Meet The Team

Michelle Micheli

Operations Manager

Michelle was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at James Madison University and joined Ridgetop Dental Group in 2019. Her favorite thing about working in the dental industry is seeing the transformations in patients – both physical transformations in their smile and psychological transformations in their confidence.

Outside of work, Michelle enjoys crocheting, crafting, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time at the beach with family.

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Ana Fernandez

Organization Development Manager

Ana is originally from Brooklyn, NY, but spent most of her life in Orlando, Florida. She moved to Northern Virginia in 2015 where she joined the Ridgetop Dental Group team. Ana has worn a lot of different hats in her time at Ridgetop Dental Group! She enjoys making the world a better place one smile at a time. 

Outside of work, nature has her heart – she loves being outdoors, hiking, taking road trips with her family, the ocean, and life in general! Last but not least, Ana is a wife, and mother of an incredibly unique, beautiful and bright soul that she gets to call her daughter. She’s currently attempting to survive her sassy 4-year-old, Eliana.

Marjorie

Hygiene Division

Marjorie was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and received a BS in business and an MBA in human resources. She joined the Ridgetop Dental Group practice in 2016 and loves building lasting positive memories with her patients.

Outside of work, Marjorie enjoys traveling and hanging out with friends and family.

Sara Satarzad

Dental Hygienist

Sara was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, but came to the US at the age of 24. She received her associate’s degree from Northern Virginia Community College. In order to stay up to date with dental knowledge, she takes a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education each year. Sara joined Ridgetop Dental Group in 2019 and loves working with patients to help maintain their oral health.

When not at work, Sara likes to spend time with her son, go horseback riding, rock climbing, camping, hiking, and to see friends and chat with her family in Iran.

Foroozan Basiri

Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon.

Jonathan Brannon

Lead Dental Assistant

Born in Alabama, Jonathan grew up in a military family that lived all over the world. He studied at the University of Louisville and Kaplan University in California, saw combat during 10 years spent serving in the military, and joined our practice in 2021, where he values the opportunity to help others every day.

In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and daughter and traveling. He is also a die-hard fan of the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and Crimson Tide.

Sandra Iriarte

Dental Assistant

Sandra was born in La Paz, Bolivia and raised in both Cochabamba, Bolivia and Fairfax County, VA. She attended a dental assisting program at the University San Simon, in Bolivia and is x-ray certified. Sandra joined the practice in April 2018 and enjoys helping the doctors in all the procedures and interacting with patients.

When not at work, Sandra enjoys spending good time with her daughters.

Maria Damare

Accounts & Insurance Specialist

Maria was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Silver Spring, MD. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park for general studies. Following that, she has attended various dental assisting courses through community college or through the American Dental Association. Maria joined the practice in August of 2003 and loves to catch up with her friends who come to Ridgetop Dental Group for their own oral health care.

Outside of the office, Maria enjoys walks to explore new cities, towns, and parks. She also enjoys working in her garden. Her five year goal is to happily retire to spend more time with family and friends.

Nick Ballinger

Patient Coordinator

Born in Arlington and raised in Sterling, VA, Nick joined Ridgetop Dental Group in August of 2020. He loves to meet new people every day, but also enjoys getting to know patients as they return for additional visits. Being able to grow and build new relationships within the community is important to Nick. 

Outside of the office, he enjoys hanging out with his dog, fishing with his wife, hunting and playing basketball. He is a former EMT and enjoys doing volunteer work whenever possible!

Marin Bomar

Patient Coordinator

Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, and raised in Manassas, Marin joined Ridgetop Dental Group in 2021. She earned her bachelor’s degree in health science from Radford University and is currently pursuing a master’s in public health at Liberty University. Her favorite part of her job is getting to meet new people and promote oral hygiene.

In her free time, Marin loves spending time at the beach, trying unfamiliar foods, and playing with her cats. She is also a huge Washington Capitals fan!

Amber Melton

Patient Coordinator

Amber joined Ridgetop Dental Group in 2021. Born and raised in the Fredericksburg, Virginia, area, she earned her associate’s degree from Germanna Community College. She loves being a part of Ridgetop Dental Group’s supportive and caring team and takes pride in doing a great job for our patients.

When she’s not at the office, Amber expresses herself creatively through art and design.

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