Meet the Peru Team

Our friendly, dedicated, and energetic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive experience every time you visit our Peru orthodontics office.




Donna loves to meet new people. Her loves include camping with her husband Rick and spending time with her 2 children, Manny and Crystal, who live in the suburbs. Her hobbies are reading and crafting.



Financial Coordinator

Shelly has worked for Dr. Imel for 19 years and is one of the financial coordinators. She attended Illinois State University and received her Bachelors in Business Administration. She was an assistant for 8 years and now schedules and does the financial contracts. She loves to see the beautiful smiles that result from orthodontics. Shelly enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and their yellow lab and two cats. Some of her favorite things to do are cheering on her daughter at sporting events, shopping, going to the beach and attending Chicago Cub games.



financial coordinator

Amy has worked for Dr. Imel and Dr. Shah for 4 years. She received her licensing in Dental Hygiene in 2010 from Parkland College. She worked in Private Practice before deciding to switch to orthodontics. She enjoys spending time with her husband Steven and daughter Vivienne while bumming around their family farm. Her hobbies include being outdoors and pruning her flower garden in the summertime.



Treatment coordinator

Clarisse was a patient of Dr. Shah and now is excited about having a career working with him. She enjoys the patients and helping to make their smiles more beautiful. Spending time on fishing trips with her family in the summertime is one of her favorite things to do, along with spoiling her dog Winnie.





Clinical Assistant

Kym was born and raised in Peru, Illinois. She has worked for Dr. Imel for 19 years and enjoys working as an orthodontic assistant. She has 3 children, 2 daughters and a son which includes a set of twins! She enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with her children and loves summertime! She is a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Blackhawks.





Lab Technician

Laura is our in house lab technician and has been in the dental field for over 23 years. Laura enjoys spending her summers boating with her husband and their dog, Ruby. She loves to grillout and spend time in the garden. As an avid sports fan she loves to watch and cheer on the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks. She loves seeing the end results in orthodontics when the braces come off and she makes the retainers to keep their smile beautiful.


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