Meet Our Team
Tesia Hopkins- Administrative Operations Director
Tesia was the Office Manager for the Overland Park location, where she has worked with Drs. Jenkins and LeBlanc since 2015. She has recently taken on the role of Administrative Director, overseeing operations at all 5 of our locations.
Born and raised in Olathe, KS she received her diploma from Olathe North High School before moving to Orlando, FL where she obtained her post-secondary education. Being a Midwest girl at heart she is happy to be back and raising her son near her childhood home.
Outside of the practice, Tesia enjoys traveling, cook-outs with family and friends, and attending her son’s sports events.
Whitney Franchuk- Billing Coordinator
For over 7 years Whitney has been a vital part of Drs. Jenkins & LeBlanc, Dentistry for Children, growing naturally into the position of Billing Director. You may have had the pleasure of meeting her in our front office in previous years; she has always been a family favorite! Whitney’s natural empathy and authentic desire to help others make her an ideal point of contact for families to navigate the finances of dental health!
Whitney was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas before she was whisked away by the love of her life to Kansas City in 2008, where they have been happily married, raising their two wonderful daughters. She studied at Wichita State University and later the University of Kansas, developing skills that contribute to her well-rounded understanding of fiscal management.
When she is away from the office, Whitney enjoys indulgent cooking and serving others. She adores spending time with her friends and family, including Maverick, the family Siberian Husky and Kodiak, the newest member of the family recently rescued from a local shelter.
Jessie Luttrell- Surgery Coordinator
Jessie has been a dedicated Jenkins & LeBlanc team member for over 7 years, where she has had the opportunity to perform many roles, from dental assisting to office administration until she settled in as the practice’s Surgery Coordinator.
Jessie enjoys working with our patients and outside partners to provide excellent dental experiences. Born and raised in Kansas City, Jessie briefly moved south where she studied at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and received her Dental Assisting Certificate at Advantage Dental School.
In her spare time, Jessie enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.
Karissa Stuart- Human Resources Director
Karissa Stuart is the Director of Human Resources and comes to us with over 5 years’ experience in human resources. Karissa has a degree in Applied Science with an Emphasis in Human Resources. Karissa is a Kansas City native but has lived in various cities in the US including, Honolulu HI, Vancouver WA, and Oklahoma City, OK and currently resides in Liberty, MO.
Karissa loves the variety of people she gets to interact with working in HR and believes Jenkins & LeBlanc allows personalities to strive for a positive environment. She enjoys being at the cutting edge of what defines high-quality children’s dentistry and the team that makes it possible. She strives to change the negative persona that surrounds traditional HR roles by engaging in operations and doing what she can to cultivate positivity. She believes it is the nature of an HR professional to have a deep love for company values and culture, similar to that of a family.
Karissa has a young daughter, who she describes as a firecracker. She spends the majority of her free time with her daughter and family. She enjoys playing volleyball, going to the movies, traveling, trying new foods and living life to the fullest.
Megan Roach-Wimer- Marketing Director
Megan began working for Drs. Jenkins and LeBlanc in 2013. Over the last 6 years, she has taken on many roles within the company, eventually transitioning into the role of Marketing Director in 2017. Her creativity, innate empathy, and interpersonal skills make her a natural fit to manage our social media, outreach opportunities, patient relations, and internal employee engagement.
Megan is a KC native and currently resides in Overland Park. She is pursuing a dual degree in Graphic Design from JCCC and Marketing from Fort Hays State University.
Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, and their rescue animals as well as occasionally fostering kittens for KC Pet Project. Additionally, she likes to spend her free time painting, reading, gardening, biking or spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband love to travel together, exploring culture, food and nature.