Meet Our Team
Joanna Manzelli, CDA
Launch Program Manager | New York, NY
A native of Boston, Joanna joined NextLevel Practice as a Practice Analyst with over fifteen years of experience in the dental and medical fields. She previously worked as a rising real estate agent and now brings her business and clinical expertise to our team.
Joanna believes deeply in Complete Health and the link between oral hygiene and systemic diseases. Besides dentistry, Joanna’s passions include music and fighting for the rights of the elderly and animals. She is also the owner of two spoiled Persian cats and in her free time, she can be found shooting a game of pool, throwing darts, or singing her heart out at a concert.
Coach | New York, NY
Prior to joining NextLevel Practice in September of 2015, Micky began her coaching journey in the realm of Transformative Education. It was her personal training and development that ultimately led Micky to discover her strong passion and calling to become a professional coach. One of the things that really caught Micky’s eye in getting to know NextLevel was the Business-Dentistry-Transformation approach. Today, she is thrilled to be part of a team that empowers some of the best providers in the healthcare industry to live their most fulfilling lives with thriving teams and businesses. Micky loves being of service and bringing the party with her wherever she goes. She is a natural-born performer and studied musical theater in college. You should see her dance moves and listen to her sing karaoke!
Results Facilitator | Phoenix, Arizona
Gina brings 20 years of customer service, sales, and management to NextLevel Practice. She previously served as a care provider within the hospitality, retail, and childcare industries. As a Client Experience Manager, Gina provides quality assurance by continuously monitoring, improving, and delivering on our commitments so our NextLevel clients are supported above and beyond their expectations. Those who know Gina can sense how she embodies the love, play, and respect within our team, and it’s the very approach that is helping change lives and the world through NextLevel. When she’s not busy creating amazing connections with our clients, Gina is often enjoying the outdoors. Her cooking skills with a cast iron pan over a campfire can create some pretty awesome meals.
Results Facilitator | Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
Ashley was born and raised in the Midwest and is a proud graduate of Iowa State University. She served in social services and the health and wellness industries before joining our team as our NextLevel Community Liaison. Ashley loves providing unconditional compassion and support to our clients and team members to make a difference in the lives of others. If you want to see Ashley smile even more, ask her about studying abroad in Costa Rica. Her time there captured her love and appreciation for the Costa Rican culture and people. When the time is right, Ashley is already considering buying her own little patch of land and moving there.
Dianne Auger, CDA, RDH, BS
Results Facilitator | Salt Lake City, UT
Dianne started in dentistry at the age of 17 when she went to her first dental appointment ever. Her family could not afford the bill, so she asked if she could work to pay off the balance. She started by cleaning the dental office and then switched to answering phones. She received her CDA before working as an assistant for eight years. She went back to school where she earned her B.S. in Microbiology and studied to be a Dental Hygienist. She became the Program Administrator for a Dental Assisting Program at a college where her efforts contributed towards earning program accreditation by the National Educational Board.
Dianne attended UNLV to experience a fellowship in Lasers. She opened her own Dental Assisting Academy and served on the State Board representing Dental Hygienists. Diane’s strength is the Industrial Occupational psychology side of our team and how we can work together in harmony. Dianne calls Las Vegas home where she and her husband of 27 years raised their two children.
Practice Analyst | Miami, FL
Alexa Gil-Rodriguez was born and raised in Miami where she now serves as a Practice Analyst with our NextLevel Practice team. She brings more than 20 years of dental, sales, and management expertise to her work.
Alexa is a proud graduate of Florida International University with her degrees in Hospitality Management and International Business.
Alexa began her career in Front Office Operations and Management for multiple dental practices before transitioning to the hospitality industry. She went on to serve in various sales and marketing management positions. Alexa returned to her dental roots by joining our team and continues inspiring and enhancing lives through complete oral healthcare.
When she’s not busy connecting with practices around the world, Alexa loves practicing hot yoga, spending time with her family, and giving back as a philanthropist through amazing causes like Autism Speaks, Make a Wish, and Miami Community.
Practice Analyst | Denver, CO
J. believes the best business executives embody a wide range of skills and interests to generate the widest range of experience and opportunities. His career focuses on the science of Analytics, Modeling, and Finance while nurturing his Creative, Marketing, and Sales skills. J. pursued pharmaceutical sciences then molecular neuroscience before starting his work in community development. He served as a Director with a local nonprofit serving underprivileged youth to encourage limitless capabilities.
J. is passionate about having a positive impact on any organization for which he works. As a Practice Analyst with NextLevel Practice, J. takes a contemporary anthropological approach to understanding and enhancing the dental healthcare sector. He is on a mission to redesign the patient experience and equip communities where we serve. J. is responsible for a myriad of diverse marketing, business development, and strategic planning results in the NextLevel Practice ecosystem. He is passionate about music (especially guitars), history, reading, leadership, global impact, the environment, being outside with nature, plants, animals - and most of all, family.
Practice Analyst | New York
Amber grew up in the Midwest and in dentistry. She started working in her parent’s dental lab from early on helping them make dentures and partials. After graduating and getting married, Amber pursued a career in the healing arts as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist for 25 years.
Amber previously worked for a startup company with a mission of reversing Type 2 diabetes with a ketogenic diet. Her work helped reverse her own Type 2 Diabetes and ignited her passion for complete body health by reducing inflammatory responses in the body.
Amber lives east of Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband Raymond. Her daughter and son-in-law live not too far away in beautiful, musical Nashville, Tennessee. Amber loves spending as much time as possible in the mountains glamping with her husband and friends.
Justin Le Gendre
Event Manager | New York, NY
Prior to working on the NextLevel team, Justin aspired to be an actor/singer and later decided to pursue media in a more behind-the-scenes role. He started working in journalism and public relations 5 years ago and now serves as our Marketing and Events Liaison. Justin loves art in all forms: from music to paintings, graphic design, photography, fashion, and the list goes on. Halloween is his favorite holiday, and yes, he does plan his outfit months in advance!
Director | Denver, CO
Kelly understands the importance of building a community of like-minded thinkers. Her work is inspired by the dedication and commitment of our Complete Health Community to use medicine and dentistry to prevent chronic disease. It starts with changing how the public sees our work and the work of our colleagues in the field of dentistry. When she’s not busy building our brand, Kelly loves slipping away to the beach to soak up the sun or spike a volleyball.
Operations Coordinator | New York, NY
Patti Betz brings over 40 years of Full Charge Bookkeeping and Executive Assistant expertise to NextLevel Practice. If we’re being truly honest, Patti carries the Midas Touch for much of our day-to-day operations. She is responsible for overseeing our Financial Department so our team can provide our clients with a world-class experience.40
Prior to joining NextLevel Practice, Patti spent several years serving in various industries, such as Construction, Real Estate, and Executive Support for CEOs in top-ranking companies whose names you would recognize. We are thrilled to have Patti as part of our team. When she’s not busy keeping our operations in pristine condition, Patti enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves gardening, cooking, painting, camping, fishing, and going to concerts.
Executive Assistant | Scottsdale, AZ
Can we confess that Jane is one of our secret treasures? She has an unmatched enthusiasm and belief that complete oral care can transform countless lives. As a featured Executive Assistant, Jane embodies her vital role to make every day productive, enjoyable, and meaningful. With over 10 years of experience, Jane loves the opportunity to speak into significant marketing programs and project management while growing her knowledge base with grace and ease.
Her previous experience as an education advisor in the dental industry gives Jane invaluable insight into the challenges so many practices face. She is proud to be a part of our NextLevel Practice team and champion our values and goals for our clients to achieve. When she’s not busy working supporting our team’s success, Jane can be found painting, drawing, and expressing her creative genius. When she needs to refresh and unwind, Jane loves hiking the breath-taking Sonoran desert and spending time with family and friends.
Administrative Assistant | Gilbert, AZ
Tyreida is the epitome of getting work done. She’s dedicated to making our lives easier with her superpower of coordinating, planning, and overseeing our day-to-day operations. Tyreida sees her purpose in providing extraordinary care and shining a light that empowers others to be their best. With almost 10 years of service, Tyreida facilitates high-level administration management and support for customer service, client relations, problem-solving, implementing systems, procedures, and pursuing general operations.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder | New York, NY
Gary Kadi is the visionary voice of NextLevel as a featured Educator and Advocate for Dentistry, Dentists, and Dental Teams. For the past 20 years, Gary has served the whole of the dental community around the world, from patients and practitioners to support staff, researchers, and representatives.
As a speaker, author, and researcher, Gary interrupts the status quo, shares discoveries and interests, and re-energizes audiences far beyond helping dentists implement systems and raise profit margins. He is inspired every day by the courage and personal successes of dentists and team members with whom he has the privilege of working and getting to know.
Gary experienced his latest breakthrough after years of studying the recurring challenges dentists face of team dynamics, finances, and patient issues. The business model dentists were fighting to fix was created by a non-business practitioner who could throw up a shingle and be successful. Gary discovered how to get dentists off the drill, fill, and PPO treadmill so they can run a thriving business.
In 2008, while watching a movie where they poked fun of dentists, Gary discovered his life’s mission: altering America’s health by transforming the way the public relates to dentistry. He created NextLevel Practice to implement the Complete Health Dentistry™ business model where teams willingly embrace and implement change, patients respect their treatment regiments, invest in their health, and doctors enjoy practicing the way they envisioned at their dental school graduation.
The team-driven Complete Health Dentistry™ business model takes any stagnating practice and rapidly reverses the situation into complete alignment with the practice’s values. Doctors and their teams are inspired by re-contextualizing their role in their patients’ COMPLETE HEALTH.
In 2013, Gary took the first step in mobilizing the Complete Health movement by producing “Say Ahh”, the world’s first documentary on oral health, through Partners in Complete Health.