Our Team


Dr. Susan S. Podray-Donovan, Orthodontist


Dr. Susan Podray-Donovan is a Cumming orthodontist who has served north Georgia since 2012. She received her undergraduate degree in her home state of Florida, at Nova Southeastern University. She then attended dental school at Temple University, where she graduated with honors. After completion of dental school, she worked as a general practitioner in Philadelphia. Her dream was finally fulfilled when she returned to Temple University for her orthodontic residency, where she obtained critical specialty training for two and half additional years to create beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. Dr. Podray is one of three orthodontists in her family. Her father, Dr. George Podray, practiced in Boynton Beach, Florida for 20 years and her brother, Dr. Brad Podray, currently practices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Podray could not be happier in Georgia. When she is not creating the perfect smile, she enjoys the many outdoor activities North Georgia has to offer with her husband Jon and their two sons Zachary and Kyle.


Dr. Podray is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics, the Greater Philadelphia Society of Orthodontics


Jon Donovan, Practice Manager

Jon Donovan is the office manager of Serenity Orthodontics, but also Dr. Podray’s husband. Prior to working as office manager for Serenity Orthodontics, Jon worked as an Accountant in the real estate industry. Jon was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida and received his bachelors degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University and his master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and Forensic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Interests include fishing, painting, kayaking, basketball and anything that involves his wife and two young boys, Zachary and Kyle.


Melissa, Chief Clinical Coordinator

Melissa is an orthodontics assistant at Serenity Orthodontics. She was introduced to orthodontics in 2009 and since then has gained experience in all aspects of the field. Melissa is from Flowery Branch, GA where she lives with her husband Jerry, and her three month old daughter Ava. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, shopping, and spending time with her family. Melissa loves being a part of giving each patient a new sense of confidence from their new smile!


Lisa, Insurance and Front Office Coordinator

I am blessed to live and work in the Windermere neighborhood! I have several years working with dental insurance, and am more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Having just experienced orthodontics with my children, I know exactly what you are going through. Originally from North Carolina, I have lived in Georgia since graduating from UGA. I am married to an Atlanta native, and have a 16 year old son and 13 year old daughter. In my free time I enjoy cheering for my kids at their sporting events, spending time with friends and family, taking fitness classes, and reading. There are so many aspects of my job that I enjoy; however, I find the relationships I build with our patients to be the most rewarding. It is so exciting to see the transformation in their smiles from the start of treatment to the end.


Betty, Clinical Assistant

Hello, my name is Beatriz Gonzales but you can call me Betty! I am so happy to be a part of Serenity Orthodontics! I have been in the Ortho field since 2004, and there is nothing better I rather do then helping others along the way by being part of creating their beautiful smile. During my spare time I enjoy being with my husband and kids and making memories. You can see us every weekend at the soccer field cheering on our kids.


Mallory, Clinical Assistant

Mallory was raised in South Georgia but recently moved to North GA where she received her license from the Orthodontic Assist School of Atlanta. Mallory was inspired by the field during her own personal experience with braces. Gaining the confidence of feeling pretty in her own smile is what led her to her career. “Your outfit is never complete without a smile!” 🙂


Johnny, Clinical Assistant

A GA native is an certified orthodontic assistant His orthodontic career began in 2016. Johnny loves to travel and make memories with friends, since childhood he knew he wanted to work with teeth. Johnny has had braces twice and knows the entire experience. “I just love that I have a hand in making someone’s smile over, its life changing.”


Tracy, Office Manager / Treatment Coordinator

Tracy is our Office Manager / Treatment Coordinator. She has about 13 years of experience in the dental field with over 10 years specializing in Orthodontics. She loves building a relationship with her patients and tries to treat all patients and family as she would want her own children and family to be treated. Tracy lives in Gainesville, Georgia with her husband of 4 years, Carey and their blended family. Her children Trenton, Baleigh, Blake, Carrington, Piper, and Diesel (Dog child) keep her busy outside of work. If she’s not at a fishing tournament or at a cheer competition, you can find her at the lake taking in some rays and spending family time on their boat or at the beach.


Karen, Insurance and Front Office Coordinator

Karen grew up in a small New England town off the beautiful coast of Maine. After moving to Georgia she continued her orthodontic career and is now happy to be working with us at Serenity Orthodontics. With over 20 years of Orthodontic experience she enjoys every aspect of her job from welcoming a patient into the practice to congratulating them on their New smile. Away from the office she enjoys traveling with her family, photography and volunteering at her son’s school.


Rene, Clinical Assistant


Kari, Clinical Assistant