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Volunteer Leadership Information

Ready to take the lead? ADHA is fortunate to have had many strong leaders who brought commitment and determination to their roles. When asked, many believe they took away more than they gave, particularly in the realm of leadership skills developed during their tenures as ADHA leaders.

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Position Descriptions


The president is the chief spokesperson for the association and is charged with promoting the mission and goals of ADHA both internally and externally.


The president-elect year is spent observing and assisting the president, establishing the administrative calendar for the the next presidential year and leading the development of the strategic plan, which will drive association activity during that presidential year.


The vice-president chairs the Committee on ADHA Procedures, playing an important role in the development of the strategic plan, which will drive association activity in future years.


The treasurer participates in discussions and decisions that have an impact on ADHA’s financial stability, gives input on all decisions regarding investments and provides input on the budget format.

Speaker of the House

The speaker of the house must have a working knowledge of parliamentary procedure.

Ethics Committee Member

The individuals appointed to this office are expected to uphold the high ethical standards set forth in the ADHA Code of Ethics.

District Trustee

District trustees are elected by the delegates within their district. They serve as the link between the national organization and the constituent (state) organizations.

Delegate/Alternate to the ADHA House of Delegates

Delegates and alternates are elected by members in their respective constituents to participate in the annual House of Delegates meeting and vote on policy issues affecting the profession.

International Federation of Dental Hygienists Delegate

The two IFDH delegates must be past ADHA board members and attend the IFDH meeting. They submit liaison reports to the ADHA Board of Trustees, and prepare articles for ADHA publications.

Guidelines for Nomination for Elected Positions

Any active members may declare their candidacy for an elected position by notifying the Nominating Committee at Nominating Committee@adha.net and by submitting their electronic Bio-Data Form for Candidates for Elected Office by February 6, 2017. Please note that the Form includes the Conflict of Interest Policy and Disclosure Form and the Rules of Conduct. Office elections take place at the annual business meeting each year.

Interested candidates should also submit a biographical and platform statement for publication in Candidates' Corner by 5:00pm CST on March 31, 2017.

  • 1) A biographical statement not to exceed 200 words
  • 2) A platform statement not to exceed 400 words
  • 3) A photograph.

All submissions should be electronic and emailed to ADHA Central Office. Any statements or photos received after the due date will not be included in Candidates’ Corner.


Contact the Executive Office with any questions or information requests at 312-440-8900.

Bio-Data forms for Elected Office and District Trustees will be posted soon.