Our Team

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.

Executive Leadership

Lynda Ricketson

President & CEO


Frank A. Maggio, DDS


Former Trustee, American Dental Association

John Nicholas Vinke

Vice Chair

Former President, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Terry L. Buckenheimer, DMD


Former Trustee, American Dental Association

Stephen A. Weinstein

Treasurer and Assistant Secretary

Spencer Fane LLC

Directors at Large

Chad Bushman

Patterson Dental

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

Steve Geiermann, DDS

American Dental Association (retired)

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

Kellye Nardi

Head of Dental Networks, Group Benefits, Guardian Life

Bill Neumann

CEO, Group Dentistry Now

Kathleen O'Loughlin, DMD

Former Executive Director, American Dental Association


16th District Trustee, American DEntal Association

Robert Savage

Drake Precision Dental Laboratory

Gregory Sheehan

Dentsply Sirona

Christopher T. Swanker

Avesis, a Subsidiary of Guardian Life

National Office Staff

Lynda Ricketson

President & CEO

Clair Diones

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Patrick Hayes

Vice President, Development

Elizabeth Sawyer

Vice President, Program Services

Hollie Stevenson

Vice President, Affiliate and Government Relations

Melodye Whelan

Vice President, Finance and Human Resources

Simone Christopherson

Program Assistant

Nancy Freimuth

Philanthropy Director

Christina Geiger

Staff Accountant

Savannah Gilbreth

Grant Writer

Laura Karlik

DDS Program Manager

Heidi Kortright

Development Assistant

Erica Martin

Content Marketing Coordinator

Samuel Misleh

Manager of Volunteer Engagement and Affiliate Relations

Lorna O'Brien

Office Manager

Jaime Peca

DDS Program Director

Alexis Walbridge

Senior Writer

Lara Womack

Manager of Volunteer Engagement and Affiliate Relations

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Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303.534.5360
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