“Mover and Shaker” Archive

Margo Y. Melchor, RDH, MEd, EdD

Margo Y. Melchor, RDH, MEd, EdD, is the director of community outreach and an associate professor at the UTHealth School of Dentistry (UTSD), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. While teaching at UTSD, she served as the Student American Dental …

Deborah Bailey Astroth, RDH, BSDH

Deborah Bailey Astroth, RDH, BSDH, has been active in dental hygiene in Colorado for more than 40 years. Involved in organized dental hygiene, she has served as president of the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association, speaker of the house and chair of the …

Marion C. Manski, RDH, MS

Marion C. Manski, RDH, MS, is an associate professor and director of the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) School of Dentistry. She is also the director of admissions and recruitment for the dental hygiene program. Manski has …
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Katy Battani, RDH, MS

Katy Battani, RDH, MS, is definitely a “mover and shaker,” as she hardly ever has a chance to sit down. She has two important positions in public health—project manager of the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement (PIOHQI) program with the …
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Kelly Tanner Williams, RDH, MS, CDA

From clinical dental hygiene practice and consulting to academia, Kelly Tanner Williams, RDH, MS, CDA, is a go-getter. As coordinator of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Reaffirmation at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia, she …
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JoAnn Galliano, MEd, RDH

A woman of many talents and interests, JoAnn Galliano, MEd, RDH, is a legislative consultant for the California Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (CDHA) Government Relations Council, and an instructor in the dental hygiene program at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. As chair of …
2012_Tammy Filipiak

Tammy Filipiak, RDH, MS

Tammy Filipiak, RDH, MS, is the director of clinical development for Midwest and Mountain Dental, a group practice based in Mondovi, Wis, with more than 100 offices in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. She works closely with …
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Tammi O. Byrd, RDH, BS

Tammi O. Byrd, RDH, BS, is CEO and clinical director of Health Promotion Specialists, a school-based dental hygiene program serving schools in South Carolina since 2000. She is responsible for the administration and management of the company’s budget and operations, as well …
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Colleen M. Brickle, RDH, RF, EdD

Colleen M. Brickle, RDH, RF, EdD, is dean of Health Sciences at Normandale Community College in Minneapolis. Her passion lies in championing for the rights of the underserved and creating a future in which those without access to care receive the oral …
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Ann Battrell, RDH, MSDH

Ann Battrell, RDH, MSDH, is the executive director of ADHA. She is the first registered dental hygienist and the first former ADHA president to serve in this position. Previously, Battrell served as assistant executive director for Strategic Planning and Education for ADHA, …