Vickie Kopf has been Practice Supervisor of our team since December 2015.
Vickie comes with over 30 years of experience in medical practice management. She manages all staffing, financial, clinical, and day-to-day operational activities, all the while ensuring that the needs of our patients are met. She is currently enrolled at the University of Missouri-St. Louis pursuing her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology.
Shelby Smith, one of our Patient Service Representatives, is our front desk receptionist and has been greeting our patients since September 2016.
Shelby graduated with her Associates in Arts degree in 2013 from Lincoln Land Community College. She started working as a certified nursing assistant the same year and fell in love with patient care. Before joining our practice, she worked for an assisted living facility and hospital in Springfield, Illinois as a CNA and unit clerk. In 2016, she joined our practice after she and her husband decided to move to the St. Louis area. She is currently enrolled at Maryville University, pursuing her Bachelors in Nursing with hopes of eventually becoming a nurse practitioner.
Brittannie Small, a medical assistant, joined our team in 2015.
Brittannie graduated with honors from Everest College in 2007, obtaining her diploma in Medical Assisting. She has provided patient care in a variety of areas, including Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, and Gastroenterology, before venturing into Neurology. Brittannie's focus is to meet your needs at the time of your appointment as well as provide patient support between appointments.
Devon VonderHaar became part of our team in May of 2017.
Prior to joining our group, as a Medical Secretary, Devon spent eight years working for a family practice group, in Maryville, IL. After having very positive experiences with the BJC system due to a family member's medical issues, she wanted to be a part of it. She desires to provide the same degree of care and compassion to our patients that she and her family received. Devon earned a Bachelor's degree for Business Administration at Lindenwood University in 2016. She assists patients when they call with medical questions regarding their symptoms, medications, and scheduling tests.
Jennifer Cachola joined our team in January 2017 and plays an important role helping our patients receive prompt attention to their medical needs.
Jennifer is a registered nurse with 17 years of neurological nursing experience at Barnes-Jewish Hospital after graduating with an associated degree in 1999 from Belleville Area College. Jennifer has vast nursing expertise after working on the neurosurgery floor, the neuroscience ICU and later in neuroradiology. Jennifer has a certificate in Neurological Nursing (CNRN) since 2008. She is currently enrolled at McKendree University with a goal of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Christina Castile has been a study coordinator at our center since October of 2016.
Christina graduated from Illinois College in 2010 with a bachelor degree in biology. She began her career in clinical research in July of 2013 working directly with pharmaceutical companies and centers all over the world. She has enjoyed working directly with patients participating in clinical research at our center on potential new treatments in multiple sclerosis. She plays a critical role in maximizing patient safety and following study protocols.
Trennia Nelson assists with patient calls to the center and obtains prior authorizations.
She attended State Community College in Illinois working towards a degree in law enforcement. Afterwards, she attended Southwestern Illinois College to be an x-ray technician. Prior to joining our practice in 2015, Trennia worked in behavioral health.
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