Steering Committee 2017

Paula Fischer, RDH, C0-Chair

Project Coordinator


Fred Ferguson, DDS
Director, Advance Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Stony Brook University

Neal Herman, DDS, FAAHD

Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry

NYU College of Dentistry 

Hiroko Iida, DDS, MPH
Director, NYS Oral Health Center of Excellence
Rochester, NY 

Lottie Jameson, MS , Past Chair
Executive Director
Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center
Queensbury, NY

Kara Connelly, MS

Assistant Director

New York State Department of Health

Bureau of Child Health

Empire State Plaza

Corning Tower, Rm. 878

Albany, NY 12237

Jill Guiles, RDH

Public health Hygienist

Carol Sloane, R.D.H. 

Assistant Dean of Clinic Operations

School of Dental Medicine

Stony Brook University

184D Sullivan Hall

Stony Brook, NY  11794-8705


Steven Russell, MEEM, MSHA, CPHIT, DSHS, Co-Chair
Healthcare IT and Operational Excellence Executive
Rochester, NY


Ramneet Kalra

Nicholas Tucci, DMD, Treasurer

General Dentistry, Private Practice
Manhasset, N.Y.

Bridget Walsh, Secretary

Senior Policy Associate

Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Albany, NY

Mary Ellen Yankosky, BS, RDH, Past Chair



Sangeeta Gajendra, DDS, MPH, MS

Associate Professor, Clinical Chief 

Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Dept. of Community Dentistry 

Box 683, 625 Elmwood Avenue

Rochester, NY 14620.

Rucha Kavathe, PhD

Associate Director

Community Education & Empowerment Directorate (CEED)

New York, NY 10116

 Meghan Hytry, Director, Client and Provider Engagement


 11100 W. Liberty Drive,  Milwaukee, WI 53224

Noreen Myers-Wright  RDH EdD

Health Policy & Management

Columbia University

Mailman School of Public Health











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