The business office personnel handle all of your scheduling, financial and insurance issues. They're answering phones, seating patients, arranging appointments, making financial arrangements, handling the mail, sorting the charts and coordinating the insurance. These talented ladies are masters of balancing multiple tasks.
My name is Donna Galeher and I have been the Office manager for the past 37 years. I still love my job because of the wonderful TEAM that Dr. Kowalik has assembled. I am not working as many hours as in the past, but still enjoy seeing many of the patients I have come to know and feel they are part of our dental family. I am also still a Stickney Township Trustee and very active with the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. My grandsons Aidan and Devin keep "Jamma" and "Bumpa" very busy. In my spare time I have been pursuing a new hobby of making greeting cards and have spent a small fortune on supplies for this new habit.
It's hard to believe that 2 1/2 years have already gone by since I started working for Dr. Kowalik. Not everyone can say that they enjoy their job, but I truly do. My husband Ron and I became empty nesters this year with both of our sons at the U of I in Champaign. We still have our furry children, Harley, Angel, Sunshine, Stripes, Tiny and Buffy. Our son Michael is a freshman majoring in chemical engineering. He is in the James Scholar Program and taking sophomore level classes. Jake switched majors in sophomore year. In May he will graduate with a B.S. in atmospheric science. He is now in the process of applying to graduate school. He went storm chasing this summer and was only four miles from a visible tornado. It was an amazing experience for him.