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3858‌ Cashill Blvd.,‌ Reno,‌ NV‌ ‌89509
Phone‌ 775-626-5008‌‌

Board of Directors (2018 - 2019)

ASTDD Board of Directors - ASTDD is governed by a nine member Board of Directors comprised of the five elected Officers, three regular member Directors, and one Associate Member Director.  The five elected Officers of ASTDD are the President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President.  The President-elect must have previously served as an Officer or Director of the Association. Officers serve two-year terms, except for the Treasurer who serves a three-year term.  The term for Directors is three years.  Ex-officio members of the Board of Directors include the Executive Director, the Cooperative Agreement Manager, The Executive Director Emeritus, and the Editor of the newsletter.  ASTDD Board of Directors Logic Model

ASTDD Management Team: The Management Team includes the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Executive Director, Executive Director Emeritus, and the Cooperative Agreements Manager.  The Management Team regularly meets every two weeks and more often as needed.   The Management Team meetings provide an opportunity for discussion between the organization's staff and officers for timely discussion of ASTDD business prior to the next monthly Board of Directors meeting.  Examples of agenda items include requests from partner organizations to sign on to advocacy letters, invitations to send ASTDD representatives to meetings, and general processes for managing the daily activities of the organization.  The Management Team discusses current issues in order to gather information for presentation and development of the agenda for the monthly Board of Directors meeting.  Examples include reviewing minutes from Strategic Planning meetings or the annual Partners meeting to determine areas for follow up, reviewing documents for cooperative agreement and committee activities, and for the status of budget reports.  Minutes of Management Team calls are sent to the Board of Directos prior to their next  meeting.

Election of Officers and Directors - The Nominating Committee nominates members to serve as Officers or Directors as current terms expire. The Immediate Past President chairs the committee and three ASTDD members are selected by the Executive Committee to serve. One member of the Nominating Committee must be an Associate Member.  A list of nominees is submitted to the Association membership at least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting. The regular member Directors and Officers are elected by the regular members at the Annual Meeting. The Associate Member Director is elected by the associate members by electronic vote.  The electronic ballot is open for 15 days after the call for the vote is distributed electronically.

ASTDD would like to honor the memory of Gregory B. McClure, DMD, MPH, MHA, Dental Director for the Maryland Department of Health who served as ASTDD President from April 17, 2015 until his untimely death on Nov 27, 2017.

Jason M. Roush, DDS
State Dental Director
DHHR Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health
Oral Health Project
350 Capitol Street, Room 427
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 356-4353
Fax: (304) 558-3510
Term Expires May 2020


Christine M. Farrell, RDH, BSDH, MPA
Oral Health Program Director
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
109 W. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: (517) 335-8388
Fax: (517) 335-8697
Term Expires May 2020

Kimberlie J. Yineman RDH, BA
Director, Oral Health Program
Family Health Division
North Dakota Department of Health
600 # Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 501
Bismarck, ND 58503
Telephone: 701-328-4930
Fax: 701-328-1412Fax: 701-328-1412
Term Expires May 2020

Secretary Julia Wacloff, RDH, MS
Office of Oral Health
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Ave, Suite 320
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 364-1474
Fax: (602) 542-1843
Term Expires 2020

Treasurer Robin N Miller, RDH, MPH
Oral Health Director
Office of Oral Health
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, P.O. Box 70, Drawer 38
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: (802) 863-7272
Fax: (802) 651-1634
Term Expires May 2021


Lindy Bollen Jr, DDS
Office of Oral Health
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 W. Markham, Slot 18
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (501) 280-1111
Fax: (501) 661-2055
Term Expires May 2020



Bruce W. Austin, DMD
Statewide Dental Director
Oregon Health Authority
500 Summer St NE, E-49
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 551-5905
Fax: (503) 378-5511
Term Expires May 2021



Mona Van Kanegan, DDS, MS, MPH
Division Chief
Division of Oral Health
Illinois Department of Public
535 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone: (217) 557-5322
Fax: (217) 557-7117
Term Expires May 2019

Associate Member
John Welby, MS
OHLC Project Director
DHMH. PHPA, Office of Oral Health
201 W. Preston Street, Room 427B
Baltimore, Maryland   21201
Phone: (410) 767-6735
Fax: (410) 333-7392
Term Expires May 2021

Newsletter Editor
Ex Officio
Lynn A. Bethel, RDH, BSDH, MPH
3270 Covent Garden Dr.
Reno, NV 89509
Phone: 508-208-5259

Ex Officio
Beverly Isman, RDH, MPH
Cooperative Agreement Manager
212 Huerta Pl.
Davis, CA 95616-0271
Telephone: 530-758-1456
Fax: 530-759-7089

Executive Director
Ex Officio
Christine Wood, RDH, BS
Executive Director
3858 Cashill Blvd.
Reno, NV  89509
Telephone: 775-626-5008

Executive Director Emeritus
Ex Officio
M. Dean Perkins DDS, MPH
Executive Director Emeritus
9113 Bradford St.
Denton, TX 76207
Telephone 573-659-4296


Bruce W. Austin, DMD

Statewide Dental Director

Oregon Health Authority

500 Summer St NE, E-49

Salem, OR 97301

Phone: (503) 551-5905

Fax: (503) 378-5511