Meet The Staff


Renee is a experienced Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  She has worked in Oral Surgery since 2007, prior to that she worked in Trauma Critical Care. She is certified in ACLS, PALS, BLS as well as a BLS instructor. Renee’ helped Dr. Black open his practice here in Ripley in 2014 and is the Clinical Practice Manager. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her 3 sons play basketball, traveling with her family and taking sports photography. She has been a resident of Jackson county since 2005. 


Kim is a graduate of Ripley High School and attended Mountain State College where she received her business degree. She also studied child development at West Virginia University Parkersburg. She has over 14 years experience in medical billing & coding. Kim is our Financial Coordinator at the office.  She enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks, and going to church where she has played the piano for over 30 years. 


Ivy is an Registered Nurse who is with us on a Per-Diem basis.  She graduated from Marshall in 2011. She has worked in critical care and oncology and has recently took on the role of Oral Surgery.  She is ACLS and BLS certified. She was born and raised in Ripley, WV and still resides in Jackson County with her husband and two dogs.  She and her husband have a son.


Savana started as an intern at the office in summer of 2015. She graduated with a specialized Associate’s Degree in Dental Assisting with honors from West Virginia Junior College in 2015. She is also certified in nitrous oxide monitoring and CPR. She has recently taken on the role of implant coordinator for our practice. Savana grew up in Ripley, WV and enjoys coaching gymnastics, hiking, kayaking, ATV riding, and all water sports. 


Kari is a Certified Dental Assistant as well as greets you at our front desk and will assist in surgery if needed. She is a graduate from Ripley High School. She is certified in Dental Assisting and Medical Office Assisting from West Virginia University of Parkersburg. She enjoys spending time with her son and family, she is a twin, enjoys baking & decorating cakes, watching baseball and trout fishing.  


Heather is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. She also has Trauma Critical Care background, along with other OR sub-specialties. She is ACLS, PALS, BLS certified. She enjoys spending time with her 4 kids and their activities.  


Mary is our Cosmetic Coordinator, Certified Dental Assistant as well as D.A.A.N.C.E.certified.  She is a experienced Oral Surgery Assistant.  She resides in Charleston, WV with her husband Doug and their 2 sons.  In her spare time she likes to watch her son play Ice Hockey and travel.


Danielle is our Financial Coordinator-Assistant.  She was hired in May 2016.  Danielle is also a native of Jackson County.  She has an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting from WV Junior College that she obtained in 2012.  In her spare time she likes to spend time with her son and husband Henry fishing.