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New ADEA Board of Directors Installed for 2015–16

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2015-16 Board of DirectorsHuw F. Thomas, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., was installed as the new Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors, and the ADEA House of Delegates elected Cecile A. Feldman, D.M.D., M.B.A., as Chair-elect of the Board. Drs. Thomas and Feldman, as well as three other new Board Members, took office March 10 at the end of the closing session of the ADEA House of Delegates during the 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Boston, MA.

Dr. Thomas will serve as Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors through the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition March 12–15 in Denver, CO. He had previously served as Chair-elect of the Board. Dr. Feldman, Dean of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, replaces Dr. Thomas in his role as Chair-elect of the Board.

The three new members include:

Kim T. Isringhausen, B.S.D.H., RDH, M.P.H., is the new Board Director for Allied Dental Program Directors. Ms. Isringhausen is the Director of Division of Dental Hygiene and Preceptorship Program at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. She led the creation and served as Chair of the Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community.

Erica E. Jasa, RDH, is the 2015–16 Board Director for Students, Residents and Fellows. Ms. Jasa Ms. Jasa is a D3 student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. She earned a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Prior to dental school, Erica worked part-time as a clinical dental hygiene instructor at UNMC and part-time in a private practice. After graduation, she plans to continue her education and specialize in Periodontics. Erica hails from Omaha, Nebraska. 

R. Lamont MacNeil,  D.D.S., M.D.S., Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, is the 2015–16 Board Director for Deans. Dr. MacNeil has served as Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Dentistry since 2006. He previously held academic positions at Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry and University of Michigan School of Dentistry. 

To view the 2015–16 ADEA Board of Directors roster, please visit the ADEA website.

Back row, left to right: R. Lamont MacNeil,  D.D.S., M.D.S.; Joan E. Kowolik, B.D.S., LDS, RCS Edin.; Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H.; Cecile A. Feldman, D.M.D., M.B.A.; Valerie A. Murrah, D.M.D., M.S.; Harold S. (Buddy) Auten; David M. Shafer, D.M.D. Front row, left to right: Lily T. Garcia, D.D.S., M.S., FACP; Huw F. Thomas, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Ms. Erica E. Jasa, RDH; Kim T. Isringhausen, B.S.D.H., RDH, M.P.H.

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