Meet Our Team


Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork!

Emmy White

Director of Operations

Although I was born in Erie, PA, my roots are planted in Fuquay Varina. I have been in dentistry, and with Dr. Khara, for twelve years. Originally, I wanted to be a hygienist, but quickly fell in love with orthodontics. When I am not at work, I head off to my second home and favorite place to be, Oak Island! I enjoy spending countless hours on the water with my husband, our vibrant daughter, and our family and friends.

Marley Mangum

Financial Coordinator

I am originally from Pinehurst, NC but have settled in Fuquay Varina with my husband.  I have been working with Khara Orthodontics for five years and am always excited to see the before and after of our patients. My husband and I are proud fur parents to our dalmatian, Heartford and our black lab, Banks! In my free time I love traveling to the coast with my husband and spending time with family and friends! 

Vivian Wood

Treatment Coordinator

Although Originally from Puerto Rico, North Carolina has been home for the last twenty years. Marrying my husband, raising our two beautiful children and then watching our three beautiful grandchildren grow, has been the highlight of my life. Khara Orthodontics has been a very special part of my family for eleven years now. I love working with such a great doctor and being with staff and patients whom I consider family.

Carissa Fister

Scheduling Coordinator

With my husband being in the United States Air force we have called a lot of places home, but Wasilla, AK is where my family and I made most of our memories. I have always enjoyed the medical field and while in Wasilla I was a certified EMT. I have now been in North Carolina and working with Dr. Khara for almost two years. I could not be happier! Interacting with our patients, their families and being surrounded by friendly peers make my job worthwhile.

Lisa Barron

Scheduling Coordinator

I was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and raised in Columbia, MD where I took a front office medical course in high school. I knew then that was what I wanted to do. Dr. Khara’s office was when it all came together! I just love interacting and getting to know our patients! In my free time I love hanging out with my high school sweetheart husband, our three kids and our two fur babies.

Keri Roberts

Clinical Supervisor

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM so naturally, I am a lover of Mexican food. While making the transition to North Carolina, I fell in love with orthodontics, and have been in the field for eight years now. When I am not with patients or running behind my toddler, you can find me binge watching some of my favorite old school movies.

Vivian Benzo

Lab Technician

Born in Quito, EC and raised in Queens, NY. I am a lover of food and traveling! For some weird reason, I have always loved teeth and have been in dentistry for the last four years. When I’m not with patients, I love getting lost in a good book!

Rarchelle Evans

Clinical Assistant

I am originally from right here in Holly Springs. I have been in dentistry eight years and enjoy helping people reach their smile goals! When not at work, I love spending time with my beautiful daughter.

Rebecka Johnson

Clinical Assistant

I like to say I am a true country gal, born and raised in Johnston County, NC. I am new to the field of dentistry and really enjoy orthodontics. I love seeing the end results of our patients. Outside of work, I like to enjoy local concerts with family and friends.

Brandon Mims

Clinical Assistant

I am born and raised in Raleigh, NC. I attended A&T University as an undergraduate, and am looking forward to attending the dental program at East Carolina University soon. In my quest to be an Orthodontist, I am so thankful for the opportunity to gain experience with an awesome doctor and fantastic co-workers.

Amanda Lawson

Clinical Assistant

I am a native of Johnston County, NC and have been in the dental field for five years. I love helping people achieve the smile of their dreams! When I have free time, I enjoy packing up my family and heading to the beach.

Jordan Lewis

Clinical Assistant

I was born in the lovely city of Boston, MA but I call Garner, NC home. Since graduating dental school, I have enjoyed working with Dr. Khara and seeing the results of our patients. Outside of work, I love participating in various events throughout our community and educating the public on their smiles.

Carolyn Ellis

Clinical Assistant

I am a North Carolina native, born and raised in Charlotte. I married my high school sweetheart and headed south where I fell in love with Khara Orthodontics. That was over eleven years ago! Each day, I am remined why I love my job! The changes that we get to make in someone’s life by giving them a smile of their dreams is what continues to amaze me. When not at work, I enjoy raising my twin boys Cam and Zac, my super talented teenage daughter, Caroline, and of course spending time my best friend and husband Ed. 


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