Meet the Berkeley Orthodontics Clinical & Administrative Staff

Gina Chenault

X-Ray Technician/Clinical Assistant

Gina graduated from Western Career College in 1994. She assisted in General Dentistry for 11 years before she started her career at Berkeley & Orinda Orthodontics in 2004. Gina greatly enjoys working with patients and their families. Gina is a big sports fan, and when not at work, you can find Gina and her son at either a football or basketball game!

Clara Dueñas

Patient Coordinator

Clara is a graduate of Cal State Hayward, Class of 2002. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Clara was a patient of the practice before she joined the team in 1998! The office has seen Clara grow throughout the years, get married, and become a mother of three wonderful boys. When she is not at work, she enjoys her time with her family and sons who keep her very busy! Clara has a big extended family, so she is always busy attending family events!

Susan Hayes

Treatment Coordinator/Clinical Assistant

Susan was born and raised in the Bay Area. She is married with two grown sons. Susan has been working in the orthodontic field since 1976. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. You will always find Susan greeting our patients with a big smile.

Lori Jackson

Treatment Coordinator

Lori grew up in a small town in Iowa with five brothers and two sisters. She moved to California after graduating from Iowa State University. Her dental career began in 1983 at UCSF pediatric dentistry, and she moved into orthodontics in 1987 and has been with Berkeley & Orinda Orthodontics ever since. She’s been married since 1986. Their first son was born in 1989 and their twins, a boy and a girl, were born in 1991. Lori likes reading fiction, watching action movies, and all sports. Work, family, and play keep her HAPPY!

Becky Li

Clinical Coordinator

Becky has been a clinical assistant since 1993, and most of those years have been with Berkeley Orthodontics. Becky has a positive outlook that always shines through to her patients. When not working, Becky spends time with her husband and her son, Kevin, and loves being very active indoors and out.

Goli Mahrouzadeh

Patient Coordinator/HR Manager

Goli has worked for Berkeley Orthodontics since 2004. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at U.C. Berkeley, followed by an MBA from Golden Gate University. Goli lives in Walnut Creek with her husband and her son. Her passions are playing the piano, dancing, traveling the world, and mostly having fun with her little boy! She is proud to be part of this amazing team that has created so many beautiful smiles!

Sergio Ortiz

X-ray Technician/Clinical Assistant

Sergio has been with the practice since 2002 when he moved from Wisconsin to the Bay Area. He currently lives in the East Bay with his wife and three daughters. When not spending time with his family, you can find Sergio on the soccer field.

Rowena Roldan

Clinical Coordinator

Rowena has been a clinical assistant in orthodontics since 1997 and most of her career has been with Berkeley & Orinda Orthodontics. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and her two sweet dogs. Rowena enjoys going above and beyond to help her co-workers and takes a lead role in training new additions to our clinical team.

Elba Spruill

Financial Coordinator/Business Manager

Elba is a graduate of San Francisco City College and Heald Business College. Elba has been in the orthodontic profession since 1980; most of these years have been with Berkeley & Orinda Orthodontics. When not at work, you will find her enjoying long walks around the San Francisco Bay. She resides in San Francisco with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

Viorel Popa

Orthodontic Lab Technician

Viorel (Vio) has been working in the Orthodontic field for over 10 years. He is a graduate from the Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timișoara, Romania. After working as an Orthodontic Dental Technician for 9 years in Waterloo (a city in Ontario, Canada), Vio got married and moved to the Bay Area with his beautiful wife, Attay. In 2014, he joined the Berkeley Orthodontics team as an Orthodontic Dental Technician. In his spare time, he enjoys being in the California weather, visiting new attractions, hiking, playing and watching soccer, watching sports, reading, and just hanging out with good friends.

Ashley McMullen

Clinical Assistant

Ashley, a Bay Area native, has been in the orthodontic field since 2007. She discovered her passion for creating beautiful smiles after experiencing orthodontic treatment herself. In her free time she enjoys attending concerts, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.