Meet the Team
Jenna-Lee Motsis, Office Manager
Jenna joined J. Peter St. Clair, DMD in October 2015 as a novice in the dental industry, seeking to pursue an exciting new challenge and to utilize her knowledge and experience to foster the success of the business and to continue to make a difference in the lives of others. Jenna graduated summa cum laude from Merrimack College in 2007, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Human Services Administration. Jenna has always had a passion for helping others and she has more than ten years’ experience in the human services field. Jenna has worked both in mental health and senior care facilities. Most recently she managed a local assisted living facility and she has experience managing two senior home care businesses.
Jenna loves having the opportunity to learn every day, something new about this exciting field, and getting to know the patients is also such a joy for her. Jenna looks forward to working with both our Rowley and Newburyport teams and offering her skills and expertise to help more patients reach optimal dental health. Jenna lives in Amesbury, MA with her husband Nick, a local realtor, and their beautiful daughter Aria. Jenna and her family love living in such a beautiful area and take advantage of everything New England has to offer as they love to go to the beach, visit local farms and playgrounds, pond skate and spend time with family and friends.
Marian Hefron, Scheduling & Financial Coordinator
Marian joined our practice in 2012 and brought with her more than 20 years’ experience in the Dental Insurance/Financial aspect of a dental practice. It gives Marian great satisfaction to be able to assist her patients with interpreting their insurance policies and benefits and then developing a financial “plan” that can work to their best benefit!
In her spare time, Marian spends as much time as she can with her Grandson in Western MA, her nieces and nephew in North Carolina, another niece and great niece, now stationed in Spain, and tries to get home to KY at least once a year! When time allows, she volunteers at the Leeward Lighthouse in Salisbury and is also an active member of her church in Salisbury. If you’re ever in Newburyport, Marian can often be seen roaming the parks and streets with a big, white 100 lb. rescue dog named Lucy! The question is often “who is walking whom?”
Nancy Fichera, Dental Assistant
Nancy joined J. Peter St. Clair, DMD in 1998 and has been Dr. St. Clair’s dedicated assistant ever since. Nancy’s favorite part of her job is making patients feel welcome and assured that they are receiving the best care possible. Nancy has three daughters and she spends as much time with them as she can! She spends her spare time enjoying retail therapy, singing in her church choir and participating in community theatre.
Erin Hudson, Hygienist
Erin began her dental career as a Certified Dental Assistant after graduating from Northern Essex Community College in 1993. She worked as a dental assistant for a general dentist until she went back to school in 1995 where she then earned her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Middlesex Community College. After graduating in 1997, Erin worked as a hygienist in a periodontal office for two years and has since been practicing hygiene in general dentistry. Erin joined J. Peter St. Clair, DMD in 2002 and maintains her hygiene license in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Erin and her husband Craig reside in Salisbury, MA with their two sons, Craig and Brayden. When Erin is not working, she enjoys attending her sons’ activities, exercising, shopping, spending time with her lifelong friends and socializing with her many great neighbors. Erin also enjoys spending time with her sweet little rescue dog Evie. Erin and her family enjoy boating every weekend in the summer months.
Linda Corning, Hygienist
Linda is a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and she also earned an Associate’s Degree from Northeastern University. Linda joined Dr. St Clair’s staff in August, 1996, a few months after he started his practice in Rowley. Linda considers herself fortunate to have worked with him for so long, providing patients with quality, comprehensive dental care.” Her focus has been to inform and educate patients about their own dental health and how it impacts their overall general health. Linda has enjoyed establishing relationships with the many patients that she has had the pleasure to treat over the years.
Linda and her husband Gary have two wonderful daughters, Leanne and Jenna. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, going to the beach, trail walking, helping out with her “grand dog” Myles, and volunteering at the Greyhound Adoption Service in Salisbury.
Karen Coppola, Hygienist
Karen joined our practice in 2013 and brings over 40 years of dental hygiene experience to our team.
She prides herself on being approachable and is quick to make her patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust, and rapport. Karen derives tremendous satisfaction in working with patients to improve their oral hygiene and in turn their overall health. As a longtime resident of Georgetown and someone who has been active in the community for many years, Karen has a well-established relationship with many of her patients and takes a personalized approach to their dental care. Karen genuinely cares about each patient on both a personal and professional level.
Karen has additional credentials as a Public Health Dental Hygienist (PHDH) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).
Outside of work, Karen has a passion for helping others, most recently advocating for Veterans with PTSD. She enjoys long walks with her two retired racing greyhounds, time at the ocean and cooking for friends and family.