Leadership and Staff

OFFICERS

Jonathan Rich, President
Donald Heine, First Vice President
Cliff Lowdenback, Second Vice President
H. Fred Howard, Speaker of the House
Kevin Wall, Secretary-Treasurer

EXECUTIVE STAFF

Richard Whitehouse, Executive Director, whitehouse@kyda.org
Kevin Wall, Secretary-Treasurer, kevinwalldmd@gmail.com
Todd Edwards, Assistant Executive Director, todd@kyda.org
Janet Glover, Director of Meetings, janet@kyda.org
Melissa Nathanson, Director of Communications, melissa@kyda.org

KDA TODAY

Beverly A. Largent, Editor, beverlyalargent@yahoo.com

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Jonathan Rich, President; Cliff Lowdenback, (BG) Chairman; Charles Montague (E); Matt Johnson (GR), Samantha Shaver (LDS); Ryan Estes (NKY); Matt Milliner (PU); H. Fred Howard (SE); Thomas Carroll (PR); B.J. Millay (SC); Laura Hancock Jones (WC).

Ex-Officio Members

Donald Heine, First Vice President; Darren Greenwell, Immediate Past President; Fred Howard, Speaker of the House; Kevin Wall, Secretary-Treasurer; Beverly A. Largent, Editor, KDA Today; Mr. Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Kentucky Board of Dentistry; Gerard Bradley, Dean, University of Louisville School of Dentistry; Jeffrey Okeson, Dean, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Julie McKee, Cabinet for Human Resources; Heejue Hong, Student Representatives ULSD; Ashley Wettstain, Student Representative, UKCD

DELEGATES TO THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Ansley Depp (NKY); Andy Elliott (KM); H. Fred Howard (SE); Samantha Shaver (LDS); Stephen Robertson (PR)

ALTERNATE DELEGATES TO THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Darren Greenwell (LDS); Jonathan Rich (NKY); H. Fred Howard, KDA Speaker of the House; Jonathan Rich, President; Donald Heine, First Vice President

KENTUCKY DENTAL FOUNDATION, INC.

Stephen Robertson, Foundation President/Chairman (KM); Stephen Robertson, Foundation Secretary-Treasurer; Jonathan Rich, KDA President; Donald Heine, KDA First Vice President; Richard Whitehouse, KDA Executive Director; Kevin Wall, KDA Secretary-Treasurer; O. Andy Elliott, (KM); Bill Lee (BG); Darren Greenwell (LDS); Geoffrey Ball (LDS); T. Gerard Bradley, (LDS); Fred Howard (SE); Laura Hancock Jones (WC); Dustin Harper (WC); David Gardner (Non-dentist/Crest/Oral B); Kelley Dearing Smith, (Non-dentist/Louisville Water).

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE KENTUCKY DENTAL FOUNDATION, INC

The Kentucky Dental Foundation, Inc. promotes professional and public programs which enhance oral health and ultimately the total health of Kentuckians. VISION: Develop, magnify, and manage a fund which will maximize professional and public programs that enhance oral health in Kentucky. PURPOSE: Support the mission and vision of the Kentucky Dental Foundation through:

  • Education
  • Scholarships
  • Research
  • Oral Health Programs
  • Other Organizations With Similar Goals

COMPONENT SOCIETY OFFICERS

Blue Grass Dental Society
President – Brandon Stapleton, Lexington 
President-Elect – Neil Rush, Cynthiana
Vice-President – Neil Rush, Cynthiana
Secretary-Treasurer – Lisa Kochis, Lexington

bluegrassdentalsociety@gmail.com

Website: www.bgdsky.org

Eastern Dental Society
President – Nancy Mussetter , Ashland
President-Elect – Nancy Mussetter, Ashland
Secretary-Treasurer – Nancy Mussetter, Ashland

Kentucky Mountain Dental Society
President – Mike McKinney – Minnie
President-Elect – 
Secretary-Treasurer – John Lowe, Pikeville

Louisville Dental Society
President Michael Barnett, DDS
Vice President Chris Costello, DMD
Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Distler, DMD
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Winnie Boling, DMD

lds@kyda.org

Website: www.louisvilledentalsociety.org

Northern Kentucky Dental Society
President – Daniel Noll, Florence
President-Elect – Allison Marlow, Florence
Vice President – Olivia Estes, Union
Secretary-Treasurer – Rachel Hamel, Florence

nkds@fuse.net

Website: www.northernkydental.org

Green River Dental Society

President – Kelsey Johnson, Beaver Dam
Secretary–Blake Dickens, Owensboro
Treasurer – Josh Witt, Owensboro

Pennyrile Dental Society
President – Stephen Robertson, Bowling Green

Southeastern Dental Society
President – Sharon Newcomb,Corbin
President-Elect – Arwa ElMarghi, London
Secretary-Treasurer – Joe Boster, Middlesboro

Purchase Dental Society
President – Brian Doss, Draffenville
Secretary-Treasurer – Burton R. Young, Murray

West Central Dental Society
Secretary-Treasurer – William R. “Billy” Millay, Madisonville

South Central Dental Society
President – DeJon Graves, Somerset
President-Elect – Corey Hamm, Somerset
Secretary-Treasurer – Robert “B. J.” Millay, Somerset

Executive Committee
Dr. Jonathan Rich KDA President  
Dr. Don Heine
KDA First Vice President   
Dr. Cliff Lowdenback KDA Second Vice President  
Dr. H. Fred Howard KDA Speaker of the House  
Cliff Lowdenback Executive Board Chairman  
Dr. Kevin Wall Secretary-Treasurer  
Staff
Richard Whitehouse KDA Executive Director email
Todd Edwards KDA Assistant Executive Director email
Janet Glover KDA Director of Meetings  email 
Melissa Nathanson  KDA Director of Communications  email