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 and Al have two children, Alaina and Ryan. Alaina was born in Greece where they lived for three years while Al was in the military. Ryan is “homegrown.”

Both Al and Janet have been involved with Boy Scout Troop525 for the past ten years with Janet being the Committee Chairperson and Al being the Chartered Organization Representative. Janet’s hobbies are traveling, 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. 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 pursuing a new career. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling and being outdoors with her two Pekingese, 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 motorcycles 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. 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 most recently passed a 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 a 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 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.


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 she and her husband bought their home. She enjoys getting to talk with her patients and making them laugh as well as being around her co-workers. 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.