ADEA Connect Ambassadors

2023-24 ADEA Connect Ambassadors

ADEA Connect Ambassadors are volunteers and champions within the ADEA Connect online communities.  These volunteers are looking to create a positive impact and provide constructive support and advice to others on their dental education journeys.  ADEA Ambassador Overview

Check out our current listing of ADEA Connect Ambassadors:

Ambassador Name Ambassador for Employer Name
Dr. Vrushali Abhyankar ADEA Section on Advanced and Graduate Education University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
Dr. Farzana Alam ADEA Section on Physiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Dr. Yvette Alania ADEA Section on Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Dr. Silvia Amaya-Pajares ADEA Section on Cariology Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
Diego Machado Ardenghi ADEA Canadian Members Community University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry
Ms. Amber Ariss ADEA Canadian Members Community Vancouver Community College
Dr. Karin Arsenault ADEA Section on Gerontology and Geriatrics Education Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Nasrin Bahari Chopiuk ADEA Section on Integrated Clinical and Applied Biomedical Sciences Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Dr. Beatriz Bezerra ADEA Section on Periodontics University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry
Dr. Manish Bhagania ADEA Section on Addiction Education Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Brame ADEA SIG on Graduate Dental Hygiene Education Programs University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry
Dr. Lisa Cain ADEA Section for Women in Leadership UT Health Houston School of Dentistry
Ms. Cassandra Callaghan ADEA Section on Dental Informatics University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Dr. Hugo Campos ADEA SIG on Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technology Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Joseph Curtis ADEA Section on Dental Anatomy and Occlusion University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics
Mr. Justin James Donato ADEA COSRF District Commissioners and Liaisons Community Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Geetha Duddanahalli Siddanna ADEA Section on Anatomical Sciences University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Mr. Scott Edward ADEA Section on Dental School Admissions Officers Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Dr. Gwen Essex ADEA Section on Academic Affairs California Northstate University College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Steven W. Friedrichsen ADEA Council of Deans Fellowship Program Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Khadry Galil ADEA Canadian Members Community Western University Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Dr. Rachel Greene ADEA Section on Community, Preventive, and Public Health Dentistry University of Washington School of Dentistry
Ms. Dalena Mai Ha ADEA Student Member Community Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Dr. Donna Hackley ADEA SIG on Sustainability in Dentistry Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Asmaa Haimeur ADEA Canadian Members Community University of Manitoba Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Mr. Andrew Halverson ADEA Student Member Community Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Mr. Andrew Halverson ADEA COSRF District Commissioners and Liaisons Community Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Dr. David Hannigan ADEA Section on Clinical Simulation University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Ms. Danielle Harris ADEA Section on Student Affairs and Financial Aid University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
Dr. Khairunisa Hashmani ADEA SIG on Career Development for the New Educator UT Health Houston School of Dentistry
Dr. Shirin Khoynezhad ADEA SIG on Internationally Educated Oral Health Professionals Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
Dr. David Minjoon Kim ADEA Section on Continuing Education Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Amy Kim ADEA Section on Clinic Administration NYU Langone Dental Medicine Postdoctoral Residency Programs
Prof. Abrielle K Lamphere ADEA SIG on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care Indiana University School of Dentistry
Ms. Marla Laval ADEA Section on  Business and Financial Administration Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Shirley Lewis ADEA SIG on Forensic Odontology and Forensic Science Texas A&M University School of Dentistry
Dr. Chenshuang Li ADEA Section on Orthodontics University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Ms. Megan C Louk ADEA Section on Development, Alumni Affairs and Public Relations University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
Prof. Emily Ludwig ADEA Section on Dental Hygiene Education Old Dominion University
Dr. Sahar Mirfarsi ADEA Section on Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
Mrs. Delaney Nowotarski ADEA Section on Dental Assisting Education Germanna Community College
Dr. Mayumi Onoe-Miyamoto ADEA Section on Prosthodontics Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Philip Patston ADEA Section on Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Microbiology University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry
Dr. Rita Patterson ADEA Section on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
Dr. Ane Poly ADEA Section on Endodontics Texas A&M University School of Dentistry
Dr. Chaitanya Puranik ADEA Section on Pediatric Dentistry University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Mohamed Rahhal ADEA SIG on Implant Dentistry Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Dr. Vacora L. Rainey ADEA Section on Practice Management Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Dr. Phil Rinaudo ADEA Section on Comprehensive Care and General Dentistry NYU Langone Dental Medicine Postdoctoral Residency Programs
Dr. Firoozeh Samim ADEA Canadian Members Community McGill University Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences
Dr. Steven Saxe ADEA Section on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Anesthesia and Hospital Dentistry University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Gregory Schuster ADEA SIG on Lasers in Dentistry Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona
Dr. Mohamed Shabayek ADEA Section on Evidence Based Dentistry University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Ms. Jessica Suedbeck ADEA SIG on Dental Hygiene Clinical Coordinators Old Dominion University
Dr. Michelle Thompson ADEA SIG on CAD/CAM Technology UT Health Houston School of Dentistry
Dr. Hanann Tomeh ADEA Section on Educational Research, Development and Curriculum Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Dr. Anusha Vaddi ADEA Section on Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Dr. Katherine Velasco ADEA Section on Minority Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine - South Jordan, Utah
Dr. Brandon Veremis ADEA Section on Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Dr. Joe Vuthiganon ADEA Section on Pride Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Casey D. Wright ADEA Section on Behavioral Science Marquette University School of Dentistry
Mr. Golnoush Zakeri ADEA Student Member Community Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine - South Jordan, Utah