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Jennifer Castle

Jennifer Castle

Patient Coordinator

Jennifer is the first person you see when greeted in our reception room. In healthcare her entire working career, Jennifer truly appreciates and values the personal connections she makes with her patient care. A busy mother of three children and three cats, Jennifer is also an avid competitive runner.

Catherine Culp, R.N.

Catherine Culp, R.N.

Registered Nurse

Catherine has been in medicine for more than 30 years. She became a nurse because she just loves helping people, especially when they are having challenges and are fearful. Dr. Sforzo and Dr. Dillingham share her philosophy and, therefore, the reason she chose to join our practice. Catherine worked as a recovery nurse and saw first hand the care our doctors gave their patients.

Catherine and her husband blended their families; together they have six grown children. She enjoys spending one on one time with her children, working out, running on the beach and especially movie date night with her husband.

Toni Ferguson, R.T.

Toni Ferguson, R.T.

 Clinical Assistant

Toni has been in the medical field for more than 20 years, as both a radiology technologist and medical assistant. As a valuable member of our team, she brings an extensive background in orthopedics and a genuine concern for each patient. Toni believes everyone should be treated as an individual and as if they were the only patient.

Toni is married with four grown children. She loves sports, yoga and relaxing on the beach.

Joanie Ferris

Joanie Ferris

Surgery Scheduling

Joanie has been in the medical field for 30 years, ten of those years at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and 20 years scheduling surgeries in orthopedics.  She received the Bravo award from Doctors Hospital for outstanding service in helping patients with the scheduling process.

Joanie truly enjoys helping to make each patient’s surgery experience as pleasant and worry free as possible.

In her free time she loves spending time with family and her two dogs Jax, a Bichon and Reese, a miniature Schnauzer.

Mariana Gargaun, R.T.

Mariana Gargaun, R.T.

Radiology Technologist

Mariana has been in customer service and medicine for over 10 years. Born in Cimislia, Moldova, she moved to the United States in 2005 with her parents and younger brother. Mariana speaks Romanian, Russian, Spanish and English. Making people happy guides her philosophy to treat every patient like they are part of her family.  As a  Radiology Technologist she enjoys helping patients on their road to recovery.

Mariana loves baking wonderful desserts and finds joy in sharing them with our staff, friends and family. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling.

Jake Hlavach, PA-C

Jake Hlavach, PA-C

Physicians Assistant

Jake joined Sforzo | Dillingham Orthopedics in 2015 as a Physicians Assistant. He decided to become a PA because this dynamic field offered a wide variety of opportunities to participate in the patient care process, the ability to help patients and to be part of a dedicated health care team. He believes the entire team at Sforzo | Dillingham Orthopedics shares his focus and values.

Jake moved to Sarasota from Chicago at age 9. He was a former high school and college baseball player. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, boating, and riding his motorcycle.

Briana Sandburg, R.T.

Briana Sandburg, R.T.

 Clinical Assistant

Briana has been in medicine and customer service for more than 15 years. Also, a licensed radiology technician, Briana believes all patients deserve to be treated in the same way she would want her family treated.

Briana was born and raised in Sarasota and is an identical mirror image twin, which means, she is left handed and her twin is right handed. She enjoys visiting North Carolina where both her twin and younger sister live. Her leisure time is spent playing competitive beach volleyball, reading and walking Payton, her five year old Cock-a-poo.

Betty Tringali

Betty Tringali

Billing Specialist

Betty has been in medicine since 1970. She began her career in a one-doctor office and did everything from answering phones to performing EKG’s. Over the years, she has managed several medical offices including cardiology, internal medicine and trauma. Her care and treatment of patients is guided by remembering how frightened her mother was when seeing a physician. She tries to do whatever she can to help patients feel cared for and understood.

Betty and her husband of 41 years moved to Sarasota from Buffalo in 1996. She enjoys reading, politics and boating.

Karen Van Der Baars

Karen Van Der Baars

Business Manager and Patient Coordinator

Karen has 13 years of experience working in healthcare as a manager of an outpatient-imaging center.  This position allowed Karen to work with a variety of medical specialists where she discovered she truly enjoyed orthopedics.  Her love of sports and the ability to see patients recover and return to doing the things they love made orthopedics a natural fit.  Karen strives to treat patients with kindness while thoughtfully addressing their concerns.

Married with three grown children, Karen loves to exercise and spend time at the beach with family and friends.

Teresa Wartgow

Teresa Wartgow

Certified Professional Coder

As director of our billing department with 26 years of experience, Teresa’s goal is accuracy and efficiency in all billing and insurance matters. Her expertise and attention to detail ensures you receive the best reimbursement possible.

Along with her husband and two children, Teresa moved to Florida in 2006 to enjoy the sunshine. She now loves spending time with her two beautiful grandchildren, as well as volunteering and supporting animal rescue.

Jeana Youmans

Jeana Youmans

Patient Coordinator

With 18 years of working in the medical field, Jeana’s priority is to work with compassionate doctors who put patient care first. She found that philosophy when she joined Sforzo | Dillingham Orthopedics. In her spare time Jeana enjoys outdoor activities, adventuring to new places, live music concerts, but most of all spending time with her two children, family and friends.

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