Leadership:
Board of Trustees

The board of trustees is the governing body of ASDA and is responsible for administration and management of the association. The board is comprised of voting and non-voting members. Voting members include the president, two vice presidents and 11 district trustees. Non-voting members include the speaker of the House of Delegates, editor-in-chief, immediate past president and executive director. View this map to see which ASDA District you are a part of.
 

Onboarding & Leadership Training

All ASDA national leaders are introduced to their new role through an onboarding program (in-person and via conference call), including:

  • Overview of ASDA organizational structure, standing rules, policies and procedures
  • Tips for leading a team – along with a copy of "Enhancing Committee Effectiveness"
  • Position-specific training from prior year's leaders
  • Resources for how to make strategic decisions
  • Mentorship from ASDA staff and other leaders in organized dentistry
Kristopher Mendoza  Kristopher Mendoza
President
Los Angeles '15
 
Daryn Lu  Daryn Lu
Vice President
Oklahoma '15
 
Jason Watts  Jason Watts
Vice President
Nova Southeastern '15
 
Helen Yang  Helen Yang
District 1 Trustee
Harvard '16
 
Gregory Shank  Gregory Shank
District 2 Trustee
Stony Brook '16
 
Ricardo Fontoura  Ricardo Fontoura
District 3 Trustee
Temple '16
 
Jeremy Jordan  Jeremy Jordan
District 4 Trustee
Virginia '15
 
Stephanie Mazariegos  Stephanie Mazariegos
District 5 Trustee
LECOM '16
 
Robert Graham Greenland  Robert Graham Greenland
District 6 Trustee
Detroit Mercy '15
 
Kyle Kirk  Kyle Kirk
District 7 Trustee
Kentucky '16
 
Lauren Reed  Lauren Reed
District 8 Trustee
Creighton '16
 
Christopher Thorburn  Christopher Thorburn
District 9 Trustee
Houston '15
 
Emily Hobart  Emily Hobart
District 10 Trustee
Midwestern-Arizona '15
 
Yige Zhao  Yige Zhao 
District 11 Trustee
Pacific '15
 
Niveditha Rajagopalan  Niveditha Rajagopalan
Speaker of the House
Midwestern-Illinois '16
 
Christian Piers  Christian Piers
Editor-in-Chief
Colorado '16
 
Jiwon Lee  Jiwon Lee
Immediate Past President
Columbia '14
 
Nancy Honeycutt  Nancy Honeycutt
Executive Director
ASDA Central Office
 

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