Meet Our Staff

Katie Eary RN– Dr. Kessler’s Nurse

Hi, I’m Katie and I have been a registered nurse since 2013. I graduated from MCC and continued my education through Texas Tech where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my BSN. I worked in Labor and Delivery for 5 years before joining Dr. Kessler at her practice. I have always had a passion for women’s healthcare, and I love the continuity that comes with working in an office. My husband, Brandon, and I have a Golden Retriever and two cats. Other than spending time with family, my favorite things to do are bake and read.

Ashley Avants RN – Dr. Voige Nurse

Hi, my name is Ashley! I have been a nurse for 7 years. I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas! Hook ‘Em Horns! Before coming to Deerwood Women’s Health and Wellness I was a Labor and Delivery nurse. Women’s health has always been a passion of mine. I am married and have two little boys. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and shopping!

Amber Patterson – Triage Specialist

My name Amber Patterson and I am a native Wacoan. I attended college at Mclennan Community College in Waco, and I have worked in the medical field for 6 years. I have two wonderful children and a selfless spouse whom I adore. In my spare time,  I love to spend time with my family and friends, and shop til’ I drop.

Erin Behnke – Reception and Billing

Hi, I’m Erin and I’m still pretty new here, but am loving every minute! I graduated Texas A&M University with a Media degree, but life loves plot twists, so here I am in Medical Coding and Billing. Outside of work I’m either at game night, cooking, running around with friends or getting caught up in some show at home.

Gloria Martinez – Reception and Billing

I came to work for Dr. Kessler following graduation from MCC with an associate in applied science. I work in the billing department. I have 3 daughters. I love outdoor activities and spending time with my family, including my twin sister!

Hallie Wilson – Insurance Verification

Hi! I am Hallie Wilson. I have been married to the love of my life since 1985. We have an awesome son and daughter-in-law with bonus granddaughter. We also have an amazing daughter. We live in multi-generation household as I am so blessed to have both parents living with us. My favorite pass time is hanging out with these lovely folks. I also enjoy watching sports, movies, being outside, crafts and reading. I am an active member of Central Christian Church Waco. I currently serve as the insurance benefit coordinator for the practice. I have been with with Dr. Kessler since 2014 and have seen many changes. I am so excited to see what the future holds for Deerwood Women’s Health & Wellness!

Ann Mazzolla – Billing specialist

My Name is Ann. I have been married for 41 yars and have three children. My passion has always been animals, especially horses. I became a Dressge rider and purchased several horses and became s show horse owner going to shows for many years until my riding horse passed. I love puzzles, so when it came time to choose a career I looked for something that would fit my personality. I became an RHIT and started working for the first doctor I volunteered for right after graduation. I have been in the field for the past 6 years and I love my job. Recently I started to work for Dr. Kessler, and I hope in my heart that this will be my home for the rest of my career.

Darla Gomez – Ultrasound Technician

Darla is OB/GYN registered and has been doing ultrasound for 21 years. She is passionate about OB ultrasound. She prefers OB scans because she enjoys being interactive with patients and giving new parents the first glimpse of their little ones. She loves working in Dr. Kessler’s office because of her awesome patients and the close-knit family atmosphere of the office. In her spare time Darla likes to exercise, travel with her husband, and go to concerts.

Ashleigh Holden RN– Diabetic Counseling Specialist

I have been a registered nurse in Labor and Delivery at Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest for 6 years. I graduated with a BSN from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in May 2013. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on October 8, 2002. I currently wear an insulin pump as well as a continuous glucose monitor and love them both. I am passionate about diabetes education and enjoy helping people manage their condition in a healthy way.

Ros Pierson – Surgical Scrub Assistant

I have been a scrub tech in labor and delivery for 32 years where I have enjoyed working with Dr. Kessler and Dr. Voige!. I have 4 children and 4 amazing grandkids!

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    2420 Wycon Drive Suite 403 Waco, Texas 76712


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