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


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


Corinne is a native of Massillon, Ohio, she graduated from Massillon Washington High School in 2010 as a licensed Cosmetologist. Corinne spent her high school years cheering on the sidelines for the Tigers, played softball, and member of the choir. Shortly after graduating high school Corinne had a calling to get into healthcare, she applied for RN program at Stark State College, which came with a long waiting list. A family member of Corinne's inspired her to get into Dentistry, and she's found her passion. Corinne graduated from Stark State in 2014 as a Certified Dental Assistant and later returned in 2016 to further her education in Dentistry as an EFDA ( Expanded Function Dental Assistant ). Corinne loves Dentistry and feels extremely have worked with tremendous mentors over the years. Corinne strives to have every patient walk out of Navarre Dentistry and Orthodontics, feeling comfortable and confident having been given the utmost care. Outside of work Corinne is raising her two children Brennan and Kennedy with her other half Joe. Life is filled with pure bliss. Corinne and her family are extensive lovers of the outdoors, and believe you can never visit the same place twice.

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. 

Christina Burkett

Practice Administrator

Christina is a Stark County native.  She is a graduate of Kent State University where she earned her BA in Journalism and Mass Communication.   She has worked in management roles in several industries over the past 20 years and found a home in dentistry 8 years ago.  Christina is passionate about patient experience and welcomes your questions.

Outside of work Christina is cooking, hiking, exploring or has her nose stuck in a book.   She and her son are always planning their next adventure near or far. 

Kelly Kanouff


Stacy Thompson