Our Staff

The staff of Benke ENT Clinic wants patients to feel comfortable about their visit since Dr. Benke has designed a warm, caring and inviting office building. The staff partners in this endeavor. Everything they do is geared towards giving each patient an exceptional experience. They understand that a lot of people don’t like doctor’s offices, especially the paperwork and the waiting. They will go out of their way to help navigate the patient’s journey to help them feel better.

Theodore T. Benke, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Otolaryngologist/ Head and Neck Surgeon

Dr. Benke began his specialty practice in Cleburne in 2000 and built the current clinic building in 2010. He is committed to providing excellent ENT care in his relaxed yet service-oriented setting. A native of Dallas, Dr. Benke graduated from Jesuit High School and Baylor University. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and ENT residency training at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. He served for five years in the USAF, including two years as Chief of ENT at RAF Lakenheath Hospital in Suffolk, UK. He is a former clinical assistant professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and has lectured at Cambridge University.

Nancy Lucas, Au.D.

Audiologist

Dr. Nancy Lucas is a board certified and licensed audiologist. She joined Benke ENT Clinic in 2016 and is the director of audiology services. She not only does complete diagnostic assessment, tinnitus evaluation and sound therapy but also rehabilitative counseling and services to facilitate better hearing for her patients.

Dr. Lucas has been an audiologist for eighteen years starting with the Department of Veterans Affairs Fort Worth clinic. While there, she provided audiological services for thousands of our nation’s veterans. She also was involved in training and supervising audiology doctoral students. She has since worked in private practice before coming to Benke ENT. She joined Benke ENT Clinic in 2016 and is the director of audiology services.

Dr. Lucas believes she has a calling to practice audiology, “Growing up with deaf parents and a deaf sibling has given a special appreciation and insight of the impact hearing loss can have on individuals and their families. My priority is to improve each patient’s hearing according to their individual needs and preferences.” After a comprehensive evaluation of each patient, she discusses the various advanced technologies and capabilities that will better fit that patient’s hearing loss and lifestyle.

Dr. Lucas earned her doctorate degree in audiology from Salus University in Pennsylvania and her master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Audiology, the American Academy of Audiology and the American Tinnitus Association.

Ellen Curlee

Office Manager

Ellen started as a receptionist with Benke ENT in 2005.  She has truly grown with the company working as an occupational hearing specialist, medical scribe and now the billing manager.  Ellen and her husband are the proud parents of two active boys and they enjoy watching them play baseball.  She has lived in Cleburne for nearly 25 years and considers it her hometown.  Ellen recently started a home cookie baking business, Curleeque Sweets.  She loves sharing her creations with co-workers!

Sherry Stanley, L.V.N.

Nurse

Sherry has worked at Benke ENT since 2001.  She is a LVN and manages the back office.  Sherry graduated from Hill College in Hillsboro and has been a nurse for 30 years.  She lives in Rio Vista with her husband of 22 years and has  two grown children.  Sherry enjoys spending time with family, shopping, and traveling.

Jenna Sees, M.A.

Medical Assistant and Scribe

Jenna has been a medical assistant for 6 years and first worked at Benke ENT from 2009-2013.  She has recently returned as a medical scribe.  She has lived in the area for 18 years and loves Johnson County and the people here.  Jenna also loves spending time with family, listening to music, singing with her daughter and shopping with friends!

Alexis DeSheers, M.A.

Medical Assistant and Scribe

Alexis has been a medical Assistant for 10 years and recently relocated to TX from NYC with her husband and children. Alexis enjoys exploring Texas and getting to know the people in her new home town of Cleburne. She loves spending time with her family, going to the movies, fishing and camping.

Sarah Wallace

Front Office Coordinator and Oto-Tech

Sarah manages the front office and is the lead patient coordinator.  Originally from Graham, Texas, Sarah moved to Cleburne  from Florida with her husband and two children in 2013.  She loves Cleburne and being “home” again!  In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, crocheting and laughing (and if you’ve been to the office recently, you have probably heard her infectious laugh!).

Jamie Sullivan

Front Office Coordinator

Jamie Sullivan is the front office patient coordinator.  Jamie has been with the office since 2018 and enjoys visiting with patients and helping with their healthcare needs. In Jamie’s time at home she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. Jamie enjoys cooking and enjoying her home in Glen Rose.

Stephanie Lusk

Front Office Coordinator

Stephanie is the front office coordinator. She has been in the medical field for 15 years. She recently moved from Mansfield, TX and now calls Burleson home. Stephanie and her husband have three beautiful girls and a granddaughter. Stephanie loves spending time with her family and dogs.