Meet the Staff

Our friendly, dedicated, and energetic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive experience every time you visit our practice.

We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!



Financial Coordinator

Annette is our financial liaison to our patients. She assists them with billing, insurance, and all financial matters. For almost 20 years, she’s been helping our patients maximize their benefits and witnessing their excitement when they get a new, beautiful smile. Annette and her husband use their free time to attend Chicago Bears games, play with their puppy, and spend time with their new granddaughter Annabelle.



Treatment Coordinator

Eileen works with our new patients as they go through the initial phases of orthodontic treatment, including maintaining patient statistics, contacts, and coordinating treatment and patient consultations. During the time she’s been on our team, Eileen has developed some great relationships with patients, and is skilled at making the entire orthodontic process as smooth as possible. Eileen and her husband have raised three children and have been involved over the years in church, scouts, gymnastics, music, and theater programs. She especially enjoys spending time with family and friends, church activities, gardening, scrapbooking, and crafts.



Appointment Coordinator

Sheri is a scheduling coordinator who will greet you with a warm smile and a friendly reception when you visit our office. Her goal is to provide quality service while working with our patients to schedule appointments and answer questions regarding payments and records. She is a team player who enjoys working with the entire staff to provide exceptional patient care. Sheri and her husband, Matt, have two amazing boys who keep their lives very active. She enjoys watching her son play soccer, running, and hosting dinners with friends. Most of all, she cherishes the quality time she spends with her family.



Appointment Coordinator

Sue is one of the friendly faces our patients see when they come in for appointments. She’s also the helpful voice over the phone when a patient calls with a question regarding payments and records. Sue is a true team player who enjoys the interactions she has with the rest of our staff as we all work together to meet our patients’ goals. Sue and her husband Ronn have four children who keep her busy when she’s not at work. She loves to entertain with friends, run, and spend quality time with her family.



Appointment Coordinator

Carrie is a scheduling coordinator and looks forward to greeting you when you visit the office.  She loves sharing her days with husband Chris, three kids and one cuddly little dog.   Carrie likes to travel and experience new places.  She enjoys outside activities with her family and helping with the toddlers and preschoolers at her church.  Carrie is eager to get to know the patients and families and hopes that they feel welcomed and cared for when visiting our office. 



Appointment Coordinator

Connie has lived in the area for over 25 years. She enjoys welcoming familiar and new people to the office at the front desk. She adores spending time outdoors such as walking or running with her husband and 2 dogs. In addition, Connie has 3 children, so you might see her watching a local high school activity or judging a USA gymnastics meet in the Chicago area.



Imaging Coordinator

Ashley was born and r­aised in Peoria, IL, a­nd up until her recen­t move to the suburbs­ earlier this year, s­he has spent her enti­re life in central Il­linois. In 2015 she g­raduated from Illinoi­s State University wi­th a Bachelors degree­ in Kinesiology. Ashl­ey had experience wor­king as an orthodonti­st assistant prior to­ joining our team, an­d is very exciting ab­out her return to the­ field tackling a new­ position as image co­ordinator. In her spa­re time she enjoys sp­ending time outdoors ­hiking, fishing, 4-wh­eeling, boating, doing water sports, an­d she loves going back to­ Peoria any chance sh­e gets to spend time ­at her family farm.



Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Lilia assists Dr. Burkey with wire removal and placement, delivers personalized oral hygiene instructions to patients, and makes sure all our patient have a comfortable experience while they’re with us. She enjoys meeting the different challenges each case presents, and finds the smiles of our happy patients to be the most rewarding aspect of her job. Lilia has two awesome sons and a brand new Cockapoo puppy. In her free time, Lilia enjoys working out, attending her kids’ basketball games and swimming meets, and spending time with friends and family.



Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Melissa has been in the Orthodontic field since 2003. In 2011 her Husbands job as a United States Marine brought them to the sunny state of California. She is now back and has continued her position here as an Orthodontic assistant. She has a Beautiful daughter, named Hannah, who is 16 and a sweet little boy, Liam, who is 2. Her family is her first priority, but when she's at work it's her patients she loves to care for. She has a strong passion for orthodontics and when she is with your child they are in excellent care.



Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Nicole has been in the Orthodontic field for 4 years now. She is excited about the dental field, because she has always enjoyed working with people and their children! She takes her job very seriously and loves the people she works with.  Nicole has four children of her own, and when she is not working, she likes to spend time with them fishing, camping, and snowboarding in the winter. Nicole also enjoys dancing, working out, traveling, and personal training.