Meet Team Saks

Janine – Business Manager/Human Resources

Janine moved with her family to North Carolina in 2011 from the cold state of Maine. Janine and Dr. Saks were married in 1998 in the beautiful finger lakes region of New York. They met in Boston where they attended Boston College together. Janine has a bachelor’s degree in business management and a second bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. Steve and Janine have three wonderful, active children and she enjoys spending her time with them, whether helping with their schoolwork, driving them to soccer and swimming, or just hanging out on the lake. At Saks Orthodontics, you will find her in the business office managing the the human resources aspect of the business.

Michelle – Bookkeeper/Marketing

Michelle and her husband Jonathan relocated to North Carolina in 2006 from their home state of Connecticut. They have three children. Their oldest daughter graduated from Duke University with a Masters Degree in Global Health and now resides in London England. Their son is finishing his degree at UNC Chapel Hill and their youngest daughter is an Art Major at Western Washington University in Washington State. When you walk into our office we hope that you will notice the warm décor. This is thanks to the vision and decorating skills of Michelle. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys reading, Pilates and fly-fishing with her husband in the Carolina Mountains.

HaLisha, ABA, AAS – Office Manager

HaLisha is a Pennsylvania native and graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Business Administration as well as one in Applied Science. Following graduation she spent nearly eight years working for The Pennsylvania State College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania as well as The Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. After moving to Mooresville, North Carolina in May of 2012 she decided to take a leap of faith and venture into a field that was unknown to her, Orthodontics! She joined Dr. Saks and his team in July of 2012 as a scheduling coordinator and now holds the title of Office Manager. HaLisha spends her free time in the summer on the lake as well as making candles. In 2002 she began a small candle business called Primitives, which she still supports.

Shana – Treatment Coordinator and Director of Marketing

Joining Saks Orthodontics in early 2014, Shana is our Treatment Coordinator and oversees every New Patient consultation and exam. Shana has over 10 years experience in Orthodontics, including chair side assisting and radiography. She graduated from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School in 2006. Shana is a native to China Grove, NC where she still lives with husband Chris and their 2 daughters, Rayleigh and McKinley. When not in the office this southern girl can be found spending time outdoors with her family and friends, hauling her kids to various activities, helping out at church AND still finding time for Pinterest crafts without ever spilling her coffee. Shana also plays a vital role on our marketing committee and brings her passion for fun and creativity.

Heather – Clinical Manager

Heather has been in orthodontics or over a decade. She is originally from Murphy, NC but moved to Huntersville to be closer to family. She enjoys spending any free time with her two sisters and her niece. Heather has worked with Dr. Saks since January of 2012 and can be found in the clinic making beautiful smiles. Heather is also the Orthodontic Instructor at Lake Norman Dental Assisting School. She is excited to continue her journey with Team Saks!

Holly – Clinical Assistant/Lab Technician

Holly is a native Charlottean. She’s been in orthodontics since 1999 and joined our team in June 2013. At home, she enjoys hobbies from sewing to gardening and heads off to the beach whenever possible. Holly is married to her childhood friend and spends most of her time chasing their young son, Xander. At the office you will find her in the lab making appliances; working with patients and making friends wherever she goes.

Ginger – Clinical Assistant

Ginger is a native Charlottean. She is the mother of two, daughter and a son, and has two beautiful grandsons. Family activities are a very important part of her life. Ginger loves to cook and travel with her husband (especially to the mountains). She has 30 years experience and loves her profession.

April – Clinical Assistant

April was born here in North Carolina and currently lives in Concord. She married her best friend and love of her life 6 years ago. April enjoys spending time out on the lake or by the pool. If the sun’s not out, you can probably find her reading or in the kitchen cooking. You may find her walking her pitbull Crixus around the neighborhood, or he may be the one walking her! Spending time with her family is very important and happens often with their large family. She also enjoys being active in her church. April has been doing Ortho for nearly 10 years. Being able to help people become happy and confident about their smile is her favorite part of Orthodontics!

Jessica – Scheduling Coordinator

Jessica is a native North Carolinian. She and her husband live happily here in the Lake Norman area with their Siberian husky, Roxy. On the weekends you can find her in the great outdoors, off roading and looking for adventure! Joining Saks Orthodontics in April of 2016 as our Scheduling Coordinator, you will see her at our front desk, ready to greet you with a big team Saks smile as you walk through our office doors. Jessica has many years of customer service experience. She believes in and has experienced first hand the power of orthodontics and can’t wait to help get you started on your journey to a life changing smile!

Stacey – Clinical Assistant

Ortho has been Stacey’s career for 16 years. Stacey takes pride in helping patients develop a confident, beautiful smile. Stacey is happily married to the love of her life and together they have 2 spoiled rotten fur babies. In their free time, they enjoy riding motorcycles and hanging our with family and friends. Stacey often mentions how blessed she is to work with such an amazing staff family and wonderful patients everyday. 

Cassandra – Clinical Assistant

Cassandra has been a resident of NC since 2005 when she moved here with her family from New Hampshire. She is a New England Patriot fan  at heart. Most of her free tome is spent with her daughter, Aspen. The best moments of her life are spent laughing with family and friends. She is new to the orthodontic field since her graduation from the Lake Norman Dental Assisting program in 2015. Cassandra looks forward to bringing perfect smiles to the Lake Norman area each day using her technical skills and fun loving spirit. She is thrilled to be a part of Team Saks.

Angel – Clinical Assistant

Angel started off as a nursing student after high school. It wasn’t long before she realized that it was not the path that was calling her in the healthcare field. Once Angel began her journey through the Lake Norman Dental Assisting program for Orthodontics, she fell in love and knew this is where she was meant to be. Angel grew up in a small town called Sherrills Ford, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, together they have 2 beautiful fur babies with plans of adding on to their “human” family one day. Living as a military spouse, Angel has had the opportunity to travel to many different places and is happy she resides where her heart is, in NC. Angel is so excited to join our growing Saks family and you will find her in the clinic doing whatever it takes to help create life-changing smiles with her contagious smile and bubbly personality.