Meet Our Team

WHITNEY SHELTON – PATIENT RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Whitney is originally from North Carolina, but has also lived in Jacksonville Fl and Greenville SC. She currently resides in Wake Forest with her husband Brandon as well as their two pets, a yellow lab named Buck and a cat named Tucker. She has worked in retail for the past 6 years and is new to the dental field. After completing a Dental Assisting program in March of 2010, she joined the Vinson Orthodontics team as Patient Relations Coordinator. She is very excited about her new role. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, decorating her first home and spending time with family and friends.

Interesting Trivia:

If Whitney could be a super-hero, she would be: “… Wonder Women, because her outfit is super cute!”


JULIANN CUNNINGHAM- NEW PATIENT COORDINATOR

Juliann is from Wayland Massachusetts but relocated from Florida to Apex. She attended Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts. For over 14 years, Juliann has been in the dental field as an assistant and a treatment coordinator. She enjoys spending time with her family on their small farm. Her other favorite past times include: riding and competing horses, playing with her dogs, traveling, sports and fitness.

Interesting Trivia:

Juliann placed in the Top 10 (Jumpers) at the Washington International Horse Show.


SUSANNE MOYER- PRACTICE COORDINATOR

Susanne currently resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina. She is a graduate of East Carolina University (Go Pirates!). Susanne has over 20 years of business experience including 12 years as a fashion buyer and 9 years as a business owner. In 2009, she joined Vinson Orthodontics as Office Manager. Susanne is blessed with three amazing daughters: Meredith, Stephanie and Madison. Her life passions include travel, photography and fitness.

Interesting Trivia:

Favorite book: “I have read all of the Harry Potter books and have a secret crush on Dobby.” If Susanne could be a super-hero: She would be ” Elastigirl from the Incredibles because I want to be taller and reach things on the top shelf.”


KIM ROYAL- MARKETING COORDINATOR

Kim is a long time resident of Raleigh, North Carolina and has been married to Jim Royal for 27 years; they have two children. She is a retired dental assistant enjoying her new and varying roles in orthodontics. Kim loves working with our patients and staff and serving the role of our marketing coordinator. Kim loves going to Kure Beach, walking, reading, golf, NC State athletic activities, teaching women’s bible study, and fun times with friends.

Interesting Trivia:

If Kim could be a super-hero: She would be ” The Bionic Woman because at least, at my age, my parts won’t wear out!”


LEANNE SMITH- SCHEDULING COORDINATOR

Leanne joined Vinson Orthodontics in 2009, as the scheduling coordinator. She has ten years of scheduling experience in medical field. Leanne moved from Greenville, North Carolina to the Clayton area with her two teenage sons, Trey and Aaron, and her sweet doggy, Gracie. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach and decorating her home. She has fun spending time with both patients and other staff members at Vinson Orthodontics.

Interesting Trivia:

Famous Crush: “Usher…he can sing, act, dance, and he is so cute!”


BEVERLY COPELAND – FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

Beverly hails from the state of Massachusetts. After college, she joined the Navy to pursue an interest in the healthcare field and was stationed here in North Carolina.She moved to Raleigh in 1980 and has lived there ever since. Beverly has been working in medical and dental administration since that time. Her love and passion to serve others is at the heart of her longevity in this career. Aside from enjoying her work, Bev enjoys spending time with family and friends and entertaining her two adopted rescue dogs. She loves the arts and travel and is always looking forward to her next adventure. Most fun adventure to date was a surprise swim with sea turtles while snorkeling in Maui.


NICHOLE BANKO- CLINICAL ASSISTANT

Nichole is the youngest of 7 brothers and sisters. She was born in Binghamton , New York and moved from there to Canton Ohio. In 1983, she moved to Raleigh where she graduated with a business degree from North Carolina State University. She has been in the dental field for 10 years and is excited to be a team member at Vinson Orthodontics. Outside of work, Nichole likes to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys long walks with her dogs, photography and pottery.

Interesting Trivia:

Nichole was in a dart league in her mid twenties!!!


KATIE LOVE- CLINICAL ASSISTANT

Katie’s hometown is Durham where she currently resides. She is a graduate of UNC School of Dentistry – Dental Assisting Program in 2007. Her additional family members include her dog named Stewie. In her spare time, Katie enjoys all outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and camping.

Interesting Trivia:

Katie used to work as a model, you can see her pictures in Lowes Home Improvement stores nationwide.


DAISHA THOMAS- CLINICAL ASSISTANT

Daisha is from Indiana but currently resides in Four Oaks. She moved to North Carolina from Michigan with her husband, Josh. They have a son, Austin, who was born in 2010. In 2004, she began her career in orthodontics where she loves seeing all of the beautiful smiles being created! Her favorite pastimes include visits to the beach and boat rides on Lake Jordan.

Interesting Trivia:

Favorite movie: Daisha’s favorite movies are the Twilight Series.


ANGIE LONG- CLINICAL ASSISTANT/RECORDS

Angie is a North Carolina Native. She currently resides in Durham with her husband Dennis. They have one son named Nick. Angie was a stay at home mom for many years. However ,now that her son is older , she is very excited to return to the wonderful world of Orthodontics. Angie enjoys running on a daily basis with her husband. They also enjoy doing volunteer work together, especially working with youth. Angie also participates in mission trips. Her favorite trips have been to Honduras and Puerto Rico.

Interesting Trivia:

She also really did marry the boy next door!


SONYA BOYKIN- CLINICAL ASSISTANT

Sonya has lived in North Carolina all her life. She currently lives in Zebulon with her husband Brent and son Nicholas. Sonya is a graduate of UNCG and has worked in various positions within the orthodontic field for approximately 15 years. When not working, Sonya enjoys spending time with her family and being a soccer and tee ball mom.

 

 


KELLY THOMAN

Kelly is a North Carolina native and grew up in the Wake Forest area. She went to Wake Forest High School and received her Dental Assistant Degree from Wake Tech Community College. She has been an Orthodontic Assistant for 12 years and loves seeing beautiful smiles being created everyday. Recently, she moved Clayton with her husband and became part of the Vinson Orthodontics team. She was married in April 2013 in Antigua to her loving husband. Kelly loves going to the beach and spending time out in the yard planting flowers.

Fun Trivia:

Kelly participated in her first 1/2 marathon in May 2014.