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Our People

Meet the real people whose passion for little teeth makes the work we do possible.

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Our Team

We have big love for little teeth

Our team of compassionate, hardworking individuals loves nothing more than bringing smiles to the faces of the families we support. Get to know the people who keep our organization running.

Meet our team

Governance Team

Our Governance Team is made up of volunteers from across the country. Their efforts help the AAPD Foundation succeed in our mission to provide all children with the access to dental care they deserve.

Board of Trustees

Our Board conducts Foundation business at regularly scheduled Board meetings.

  • Mario Ramos, DMD
    President
  • Douglas B. Keck, DMD, MS
    Immediate Past President
  • Oariona Lowe, DDS
    Vice President 
  • Teresa Fong, DDS
    Treasurer 
  • Scott Smith, DDS, MS
    AAPD President 
  • Thomas Ison, DMD
    AAPD President Elect 
  • John Rutkauskas, DDS, MBA, CAE
    AAPD/AAPD Foundation Chief Executive Officer 
  • Deven V. Shroff, DMD
    Secretary 
  • Mira A. Albert, DDS
    Trustee
  • K. J. Beauchamp, DDS
    Trustee
  • Kelsey Brar, DMD, MPH
    Trustee
  • Shari Kohn, DDS
    Trustee
  • Kerry Maguire, DDS, MPH
    Trustee
  • James D. Nickman, DDS
    Trustee
  • Harlyn K. Susarla, DMD, MPH
    Trustee
  • Kenneth C. Thomalla, CPA, CLU, CFP
    Trustee

Executive Committee

This committee conducts any Foundation business needed between regularly scheduled Board meetings.

  • Douglas B. Keck, DMD, MS
    President 
  • Oariona Lowe, DDS
    Vice President 
  • Teresa Fong, DDS
    Treasurer and Secretary 
  • John Rutkauskas, DDS, MBA, CAE
    AAPD/AAPD Foundation Chief Executive Officer 
  • Mira A. Albert, DDS, MBA
    Marketing Committee Chair 
  • Deven V. Shroff, DMD
    Grants and Programs Committee Chair 

Development Committee

This committee ensures all contributions to the Foundation directly support dental care for children in need.

  • Kevin Thomas, Chair 
  • Reza Ardalan, DMD 
  • K.J. Beauchamp, DDS 
  • Brian A. Beitel, DDS, MS 
  • Vanessa G. Carpenter, DDS
  • Carolyn B. Crowell, DMD 
  • Paul A. Kennedy III, DDS, MS 
  • Jacob K. Lee, DDS, FRCD(C), FAAPD, FACD 
  • Kerry Maguire, DDS, MPH 
  • Angela M. Stout, DMD

Finance and Audit Committee

This committee oversees our investments and financial policies while helping us maintain the highest standards of fiscal integrity.

  • Teresa Fong, DDS, Chair/Secretary and Treasurer
  • Rob Conner  
  • David K. Curtis, DMD, PA  
  • Charles S. Czerepak, DMD, MS  
  • Douglas B. Keck, DMD
  • Kerry Maguire, DDS, MPH
  • John Rutkauskas, DDS, MBA, CAE
  • Deven V. Shroff, DMD
  • Kenneth C. Thomalla, CPA. CLU, CFP

Grants and Programs Committee

This committee is responsible for all grant making and program development, assessing hundreds of grant applications every year.

  • Deven V. Shroff, DMD, Chair 
  • Kelsey Brar, DMD, MS, MPH  
  • Jennifer Cully, DMD 
  • Clifford R. Hartman, DDS 
  • Lisa Jacob, DDS
  • Shari C. Kohn, DDS
  • Cheen Y. Loo, DMD 
  • Oariona Lowe, DDS 
  • James Nickman, DDS 
  • Scott B. Schwartz, DDS
  • Harlyn K. Susarla, DMD, MPH 
  • Nidhi Taneja, DDS 
  • Stacy I. Weedon, DDS

Marketing Committee

This committee educates the public on the importance of oral health for all children and the challenges faced by families in need.

  • Mira A. Albert, DDS, MBA, Chair 
  • Courtney Alexander, DDS 
  • David Avenetti, DDS, MPH 
  • Joel H. Berg, DDS 
  • Kelsey Brar, DMD, MPH
  • Claudia A. Cavallino, DDS 
  • Lois A. Jackson, DDS 
  • Jessica Lee, DDS, PhD 
  • Oariona Lowe, DDS 
  • C. Ashley Orynich, DMD, MPA, MS
  • Hubert J. Park DMD 
  • Mario E. Ramos, DMD

Nominations Committee

This committee finds and recruits future committee candidates, along with future Foundation Trustees and Officers.

  • Charles S. Czerepak, DMD, MS, Chair 
  • Jackie L. Banahan, DMD  
  • Teresa Fong, DDS 
  • James D. Nickman, DDS 
  • Nick Rogers, DDS
  • John Rutkauskas, DDS. MBA, CAE
  • Neophytos L. Savide, DDS
  • Harlyn K. Susarla, DMD, MPH 
  • Anupama R. Tate, DMD, MPH 

Impact

See the difference we make

Our people work day in and day out to bring children the dental care they deserve. See what a difference their efforts make.