This foundation is composed of two bodies, a Board of Directors and its Advisors.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the governing body over the philosophical and financial affairs of the Institute. Members are from dental and non-dental backgrounds. Directors are elected to serve for three-year terms and may serve a maximum of ten years.
Current Members of the Board of Directors
|Dr. Nancy Ward (Chair)||Mr. Phillip Gold, CDT||Dr. Glenda Owen|
|Mr. Don Kaatz (Treasurer)||Dr. Richard Green||Dr. Bradley Portenoy|
|Mr. Michael Burke||Dr. Edmond Mukamal||Dr. Bruce Trefz|
|Dr. Lynne Gerlach||Dr. Mark Murphy|
|Dr. Barry Segal (Chairman)
Dr. Jack ShirleyDr. Crispin W. PaulDr. William E. Amos, Jr.Dr. William H. Lady
(2nd Term)Dr. Gabriel CoulonDr. Roy CowanDr. Donald CulpDr. William H. LadyDr. M. L. Butterworth, Jr.Dr. James W. Cosper, Jr.Dr. F. Harold Wirth
|2007 to 2010
2004 to 20072000 to 20031996 to 20001993 to 1996
1986 to 19931983 to 19861981 to 19831979 to 19811977 to 19791974 to 19771969 to 1974
Advisors are elected to advise the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to the Institute's goals and mission.
Dr. Raj Ahlowalia
Dr. William Y. Gregg
Dr. Glenda G. Owen
Ricki Braswell, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ricki Braswell, CAE, joined the Institute in April 2011. A former Executive Director for National Association of Dental Laboratories, National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology and The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, she has a wealth of experience in not-for-profits, corporate communications, human resources, and publishing. Ricki has served on The L. D. Pankey Foundation board of directors. In 2010, Dental Products Report named her one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry.
Cris Casanueva, Director of Operations
Jackie Robinson, Director of Student Services
Diego Oquendo, Clinical Director
Mark Collis, Resource Center Manager
Jefferson Gongora, Clinical Assistant
Sandra Caicedo, Clinical Technician
Juan Echeverry, Network and Systems Administrator