Meet our Staff
Regardless of what has brought you to our office the first impressions you get will be made by my devoted staff. They are the what makes us tick and I am extremely confident that you will be warmly received and impressed by their efficiency. Below is a brief introduction to them and a description of their duties. We work very much as a team though so you may see anyone pitching in where needed. Pictured from left to right are:
Donna DeBie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Donna has worked in the field of dentistry since 1972 and as a hygienist since 1975. She has been with our office since 2004. Donna’s gentle demeanor immediately puts patients at ease and makes her a natural for what she does best, making your mouth sparkling clean. Donna graduated from Guilderland High School and received her associates degree from Hudson Valley Community College. She enjoys yoga, gardening ,cooking and quilting. She and her husband Kent have three grown daughters, Samantha, Alissa, Erica and three grandchildren, Shea (2008), Xander (2010), and Zeke (2013). She also has a Boxer mix, Lucy.
Suzanne Young – Regstered Dental Hygienist
Suzanne grew up in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. and graduated from John Jay H.S. She earned her first associates degree from Dutchess Co.Community College and worked as a dental assistant for five years before returning to earn a second associates degree at Orange Co.Community College and becoming a dental hygienist. She has been working as a hygienist since 1988 and in our office since 1989. Suzanne’s bubbly personality is infectious and she has garnered a long list of devoted patients in her years with our office. She and her husband John have two beautiful young ladies, Shannon (1993) and Megan (1995), and Australian Shepherds Sydney and Nicki. Aside from watching her girls participate in track, lacrosse and soccer Suzanne enjoys their family beach vacations, skiing and reading.
Judy Zelenewych – Registered Dental Hygienist
Judy graduated from Guilderland High School and Hudson Valley Community College and has been in the field of dentistry since 1977. She has proven to be a quick learner with an equally quick wit and a wonderful addition to our staff since 2008 Judy enjoys reading, quilting and scrap booking, but her passion is agility training her Border Collies. She and her husband Nick reside in Rotterdam, N.Y.
Anne Cardany – Dental Assistant
Annie graduated from Burt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and has been a dental assistant since1982. She has been with us since 2001 and has a following all of her own. Annie is primarily Dr. Gold’s assistant but she can often be observed helping out anywhere in the office. She’s the consummate team player. She and her husband John are the proud parents of son Ryan (1996) and daughter Sara (1999). Their Lab-Shepherd Wesley is the latest addition to her family. Annie is an avid exerciser who is very involved with the PTA and also enjoys crafts.
Deborah Stefaniak – Receptionist, Appointment and Accounts Manager
Debbie is the voice you hear when contacting us and the smiling face that greets you when entering our office. She graduated from Mohonasen High School in Rotterdam,N.Y. and began as an assistant, then moved on to the business end of our practice. Debbie has been with us since 1990. The consummate team player, Deb is truly a jack of all trades. She covers all of the duties at the front desk as well as several of the unseen but critical tasks elsewhere in the office. She can even pitch as an assistant when needed. She and her husband Douglas reside in Schenectady with their boys Douglas (1995) and Donald (1997). Debbie’s hobbies include reading, knitting, crafts and baking.