Meet The Staff
Kim has been with Dr. Fitzgerald since the opening of her practice in 2006. Kim received her dental hygiene degree in 2001 then continued her education and received a Masters in Public Health from Youngstown State University in 2009. Kim focused her research on children with special needs and their parents’ perception of their childrens’ oral health. Kim received her certification in Local Anesthetics from Stark State Community College in 2013. Recently, Kim earned her EFDA (expanded functional dental auxiliary) license at Youngstown State University. Kim provides efficient, quality oral hygiene to her patients in a calm and relaxing environment.
Kim spends most of her time outside of work with her daughter chauffeuring her to sports and school activities. Kim enjoys volunteering for school and church functions. She is involved in Access to Health Mahoning County, providing dental care for those in need at no cost to the patient.
Lesia is a veteran of the United States Army. She received her Certified Dental Assistant Certificate and Ohio Radiographers license in 2000. She went on to receive her EFDA (expanded function dental auxiliary) license from Case Western Reserve University in 2004. Lesia has been with Dr. Fitzgerald since opening her practice in 2006. Lesia serves on the board at Choffin Career Center dental assisting program. She volunteers at Access Health Mahoning County where free dental care is provided to those in need. Lesia also volunteers at the Special Olympics.
Lesia spends most of her leisure time traveling with her husband. She enjoys attending her daughter’s cheer practices and cheer games and is a proud mother of two step-children. Lesia is an active volunteer at school and church and loves to garden in her spare time.
Kathy Loomis Office Manager
Kathy grew up in the area and is a graduate of Ursuline High School. She received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, MA. Kathy has been with Dr. Fitzgerald since the opening of the practice in 2006. She has over 35 years of medical/dental billing experience. Kathy worked in multiple billing departments at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston prior to moving back home. Kathy looks forward to assisting you with your insurance needs.
Kathy is married to her wonderful husband and has two daughters. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Jen is a Howland native and continued her studies at Youngstown State University where she graduated with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005. She joined Dr. Fitzgerald’s team in 2008. Jen also received her certification in Local Anesthetics at The Ohio State University in 2011. She enjoys educating her patients on oral health and provides optimal dental care. She is a mom of a busy 3 year old. Jen and her husband, Matt, enjoy spending time with their family and friends.
Shannon is a Berlin Center native and attended Choffin Career Center where she studied dental assisting. Shannon received her Certified Dental Assistant Certificate and Ohio Radiographers license in 2011. Shannon joined Dr. Fitzgerald’s office in 2011. You will see Shannon throughout the office multitasking from assisting chairside, assisting at the front desk, to assisting with IT matters.
Shannon, in her spare time, enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family, especially her niece. Through the Corydon Palmer Dental Society, she volunteers for the Special Olympics held during the summer.
Wanda is an Ohio native and recently returned home from Washington State where she resided for eight years. She received her Associate Degree of Applied Business in Secretarial Science with a focus on Medical Offices from Trumbull Business College. Wanda joined Dr. Fitzgerald’s team in 2017. She is a proud mother of a daughter. Wanda enjoys family time, outdoor activities, and fitness.
Jamie Bakalar, RDH, EFDA
Jamie grew up in Poland, Ohio and continued her education at Youngstown State University where she received a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene. She recently received EFDA (expanded function dental auxiliary) license and Local Anesthesia certification from YSU. Jamie joined the staff at Dr. Fitzgerald’s office in 2018, where she enjoys direct patient care and meeting new people.
She loves traveling, hanging out with family and friends, and spending time with her dog, Daisy. Jamie is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association.