Meet Our Staff

Front Office Staff


Stephie Dean

Stephie (pronounced Stevie) has been an integral part of our office since 2009. She currently serves as Financial Administrator. Her strong background in organizational management, development, and customer service makes her a perfect leader for our office team. She has strong ties to the Ross Valley community. Her daughter graduated from Drake high school and her son will attend Drake in the fall. Stephie grew up in Texas, but she and her family have called San Anselmo home for over 15 years.

Marian Bennett

Marian Bennett

Marian joined Dr. Freeman’s team in 2018 as our Patient Care Coordinator.  It is her smiling face that you see when you walk in our door.  She has made her career in the dental field, starting in 1991.  Marian grew up in Marin and currently lives in Fairfax with her family.  She also has two parrots, Charlie and Sully, and two dogs, Stevie and Molly that she adores.  Marian  enjoys kayaking, going to the beach, mountain biking, and cheering on her son in his go cart races. 


Barbara Bischoff

Barbara joined our team in 2013 to help with scheduling, reception and administrative support.  A Bay Area native, she graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Business Administration / Marketing and then continued coursework at College of Marin and UC Berkeley.  Outside our office, Barbara loves hiking with friends, gardening, volunteering, and traveling with her family.



Registered Dental Assistant – RDA


Angie Barrios

Angie became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2008, getting her certification at Everest College in San Francisco.  She has been assisting Dr. Freeman since 2013.  Angie was born in San Francisco, and grew up in San Rafael where she still lives with her husband and three daughters.  In her free time, Angie loves to dance, cook and spend time enjoying outdoor adventures with her family.  Angie is a huge sports fan and roots for her hometown Giants and 49ers!  

Jonamel Caridad

Jonamel joined Dr. Freeman’s team in early 2018.  She graduated from the College of Marin Dental Assisting Program in 2011 and has worked as an RDA ever since. Before becoming an RDA, Jonamel worked in the mortgage business and in dental specific marketing. She grew up in Greenbrae and lives there still. Jonamel loves to be outside and near the ocean.  She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and surfing in her free time.


Dental Hygiene Staff



Vailita (pronounced like Vail Colorado) graduated from UC Berkeley and then did her hygiene training at Foothill College. Working in our office one to two days each week for over 20 years, she keeps a close watch on new trends and advances in dental hygiene. “I love my work as it develops lasting relationships and promotes oral health.” Vailita holds certifications in both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation. She lives in the Ross Valley with her husband and has three children. She has a love of traveling, skiing, hiking, and all kinds of music and art.



Carolina has been an integral member of our team since 2005. She is a foreign trained dentist from Bogotá, Colombia, where she practiced dentistry for 4 years before moving to the USA. She has outstanding skills as a dental nurse, R.D.A., and hygienist. She enjoys working with and getting to know each patient while providing the highest quality dental care and making each visit a pleasant experience. Outside of the office, Carolina enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cycling, reading, dancing, swimming and scuba diving.



Carol has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1974.  She first started with Dr. Freeman in 1992 for a few years, and then rejoined his team in 2010.  Carol was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Miami, FL, and has called Northern California home since 1982, currently living in Sonoma County.   Carol loves painting, being a grandmother, and enjoys practicing the healing arts.



Mary became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2014 and joined Dr. Freeman’s team in 2015. Mary received a degree in criminology from the University of Florida and has dedicated her career to healthcare having worked previously as a Certified EMT and as a Certified Nurse Assistant helping alzheimer’s and dementia patients.  Mary grew up and currently lives in Sonoma with her husband and two children.  Mary’s interests include, but certainly are not limited to knitting, crocheting, fixing cars, going on bike rides with her family, and researching the genealogy of her deeply rooted California family.



Aimee has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2008.   She has been a member of Dr. Freeman’s team since 2015.  Aimee grew up in Alaska, moved to Marin in 1990 and worked as a preschool teacher for 12 years. She then moved to Florida where she received her AS in Dental Science from TCC in Tallahassee.  She moved back to Marin in 2008 and now resides in Fairfax with her husband,  son, and dog.  In her free time, Aimee loves spending time with her family, traveling, and standup paddleboarding.