meet the staff
Mr. Bethke is the Administrator of Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery – one of the premier oral and maxillofacial surgery practices in the country. He joined the practice in March 2020 with more than 29 years of healthcare management experience. Mr. Bethke has provided excellent leadership for multiple medical specialties including Nephrology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Pediatric practices. We are excited to work with such a well-rounded leader and look forward to the future with Mr. Bethke at the helm.
Mr. Bethke has always had a passion for working in healthcare industry. After completing his Undergraduate Degree in Management from Park University, he then received a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University.
Virginian raised, he and his family now happily reside in Mechanicsville, Virginia. When he is not working, Robert enjoys working in the yard, home renovations, and supporting the Virginia Cavaliers.
Renee – Monument: Renee is the Office Manager at our bustling Monument location. This 19 year Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery veteran and Powhatan, VA native can be seen running every position in the office in a day’s work. When she’s not holding down the fort for Dr. Harris, Renee enjoys music, cooking (especially Italian) and spending time with her grandsons.
Debra – Southside (Polo): Debra is a VOFS O.G. and the Office Manager you’ll meet for our Southside (Polo) and Cosmetic locations. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, this Richmond-er of many years has been with Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery since 2003 and considers this practice her “home away from home.” She has over 25 years of experience in the Oral and Maxillofacial field, including studying at VCU School of Dentistry. Debra loves music of all kinds – especially directing children’s choirs, spending time with family and cruising to the Caribbean (particularly Aruba) every chance she gets.
Katy – Short Pump: Katy is the cool and collected Office Manager you’ll meet at our Short Pump location. She is a born and raised Richmond-er hailing from Short Pump, VA now residing in Mechanicsville, VA with her husband and two children. Katy has been with Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery for 18 short years. After 10 years as an Assistant, she worked her way up to a management position where she has remained since. Outside of the practice, she loves to vacation in the Outer Banks, N.C., fish and kayak with her friends and family.
Jessie – Sandston: Jessie is the Office Manager (and patient extraordinaire) you’ll meet post-appointment at our Sandston location. This “hometown girl” was born and raised in the Varina/Sandston area and recently planted her roots in New Kent, VA. She started with Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery in 2006 where she worked her way up from a Patient Service Representative to become the well-rounded manager you see today. She loves what she does and it shows. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children who are actively involved with Gymnastics, Dance, and Swim.
Morgan – Mechanicsville: Morgan is the lovely Office Manager at our Mechanicsville location. While she’s new-er to VOFS, she has an extensive background in the Dental field. This Woodbridge, VA native graduated from Ferrum College with a degree in Business Administration where she then began managing a dental office. Morgan now resides in the West End with her two cats/fur babies, Jasper and Porkchop. During the summer and spring months, she enjoys taking her Jeep off-roading and spending as much time as possible with her family, friends, and precious God daughter – anything they are doing together is her favorite thing to do!
Velencia – Brandermill: Velencia is the Office Manager at our Brandermill location. She’s been with VOFS for a few years, but has a combined experience of over 18 years in the Dental field. Originally hailing from Killeen/Fort Hood TX, Velencia relocated to Virginia two years ago with her husband who is a United States Army Veteran. This supermom of three awesome children, Maurice, Darion and Payten, is also studying to receive her MBA from Kaplan University. In her free time, Velencia loves to swim, dance, decorate, cook, shop and volunteer with the Girl Scouts.
Lula Mitchell – Innsbrook: Lula is the Office Manager at our Innsbrook location. Lula is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and satisfaction. She prides herself in going above and beyond to ensure patient expectations are met in all aspects from their first phone call to check out. Originally from Austin, TX, she moved to the Outer Banks and recently relocated to Chesterfield, VA in December 2019. Family is extremely important to Lula. Some of her most favorite moments are traveling internationally with her daughter. She also loves outdoor activities and cooking.
Ashley: Ashley is our practice HR Director and woman of many talents. In 2007 she started as a Patient Service Representative at our Mechanicsville location, where she then moved to Implant Treatment Coordinator to Office Manager and in 2014 became our HR Director. Her vast knowledge of our practice and the medical industry as a whole makes her perfect to fulfill the role as Human Resource Director. You can sometimes catch her filling in at any of our seven offices, so make sure to day hi! Outside of the practice, Ashley enjoys vacationing at the beach and spending time with her husband and two children.
Alyse: Alyse is the Marketing Director for the practice and is the one you can thank for all the VOFS S.W.A.G. around town. A Long Islander born and raised, she moved to Richmond from New York in 2015 where she happily ended up at Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery. She has a Marketing degree from West Virginia University and loves putting it to the test. Outside of the practice, Alyse enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and being active with her husband and their two dogs: Labrador, Comet and Malinois, Degan.