Meet Our Leadership Team

We’re a group of dedicated dental professionals on a mission to transform our patients’ lives and raise the quality of dental care in our communities. Meet the seasoned team that’s leading the way!


Founder & CEO


Founder & CEO

Corporate Management Team

Mark Liu

Human Resource Manager

Lily Liu

Payroll/Accounting Manager

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Marketing Manager

David Ortiz

Operations Manager


Credentialing Manager ​


Compliance Officer​

Office Management Team

Secure Dental Davenport-23

Davenport, IA

Leon, Moline Office Manager

Moline, IL

Elisia Edwards

East Peoria, IL

Genta V. Schaumburg Office Manager

Schaumburg & Chicago, IL

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Lake Station, IN

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Portage, IN

Sonya Jackson

Hammond, IN

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Dr. Nazish Jafri, CEO & Founder

Dr. Nazish Jafri, DDS, is a highly accomplished dentist, mentor, and business owner. After graduating from NYUCD in 2011, she has since become a respected leader in the dental industry. Dr. Jafri is the owner, CEO, and operator of Secure Dental, a leading dental service provider with 11 offices across state lines. With over a decade of experience in managing and growing successful businesses, she has established herself as an expert in the dental industry.

Dr. Jafri’s commitment to providing top-quality dental care has earned her a reputation as a skilled and knowledgeable dentist. She is deeply passionate about mentoring the next generation of dental professionals and is widely recognized for her dedication to helping them achieve their goals. Through her leadership and expertise, Dr. Jafri has made a significant impact on the dental industry, and her passion for helping others is an inspiration to many.

As the owner and CEO of Secure Dental, Dr. Jafri has built a strong reputation for providing exceptional dental care services to patients across different states. Her mission is to ensure that her patients receive the highest quality of dental care in a safe and comfortable environment. With her commitment to excellence, Dr. Jafri has earned the trust and loyalty of her patients and is considered one of the most trusted dental professionals in the industry. You can learn more about Dr. Jafri and her dental services by visiting

Dr. Noel Liu, CEO & Founder

Noel Liu, a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry, is a highly skilled and compassionate general dentist and co-founder of Secure Dental with multiple locations.  With years of experience in the field, Dr. Liu has established a reputation as a trusted and knowledgeable dental professional.
In addition to his dental practices, Dr. Liu is also very passionate about mentoring and guiding his associate doctors in their transition from students to clinicians.  He has built a successful framework for model, mimic, and mastery flow to help them achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals and efficiencies.

Mark Liu, Human Resource Manager

Serving as the Human Resource Manager at Secure Dental, Mark Liu enjoys meeting and working with other team members who want to do better in life and achieve greatness. Before joining Secure Dental 8 years ago, he worked in the IT field. He received a degree from Seneca College in Toronto, Canada in 2000. In his spare time, he plays basketball, works on his cars, and plays video games.

Lily Liu, Payroll & Accounting Manager

Lily Liu serves as the Payroll and Accounting Manager at Secure Dental, playing a significant leadership role in the company. With 9 years of experience at Secure Dental, including 5 years in a leadership position, Lily has become an integral part of the team. She appreciates working at Secure Dental due to its exceptional team dynamics and company culture. When she’s not busy in the office, you can find her reading, traveling, or hiking.

Ashley Hughes, Marketing Manager

Ashley Hughes is the Marketing Manager at Secure Dental and loves interacting with her team, having a creative outlet, and increasing market traction. She has spent the majority of her career in car wash acquisitions, gaining 10 years of leadership experience. Ashley received her A.S. from West Kentucky Community and Technical College and her B.S. from Capella University. When she isn’t busy running the marketing department, you can find her reading, playing video games, outside, or spending time with her family.

David Ortiz, Operations Manager

David Ortiz is the Operations Manager at Secure Dental. He has had an impressive career with more than 12 years of experience as a leader and manager, and 4 years working with Secure Dental. For David, the autonomy and freedom to lead as a leader is the most valuable part of his role. He earned a B.S. in Business Management from Indiana State University in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and playing video games.

Mahwish Jaffery, Credentialing Manager

Mahwish Jaffrey began her education at the Institute of Business Management in Pakistan, where she received her Bachelor of Computer Science and MBA in Management Information Systems, graduating in 2011. She is also a Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst and earned it from the CFA Institute. Currently working as the Credentialing Manager, Mahwish has been with Secure Dental for 3 years. When she isn’t busy in the office, you can find her gardening or cooking.

Trinity Hardges, Compliance Officer

Trinity Hardges is the Compliance Officer at Secure Dental in Moline, where she oversees all operational processes as well as completing quarterly audits. During her 10 years at Secure Dental, she started off as a Front Desk Receptionist and worked her way up to the Lead Dental Assistant, and now the Compliance Officer. Outside of the office, Trinity enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

KLa Carver, Office Manager

KLa Carver is an Office Manager at Secure Dental and loves helping patients create their smiles and change their lives. She has spent the last 7 years leading her team in Davenport and is most passionate about seeing her staff grow and achieve their accomplishments and milestones. KLa has an Associate’s of Science degree from Eastern Iowa Community College and is continuing her education with Western Illinois University and Saint Ambrose University. Outside of the office, she loves watching her kids excel in dance, baseball, and gymnastics, as well as reading, crafting, or traveling in her down time.

Leon McGill, Office Manager

Based in Moline, Leon McGill has been at Secure Dental for 6 years and an Office Manager for 1 year. As an office manager, he thoroughly enjoys adapting to the new way of transformative dentistry and challenging himself to be the best he can be. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from University of South Florida and is currently working on his Master’s in Clinical Anatomy. While being an office manager is his primary job, outside of the office, Leon also takes pleasure in cooking, reading, and watching movies.

Elisia Edwards, Office Manager

Elisia Edwards serves as the Office Manage at Secure Dental’s East Peoria. With a remarkable journey in leadership that began at the age of 18, she initially entered the dental field as a dental assistant in 2014, and her passion for dentistry has deepened since. Alongside her dental career, Elisia pursued studies in Criminal Justice at Illinois Central College, successfully graduating in 2017. In her short time at Secure Dental, Elisia has found immense satisfaction in building relationships with both her staff and patients. Beyond her professional responsibilities, Elisia finds joy in reading, spending quality time with her children, and being a travel agent.

Genta Vitija, Office Manager

Genta Vitija began her career with Secure Dental 2 years ago, gaining experience in the dental industry, while also establishing herself as a respected leader. Currently working as an Office Manager at our Schaumburg and Chicago offices, Genta has loved building relationships with her patients and team. While managing is her primary job function by day, Genta also enjoys traveling outside of the United States and cooking new recipes.

Lisa Kluga, Office Manager

Lisa Kluga is the Office Manager at Secure Dental’s Lake Station and Portage offices and loves the opportunity to shape and develop these two offices into a supportive team, making the jobs of her staff and doctors easier. She has spent the majority of her career in the healthcare, restaurant, and beauty industries, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Purdue University Northwest in 2022. When she isn’t busy running two offices, you can find her reading, doing puzzles, and spending time with her friends.

Elisa Almodovar, Office Manager

Elisa Almodovar is an Office Manager at Secure Dental, where she is responsible for overseeing our Hammond office. Prior to taking on her role at Secure Dental, Elisa graduated from Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, where she became a licensed esthetician. For Elisa, surrounding herself with positivity and greatness, which is her team, is something she truly cherishes. Outside of the office, Elisa enjoys giving facials, doing makeup, photography, and spending time with her family.

Sonya Jackson, Office Manager

Sonya Jackson began her career with Secure Dental three years ago. Currently working as the Office Manager of our East Peoria location, Sonya loves being able to have a hand in the growth process of Secure Dental. While she enjoys putting smiles on the faces of patients and staff, Sonya also appreciates her time away from the office, where she watches her kids excel in baseball and gymnastics. Additionally, she enjoys go-kart racing and cooking.

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