Gardner Staff

Wendylynn Quintana, Hearing Instrument Specialist, Central Offices Manager

Hi, my name is Wendylynn Quintana. I am a Hearing Instrument Specialist, Audiology Assistant, and Central regional manager here at Gardner Audiology. I am originally from Miami, Florida; I moved to North Carolina to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduating from UNCG my husband and I moved back to our home state Florida. On my free time I like to spend time with my family, my dog Lou, boating and exploring all the beautiful destinations Florida has to offer.

Pamela Moore, Hearing Instrument Specialist, Northern Offices Manager

Hello, my name is Pamela and I’m a Hearing Aid Specialist at Gardner Audiology in our Inverness and Dunnellon offices. I’m originally from Kentucky, but moved to Florida in 2019. I’m a mother to one amazing son, wife to my husband of 12 years, and a dog mom. I worked in the tour and travel industry before coming into healthcare in 2019. For fun, I enjoy traveling, fishing, reading, puzzles, hanging at the theme parks or cheering on my favorite team, the Tampa Bay Lightning!

Blair Driscoll, Practice Administrator

Hello! My name is Blair, and I’m the Practice Administrator for Gardner Audiology. I’ve worked in medical administration since 2005, with a focus on hearing care since 2011. I have a B.S. degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and am an AAPC certified professional biller. I’m a native of Florida, originally from Cape Coral, but now enjoy calling Tampa home! Team Gardner is made up of passionate, intelligent, driven people. I feel fortunate to come to work every day and be part of this team. We love helping our patients improve their lives through better hearing, and we work together to achieve great things! In my spare time, my husband and I love traveling, trying new restaurants, and all things sports. I have a passion for fashion and design.

Chrissy Bell, Finance Manager

I’m a Floridian, born and raised in Tampa. I am a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. I work in the Tampa/Citrus Park office of Gardner Audiology. I love computers, numbers and spreadsheets. I have an amazing husband, two adult sons, a stepson and three grandsons. For fun, I enjoy traveling with my family and friends, reading, boating, kayaking, running and any outdoor activity. I’ve run 8 incredible marathons including New York City and Chicago.

Chelsea Devlin, Operations Manager, Audiology Assistant

Hi! I’m Chelsea, the Operations Manager for Gardner Audiology. I’m also a licensed Audiology Assistant. I received my B.S. in Health Sciences from the University of South Florida, and I have been with Gardner since 2019. I am proud to be part of a team of passionate and knowledgeable professionals. Patient care is the heart and soul of our practice, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to cultivate meaningful partnerships with our patients! When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and in the garden.

Anni Hester, Audiology Assistant

Hello, my name is Anni, and I recently joined the Gardner family and work at the Zephyrhills location! I’ve lived in Lakeland for almost 30 years. My husband and I have a 6-acre farm which includes cows, goats, pigs, chickens and turkeys! When we’re not busy on the farm, we’re enjoying ourselves in the back yard with our 2 children and 4 grandchildren. I decided to make a complete career transition in my role here; previously, I worked in a call center where you were hurried to the next customer. I wanted to work somewhere where I could form relationships with the people I was caring for, and this is just the place for that! I’m very excited to continue my journey here at Gardner Audiology.

Carmen Ortiz, Audiology Assistant

Hi, I’m Carmen Ortiz and I’m originally from Bronx, New York, but raised in Miami, Florida. I have 3 beautiful girls, 2 teenagers and a toddler whom keep me busy, and I’ve been married for 14 years. With over 10 years of customer care experience, I am excited to be joining our Crystal River location. My family and I love doing anything on the water and traveling to new destinations every year. My hobbies include crafts, gardening, and going on daily nature walks or runs.

Rosarnie Perez, Audiology Assistant

Hi! My name is Rosarnie and I am an Audiology Assistant at Gardner Audiology in the Tampa location. I was born and raised in central Florida, but my parents are from Puerto Rico. I graduated with my bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences from UCF in May 2021, and am now living in Tampa. During my free time, I love spending time with my family and trying new food spots. I am excited to be a part of the Gardner Audiology team, and can’t wait to see what the future has in store.

Jojo Gregory, Audiology Assistant

Hi, There! My name is Jordyn but I prefer to go by Jojo. I am currently an Audiology Assistant in training at our Inverness location. I’ve lived in Florida over half my life, but I was born In Kansas City, Kansas (Go Chiefs!). In college I studied both biology and digital media, and I have done many things career wise- from sushi chef, to concert photographer, to manatee tour guide! For the past year, however, I’ve found a love for the medical field and I’m looking forward to settling down in it and seeing how far I can grow! In my spare time you can find me foraging, cooking, being involved in community theatre, or watching spooky movies with my many pets and long-term partner. I’m blessed to be surrounded by such a wonderful team of people at Gardner Audiology and I’m excited to see where my future here goes!

Leslie Howard, Patient Care Coordinator Team Lead

Hi. My name is Leslie and I am the Patient Care Coordinator at Gardner Audiology. I am “the face” behind the voice you hear on your phone reminding you of your appointments and usually the first one you see when you come into our office. I have been here since 2011. Through these past years, I have learned many new things and met lots of incredible people!! I am the proud Mother of an amazing son and daughter, a dog and 2 fish. The thing that I love to do the most in my free time is cooking!! I love to bake different delicious creations to share with my friends, our patients, their families and anyone who comes in that wants to try a treat! I have worked in healthcare all of my life and am thankful for where I am today!

Kendra Rios, Patient Care Coordinator

Hello My name is Kendra, you will see me in the Zephyrhills office . I’m originally from Puerto Rico but I’ve lived in Tampa for about 7 years, and in those 7 years I have been working Customer Service. I joined the Gardner Audiology team in order to help serve and built relationships with the people in my community. In my free time, I like to spend time with my 3-year-old son and explore new adventures within the Tampa Bay Area.

Cece Patel, Patient Care Coordinator

Hello, my name is Chandni, but I go by Cece. I recently joined the Gardner Team and work in the Citrus Park location. I was born and raised in Orlando, and moved to Tampa earlier this year. I am an extreme Netflixer and love to discover new shows and books. One of my favorite places on Earth is Universal Studios and I will always go if given the chance. I have worked in the Healthcare field for about 5 years and am looking forward to continuing that here at Gardner!

Angelica Vargas, Patient Care Coordinator

Hello my name is Angelica, I’m the patient coordinator at the Crystal River location. I was born in Colombia South America; I have lived in Florida since I was five years old, and lived in Crystal River for the past 6 years. I have two sons. One of my biggest satisfactions in life is helping others; this is why I enjoy being part of the Gardner team, I love being part of being able to change individuals lives for the better. My favorite hobbies are anything that involves the water and sun but the beach is my favorite, I also love spending time with animals. 

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Kailee Schwartz, Patient Care Coordinator

Hi! My name is Kailee, I am the Patient Care Coordinator for the Pinellas offices. I recently moved to Clearwater from my hometown, Moyock, North Carolina. I moved here with my cat Timothée who is my pride and joy! I’m so grateful to work at Gardner Audiology, I have met some of the kindest people and I am so excited to continue my new adventure here in Florida.
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Jasmin Garrett, Patient Care Coordinator

Hello! My name is Jasmin, I’m a Patient Care Coordinator in our Spring Hill location. I’m from Tampa, have lived in FL my whole life, and I have no plans of moving any time soon! I’ve been a Patient Care Coordinator for a short time, but I’ve been a patient like you all my life. Between trying to make your appointments and dealing with insurance, it can be pretty intimidating. I’m very passionate about explaining as much as I can so it’s easier to understand. I’ve studied Biotechnology and Psychology (can’t you tell I LOVE science?) When I’m not at Disney with my fiancé, we enjoy listening to music and playing video games together. I can talk about music all day every day.

Kathy Ellison, Insurance Coordinator

I was raised in the Tampa Bay area with 5 of the best brothers a girl could ask for. For over 30 years I have worked in manufacturing environments in Administration and Human Resources Management. I have two amazing daughters and 3 beautiful grandchildren, whom I spend a lot of time with. I am a volunteer with Pasco County Schools, my granddaughters Girl Scout Troup and an active member of The Trinity Womans League. I love spending time with family and friends, when I have spare time I enjoy working in my yard and painting ceramics (mainly Christmas trees and ornaments).

Andrea Burgess, Insurance Coordinator

Hi, my name is Andrea and I work in the Dunnellon office, I’m the Insurance Coordinator for all offices, as well as the Patient Care Coordinator for Dunnellon. I was born and raised in the Orlando area and moved to the Citrus county area about 5 years ago. I love the outdoors and on my down time I love to fish or go to the beach, those are my happy places. I enjoy spending time with my family; I’m a proud mother of two adult children, one son and one daughter and two beautiful granddaughters that are two years old and are my shining light. I have been in the healthcare field for over 18 years, I am very happy to be a part of this great family at Gardner Audiology. 

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