meet the staff
Eric Bell: Mr. Bell 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 April 2021 with more than 25 years of management under his belt. Mr. Bell has provided excellent leadership in his previous roles including: specialty care administrator at Memorial Health in Savannah, GA, former Virginia Medicaid director under Governor Gilmore, executive administrator for Surgical Associates of Richmond, and most recently Director of Physician Services at Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Centers in Richmond, VA. We are excited to work with such a well-rounded leader and look forward to the future with Mr. Bell at the helm.
Mr. Bell has a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and two undergraduate degrees in Business Marketing from the University of Lynchburg and History from Virginia Tech. Fun fact, 30 years ago he was on the baseball teams at both University of Lynchburg and Virginia Tech!
Originally from Lynchburg, VA, Mr. Bell has had career stops in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA before planning his roots in Richmond, VA. When he is not working, Eric enjoys spending time with his family. He is married 27 years to his high school sweetheart and has two sons, Garrett, a junior at Virginia Tech and Ethan, who accepted into William & Mary. You can also find Eric keeping busy with woodworking projects, hiking/being outdoors, traveling and surfing.
Renee – Monument: Renee is the Office Manager at our bustling Monument location. This 20 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.
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.
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