We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
As the Office Manager at Schumacher Orthodontics, Michele brings leadership to guide the day to day operations of the practice. Michele has been in the dental field for over 19 years, and joined Dr. Schumacher's team in March 2016. In addition to Human Resources and Staff Development responsibilities, Michele oversees all insurance and financial matters for our patients. Michele's attention to detail and dedication to our patients is evident as she works daily to ensure our families maximize their insurance benefits, as well as address financial concerns and questions in the utmost professional and kind manner.
Michele has been married to her husband Danny for 33 years. She has two beautiful children, Ryan and Marisa, which make her very proud! She enjoys watching her children in team sports, going to the beach, long walks and spending time with her family.
Rachel joined the Schumacher Orthodontics team in early 2014 as the Treatment Coordinator, with 15 years of experience in the dental field. Rachel is the smiling face that guides our new patients through the process of beginning orthodontic treatment. From answering treatment questions, making financial arrangements, and demonstrating orthodontic appliances, Rachel serves our patients with enthusiasm and takes great care to communicate with our referring dentists about each individual patient.
Rachel is married to her best friend, Tim, they have a beautiful daughter named Julia, and have 2 dogs - Duke and Sophie. Rachel and her family enjoy spending time at the beach and Disney. Rachel is a country music fan, and loves cheering on her Duke Blue Devils!
JoAnn joined the Schumacher Orthodontics team in 2012 as the Scheduling Coordinator. With 30 years of experience in the dental field, JoAnn works diligently to ensure the daily schedule runs smoothly and efficiently. JoAnn’s hard work makes certain that our patients are seen in a timely manner with appointments that are convenient for busy family schedules. Always friendly and full of energy, JoAnn loves to remind everyone that, “It’s a great day at Schumacher Orthodontics!”
JoAnn has been married for 40 years, and she has 2 children. JoAnn’s favorite role is Nana to her 3 grandchildren! JoAnn enjoys horseback riding, gardening and relaxing at the beach.
Angel enjoys her days at Schumacher Orthodontics welcoming patients, making and confirming appointments, verifying insurance, and communicating with referring dentist offices. Angel is new to orthodontics, however her extensive background in customer service make her the perfect fit for taking care of our patients. Angel's positive attitude and welcoming smile are a great addition to our team!
Angel's pride and joy are her three daugthers, Sidney, Chaselin and Kaiya. She enjoys spending time with her girls and relaxing at the beach.
Lead Orthodontic Assistant
From the first day that Schumacher Orthodontics opened in 2010, Melinda has played a vital role in the daily operations of the practice. As the Lead Orthodontic Assistant, Melinda oversees clinical operations, works chairside with Dr. Schumacher, and ensures that all necessary appliances and supplies are ordered and organized. Melinda’s leadership and attention to detail ensure that our clinical team is well prepared to serve our patients every day.
Melinda is incredibly proud of her 3 sons- Ben, Max and Joe. Melinda loves spending time with her boys! She also enjoys camping, kayaking, relaxing at the beach, yoga and vegan cooking.
Tara joined Schumacher Orthodontics in 2016 as an Orthodontic Assistant. Being in orthodontics for 20 years, Tara has a vast knowledge and experience with Invisalign and initial bonding of new patients. Tara also works chair-side with Dr. Schumacher during clinical procedures throughout the day. She loves to come to work every day watching the physical change of a patient in braces but her favorite part of her job is watching each of her patients fall in love with their smile! Tara diligently serves our patients with her cheerful attitude and meticulous attention to detail.
Tara was born and raised in northern Indiana but moved to Florida the first chance she got. She loves having the beach as a backyard and spending time outside enjoying the weather. She is very much a dog person, and enjoys dog sitting as well as volunteering at the animal shelter.
Kristin joined the Schumacher Orthodontics team in early 2015 as an Orthodontic Assistant. Kristin has worked in the orthodontic field since 1986, and her years of experience are a valuable asset to our team. Kristin assists Dr. Schumacher with all patient records - so smile, she will be taking your pictures!
Kristin is a Florida native, and she enjoys all of the wonderful outdoor activities our state has to offer. Kristin has 2 sons and a large extended family that she enjoys spending time with. Kristin is fan of Florida sports teams, particularly the Gators, Dolphins and Marlins!
Esther has been working in the dental field since 2001, and enjoys working with patients one on one to give the best attention to their orthodontic needs. She joined the Schumacher Orthodontic team in May 2019 as an Orthodontic Assistant. Esther works chair-side with Dr. Schumacher during clinical procedures throughout the day. She loves to come to work and be part of life-changing transformations of smiles.
Esther and her husband, Mike, have been married for 16 years and have 4 vibrant children together – Isaac, Oliver, Ella, and Emmett. Esther and her family moved to Florida in 2018, and enjoy spending time with friends and family. They love to travel and explore new places.
Dental Lab Technician
Cathy joined our team in June 2020 as our in-house Lab Technician. While Dr. Schumacher custom designs all of our appliances and retainers, Cathy brings them to life in our lab with the help of our 3D printer. Cathy has been in the orthodontic field for more than 30 years as lab technician as well as assisting as an orthodontic assistant. Cathy’s favorite part of her job is seeing the end result of the appliance she has made especially for each of our patients who are getting their braces off. She can’t wait to see the colorful new retainer that she creates for them!
Cathy enjoys making jewelry, as well as bike riding, spending time at the beach and being a Disney pass holder.