Josy began work in the dental field in 1997. She worked for a dentist in Virginia for 5 years, before she moved with her family to the Pacific Northwest in 2002. She began work for Dr. Barrett as his book keper and account’s manager for 14 years and has been his office manager since 2013. Josy looks forward to working with both Dr. Barrett and Dr. Kushner.
Josy has 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Prior to her work with Dr. Barrett, Josy supported her husband during his Naval career of 24 years and was a store manager for McDonalds for 20 years.
LINDSAY – RECEPTIONIST
I began working for Dr. Kushner in the fall of 2019 after moving to the area from Eastern Washington. I have worked in the medical field for the past 5 years and love watching patients succeed on their path to healthy living. I have 5 kids and 4 grandbabies. My favorite thing in the world is spending time with my family. A close second is traveling and a cold strawberry margarita!
VIVIAN – RECEPTIONIST
Vivian joined the dental field in 2019. She was born & raised in Los Angeles, California & moved up to Washington in 2012. She speaks Spanish fluently & is a mother to 2 boys. She brings years of customer service experience to our team and in her spare time she likes to Netflix & Chill. One of her all time favorite quotes from one of her favorite movies is “I just like to smile, smiling is my favorite” – Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) from Elf
SUSAN – TREATMENT COORDINATOR
Susan joined the practice in 2014. She had a desire to ensure that every patient receives excellent care in a comfortable and professional environment. She has participated in Kitsap County dentistry for over 30 years and is also a licensed insurance agent, and works with her husband in his agency.
In her free time, Susan enjoys family, friends, gardening, and anything that includes the outdoors.
GRACE – INSURANCE COORDINATOR
Grace has been working with our team since the beginning of 2020. Before joining our team, she worked in ambulance billing and banking. Grace moved back to Kitsap County in 2012. She has 2 children and in her spare time enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and traveling.
NANCY – DENTAL ASSISTANT
Nancy started working for Dr. Barrett in 1996 and worked with him for 16 years before taking a leave of absence. She has since rejoined the team in May 2019. She feels so fortunate to work for a caring and knowledgeable doctor such as Dr. Kushner. “Our team is one of a kind! I love working with my coworkers as they are all experts in their jobs and truly go above and beyond for our patients”. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors gardening, hiking, camping and boating. She has been married for 36 years and has a wonderful daughter who has recently graduated with her Masters in Environmental Science.
KAYLA – DENTAL ASSISTANT
Kayla joined our team February 2020. She started her professional career as an Orthodontist Assistant when she was 19 after completing the Dental Assistant program at Bates Technical College. Kayla’s social and bubbly personality has made her favorite part of the job providing personalized care and building relationships with our patients. In her free time you might find her binge-watching a new Netflix series or floating out on a lake in Hood Canal .
LAYCE – DENTAL ASSISTANT
Layce has been in the dental field since 2016. She was born and raised on the coast of Washington state and still enjoys exploring the state and all its hidden gems. She has 2 boys and enjoys watching and going to baseball and football games. She enjoys most watching her boys play sports and family movie nights.
SUMIKO – TECHNICIAN
Sumi joined our team in 2014. She has brought years of experience and enthusiasm to her work along with a fun and caring personality. Sumi began her professional career in Japan in 2003. She then married and moved to the states to attend Lewis-Clark State College in 2008 to continue her dental career in the US. Sumi is a hard working mother of 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.