Our beloved Ellen Greene has retired from her position as our Practice Administrator of 23 years, and we welcome Amy Kozloski as our new Practice Administrator!
We had to say goodbye to Ellen at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, so unfortunately we were unable to give her the proper send-off to celebrate her innumerable contributions to Bay Oral.
Here’s what Ellen had to say about her time at Bay Oral and her plans in retirement:
“For the last several years, people have asked me when I’m going to retire. My answer each and every time has been, ‘Why would I leave the perfect job?’ And in every way it has been the perfect job. Working for and with people you respect, admire and like is a gift to be appreciated, and I do!
We have been through it all together. Marriages, births, deaths, illnesses, recoveries, saying goodbye to old friends, saying hello to new team members, new doctors, new clinics, new technology. My memories are the celebrations. Lunches, after work events, parties, baby showers, really any reason to gather and laugh at the antics of ourselves but let’s be honest mostly the antics of the doctors: ‘Remember the time….’
How have we changed over the 23 years I have been at Bay Oral? Yes, we have grown, we have expanded, we have embraced new technology but fundamentally we haven’t changed at all. I accepted this position because it was evident that caring and compassion are the cornerstones. How can I help, what can I do for you, do you need anything, let me take care of that for you – these are the words that echo for me.
I will still volunteer, specifically at CASA of Brown County if they accept me. I will still travel, specifically to visit my friends Mark and Ron in Grants Pass, Oregon and Dave and Pat in Naples, Florida. I also want to take the Nordland train from Trondheim to Bodo Norway, which crosses the Arctic Circle. And I am definitely looking forward to building relationships and friendships along the way.”
Before Ellen retired, she had a key role in choosing her replacement, and she knew Amy was the perfect fit for Bay Oral. Amy started at Bay Oral in December 2019 and was able to spend a few months with Ellen before her retirement.
Introducing Amy Kozloski, our new Practice Administrator!
Here’s a little bit about Amy:
“I graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a business degree. After graduation, I worked for 13 years at Principal Financial Group where we worked with companies who are employee owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). I managed a team of retirement administrators spread throughout the country. Since my goal was to work in Green Bay, I left Principal to work at my family’s real estate company where I was doing commercial real estate and commercial property management for just over a year. That is when the opportunity at Bay Oral presented itself and I was excited to become a part of the team!
I’m trying to quickly learn as much as possible about the dental industry! The team has been very patient with my questions of “why” and stopping people in discussions to get further explanation on certain procedures.
My favorite thing about working a Bay Oral is working with a great team! The doctors are fantastic to work with and the team is a great group of people! Everyone takes a lot of pride in what they do and is always working toward providing the best patient experience they can!
I have 3 kids (ages 11, 9, and 6) who keep my husband and I very busy with their activities! We love watching their swim meets, softball/baseball games, basketball games, football games, and dance recitals!”
We are very proud to have Amy leading us. Our future looks bright! Welcome to the Bay Oral team, Amy!
Ellen, we wish you a very happy retirement, one that is as wonderful as you are!