Association‌ of‌ State‌ &‌ Territorial‌ Dental‌ Directors
3858‌ Cashill Blvd.,‌ Reno,‌ NV‌ ‌89509
Phone‌ 775-626-5008‌‌

Board of Directors (2022 - 2023)

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 and the Executive Director Emeritus.

ASTDD Management Team: The Management Team includes the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Executive Director, and the Cooperative Agreements Manager. The Management Team meets as needed. The Management Team meetings provide an opportunity for discussion between the organization's staff and officers for timely discussion of ASTDD business that may need to be addressed prior to the next monthly Board of Directors meeting. Minutes of Management Team calls are sent to the Board of Directors 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 at the Annual Meeting.

Current Officers and Directors


Russ Dunkel, DDS, BS, BA, FACD, FAID
State Dental Director
Public Health
Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street, Room 218
Madison, WI 53703
Expires 2026


Robin Miller, RDH, MPH
Oral Health Director
Vermont Department of Health 
108 Cherry Street, PO Box 70, Drawer 38
Burlington, VT 95402 
Term Expires 2026


Julia Wacloff, RDH, MS
Office of Oral Health
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Ave, Suite 320
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Term Expires 2026


Shelley Guinn, RDH, MPH
Oral Health Program Coordinator
Washington State Department of Health
Division of Prevention and Community Health
PO Box 47848
Olympia, WA 98504
Term Expires 2026


Matt Horan, DMD, MPH
Dental Director, Office of Oral Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
91 East Mountain Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Term Expires May 2027


Debony Hughes, DDS
Dental Director
Maryland Department of Public Health
201 West Preston Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Term Expires 2026


Frances Wise, PhD
Public Health Specialist
State of Alaska, Oral Health Program
Section of Women's, Children's and Family Health
3601 C Street, Suite 322
Anchorage, AK 99503
Term Expires 2027


Tommy Johnson, DMD
State Dental Director
Alabama Department of Public
201 Monroe St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Term Expires 2025

Associate Member
Tooka Zokaie, MPH, MAS, CPH
Senior Health Policy Analyst
California Dental Association
1201 K Street, 16th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Term Expires 2027

Executive Director
Ex Officio
Christine Wood, RDH, BS
Executive Director
3858 Cashill Blvd.
Reno, NV 89509

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