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Our Team

Our Team

Vickie Kopf
Vickie Kopf

Vickie 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
Shelby Smith

Shelby, a Registered Medical Assistant, joined our team in October 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 as a patient service representative after she and her husband decided to move to the St. Louis area. In January 2018, she obtained her Medical Assistant certification and started working as Dr. Singer's medical assistant in February 2018. She is currently enrolled at Maryville University, pursuing her Bachelors in Nursing with hopes of eventually becoming a nurse practitioner.

Brittanie Small
Brittannie Small

Brittannie, 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
Devon VonderHaar

Devon, a Medical Secretary, 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 is anxious 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. In December 2018, she graduated from Lindenwood University with her Master's Degree in Healthcare Management. She assists patients in the processes to obtain infusion therapies which includes obtaining authorizations from insurance companies, securing co-pay assistance, monitoring laboratory testing, and coordinating infusion appointments with the MS Infusion Center.

Jennifer Cachola
Jennifer Cachola

Jennifer, a MS-certified Registered Nurse, joined our team in January of 2017.

Jennifer plays an important role of symptom triage for our MS patients. She is a registered nurse with 20 years of neurological nursing experience. She worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital after graduating with an Associate's Degree in 1999 from Belleville Area College. Jennifer has vast nursing expertise from working on the neurosurgery floor, the neuroscience ICU, and later in neuroradiology. Jennifer earned a certificate in Neurological Nursing (CNRN) in 2008. In 2018 she earned a certificate in Multiple Sclerosis (MSCN). She is currently enrolled at McKendree University with a goal of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Christina Castile
Christina Castile

Christina, our Study Coordinator, joined our center in 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. She plays a critical role in maximizing patient safety and following study protocols.

Trennia Nelson
Trennia Nelson

Trennia, a Medical Secretary, has been part of our team since 2015.

Trennia attended State Community College in Illinois and has 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 psychiatry. Trennia currently assists with phones and schedules patient appointments.

Anna, a Registered Medical Assistant, has been with part of the center since August 2017.

Prior to joining our group, for 6 years she worked with neurologists Dr. James Goldring and Dr. Dave Rengachary as a medical secretary/medical assistant. In 2008-2009, she attended Everest College where she earned her degree in Medical Administrative Assisting. In early 2018, she became a Registered Medical Assistant. She is currently attending Southern New Hampshire University working towards her degree in Healthcare Management.

Korie, our Lead Patient Service Representative, joined our team in March of 2018.

Korie has been working in the medical field for over 16 years; she found her passion for multiple sclerosis after working beside Dr. Barbara Green at the MS center at Mercy as the office supervisor. She has 8 years of experience in working with MS medications obtaining prior authorizations and case management. She is highly motivated in patient advocacy and providing excellent care to our patients. Korie is currently enrolled at the University of Phoenix working towards her Masters of Science degree.

Ariel, a Medical Assistant, joined our team in September 2018.

Prior to joining us, she worked as a medical assistant in primary care. It was there she discovered her love for interacting with patients. She is currently enrolled at the University of Missouri- St. Louis studying Psychology and Criminal Justice.

Kim, a MS-certified Registered Nurse, joined the center in February of 2018.

Kim has been a registered nurse since 2002 when she graduated with an Associate's Degree in nursing in 2002 from St. Louis Community College at Meramec. Kim has worked on the neurosurgical floor, Interventional Radiology. She has worked with multiple sclerosis patients since 2016. Kim has a certificate in Multiple Sclerosis nursing (MSCN). She is currently enrolled at Webster University working on her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and will graduate in spring of 2020.

Precious, a Medical Assistant, joined our team in 2018.

Precious graduated with honors from Bell Brown Medical Institute in 2018, obtaining her diploma in medical assisting. Prior to joining our practice she worked in home healthcare. Precious currently works primarily as Dr. Goldring's medical assistant and thrives to make every patient experience great, with her positive attitude and bubbly personality.

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