Meredith Sellers

Meredith is a true local to the DMV area, and returned to her hometown after graduating from Christopher Newport University. Shortly thereafter she began her career as a pediatric dental assistant, and has been working in the dental field for nearly a decade. She has worked in several specialties both on the administrative and clinical side of treatment. She loves to see each child enjoy coming to the dentist, and being a part of creating that relationship.  


LAUGH  Meredith has a playful, happy and loving puppy, Diego, that is always entertaining and is sure to make you laugh with his crazy antics.

GROW  Trying new recipes and local wineries are some of Meredith’s favorite things to do.  You can also find her trying out new experiences in this exciting area, or taking classes at the local university.

SMILE  Five nieces and nephews keep her hands full and a smile on her face.  She loves spending time with them, playing games, and all the perks of being the “fun aunt’!




Debi Smith

Debi is a native to the Maryland area, having grown up in Potomac, Maryland. She is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and plans on pursuing a medical degree. She  is excited with the opportunity to work closely with patients to ensure that every step of the visit is as personal and comfortable as possible.


LAUGH  Can always get a good laugh from watching Tina Fey. True genius.

GROW  Traveling (and eating) her way across the world, is Debi’s favorite, experiencing new cultures and new foods. She also enjoys volunteering both in the local and global community.

SMILE   Getting to spend time with her friends and family, and discovering D.C.’s best restaurants.


Community Outreach COORDINATOR

Colleen Sanvido

Colleen grew up in State College, Pennsylvania, and Orange County, California, and attended college at Villanova University. Upon graduation she moved to Washington, DC, where she worked for NBC's Today Show for nearly 10 years, earning three Emmys along the way. She left the Today Show in 2016 (although she still freelances for them a few times a month) to be a full time stay at home mama to her three kids, Anderson, Brinkley, and Beckett. Colleen is excited for this new chapter where she will be focusing on neighborhood engagement for DC Pediatric Smiles. She is looking forward to meeting new patients and working closely with the surrounding community.


LAUGH  Psych (an amazing TV show that used to be on USA, Google it, you will thank me), Real Housewives (all cities)

GROW  Colleen enjoys reading everything from books, to newspapers, to magazines. She also enjoys swimming with her children and taking them on fun adventures.

SMILE   Spending time with her family, eating out at restaurants to avoid doing any dishes. And Amazon Prime, which saves her life daily and therefore makes her smile. 




Interested in joining our wonderful DCPS team? Please send us an email at with your resume and cover letter.