Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.



team memberOffice Manager and Financial Administrator

Donna moved to Florida in 2003. She grew up and raised her family in Jamestown, NY. Donna joined the doctors in the Lakewood Ranch office as the office coordinator when they opened in 2005. She loves spending time with family and friends and going to the beach in her spare time. Donna resides in Lakewood Ranch with her husband and they have three grown children and two grandchildren.


team memberLead Assistant Lakewood Ranch

Allie was born in Staten Island, New York and moved with her family to Florida in 1995. She has been working in the orthodontic field since July 2004. Allie received her orthodontic assisting certification in January 2005 and has been working with Dr. Varone since November 2005. She currently lives in St. Petersburg with her husband and goldendoodle puppy "Rudy" and makes the one hour commute to the office every day. In her spare time she enjoys baking, cake decorating, going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.


team memberLead Assistant Sarasota

Carrie has lived in Sarasota for 26 years. She enjoyed growing up in mid-Michigan but does not miss the cold weather. Carrie started assisting 21 years ago and is married with two children. She spends her free time with family and friends.


team memberPublic Relations/Market Coordinator

Stephanie is originally from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Stephanie moved to Florida in 2011. She graduated and received her certified dental assistant certification from Fox Valley College in Wisconsin. She enjoys baking, sewing, DIY projects and reading in her spare time.

To contact Stephanie for all PR, sponsorships and marketing inquiries, you can reach her by email at prc.mvortho@


team memberReception Lakewood Ranch

Diane has worked in the field of orthodontics since 2006. Her favorite thing about orthodontics is watching patients go through treatment and seeing the change from start to finish. The best part of her job is helping patients and co-workers whenever possible. Diane is a native of Bowling Green, Ohio and has lived in Bradenton since 1984. When she is not at the office she enjoys spending time with her fiance Tom, daughter Jenna, son Jonathan and her granddaughter Skylynn.


team memberAssistant

Aileen was born in Anchorage, Alaska but was raised in Port Charlotte, Florida where she currently resides with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, diving and camping. She received her dental assisting certification in 2005 and her orthodontic certification in 2006. She enjoys the orthodontic field and finds it very rewarding to see the beauty of finished orthodontics and the lasting smiles. 


team memberAssistant

Katie was born in Staten Island, NY and moved to Florida in 1995 with her mother and older sister. She graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2010 with her degree in elementary education. Katie is a huge New York Yankees fan. She loves working in the field of orthodontics and is very excited to start a new chapter in her life. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, cooking, sporting events, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.


team memberAssistant

Tammy moved to Florida in 2013 from Kansas City, Missouri where she was a certified orthodontic assistant since 2001. She joined Varone Orthodontics in 2014 and enjoys working with such a talented team. She loves creating beautiful smiles for her patients. Tammy is a mother to two beautiful daughters and a grandmother to two wonderful grandchildren. In her spare time she loves enjoying what brought her to Florida - the beaches. She also enjoys bike riding, traveling and dancing. Tammy lives in Bradenton with her cat Sebastian.


To contact Penny for all PR, sponsorships and marketing inquiries, you can reach her by email at prc.mvortho@