Our Administrative Team
Whitney is our Chief Operations Officer. She joined the Lake County Family Dental Care team in 2014 as the Marketing Director. Prior to working here, she was a stay-at-home mom for nine years and a Naval Officer before that. She enjoys networking within the community to increase awareness for oral health.
Whitney has two amazing daughters that are her sugar and spice. When she is not working, Whitney enjoys reading, kayaking, hiking, and finding new museums to explore.
Sara joined our team in 2016 as one of our amazing Patient Care Coordinators. She enjoys interacting with our patients and helping them in any way that she can. While originally from Gurnee, Sara spent a lot of time moving around as a military wife. We are very thankful for their service and thrilled to have them back in Lake County.
Sara and her husband have two boys and a large Labrador that take up most of her time when she is away from our practice.
Kimberly grew up in Fox Lake Illinois and has been our Patient Coordinator since February 2019. When she’s not assisting our patients, Kimberly loves to travel, hang out with friends and family, and eat good food while watching Netflix.
She looks forward to helping you with all your dental needs and dreams.
Kennedy started as one of our patient coordinators in 2020. She and her husband, Mel, have been married since 2016. Together they have a step-son and a dog.
In her free time, Kennedy enjoys exploring her creative side by reading, writing, painting, drawing, and cooking.
Amanda has been a patient care coordinator for over ten years. Her most recent experience was with cancer patients. She was ready for a new experience with a change of pace and she is delighted to be working with Dr. Potts and his team now. “The people here are great and I’ve been learning something new every day.”
Originally from Brooklyn, Amanda has also lived in Massachusetts, Virginia, and most recently right here in Illinois. Most of her family still lives in New York City, but because Amanda’s wife, Liz, serves in the U. S. Navy, they do a lot of moving. Amanda and Liz have a dog named Gidget, a cat named Simba, and a Hamster named Charles Hampson. When Amanda isn’t working or looking after her fur babies, she loves to read and bake.
Jeffrey is our Marketing Assistant and Greeter. Born in Chicago, IL, he currently lives in Deerfield. Jeffrey went to school at the University of Arizona. He looks forward to not only making a difference at the office but contributing to our patient’s beautiful smiles.
Married in 2009, he and his wife have two children, a boy and a girl. Sonny enjoys playing hockey and Fortnite. Chandler loves to sing and perform on stage. When Jeffrey isn’t working, he enjoys swimming, hot yoga, watching hockey, golf, and writing fiction.
Chad has been our greeter since late 2018. He grew up in Baghdad, Iraq and is currently schooling to become a dental hygienist. He has found dentistry fascinating ever since childhood. He wants to help people get the smile they dream about.
Chad has an older brother and younger sister. Most of his free time is spent with his brother playing sports. Some of their favorite activities are swimming, soccer, body surfing, and hiking.
May and her passion in dentistry started when she graduated from high school. She took dentistry courses overseas for 2 years prior to moving to New Jersey, where she graduated with high honors from Middlesex County College in Dental Hygiene. May also earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. She is a member of American Dental Hygienist Association and the Illinois State Dental Society. May has a warm heart and spent many hours volunteering at Raritan Bay Medical Center in NJ as well as at the Reformed Church Assisted Living. She is proficient in English and Arabic.
In her spare time, May likes to sketch/draw,kayak,spend time with husband and family, and cook traditional Mediterranean foods. She is the proud mom of two boys. In the future, May would like to participate in a research program related to dental hygiene and expand her knowledge in the dental field.
Alexandra grew up in San Antonio but has lived in Lake County since 2005. She loves the people of this area. Her education started with a B.A. History and American Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Then Alexandra decided she wanted a career which would give her opportunities to help people as a volunteer. As a result, she pursued her A.A.S in Dental Hygiene from the College of Lake County.
She loves coming to work because each day is different. Everyone has a different story to tell. What Alexandra finds most rewarding is when a patient comes back with a marked improvement of her oral health.
Alexandra and her husband have been married since 2004. When not working, both of them enjoy traveling. Alexandra also likes reading and drinking coffee.
Leo began his career in dentistry in the Navy as a Dental Technician. He began working at Lake County Family Dental Care in 2007. Leo sought out our practice because he was very interested in the reconstructive sedation cases that Dr. Potts does. Leo enjoys being able to help people and make them smile again. Leo is the lead Lab Technician and Assistant at our practice. He is especially talented at helping patients transition from having teeth to dentures/partial dentures.
When Leo’s not busy at work, he enjoys doing anything outdoors and adventurous. Hikes with his dog, snowboarding, and golfing are just a few of his favorite activities. He also loves spending time with his wife and son.
Aida joined our team of Dental Assistants in 2017. Prior to that, she ran a successful business in Florida for a few years but became homesick. She decided to move back near her family in Chicago. Aida has previous dental experience in an orthodontic office and enjoys helping patients in any way she can.
In her spare time, she enjoys going on trips and spending time with her family and friends. Aida also has a dog that she adopted as a puppy and loves going on long walks with her.
Ruth aspired to work in the dental field since she was a child. She’s been officially a dental assistant since January of 2017. She loves helping her patients obtain healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. Ruth is engaged to a wonderful man and loves spending her weekends exercising and exploring new restaurants. You can often find her as a Ring Girl and Conquer Box Gym or playing soccer at The Lake County Soccer Center.
Sam has always worked on a clinical field of some sort and has decided she now wants to pair it with her love of dental hygiene. She hopes to help others feel as good about their smile. Sam has lived in Lake Villa her entire life and loves spending time with her family which includes, her parents, three siblings, a niece and nephew, and the cutest dog known to mankind. Sam loves coming to work and finds the positive atmosphere makes her job a joy. Sam has a passion for learning which has served her well both on and off the job. In her free time, she loves to be outdoors and laugh with friends. Her next goal is to indulge her passion for photography and begin a portfolio.