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Our Staff

Meet the GI North Staff

The friendly staff at GI North is devoted to providing you with the highest quality in service and personal care. The staff’s seasoned experience and passion for each patient’s well-being create a warm, trustworthy environment for everyone.

Each member of Dr. Cofrancesco and Dr. Quijano’s team is happy to facilitate your experience by assisting you with all of your questions and concerns.

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Leslie, Office Administrator

Leslie, Office Administrator

Leslie is a Georgia native and has called Cumming home for the past 10 years. Prior to joining GI North she owned and operated two medical businesses in the Forsyth area; an Orthotic company and a Medical Billing company. Patient care is a big part of her life and she strives to make every patient visit at GI North as seamless as possible.

Leslie has two daughters and enjoys skiing, trips to the beach, hiking, and reading.

Nurse | gastroenterology | Alpharetta, GA

Sudha, Nurse

Sudha, Nurse

Sudha went to nursing school in Savannah, GA. She also received a bachelor degree in Nutrition and a diploma in medical coding. She is originally from India.

In her time away from GI North she enjoys spending time with her family and reading.



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Heather, Nurse

Heather, Nurse

Heather is a lifelong Georgian and studied at the University of Georgia in Athens. She has worked in the medical field for ten years.

Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. Her son is active in baseball and her daughter is currently in her first year of college.

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Shakira, Nurse

Shakira, Nurse

Shakira is originally from Atlantic City, New Jersey. She went to college in Florida where she earned her Associate of Science degree as a Medical Assistant. She has been working in the medical field for three years. Shakira recently married and relocated to Georgia. She loves spending time with her family.





Roxanna, Marketing Manager

Roxanna R. Cofrancesco, Marketing and Advertising

Roxanna is originally from Monroe, Louisiana. There, she attended college at Louisiana State University. Roxanna graduated with a degree in Speech Communications. She worked with Janssen Pharmaceutica, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, for five years as a pharmaceutical representative in southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. Roxanna met Simon Cofrancesco in 1994 in McComb, Mississippi and got married in June of 1998. Roxanna and Simon have five children. After 16 years in McComb, Mississippi, Roxanna and Simon decided to relocate to Georgia for new opportunities and for all the natural beauty Georgia offers. In Roxanna’s free time, she enjoys scuba diving, traveling, reading and fitness.

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Charity, Coding/Billing Specialist

Charity, Coding/Billing Specialist

Charity’s professional focus has been in the area of medical billing and coding and has been working in that field for over 7 years. GI North is pleased to have Charity filling the position as coding and billing specialist.

Charity was born and raised in Georgia. In her spare time she enjoys traveling to the beach and spending time with her husband and son.

Billing coordinator. GI North gastroenterology, Atlanta, GA

Laura, Billing

Laura, Billing

Laura has lived in Georgia most of her life. She has worked in the medical field for over 10 years. Her career has been in medical billing and collections.

Laura has two boys and enjoys traveling, the beach, working outside in the yard, and working out.

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Michelle, Front Desk Coordinator

Michelle, Front Desk Coordinator

Michelle is a Georgia native and has lived in Cumming for 27 years. She started with GI North after a six year service at the Forsyth County 911 Center. She loves spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their families.

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Auroré, Front Desk Coordinator

Auroré, Front Desk Coordinator

Aurore’ is a Florida native and has been in Georgia for the past 20 years. She in enjoys working with people and has been in healthcare for the past four years. She loves to read, draw, traveling to the mountains, and spending time with her four grandchildren.
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