Meet The Team

Trish K.

Office Manager

A military brat, I moved to Virginia from California when I was 3 years old.  I am the youngest of six and was raised in the Kempsville area. My husband, Jimmy, and I are childhood sweethearts and have been together since 1985. We have two beautiful daughters and 2 wonderful granddaughters. I enjoy spending time with my family and find great joy and pleasure in spoiling my grand kids! When I am not at work, chances are I am camping or fishing with my husband and other family members.

I began working for Dr. Finnerty in 1987. I love my career and enjoy coming to work every day. Many of our patients started coming to us when they were children, and now they have children of their own they bring here!  We have a history and friendship with our patients that you won’t find in a lot of offices.  When you can recognize a patients voice on the phone with just a “hello” you know they are more then just a patient. I think that’s what I love about working here the most, I have hundreds of “friends”!

Courtney C.

Dental Assistant/Front Desk

I was born in Norfolk, Virginia but raised in the Kempsville area. I have 3 kids, 2 daughters and a son who are the light of my life. When I am not at work I am spending the majority of my time with my kids and my family. I enjoy working out, going to the beach and country concerts. When it is football season you will find me in front of the TV with my favorite jersey on, GO COWBOYS!

I am glad that I chose to go into the field of dental assisting because it gives me the opportunity to show my compassion for helping people on a daily basis.

My parents have been patients of Dr. Finnerty’s for years so it was an easy decision for me when the option to work here full time opened up. I look forward to many years here!

Cindy R.

Dental Assistant (Retired)

I was born in Pax River, Maryland, but have called Virginia Beach my home since 1973. My husband Jimmy and I have been married since 1983. I have a wonderful son and daughter who have both blessed me with beautiful grandchildren, I have 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson. My grandkids bring me nothing but joy and the reason for my love of shopping!

I have worked for Dr. Finnerty since 1989. I enjoy all the wonderful patients we have had the pleasure of meeting and have cared for over the  years. It is easy to come to work every day when your patients and coworkers are like your extended family. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love to shop and go to the beach. I also like to watch movies and football. GO COWBOYS!

Colleen G.


My husband Harry and I moved to Virginia Beach from Michigan in 1988. We have 2 wonderful children which we are both very proud of!

I am very active in my church and enjoy spending time with both my family and friends.
I have been a dental hygienist for over 30 years and am proud to say I have been a part of Dr. Finnerty’s practice for over 24 years now!

Tonya C.

Dental Hygienist

I am a registered Dental Hygienist. A graduate of Old Dominion University where I received my Bachelor’s degree in 2019. I am certified in local anesthesia and laser bacterial reduction which allows me to provide unique, advanced and effective services to our patients.

I was raised in Huntington, Indiana. I have 3 siblings and 2 dogs. Outside of the office I enjoy exercising, going to the beach and
competitive bowling. I served in the US Air Force for 6 years.

Leah I.

Dental Assistant

Leah was born in Quonset Point, a small peninsula in Narragansett Bay in the town of North Kingston, Rhode Island.  She grew up in the enchanting city of San Pablo, Laguna in the Philippines.  Leah has been in the dental field since the 1990s.

Leah is blessed with two beautiful girls.  Her first born graduated BS Psychology at ODU and now lives with her husband in California.  With no pressure, she can't wait to be a "Lola" (grandmother).  Her youngest is very much involved in ROTC in her school and has dreams of joining the military in the future. 

 When Leah is not caring for her patients she finds joy in baking, trying new recipes and even gets a little crafty.   

Leah is described by her friends as one that has a compassionate heart, always available with an ear to listen, or a pat on the back, even just a simple hug.  Leah is someone you can count on. 


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