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.

 Lori Updegraff

  • Scheduling Coordinator

Lori 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 and always remains pleasant in the process.  Lori lives outside of Northumberland with her husband, Craig. She loves spending time outdoors, biking, walking, and Archery events. Enjoys time with family, friends, and granddaughter, Tessa. Lori takes on the challenge of keeping the daily schedule balanced, which makes Dr. Stush and the rest of the staff very happy.

 Kayla Brouse

  • Clinical Assistant

Kayla is the youngest member of our team. She was a former patient, and approached Dr. Stush to do a co-op from a local technical  school she was attending.  We then asked Kayla to join our team as a full time assistant. She takes on the daily challenge of learning what being a committed orthodontic assistant involves. Kayla enjoys Dr. Stush’s sense of humor. She has a warm and friendly smile. Kayla lives west of Mifflinburg. She loves drag racing, tractor pulling, camping, and riding her horse Mac.


Jenelle Wagner

  • Clinical Assistant

Jenelle began working with Dr. Stush as our front desk scheduling coordinator, she had a desire to learn clinical assisting and took on the challenge of working with patients. She recently passed her State required Board Exam in Radiology. She shows enthusiasm to learn and treat each day as an opportunity to do so. She has a gentle and kind personality and enjoys interacting with the patients. Jenelle lives outside of Sunbury with her husband Adam and twin daughters Acelynn and Addlee. In her spare time which can be limited in caring for twins, she enjoys hiking and spending time with family at her cabin in the woods.