Debbie Evans (Practice Administrator/VP)
Debbie has been our Practice Administrator since 2005. She has extensive training in dental management and has been working in the dental field for over 30 years.
Debbie is a proud member of the American Association of Dental Office Management, and she serves as Co-President of the AADOM Triangle Chapter. She received her Diplomate from the American Association of Dental Office Management in the Fall of 2021. Her AADOM Triangle Chapter is the largest chapter in the country and has won the “Chapter of the Year” for the last five years. Debbie has been recognized nationally by being awarded AADOM’s “Practice Administrator with Distinction” award for three consecutive years, from 2017 through 2019, and in 2020 she was awarded the AADOM’s “Practice Administrator of the Year” award!
She brings a lot of expertise and nurturing to our practice, and as the staff says about her, “she is professional, yet she takes care of all of us.” She loves this practice, the staff, the patients, and calls the office her “home away from home”. Debbie and her husband Ron, have two married children; Ryan, and his wife Emily, who reside in Overland Park, KS, and Brittany, and her husband Kevin, who live in San Clemente, CA. Debbie has three grandsons, Carson, Jack and Logan, and one granddaughter, Ila Marie. Debbie loves being “NaNa” and she proudly says that she’s going to be one of “THOSE” grandparents – and she loves every minute of it!
Jessie (Patient Care Coordinator and Team Lead)
Jessie is originally from West Hills, California, and has lived in Raleigh since 1992. She brings a lot of enthusiasm and natural talent to the practice. She acquired her background in patient care before dentistry as a board-certified bodywork and massage therapist.
Jessie has been with the practice since 2006, and loves working with the team and patients. She is friendly, knowledgeable, & has a passion for coding and understanding the ins and outs of dental insurance. She received her Mastership from the American Association of Dental Office Management in the Fall of 2021 and is presently working on her Diplomate. Jessie also serves as Co-Treasurer of the AADOM Triangle Chapter, which is the largest chapter in the country and was named Chapter of the Year for the last five years.
Jessie celebrated her marriage to her husband, Vinnie, in 2012. She loves dogs, nature, gardening and spending time with her family, husband and their two little girls.
Jessica (Patient Care Coordinator and Social Media Manager)
Jessica is originally from Gettysburg, PA and attended Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.
She then worked as a dental assistant for two years in her hometown before moving to North Carolina for the opportunity to work as a Patient Care Coordinator at Wainright and Wassel DDS, where she gets to combine two of her passions: dentistry and communications. Jessica also promotes office events as the Social Media Specialist, by posting on our office’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and sending newsletters to our patients.
In her spare time, she likes to crochet, cook and take advantage of the beautiful North Carolina weather by spending time outside with her husband, Cody, and their Plott Hound, Gator.
Kate (Patient Care Coordinator)
Kate is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before coming to Wainright & Wassel, she received her Certified Nursing Assistant Degree in 2017 from Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina, and recently moved to Raleigh in 2018. Kate has found an unexpected passion for insurance, and enjoys helping our patients understand and maximize their dental benefits. She also manages our affiliation with Wake Smiles, which allows our team to provide dental care to the Wake County community.
Kate and her son, Noah, enjoy going to the Marbles Kids Museum. She is also a dedicated Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loves rooting for them throughout the season.
Debbie Harrell (Patient Care Coordinator)
Debbie Harrell has been with the practice since 1997. She is originally from Florida, but has lived in the Raleigh area for over 40 years. She attended Garner High School and Wake Technical Community College. She has worked in the dental industry for over 32 years.
Debbie is the dental insurance guru, and patients know to call her whenever there is a question about their insurance. She finds great satisfaction in getting claims paid after they have been denied. She enjoys working with Drs. Wainright & Wassel, and says she cannot imagine her life without working in this practice. She says that she works for four wonderful doctors who are all fabulous at what they do.
Debbie enjoys her newest hobby, playing golf with her husband, Doug. When she’s not at work, you can find Debbie swimming, tanning, socializing at the Garner Country Club, or spending time with her adorable dog, Dixie.
Jackie (Patient Care Coordinator)
Jackie is originally from upstate New York and has lived in the Raleigh area for over 20 years. Jackie is very creative, organized, and known for her incredible memory. She is responsible for all the new patients and the hygiene schedule.
She is married to Marcus, and they have two beautiful daughters. Jackie also has a darling Yorkshire terrier, named Oliver. Jackie loves decorating, party planning, trying new recipes, and spending time with her family.
Kay (Patient Care Coordinator)
Kay is originally from Manila, Philippines, grew up in San Diego, and has lived in Raleigh for over 20 years.
Kay attended NC State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Kay has been with the practice since 2012. She enjoys working with patients on dental insurance billing and claims, and is responsible for new patients and check-in duties.
Kay and her husband welcomed their son in March 2018. Kay enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking, playing tennis, and is involved at church.
Bailey (Patient Care Coordinator)
Marianne (Patient Care Coordinator)
Marianne was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and her family is originally from Guanajuato, Mexico. She attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Business administration in 2020.
She loves helping patients with their dental needs, accounts, and treatment; especially the Spanish-speaking community! In her free time, Marianne enjoys plants, traveling, and spending time with her cocker spaniel, Max.