Meet Our Team

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 has been at the office from the beginning, working to take care of patient and parent questions and help “smooth the road” to beautiful smiles. She and Al have two children. Alaina and Ryan. Alaina is a RN pursuing her CRNP in Pittsburg Pa. and Ryan is a Release Management Engineer in Rochester, NY.

Janet’s hobbies are traveling , canoeing, reading, and gardening. The best thing about Al is his laugh. Get him going and he will laugh till 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. Her husband Chris is retired military. She has a daughter Kaylie, and two Pekingese, Tilly and Chin-Chin.

Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling and being outdoors.  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.

Karen Arneson

  • New Patient Coordinator

Karen enjoys her role of welcoming new patient families into our practice and helping to determine the best way to meet their needs.

Karen lives in Mifflinburg and  loves spending time outdoors hiking with her husband and son.

She says the best thing about Dr. Stush is his true concern for his patients that underlies all his professional decisions and interactions.

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. She also appreciates working alongside Dr. Stush, his passion for his profession is contagious.

Barbara enjoys gardening, journaling, and spending time with family and friends. Barbara is a specialized Orthodontic Assistant of the American Association of Orthodontists.

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.

Taria enjoys traveling to new places and meeting new people. She is very quick witted and can easily bring a smile to a patients face.  Taria is a Specialized Orthodontic of the American Association of Orthodontists.


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 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 5 chickens. She enjoys gardening and being outdoors.

Jodie Napp

  •  EFDA Clinical Assistant

Jodie is a great asset to our team using her skills as an EFDA , she can assist Dr. Stush  when patients are getting their braces removed. She is licensed by the Pa. Dental Board. Jodie also assists with all other routine care of our patients. She is soft spoken and has a kind demeanor.

Jodie lives is Northumberland, enjoys the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She appreciates Dr. Stush’s attention to detail and being able to venture into a new area of learning the orthodontic field.

Kayla Seid

  •   Clinical Assistant

Kayla is the newest member of our team here at Stush Ortho. She graduated from Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science, where she studied Dental Assisting. She has a quiet and calm personality, she takes on the task each day of  learning new things and welcomes new challenges. Kayla lives in Jersey Shore with her son. She enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family. Also watching her son play tee ball and flag football. We are happy to have her here, she is a great asset to our team.