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 Dr. Varone when the practice opened in 2005 as the office coordinator. She loves spending time with family and friends and going to her grandson's baseball games. Donna resides in Lakewood Ranch with her husband. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.  


team memberReception

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 memberReception

Trisha moved to Florida in 1993 from Illinois. She has 3 adult children and 2 dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Trisha has worked in dentistry for over 20 years. She enjoys working with people and seeing their smile transform. 


team memberTreatment Care Coordinator

Originally from the United Kingdom, Sally has worked in orthodontics since 2003 and has her certification in Orthodontic assisting. Sally loves working in orthodontics because it's fun, we work hard, but we are always smiling and laughing. Sally also enjoys spending time with her husband, Ed, her dogs and 2 daughters. Her favorite things to do are traveling, watching Manchester United and reading a good book while relaxing by the pool or at the beach.  


team memberClinical Assistant 

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 memberClinical Assistant

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 memberClinical Assistant

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. Tammy lives in Bradenton and enjoys bike riding, traveling and dancing. 


team memberClinical Assistant

Jessica was born and raised in our beautiful Sunshine State. Jessica started working in the orthodontic field in 2016. New to the profession, she loves seeing the excitement on the patient's faces when they see their new smile. Jessica loves going to the beach, going to soccer games and fishing with her family. 



team memberClinical Assistant

Shandi is originally from the Pacific Northwest and moved to Florida with her husband and daughter over 2 years ago. Shandi graduated in 2004 with an Associate's Degree in Dental Assisting and has been in the career ever since. Although she specialized as a pediatric dental assistant, she always had a love for orthodontics. With 5 years experience in orthodontics, one of the many reasons why she loves this facet of dentistry is because of the patients and being a part of their smile transformations--that's the best part of the job! Shandi and her family reside in Venice and love! love! love! the beach. They also enjoy dining with friends and family, bike riding, and traveling.