Clinical Operations Supervisor
Jessica, or as we call her “JK”, has been with Westphal Orthopedics since our beginning in January of 2014. She was an integral part in establishing our radiology services and has since become our Clinical Operations Supervisor. JK draws her inspiration from Dr. Westphal. His work ethic and commitment to excellence are a catalyst in JK’s professional development. She is excited with the prospect of being able to carry on Dr. Westphal’s legacy at Westphal Orthopedics.
JK didn’t always want a career in healthcare. When she was younger, she wanted to become an elementary school teacher because of her love of children. She has found her chosen career to be more rewarding than she ever thought possible. According to her, the best part of her job is helping people navigate the surgical process and watching them return to their active lifestyles. Because of this, she really feels that she is making a difference in her community.
One of the things that JK enjoys most about the day-to-day operations is sharing laughs with her coworkers and patients. In fact, after a long day in the office, she enjoys watching “The Office” on Netflix when she gets home. When she isn’t watching Netflix, she enjoys hiking, swimming in her pool, playing with her dogs and her newest hobby, crocheting.
Danielle de Perrot
Danielle is a recent graduate of the California University of Pennsylvania. She plans to go on to get her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. While she is applying for different programs, she’s enjoying the time she gets to spend with patients which has only served to increase her desire to become a PA.
While in school, Danielle was an intregal part of the U Cal swim team. She now spends her free time coaching, excercising, playing the flute and spending time with her family, especially her mom who she admires greatly. When she’s working, Danielle gets great joy and motivation from watching our patients restore their lives through the orthopedic excellence provided by our practice.
Clinical Specialist, RRT
Essence works hard every day to make her parents proud. She says that they worked hard to give her the best life possible and she wants to emulate that for her future children. When her days get tough, she finds that sunshine outside or Rita’s Italian Ice will put a smile on her face in no time! The thought of having a half day every Friday doesn’t hurt either. When she does have a stressful day, she finds exercise to be her best stress-reliever when she gets home at night.
Clinical Specialist, RRT
Stacey brings over a decade of experience in healthcare to our team at Westphal Orthopedics. She joined our group in June of 2014, shortly after we opened the doors. She finds great satisfaction in helping our patients progress through their treatment until they are pain free.
A mother of three, Stacey gains a lot of inspiration from her children. She says they are a constant reminder of what patience and unconditional love are all about. She still somehow finds time for the things that she enjoys like baking, crafting or being outdoors.
Like Ashley, Stacey also wanted to be a marine biologist when she was a kid because she loved going to the aquarium and watching Shark Week on Discovery Channel. As she grew, she realized that this would be a better hobby than a career and she turned her focus to healthcare.
Some things that are always sure to cheer Stacey up when she’s down include a kiss from her kids or husband, coffee, sunshine or free lunch!