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National Board of Directors

Our board of directors is a diverse group of leaders in the dental profession, the dental industry, as well as public policy advocates



Frank A. Maggio, DDS
Former Trustee, American Dental Association

Vice Chair

John Nicholas Vinke
Former President, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Terry L. Buckenheimer, DMD
Former Trustee, American Dental Association

Treasurer and Assistant Secretary

Stephen A. Weinstein
Spencer Fane LLC

Executive Leadership

President & CEO

Lynda Ricketson

Directors at Large

Chad Bushman
Patterson Companies, Inc.

Gordon Christensen, DDS, MS, PhD
Practical Clinical Courses
CR Foundation

Charles F. Cohen
Benco Dental Supply Company

Joseph P. Crowley, DDS
Former President, American Dental Association

Helen Drexler
Delta Dental of Colorado

Drew Eason
Florida Dental Association

Brett Kessler, DDS
Colorado Dental Association

Maureen Knott
Henry Schein Dental

Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, DDS, MSD, PhD
Indiana University School of Dentistry

Martin C. Nager, DDS
Dental Lifeline Network ∙ Rhode Island

Bill Neumann
Group Dentistry Now

Kathleen O'Loughlin, DMD
Former Executive Director, American Dental Association

Gary Oyster, DDS

Robert Savage
Drake Precision Dental Laboratory

Gregory Sheehan
Dentsply Sirona

Christopher T. Swanker
Avesis, a Subsidiary of Guardian Life

National Office Staff

1800 15th Street, Ste. 100
Denver CO 80202
888.471.6334 Toll-free
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Lynda Ricketson
President & CEO
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Melodye Whelan
Vice President, Finance and Human Resources
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Hollie Stevenson
Vice President, Affiliate and Government Relations
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Clair Diones
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
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Elizabeth Sawyer
Vice President, Program Services
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Jaime Peca
DDS Program Director
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Garrett Simpson
Program Supervisor
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Lara Womack
HR Manager
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Alexis Walbridge
Senior Writer
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Savannah Gilbreth
Grant Writer
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Nancy Freimuth
Development Officer
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Patrick Hayes
Vice President, Development
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Simone Christopherson
Program Assistant
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Amanda Ly
Content Marketing Coordinator
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Tate Howes
Affiliate Relations and Marketing/Communications Assistant
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Heidi Kortright
Development Assistant
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Barbara Coffee, Lifetime Volunteer for Dental Lifeline Network

Barbara Coffee, Lifetime Volunteer for Dental Lifeline Network 1946-2014

State Leadership and Staff

State programs thrive with a combination of state dental association support, strong state boards and leadership councils, and Program Coordinators who screen patients to qualify them for services and match them with volunteer dentists and labs.


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Dental Lifeline Network

National Office

303.534-5290 Fax

Dental Lifeline Network
1800 15th Street, Ste. 100
Denver, CO 80202-7134

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