for everyone. Katie enjoys spending time with her LARGE family and her white german shepherd, Roxie.