meet the staff
John M. Williams
Mr. Williams is the CEO of Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery, one of the premier oral and maxillofacial surgery practices in the country. He joined the practice in September 2001. His background includes more than 28 years in practice management and consulting.
He is one of the founding members of JAWS (a national group of oral and maxillofacial surgery CEOs, administrators and managers), and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, the Virginia Medical Group Management Association, and the American College of Medical Practice Executives. He has had numerous articles published and has served as a contributing editor to several journals including Medical Economics. As a consultant, he developed and was the speaker at several seminars, and was also a frequent speaker at medical meetings. He has lectured at several oral surgery meetings over the past few years.
Mr. Williams has an Undergraduate Degree in Business from Siena Heights College and an MBA from Western Carolina University. He also received additional training at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the Dale Carnegie Institute.
He has four children and one grandchild. Jenelle is a registered dietician and lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband John and daughter Stella. Erin lives in Raleigh and is a supervisor at a daycare center. Michael is a senior bio-medical engineering student at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Hannah is a sophmore at Randolph Macon College.
John and his family live on a twenty-acre horse farm in Beaverdam, Virginia. When he is not working, John enjoys camping, hiking, home renovations/repair projects and travel.
Renee Campbell – 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 Bonaparte – 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 Wilson – West End: Katy is the cool and collected Office Manager you’ll meet at our West End 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 Paxton – 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 Cramsey – 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 Ivory – 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.
Maria Alvarez – Innsbrook: Maria is the Office Manager at our Innsbrook location. She is the first smiling face that you’ll see when you walk in our office! Maria 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 their check out. Maria comes with 4 years of dental admin background and is currently pursuing her business management degree. Born in Guatemala, raised in Connecticut she recently relocated to Virginia in the summer of 2018. During her free time, she loves the outdoors and expressing her creative mind through art.
Sara Cook Billing Manager: Sara is the Billing Manager for all seven locations. With more than 15 years of medical billing behind her, she’s an expert and strives to provide outstanding customer service in an area that patients get most frustrated with. You can say Sara gets it, as she truly treats patients the way she would like to be treated. Sara was born and raised right here in Varina where she still resides today. She enjoys spending time with her two grown daughters, three dogs and husband of many years. She is also a hardcore Pittsburgh Steelers fan who loves going to every type of sporting event.
Ashley Gulak: 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 LaFollette: 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.