Meet the Team


Trevor, Office Manager

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Hi! I am Trevor and I'm the Office Manager. I'm Dr. Comella's right-hand man and I love to assist all the staff in the office. I am a Shiba Inu and you can frequently find me in the office greeting you as you enter the waiting room. I have a special place in my heart for Beggin' Strips -- they are my favorite snack.

See you soon!

Here's a picture of me as a puppy. :-)


Joan, Treatment Coordinator

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It is my goal to make you and everyone in your family as comfortable as possible as you begin the rewarding adventure of orthodontic treatment with us. I am the person who will meet and greet you at your initial consultation appointment. During this visit, I will help Dr. Comella with the clinical exam and review all treatment recommendations and financial options available. 

My husband, David, and I live in Penfield and have 4 children, Kristin, Jaclyn, John and Alex. Our youngest son, Alex, is off to Kent State this year and we are looking forward to many road trips to Ohio in the coming years.

Please feel free to call me at anytime if you have any questions as you get started with us in our fun office

Christina, Scheduling Coordinator


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Hello, my name is Christina and I am the new Scheduling Coordinator. From the Rochester Institute of Technology, I graduated with a bachelors in Business Management. I also have extensive customer service experience and strive to make all of your scheduling needs as easy as possbile. 

You can usually find me outside whether its spending time in my garden or taking hikes with my husband.

I look forward to meeting you soon!


Lisa, Clinical Assistant  

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“Orthodontics “is more than straightening teeth-it is a journey to a patient’s happiness. A great smile is a big part of everyone’s dentity. Seeing patients smile, laugh and even cry from the excitement of when they finish their treatment of hard work and striking results is priceless. These moments make me love my job over and over again as an Orthodontic Assistant.

In addition to assisting Dr. Comella and Dr. Mike and being part of a great team, we take the time to ensure our patients are well informed about treatment and answer any concerns they have. I feel proud to work with people who truly care so much about their patient’s happiness.

My husband David and I live in Livonia. We enjoy our property with acres of hiking trails, many different gardens and the beauty of Mother Nature. In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, water aerobics and traveling. I also love to cook and bake and share new recipes with friends and family. So, my home life and life at the office are Happy Smiles, Happy People.



Kathryn, Public Relations Coordinator

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Hello! My name is Kathryn and I am the Public Relations Coordinator for Comella Orthodontics! I recently joined the team in October of 2013 and I absolutely love making the office FUN for all of our patients and their families.

I am a Rochester native and a graduate of Greece Odyssey Academy. I went away to college in Ohio but then finished my degree at SUNY Geneseo. I currently live in Greece with my husband and two Cairn Terriers, Gemma & Reginald. I enjoy cooking, yoga, photography & riding horses.

If you have any awesome ideas for contests, promotions or fun office activites, send me an email! I love a great idea!


Alex, Clinical Assistant

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Hey guys! My name is Alexandra. I have been happily working with Dr. Comella, Dr. Mike and the team for a year now. My number one goal is to make sure my patients are as comfortable as possible throughout their treatment. I also try to make sure they have a fun experience at every appointment. It's always my job to make sure everyone is smiling :)

I grew up in Ontario and graduated from Wayne Central. I then furthered my education at MCC where I earned my degree as a Dental Hygienist.

When I'm not at work I am usually at the gym, playing sports or spending time with my family and my doggy Jake! I enjoy going out with my girlfriends and traveling with my boyfriend! I love adventures and willing to do just about anything that comes my way!

Please feel free to contact me via email at anytime if you ever have any questions or concerns. And remember to always smile :)


Jen, Clinical Lead

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Hello my name is Jen. I've been working with Dr. Comella & Dr. Mike as well as our great team since 2007 as a clincial assistant. My goal is to make sure that your orthodontic treatment is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Feel free to email me anytime if you have any questions or concerns.

I grew up in Canandaigua where I graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 2001. I now live in Seneca Falls with my boyfriend Dan and my two sons Kyle and Ronan.

Outside of work I enjoy golfing, swimming, hiking and most of all relaxing and spending time with my two boys.

Valerie, Clinical Assistant

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Hello, my name is Valerie and I joined Comella Orthodontics in 2011. I can't wait to meet you at your next appointment! I'm one of Dr. Comella and Dr. Mike's clinical assistants, taking care of you as you move through our orthodontic treatment.

I grew up in the Rochester area and graduated from Greece Athena. Now, I live with my 9 year old daughter Gianna in Spencerport. Go west side! :)

When I'm not at work, I love to be outdoors doing fun activities like jet skiing, golfing and swimming. Sometimes I just like to relax with a good movie; my favorite is "The Notebook"!


Sheila, Clinical Assistant

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Hello! I joined Team Comella as an orthodontic assistant in June of 2013. For me, orthodontics is interesting, fulfilling, and fun! My goal is to greet you with enthusiasm, get to know you, and make your experience here truly positive.
Since my background is in dental hygiene, helping you maintain optimum oral health during your orthodontic treatment is especially important to me. I received my A.A.S. degree from Monroe Community College in 1995, and continue to maintain my license as a NYS Registered Dental Hygienist.
Though I grew up in San Diego, my family originates here in Western New York, where I moved 22 years ago. I lived in both Wayland and Webster before settling in Fairport for the last 17 years. My daughter Madison is starting high school this year, and my son Michael heads off to middle school. Most of my spare time is spent at the baseball fields or at dance competitions. We love camping in our pop-up, playing musical instruments, the arts, Saturday excursions to the Rochester Public Market, and the many local festivals our area has to offer.

Cathi, Financial Coordinator

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My name is Cathi and I am happy to be with Comella Orthodontics as the Financial Coordinator. My role is to assist you with all your financial needs and questions. This includes setting up the initial financial arrangements that will work within your budget and answering any financial questions you may have. I also can help with your insurance, including submitting all claim forms. I work closely with Joan and the rest of our team after your initial consultation to make your whole experience a pleasant one.

My husband Gary and I are originally from Syracuse and moved to Rochester in 1991 with his job. I have 3 children, Thomas (30), Jennifer (29), and Amanda (22).  I also have my first grandchild Ciara who is 14 months old.  We enjoy traveling, boating and enjoying our family and friends company.  I look forward to working with you! Please feel free to call or e-mail me with any concerns or questions at any time during your treatment.



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