Meet The Team

Amy Ells, Director of Operations

Amy came to our office after completing her degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing from SUNY Fredonia. She has been a part of the Finger Lakes Dental Care team since 2008.

You may recognize Amy from her work at the Front Desk in our Canandaigua office. Now she travels between all of our offices to help support our growing team. When Amy isn’t in the office you can find her crafting, checking out a local brewery or spending time with her family.

Jennifer Morello, Director of Finance

Jennifer has over 20 years in the dental industry as a Dental Hygienist. Currently, Jennifer is the Director of Finance for Finger Lakes Dental Care and has been with the practice for 13 years.

Barbara Owren, Office Manager

Barbara joins our practice with over six years in the dental field and over 30 years of customer service experience. Barb is a graduate of Finger Lakes Community College with a degree in accounting. Born and raised in Canandaigua, Barb and her husband, Jeff, spent 11 years in Atlanta, GA before returning to the area with their daughter, Mikayla, and son, Austin.

Marisa Rijo, Client Relations

Marisa started with Finger Lakes Dental Care in November 2020. Marisa has over two years of experience in the dental world. She is from the Rochester area; born and raised. When not in the office she enjoys traveling and spending time with her fiancé and their two sons.

Jessica Herman, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica was born and raised in the Rochester area. She attended State College of Florida where she completed her first year of academics. She then transferred to Monroe Community College where she graduated in 2011 with her AAS degree in Dental Hygiene. With 8 years of dental experience, Jessica began working with Finger Lakes Dental Care as a part-time hygienist in January of 2019. Within the first two months, she transitioned to full-time to accommodate the growth of our West Henrietta office. Jessica is also certified in advanced CPR/AED and licensed in dental anesthesia and nitrous oxide in New York State. She is also familiar with accreditation in sterilization and infection control certified.

Jessica enjoys educating patients and changing their dental experience so they are excited to come to their future hygiene visits. When Jessica is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad, and their two little boys, Kaiden and Sebastian. She also enjoys traveling to Florida to visit her family.

Kristine Zambrana, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristine graduated from the dental hygiene program at MCC in 2017 and has since worked as a full-time hygienist. She joined the Finger Lakes Dental Care team in September 2020 and is excited to grow more with the practice as a provider for her patients. She strives to provide a positive dental experience for everyone, especially those who have dental anxiety. 

In her free time, Kristine enjoys singing, listening to music, reading, trying new things and walking her dog, Ozzy!

Tessa Mitchell, Registered Dental Assistant

Tessa is from Henrietta, NY and works in our Canandaigua office as a dental assistant and sterilization tech. Tessa went to school at Gannon University and received a bachelors and Master’s degree in Science and played division 2 lacrosse. In her free time Tessa bartends and plays with her dog Lucy!