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Oral Health Kansas

has been around for
11 years


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Executive Committee

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


Finance/Investment Committee

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.

Chip Blaser, Chair
John Fales


Board Development Committee

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.

Jill Quigley, Chair
Janette Delinger
Karen Finstad
Krista Hahn
Denise Maseman
Marlou Wegener
Schaunta James-Boyd
Brian Smith


Communications Committee

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.

Amy Fleischer
Kim Gronniger
Gina Penzig
Kevin Robertson
Marlou Wegener

Jo D. Clepper


Resource Development/Conference Planning Committee

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.

Amber Sellers, Chair
Doug Bowman
Jenni Ferguson
Robyne Goates
Kathy Hunt
Marcia Manter
Sonia Olmos
Steve Peppes
Kelly Rippel
Niki Sadler


Advocacy Committee

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
Rachel Alexander
Janette Delinger

Dawn Downes
John Fales
Megan Foreman
Susan Hemberger
Stuart Little
Jose Lopez
Marcia Manter
Lougene Marsh
J’Vonnah Maryman
Katrina McGivern

Kim Moore
Chuck Nigro
Jill Quigley
Kevin Robertson
Cathy Taylor-Osborne
Brian Smith


Succession Planning Committee

Krista Hahn
Becky Smith


Dental Champions Advisory Board

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,
Sharon Tidwell, Jones Foundation
Megan Foreman
Amy Seery
Marlou Wegener, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas



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