Meet The Team
Meet The Team
Gina Brown, Office Manager & Treatment Coordinator
Growing up in Lewis County, Gina graduated from South Lewis Central School in 1984. She then attended Mohawk Valley Community College earning an Associates Degree in Banking and Insurance in 1986. She then went on to receive her Certificate in Dental Assisting from Monroe Community College in 2000.
Gina has been with Advanced Dental Care since 1993. Starting as a dental assistant, then becoming an administrative assistant, working her way to Office Manager. Gina is committed to helping patients achieve overall health. She works closely with Dr. Pominville coordinating extensive treatment plans, helping patients achieve a healthy smile. Gina manages all business matters that include; accounts receivable, insurance processing and patient financing.
Gina resides in Port Leyden, NY with her husband of 30 years, David. They have two daughters, Ashley, a graduate of SUNY Cortland as an Education Major in December 2011 and received her Masters in Special Education from Touro College. Ashley is a 3rd Grade Teacher at Glenfield Elementary and lives in Lyons Falls with her husband Terry Schaefer and their son Jacob. Danielle a graduate from MVCC with an AAS in Respiratory Therapy is employed as a traveling Respiratory Therapist.
Amanda Snyder, Appointment Coordinator
Amanda grew up in Lowville, NY. She graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School with her Regents Diploma in 2003. She worked at Agency Specialist Insurance as an insurance specialist from 2003 to 2008.
Amanda has been with us since July 2008, she comes to us with a strong background of office work from the insurance business. Amanda is in charge of marketing, website maintenance and inventory control here at Advanced Dental Care. Some other responsibilities are handling appointment confirmation and coordination, as well as treatment check-in/out. She also processes payments and submits insurance claims. Amanda also answers the phone and will greet you at the front desk.
Amanda lives in Lowville, NY with her fiance Andrew, her two daughters; Riley who attends LACS Middle School in the 8th Grade and Addyson, who attends First Grade at LACS Elementary School, their son Zane; born on March 2, 2017 and their Doberman, Maverick! Amanda is also attending Herkimer Community College. In her spare time she enjoys watching football, traveling, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her family!
Carrie Kraeger, RDH
Carrie grew up in Castorland, NY and graduated from Beaver River Central School in 1988. She attended Jefferson-Lewis BOCES where she graduated at the top of her class as a Cosmetologist. From 1988 to 2001 she worked as a Cosmetologist. In 2000 Carrie made a career change and worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Brady in Watertown, NY until 2002. Carrie then decided to further her dental education and attended Ononadaga Community College where she became a Registered Dental Hygienist; there Carrie graduated as valedictorian in 2004. Carrie also obtained her license to administer local anesthesia from Ononadaga Community College in 2004.
Carrie started working at Advanced Dental Care as a Registered Dental Hygienist in July 2004. She enjoys participating in the soft tissue management program. Carrie is a very focused and dedicated employee. Her connection with her patients makes them anxious to return and seek her excellent care.
Carrie resides in Constableville, NY with her husband Tony and their daughter, 8-year-old Chloe who is in Third Grade at Glenfield Elementary School and their son, 5-year-old Chase who is in Kindergarten at Glenfield Elementary.
Tara Rauscher-Widrick, RDH
Tara grew up in West Leyden, NY and graduated from Adirondack Central School in 2002. She immediately enrolled at Ononadaga Community College where she pursued a degree in hygiene. She became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2004. Tara also obtained her license to administer local anesthesia from Hudson Valley Community College in 2005.
Tara started out working for Dr. Sears and Caruso in Boonville, NY full time and then came to us in August 2005. Tara is extremely caring and gentle with her patients. She plays a vital role in the soft tissue management program Dr. Pominville implements here at Advanced Dental Care.
Tara lives in Port Leyden, NY with her husband, Brandon and their two sons, 7-year-old Nolan and 5-year old Brycen, both attend Port Leyden Elementary School, and their 3-year-old twin daughters, Adalyn and Braelyn.
Tammy Seeloff, CDA, RDH
Growing up in Lyons Falls, NY, Tammy graduated from South Lewis Central School in 1987. Starting out at Cazenovia College earning a Degree in Interior/Architectural Design in 1989, Tammy then pursued a different path to her new chosen profession, attending Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC; Tammy became a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) in 2003. After attaining her CDA, she decided to expand her dental education and went to Dental Hygiene School at Hudson Valley Community College where she became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2006. Tammy also obtained her license to administer local anesthesia from Hudson Valley Community College in 2007.
Tammy came to us in 2003 as a Dental Assistant. After leaving us for a short period, she returned in October 2007 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Tammy has an extraordinary demeanor with her patients and contributes to the soft tissue management program here at Advanced Dental Care.
Tammy lives in Lyons Falls, NY and is the proud mom of Morgan, Hannah and Michael. Tammy is also the proud Grandmother of 6-year-old Lili!
Stacy Riley, RDA
Growing up in Willamson, NY, Stacy graduated from Williamson Senior High in 1988. She attended Wayne Cooperative Educational Services and received her Certificate in Data Processing. Stacy graduated from Bryant and Stratton earning her A.O.S in Medical Secretary. Stacy then moved to Lowville, NY and worked at Lewis County General Hospital for Dr. Root and Dr. Williams for 13 years.
Stacy then started working at the North Country Children’s Clinic in 2004 as an office administrator and dental assistant. Stacy attended Monroe Community College and became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2009 where she graduated with honors. She then took the DANB exam and became a Registered Dental Assistant in the State of New York.
Stacy has been assisting here at Advanced Dental Care since 2004. Stacy is responsible for all aspects of the intricacies of lab cases. A very dedicated employee, Stacy assists Dr. Pominville with all aspects of patient care, starting from exams to chairside assisting, to presenting treatment and patient comfort.
Stacy resides in Lowville, NY with her husband Chris, a Physical Education Teacher at Lowville Academy and Central School (LACS). Their son Bryan is in the United States Air Force. Their daughter Haley, is currently attending SUNY Canton.
Stacey Lawton, CDA
Stacey grew up in Carthage, NY and graduated from Carthage Central School in 1993. She attended Jefferson BOCES where she became a New York State Licensed Cosmetologist. Stacey worked for Gino Morena Enterprise as a barber on Fort Drum from 1996 to 2009.
Stacey joined our team here at Advanced Dental Care in April 2009 after she made a career change to be closer to her family and home! She graduated Monroe Community College with honors receiving a Certificate in Dental Assisting in 2013 and became a DANB certified assistant in 2014. She has been trained with our CEREC machine (a single visit crown technique Dr. Pominville uses). Stacey enjoys assisting Dr. Pominville in all procedures, especially CEREC cases. The highlight of her day is seeing the look on her patients face. Her energy and contagious bright smile light up the office that makes for a great working environment.
Stacey lives in Lowville, NY with her husband, Fred, his son Travis, who is a graduate from Carthage Central School and their son 11-year-old Trevor, who attends Lowville Academy and Central School in the 6th grade! Stacey loves the outdoors and in her spare time she enjoys camping and snowmobiling with her family.