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The Executive Committee is comprised of the Oral Health Kansas Board officers and the chairs of all the Board committees. The Committee has the responsibility to set the agendas for Board meetings and oversee Oral Health Kansas business between Board meetings.
Schaunta James-Boyd, President
Brian Smith, Past President
Steve Peppes, Vice President
Robyne Goates, Secretary
Chip Blaser, Treasurer/Finance Chair
Barbara Conant, Advocacy Chair
Amber Sellers, Resource Development/Conference Planning Chair
The Finance Committee is chaired by the Oral Health Kansas Board Treasurer and other Board members. The Committee has the responsibility to ensure financial records are maintained accurately and completely. Members of the Committee also review and recommend the annual budget and safeguard the organization’s assets.
The Board Development Committee includes both Board members and non-members. The Committee has the responsibility to recruit Board members and ensure Board members are trained for their service on the Oral Health Kansas Board.
The Communications Committee is comprised of Board members and non-members. The Committee has the responsibility to guide the communications strategies for Oral Health Kansas and advise staff on message development.
The Resource Development Committee is comprised of Board members and non-members. The Committee has the responsibility to create and execute revenue development strategies to diversify the funding base for Oral Health Kansas.
The Advocacy Committee is made up of Board and non-Board members. The Committee is responsible for developing and recommending the annual Oral Health Kansas Advocacy Agenda. Committee members meet weekly during the Legislative Session and assist staff in forming advocacy strategies.
Barbara Conant, Chair
The Dental Champions Advisory Board is comprised of graduates of Oral Health Kansas’ Dental Champions Leadership Program who help administer the Dental Champions Program. The Advisory Board is responsible for engaging alumni to advocate for oral health issues in Kansas, help alumni stay in contact with each other and overseeing the nomination and selection of new class members.
Barbara Conant, Kansas Advocates for Better Care
Dr. John Fales, DDS
Kathy Hunt, RDH
Lucynda Raben, DDS
Brian Smith, Galena School District
Jon Stewart, Heartland Community Health Center
Ashley D. Swisher, DDS
Sharon Tidwell, Jones Foundation
Marlou Wegener, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas