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MISSION STATEMENT OF THE INDIANA DENTAL HYGIENISTS’ ASSOCIATION

To improve the public’s health, the mission of the Indiana Dental Hygienists’ Association is to advance
the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care, increasing awareness of

the cost-effective benefits of prevention, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education,
licensure, practice and research, and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.

ABOUT US

Our Background

Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association has set the bar and is proud to serve its loyal, growing community. By providing invaluable resources, unique opportunities and a long-standing network of people who are committed to helping one another and our patients, we ensure our members have the tools necessary to succeed. We’re currently accepting new members so if you’re interested in joining, get in touch with us today.

AFTON COOPER

Vice President

PAULA RUSSELL

Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SHELI

TAULBEE

President-Elect

HEATHER TAYLOR

President

STEPHANIE COHEN

Immediate Past President

LYNN RAMER

Trustee at Large

PAMELA RETTIG

Secretary

NICHOLE DICKE

ADHA 3-yr Delegate

CENTRAL OFFICE

Executive Director

BARBARA OWENS

Barb has worked with nonprofits the majority of her career and in the association management environment for over 25 years, predominately in the membership and event planning areas.  Barb has a passion for serving others and considers herself blessed to be able to work with nonprofit organizations whose missions she can endorse. That passion extended to volunteer work as a client advocate for a local Pregnancy Resource Center while living in St. Louis for eight years. She also has been active in women's and children's ministries at her home church. Barb loves spending time with her three precious grandchildren and is an amateur photographer, using her photos in ways that bless others and chronicle her family's history. While in St. Louis, Barb worked 15 months for Central Office Management Solutions (COMS) and was assigned the Indiana Dental Hygienists' Association as her client. Having returned to Indianapolis in 2016, she is excited to once again have the opportunity to work with IDHA.

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IDHA Past Presidents

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality"

- Warren Bennis

Lenora Schrichte (d) 1947-51

Vivian Frumm (d) 1951-52

Betty Fink Ervin (d) 1952-53

Sylvia Heckenstaffer 1952-54

Wilma Hook Savage (d) 1954-55

Ann Ackerman Glass 1955-56

Lillian Dahl Werhle (d) 1956-57

Joan Kline Yoder 1957-58

Juanita Schisler (d) 1958-60

Donna Dodd (d) 1960-61

Priscella Robards 1961-62

Jaclyn Gray 1962-63

Sylvia Mills 1963-65

Betty Jo Knafel 1965-66

Marlene Christmas 1966-67

Connie Hamilton 1967-68

Karen Yoder 1968-69

Margaret Hunt (d) 1969-70

Carmine McDonald-Griffis 1970-71

Ann Mann 1971-72

Pat Wade Carpenter 1972-73

Suzanne Boundy 1973-74

Donna Pownell 1974-75

Kay Raag 1975-76

Anita Weaver Bond 1976-77

Pauline Phillips 1977-78

Patricia Hefner 1978-79

Beverly Boone Ruebeck 1979-80

Rita Marie Hope 1980-81

Sandra Gordner 1981-82

Beth Fultz Thompson 1982-83

Kathy Hinshaw 1983-84

Barb Gorbitz 1984-85

Kathy Hinshaw 1985-86

Jewell Arthur 1986-87

Kay Oser 1987-88

Nanci Yokom 1988-89

Jan Gettelfinger 1989-90

Laverne Whitmore 1990-92

Gail Williamson 1992-93

Kathy Nahrwold 1993-94

Ingrid Churchill 1994-95

Lynn Ramer 1995-96

Kathy Nahrwold 1996-97

Ronda (Henning) Worden 1997-98

Judy Zink 1998-99

Ronda (Henning) Worden 1999-2000

Paula Russell 2000-01

Lisa Driver 2001-02

Monica Skibbe 2002-03

Becky Alles 2003-05

Amy Lynn Byrd 2005-06

Ashley (Jamison) Recker 2006-07

Karen Wilber 2007-08

Denise Conrad 2008-09

Eileen (Mason) Clodfelder 2009-10

Sandra McIlrath 2010-12

Renee (Anderson) Pryor 2012-13 

Melissa (Spriggs) Rippey 2013-15 

Amanda (Daniels) Apple 2015-16 

Stephanie Cohen 2016-17 

Heather Taylor 2017-18