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President 2019-2020

Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH of Milwaukee Wisconsin is the 2019-2020 President of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).

Matt received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences/Dental Hygiene from Marquette University in 2002 and his Community Dental Health Certificate from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in 2007. Matt received his Masters in Public Health from A.T. Still University in 2010. Prior to his promotion to Associate Director with Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin in 2011, Matt served as oral health project manager at the Alliance from 2006-2011. Prior to his work at the Alliance, Matt worked as a clinical dental hygienist in a practice for several years in the Milwaukee suburbs.

As associate director of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Matt directs both the oral health and early childhood literacy programs along with providing operational support to the entire organization. The oral health program at the Alliance includes the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile program, Earlier Is Better, Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby, the Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition. Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile is the state school-based dental sealant program and has grown under his direction to serve nearly 850 schools across the entire state of Wisconsin. Matt has been successful in increasing funding at the Alliance through local, state and federal grants. Matt also is active in efforts to promote and maintain community water fluoridation across Wisconsin. Matt coordinated efforts to keep the city of Milwaukee fluoridated which impacted nearly one million Wisconsin residents.

Matt is a member of various local, state and national associations, advisory boards, councils and committees. Matt has been involved in creating, protecting and promoting oral health policy across Wisconsin through his work at the Alliance. Matt served as chair of the Children’s Dental Health Project’s Sealant Workgroup. Matt also served on the most recent expert panel convened by the American Dental Association to review the clinical guidelines for the placement of dental sealants.

In 2015, Matt was elected as the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) District VII trustee and in 2017 as the ADHA Vice President. Matt speaks nationally on a variety of topics including oral health policy, school-based dental sealants, the use of dental sealants in clinical practice, community water fluoridation and the use of other fluoride containing therapies.

Matt was featured in Modern Hygienist Magazine in 2007 in a feature on men making their mark in dental hygiene. Matt was named the Young Hispanic Professional of Greater Milwaukee by the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee and received the Distinguished Alumnus in Dental Hygiene Award from Marquette University in 2009. In 2016 Matt received the Wisconsin Public Health Association’s Distinguished Service to Public Health Award and the Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association Carol B. Benson Award for Outstanding Service to Dental Hygiene. Matt currently lives in Milwaukee with his wife Laura and son Connor and enjoys camping, traveling, cycling and competing in duathlons.

President-Elect 2019-2020

Lisa Moravec, RDH, MSDH of Scottsbluff Nebraska is the 2019-2020 President-Elect of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).

Lisa Moravec, RDH, MSDH graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Dentistry in 2002 and with her Master of Science in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University in 2011. Lisa has served the past four years as the District VIII Trustee, as a member of the Executive Committee, and served two years as Board Coach. She also has served on the Committee on Student Relations and Committee on Board Policy and Procedures.

She is an Assistant Professor and Site Coordinator for the UNMC West Division Dental Hygiene program. Lisa has held numerous leadership positions within the Nebraska Dental Hygienists’ Association, including a term as the organization’s president and delegate. She has been recognized for her leadership with numerous awards, including a being the recipient of both component and constituent awards in Nebraska for Dental Hygienist of the Year and inducted into Sigma Phi Alpha.

Lisa and her husband Mike have four children. She enjoys family time, sports, and outdoor activities.

Vice President 2019-2020

Dr. Sharlee Burch of Lexington Kentucky is the 2019-2020 Vice President of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).

Sharlee Burch, RDH, BSDH, MPH, EdD graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1997 and her Master of Public Health in 2000, both from Western Kentucky University. In 2013, Sharlee received her Doctor of Education from Liberty University.

Dr. Burch has served the past four years as the District V Trustee, as a member of the Executive Committee and as Board Coach. Sharlee has also served as Board Adviser to the Committee on Annual Conference and Committee on Policy and Bylaws.

Dr. Burch is an Associate Professor and Instructional Mentor for the School of Health Sciences Master of Public Health Program at Liberty University. Sharlee is also the Project Director of the Kentucky Early Childhood Oral Health Survey for the Kentucky Population Health Institute. Dr. Burch serves as Coordinator of the Oral Health Innovation Initiative at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.

Dr. Burch has held numerous leadership positions within the Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Association, including two terms as the organization’s President and several terms as Speaker of the Kentucky House of Delegates. Sharlee has been recognized for her leadership as the recipient of Kentucky Dental Hygienist of the Year and was inducted into Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society.

Dr. Burch and her husband Matthew have two children. Sharlee enjoys spending time with her family, is a voracious reader, and is a fan of the iconic British television show Doctor Who.

Treasurer 2019-2020

Chadleo Webb, MDH of Flagstaff Arizona is the 2019-2020 Treasurer of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA).

Chadleo Webb graduated from The Ohio State University with his Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2013, and again in 2015 with his Masters in Dental Hygiene in 2015. He increased his duties to restorative procedures by earning a certificate in Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (Ohio) in 2017.

Chadleo has served the past six years as an ADHA delegate. Last year he sat on the Institute for Oral Health’s Community Service Grant Review Committee. On the constituent level he served as treasurer and finance committee chair from 2016 to 2019. Chadleo is an Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene at Northern Arizona University where he is the advisor for the Student Chapter of ADHA.

Chadleo enjoys staying active by playing sports and being outdoors in nature.

Immediate Past President 2019-2020

Michele Braerman, RDH BSDH of Fallston Maryland is the 2019-2020 Immediate Past President of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).

A member of ADHA since her graduation in 1992, Braerman has served the Association in a wide range of positions. Including most recently as Vice President of ADHA, District III Trustee, a member of the Executive and Finance committee, a 2 year Board Coach, chair of Council on Public Relations, a MDHA delegate, and reference committee chair. She also served her constituent and component in numerous leadership roles to include: Secretary, Vice President and President. MDHA honored her with the Symbol of Excellence Award in 2010.

Braerman holds a BS degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland. She currently works as a clinician in a private practice and previously as clinical faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County.

Michele will celebrate 32 years of marriage this year and has 2 grown children. She is passionate about family time, traveling, her sports teams and photography.

Speaker of the House 2018-2020

Christina Emmert, RDH, PRP of Rockford, Illinois, is the 2018-2020 Speaker of the House of Delegates (HOD) for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA).

Emmert has been a member of the ADHA since her graduation from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale since 1993. She has served the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Winnebago component in a number of leadership positions, including president, Speaker of the House, and Bylaws chair as well as secretary and president of her component. She served as a delegate to the ADHA annual meeting for five years. During that time she was on two reference committees, once as the chair and on the teller’s committee. She also had the opportunity to serve as sergeant at arms for two years.

In preparing for service for Speaker of the House, Emmert has become a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and gained certification as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian.

In 2012, Emmert received the Crest Oral-B/ADHA clinical dental hygienist of the year award and in 2015 the I-FLOSS state coalition Oral Health Champion Award.
Emmert is a full time clinical dental hygienist at Crusader Community Health Center in Rockford, where she has worked for 19 years, provide care with “Heart in Hand” to the underserved community.

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