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2020-2021 IOH Chair

Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH - Chair, ADHA Institute for Oral Health

Message from the 2020 - 2021 IOH Chair

It is my honor and pleasure to chair The ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health (IOH) this year! The IOH is the only national foundation for the important work of dental hygienists.

In conjunction with ADHA, the Institute supports oral healthcare professionals throughout their career by providing the following to ADHA members:

Community Service Grants
Research Grants
DCC Travel Grant

These vital programs would not be here with out the generous support of individual like you, who care about oral healthcare. Your donation makes this work possible.

I’m looking forward to serving all of you as IOH Chair as well as working with the dental hygiene community on new and unique ways of supporting IOH in light of our world being primarily virtual these days.

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” - Maya Angelou

2020 Liaison of the Year

LeeAnn Winkler, RDH, BS, Texas, 2020 Liz Chaney Liaison of the Year

Message from the Liz Chaney Liaison of the Year

It is truly an honor to be named the 2020 Liz Chaney Liaison of the Year winner and to join the group of honorees who came before me. This award would not have happened if it wasn’t for the generosity and hard work of the dental hygienists in Texas.

This recognition is especially meaningful for me as Jan Smith, a previous winner of this award, was my mentor and the driving force for many years behind Texas’s continuous giving. Carrying on her legacy is a very special moment. I’m sure she is smiling up in heaven right now. To carry on the passionate work that Liz, Jan, and all of the past recipients of this award have done for The ADHA Institute for Oral Health is such an honor.

Encouraging others to give back to support future hygienists, those advancing their degrees, the various community service projects across the country, and research that will advance our profession has always been an easy “ask.” It is truly a team effort to raise the funds for the scholarships and grants that the Institute for Oral Health provides. I have personally seen the results of the work of IOH, as my home component, The Dallas Dental Hygienists’ Association, has received the Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grant for our Mark Twain School Fluoride Varnish Program for many years. We have seen a downward trend in students that need referrals to dentists each year with our ongoing efforts.

I look forward to continuing to play a part in advancing our profession through the work of the Institute for Oral Health. I hope to continue to advocate for ADHA & IOH, encourage membership, & mentor the future leaders as my journey continues.

Board of Directors

  • 2020-2021

      • Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH

        Lisa Moravec, RDH, MS

        Sharlee Burch, RDH, MPH, EdD

        Dawn Ann Dean, RDH, MSDH

        Chadleo Webb, RDH, MDH

  • Committees

    • 2020 - 2021
      • Advisory Committee

        Pamela L. Quinones, RDH, BS

        Michael McCarthy
        PR Consultant, Director

        Karen Neiner, RDH, MBA
        Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Co., Director

        Michele Penrose, RN
        Henry Schein Dental, Director

        Jackie Sanders, RDH, BS
        Sunstar Americas, Inc., Director

        Beth Truett
        BJT Solutions, Director

        Community Service Grant Review Committee

        Denise Kissell, RDH, BSDH, EFDA, MPH
        OH, Reviewer

        Shankisha Sizemore, RDH
        FL, Reviewer

        Research Grant Review Committee

        Brian Partido, MSDH, BSDH
        WA, Seattle Central College

        Cynthia Amyot, MSDH, EdD
        KS, University of Missouri – Kansas City

        Michele Carr, RDH, MA
        OH, The Ohio State University

        Margo Melchor, RDH, MEd, EdD
        TX, UT Health School of Dentistry at Houston

        Scholarship Review Committee

        Christina Horton, RDH, BSDH
        TX, Reviewer

        Sarah Jackson, RDH, MSDH
        WA, Reviewer

        ADHA Institute for Oral Health Committees

        Advisory Committee
        The Advisory Committee functions in consolatory capacity to the ADHA Institute for Oral Health Board of Directors of the American Dental Hygienists' Association Institute for Oral Health in the area of development and implementation of fundraising strategies.

        Community Service Grant Review Committee
        The Community Service Grant Review Committee includes four reviewers that possess an understanding and expertise in community service programming and performance measures. This Committee reviews all complete Community Service Grant proposals for the Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant Program in the fall and reviews submitted proposals for the Healthy Start for Texas Teeth and Rosie Wall Community Spirit, Community Service Grant Programs in the spring. This Committee will meet twice per year (fall and spring) to make recommendations to the Board of Directors for Community Service Grant funding.

        Research Grant Review Committee
        The Research Grant Review Committee is comprised of four reviewers that demonstrate prior knowledge and expertise in the field of oral healthcare and dental hygiene research. This Committee must review all complete Research Grant Proposals for the Institute for Oral Health Research Grant Program and the named Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Research Grant Program. This Committee meets in the spring to make recommendations to the Board of Directors for Research Grant funding.

        Scholarship Review Committee
        The Scholarship Review Committee consists of three reviewers that exhibit expertise in the field of dental hygiene higher education. This Committee must review all complete scholarship applications for each of the Institute for Oral Health Scholarships. This Committee meets in the spring to make recommendations to the Board of Directors for Scholarship funding.


    Liaisons are volunteers, grassroots fundraisers, ADHA leaders, and change-makers. The fundraising they do on behalf of the Institute for Oral Health directly contributes to scholarships, community service grants and research grants to dental hygienists throughout the United States. Liaisons also hold a critical job as communicators—they are charged with the important duty of communicating Institute for Oral Health opportunities such as open scholarships and grants. Lastly, Liaisons are advocates for their communities. Liaisons work closely within the state and local chapters and communicate the needs of those communities to the National ADHA Institute for Oral Health offices to better serve the dental hygiene community.

    Interested in becoming an IOH Liaison?

    Contact Us

    • District List
      • District I
        Maine - Sarah Clark, RDH, IPDH
        Massachusetts - Sarah Crow, RDH
        New Hampshire - Joan Kenney Fitzgerald, RDH, BS. CPHDH
        Rhode Island - Sarah Gilkenson, RDH

        District II
        Connecticut - Amy Mongillo, RDH, MS
        New Jersey - Winnie Furnari, RDH, MS, FAADH
        New York - Michele Rase, CDA, RDH, BS
        Pennsylvania - Carolynn Wahl, BSDH, PHDHP

        District III
        Delaware - Lisa Goss, RDH, BS
        District of Columbia - Jill Grassmick, RDH | Yolanda Josey-Baker, RDH
        Maryland - Jennifer Suminski, CPhT, RDH, MS
        Virginia - Cathy Berard, RDH, BSDH
        West Virginia - Amanda Stottlemyer, RDH, BSDH, MS

        District IV
        Florida - Therese Stewart, RDH
        Georgia - Cheryl Haynes, RDH, BS
        North Carolina - Heather Edly, RDH
        South Carolina - Lori Rainchuso, RDH

        District V
        Kentucky - Jennifer Hasch, RDH
        Indiana - Denise Conrad, RDH, BSDH
        Michigan - Becky Domagalski, RDH, BSDH
        Ohio - Ruth Palich, RDH

        District VI
        Arkansas - Mandi Bauer, RDH
        Louisiana - Leslie Cvitanovic, RDH
        Mississippi - Carrie Fowler, RDH
        Tennessee - Bambi Snapp, RDH

        District VII
        Minnesota - Barbara Krueger, RDH
        North Dakota -
        South Dakota - Suzanne Luken, RDH
        Wisconsin - Megen Elliott, BSDH, RDH, CDA

        District VIII
        Iowa - Tonya Enright, RDH
        Illinois - Kym Dallstream, RDH, BSDH
        Missouri - Linda Hoffmann, RDH, BS
        Kansas - Yoly Arends, RDH, CDA

        District IX
        New Mexico - Kelly Valdez-Ayres, RDH, BS
        Oklahoma - Laurie Cunningham, RDH
        Texas - Lee Ann Winkler, RDH, BSDH

        District X
        Colorado - Howard Notgarnie, RDH, EdD
        Montana - Amber Reap, RDH
        Utah - Jessica Atkinson, RDH
        Wyoming - Shelby David, RDH, BS

        District XI
        Arizona - Pamela Larrabee, RDH, BAS, MA
        California - Cathy Draper, RDH, MS

        District XII
        Alaska - Lisa Bryant, RDH, BSDH
        Idaho - Jill Searle, RDH
        Hawaii - Laura Mallery-Sayre, RDH, MSDHEd
        Nevada - Caryn Solie, RDH
        Oregon - Kyle Isaacs, RDH
        Washington - Barbara Lynch, RDH, BSDH