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Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


Rose-Anne Fournier-Howe

Owner/Manager


Rose-Anne is a native of Canada whose background is Business Administration.  She came to Ohio after marrying the love of her life, Fred in 2008. Immediately upon becoming a permanent resident of the U.S. Rose-Anne came to be employed at Navarre Family Dentistry as Business Manager.  After 8 years of helping Dr. Walter grow the Practice, she is very excited to now transition into a role of ownership of the business. 

As the managing member of a group, Rose-Anne is excited to move this thriving Practice into new areas of treatment options for our patients such as offering in-house Endodontic (Root Canal Therapy) services, Extractions, Orthodontics as well as Botox and Dermal Fillers.  She has assembled an outstanding team of skilled professionals who share her vision of exceptional patient care in a constantly evolving field. 

In her spare time, Rose-Anne and her husband Fred enjoy entertaining their grandchildren, cycling, swimming, and most things outdoors. She and Fred are lovers of cultures and the world as evidenced by their extensive international travels.  She is a huge fan of Airbnb! Rose-Anne lived and worked in Africa and Asia for a decade training up youth leadership as well as leading Disaster Relief Teams.

Rose-Anne speaks fluent French, English, Kreol, some Italian & Malagasy.  Her goal is to see 90% of the world and speak 12 languages fluent during her lifetime.

She is delighted to welcome you to an outstanding dental Practice housed in a beautiful, modern facility where you will be treated like family and be offered the highest and best level of care.


Corinne Beard

CDA, EFDA


Corinne is a native of Massillon, OH and graduated from Massillon Washington High School. Corinne graduated from Stark College as an EFDA (Expanded Function Dental Auxillary) in 2016 and joined our practice in October 2018. Corinne found her passion in dentistry and treats every patient like family. She strives to make every dental visit a great experience. Corinne and her family live in Jackson Township. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and numerous outdoor activities.

Morgan Blacka


Morgan graduated Cum Laude from Sarah Whitaker Glass Dental Hygiene School at West Liberty University, where she received Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is also an Alumni of Alpha Xi Delta. Morgan's goal is to later pursue her Master’s degree in Dental Hygiene from West Liberty.

She has been a life-long patient of our practice and she tells us that from her experiences in our office, she grew a passion for the field of dentistry. By the 4th grade she knew she wanted to be a dental hygienist. Morgan loves being able to share her knowledge and educate patients about oral health care and she is looking forward to caring for you and your family!

When she is out of the office, you can find Morgan at country concerts or watching sporting events. In the spring she does stat keeping for the baseball team at the Tuscarawas Branch of Kent State University. She looks forward to her yearly family vacation to the Outer Banks, where her West Highland Terrier, Sammie tags along.

We are excited for you to meet Morgan and our Team wishes her a very warm "Welcome Home"!


Kristen Schmidt

Office Administrator


Kristen Schmidt was raised in Lorain, Ohio & moved to the area in 2009. She & her husband, Steve, have since been residence of Navarre. Kristen has been with us since late May of 2019. She comes with a vast medical knowledge and experience, having worked with both Affinity Hospitals and Aultman. Her exceptional managerial skills have ensured the smooth running and constant growth of our Practice and we are delighted to have her be part of our “Dream Team”!

Kristen has countless skills and interests but one of the most fascinating things about her is that she is a skilled drag racer & has been competing for 23 years in both the NHRA & IHRA. You will surely enjoy her fun personality and will absolutely benefit from her broad knowledge of insurance benefits and finance options. She is always willing to answer your questions and is here to assist you with scheduling needs and treatment planning.


Alyssa Birchler


Alyssa graduated from Modern Dental Concepts Dental Assisting Program. She plans to further her education in dental assisting & continue to learn new skills. She strives to provide patients with a satisfying visit each time they come to Navarre Dentistry. She finds her job very rewarding when seeing the difference she can make in each & every patients smile.

Alyssa grew up in Navarre & has been a lifelong patient at Navarre Dentistry. She enjoys traveling the world & is a avid camper. She loves spending time with friends, family & her beloved cat Rue.