Our Team


Dr. Melannie White

Dr. Melannie White head podiatrist and owner of First Step Foot & Ankle. Melannie was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana, Dr. White received her undergraduate degree from LSU and her DPM from New York School Podiatric Medicine. A Louisiana native and passionate provider, Dr. White has spent the past two years helping the people of the city of Metairie with their foot problems, and she is now excited to do the same for the Covington community. Dr. White has now decided to pursue her greatest professional goal by opening her own clinic in Covington, LA. Let Dr. White restore your feet back to health.



Vanessa Jones McCandless

Vanessa Jones McCandless is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Southwest High School (San Antonio, Tx) in 2011. She then went on to pursue her certification for Billing and Coding in 2015 at Sanford Brown College. After completing her Degree she worked for a Cardiovascular Surgery office for 3 years working in multiple departments of the office over the years . She believes that going to work every day holds something new and is another opportunity to ensure patients feel comfortable and leave happy. She relocated to Louisiana with her Husband Aubrey in February of 2019. On her time away from clinic, she enjoys spending quality time with her family. .