Request Call Map
COVID-19 Statement
(508) 753-5444
405 Grove Street, #300, Worcester, MA 01605
Download Our Forms

Meet Our Worcester, MA Dental Team

Ann Wynn

Registered Dental Assistant

For more than three decades, Ann has been helping Massachusetts residents smile. Our patients have experienced her outstanding care since 2006, and her kindness and attention to detail at chairside make her a patient favorite. A Boylston, MA native, Ann graduated from Algonquin Regional High School, and earned her radiology certification at Tuft’s University. She is licensed by the state of Massachusetts as a dental assistant, and is CPR certified.

Outside the office, Ann is happily married with 2 grown sons and 2 grandchildren. She loves spending time with family, friends and her dog Bayley. Ann especially enjoys boating, reading, traveling, and playing with her grandchildren. Whenever she has an opportunity, Ann enjoys traveling. She’s visited Australia, England, and the Caribbean.  Of all the places she’s traveled, Ann may just love Disney World the best.

Elesha Goodwin

Registered Dental Assistant

Elesha has enjoyed helping patients feel better about their smiles for more than twenty years, and we were happy to welcome her to our Worcester, MA practice in 2011. Elesha studied at Worcester Technical Institute, holds her CPR certification, and is licensed by both the state of Massachusetts and the Dental Assisting National Board.

Elesha is happily married with two adult children and one handsome grandson. She loves reading, camping, cooking, and baking. If you ask nicely, you may even convince Elesha to decorate the cake for your next special occasion.

Jennifer Machado

Registered Dental Assistant

Since 2013, Jennifer has been helping our patients brighten their smiles. Originally from Manati, Puerto Rico, Jennifer graduated from Federico Quinones High School, and studied dental assisting at the American Career Institute. Jennifer is certified in CPR and radiology.

In her free time, Jennifer loves being with her husband, and two children. She especially enjoys singing karaoke, and dancing salsa and merengue.

Jill Congdon

Registered Dental Hygienist & Program Outreach Coordinator

Since 2002, Jill has helped our patients achieve optimal oral health by providing thorough dental cleanings. She prides herself on treating every patient with superior care and getting to know them personally. Jill earned an AS in dental hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College, and a BS in natural science from Worcester State University. She is a certified public health dental hygienist, a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, and holds anesthesia administration and CPR permits.

We’d like to congratulate Jill on being named the 2015 Worcester district hygienist of the year!

Jill has been happily married since 2004. She and her husband, Kevin have two wonderful children, Kirsten and Charlie. Jill and her family are devoted Patriots football and Red Sox baseball fans, and they love to travel. Jill has visited Cambodia, Egypt, Vietnam, and Thailand. Jill volunteers teaching dental hygiene to children and is also an advocate for young people in the community.

Tricia Draleaus

Registered Dental Hygienist

For nearly a decade, Tricia has helped our patients feel at ease and receive quality dental care. Tricia studied at the Burdett School of Design, and studied dental hygiene at Quinsigamond Community College. She holds certifications in CPR and local anesthesia.

Tricia is married, and she and her husband have one lovely daughter, Audrey. She enjoys horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.

Autumn Ciummei-Jones


Autumn joined the dental industry in 2001, and has been with our practice since 2014. Autumn loves learning about the dental field and has completed numerous continuing education courses through the Massachusetts Dental Society including training in areas such as dental insurance, treatment planning, case acceptance, customer service, and patient needs. Autumn is happily married with children and a cat. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Patricia McCorkle


For more than 30 years, Patricia has worked with patients to get the care they want and need. Her contagious smile has been spreading through our Worcester, MA practice since 2002. Patricia is a graduate of the Mantachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, and she strives every day to help patients get the quality care they need.

When she can, Patricia loves spending time with her two children, gardening, reading and traveling.

Chiara Atkins


Chiara may be relatively new to our team, but she’s been working in the dental field for over a decade now. She studied at the Porter and Chester Institute and is a Registered Dental Assistant in addition to her administrative expertise. Today, what she enjoys most about her job is being able to provide patients with quality care! Interacting with people over the phone and in-person is always so rewarding, especially since she’s one of the first team members they see when arriving for a first visit.

Chiara is happily married and has a little boy who is her whole world. She’s excited to expand her family in the future! The majority of her extended family resides in Italy, and she does her best to visit every couple of years. As for personal hobbies, she likes going to the beach, traveling, and (of course) spending quality time with loved ones.

Janice Gibson

Office Manager

Janice has brightened our office by offering patients a welcoming smile since 2000. She started working in dentistry in 1995, and was educated at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Jan lives in Worcester, MA with her husband Rich.  Janice enjoys vacationing at her home in New Hampshire, where she spends her time doing still life photography. 

Lisa Abramo

Registered Dental Assistant

Lisa comes to Handsman & Haddad with more than thirty years of experience in maxillofacial and periodontal surgery. After attending Stoneham High School, Lisa went on to study at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School Dental Medicine in the dental assisting and the oral surgery programs. She is licensed by the State of Massachusetts as a dental assistant and holds certification in CPR and basic life support for healthcare providers with AED training. She is also radiology certified.

Lisa has been happily married for 30 years and has two grown sons and two loving cats. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, walking, volunteer work and spending time with her family at the ocean and vacationing in Boothbay Harbor.

Dawn Marie Nelson

Dental Assistant

Dawn’s career in the dental field spans over two decades so far, and she loves working alongside such amazing staff members and caring for wonderful patients every day! She attended Mt. Ida College for her education and also studied at Tufts University through an externship.

Dawn currently resides in Worcester with her husband Erik. Outside of the practice, her favorite hobbies include cooking and spending quality time with family and friends. An interesting fact about her: she’s traveled to Europe twice and can speak French fluently!