Meet Our Friendly Staff
Diane joined RCC in October of 2011 as the Practice Manager. Her responsibilities include oversight of billing, collections, financial reporting, human resources, and customer service. As the administrator, she assures the efficiency and stability of the medical office operation. Her love of spreadsheets and analytical reports goes unmatched. She is driven by top notch customer service goals and the rewards of patient advocacy. Overall, Diane brings diverse business experiences and ideas that will help our team attain our ultimate goal of providing exceptional medical care. Diane grew up in Athens, AL and graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications. Diane currently resides in Avondale, AL and also likes going to the movies and concerts in her free time. We are so thankful to have her as a part of our team.
Heather joined RCC in February of 2010 working as Medical Assistant. She works closely with Dr. Perkins to ensure that patients are getting the care they need. In addition to assisting with clinic visits, she helps schedule additional testing, obtains approval for specialty medications, and answers patient questions. Heather is originally from Illinois but received her certification in Medical Assisting Technology from Hamilton Technical College in Davenport, Iowa. In 2001 Heather and her husband Chris got married, and they have two beautiful and fun teen girls together. She treasures time with her family and friends. Heather is in the healthcare field because it is her passion to care for others.
Katrina joined RCC in December of 2018 as the Biologic Coordinator. Since she has spent most of her adult life building her career in the medical field. Her passion for providing patient care and working one-on-one with patients, has driven her to ultimately help many people save money and have their medications covered by insurance. She attended Shelby County School of Technology where she studied Healthcare Science and Technology. Katrina has also received her First Responder Certification, CPR Certification, Pharmacy Technician Certification and is certified with the American Red Cross. She was raised and currently still resides in Shelby County, AL. Katrina enjoys reading/listening to books, walking new trails, music/concerts, gardening/plants, Alabama football, and spending time with her family and friends.
Nicole joins RCC in August of 2021 as a Medical Assistant. She works closely with Dr. Kelmenson to ensure that patients are getting the care they need. In addition to assisting with clinic visits, she helps schedule additional testing, obtains approval for specialty medications, and answers patient questions. Nicole was born and raised in Brierfield, AL where she graduated from Bibb County High School. In 2019, Nicole and her husband John got married. In April of 2021, they welcomed their first child, a beautiful and spunky baby girl named Lucy. They reside in Calera with their two dogs, Poppy and Jack. Nicole loves camping, hiking, reading, and kayaking. If you ask Nicole, why rheumatology? She says, “I love to help people and take care of them. I grew up helping take care of my grandparents, and I think that’s what started my love of healthcare and complex medical conditions.”
Annabelle joined RCC in September of 2021 as part of our reception team. In addition to checking out patients, she schedules appointments, answers phone calls, and handles all our FMLA/Disability/Medical Record Request needs. Annabelle was born in Montgomery, AL but was raised in her early childhood in Prattville, AL. Later in her childhood she moved to Woodstock, AL where she graduated from West Blocton High School in 2018. In addition to working full time at RCC she is completing an accelerated registered nursing program at Lawson State Community College, and in just a few months she will graduate with an associate degree in nursing. We are beyond proud of her dedication and hard work. In her spare time, Annabelle enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, shopping, and traveling. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her.
Autumn joined RCC in July of 2023 as the Referral Coordinator. In addition to handling our incoming referrals, she helps schedule appointments and answer phone calls. Autumn was born and raised in Birmingham, AL where she graduated from Pelham High School. In 2016 she met her fiancé, Zack, and they soon welcomed their first child in 2018, a beautiful blue eyed baby boy named Ryder. 3 years later in 2021 they welcomed their second child, a precious baby girl named Rainey Ann. They recently just built their forever home in the city of Columbiana, AL. Autumn cherishes the moments with her family and friends. She also enjoys outdoor activities, concerts, and Auburn football. If you ask Autumn, what do you enjoy about working in healthcare? She says, “I love spending my time making a difference in others’ lives and being able to help people in any way that I can.”
Jackie joined RCC in April of 2023 as part of our reception team. In addition to checking in patients, she schedules appointments, answers phone calls, and handles many operational duties for the front office. Jackie was born in upstate New York and moved to Hoover, AL in 2002 where she later graduated from Hoover High school in 2014. In 2019 she graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with an Operations Management Degree. Jackie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to dance and make memories. Jackie resides in Hoover, AL with her fur babies; Lulu, Finn and Levi all of which she adores so much. If you ask Jackie, why she enjoys working in healthcare? She says, “It is the most rewarding field of work to be in, and anything I can do in this life to make someone else’s better, I will do.”