Committee Chairs

2023-2024 CDAA Committees

Annual Session
Working with the meeting planner, this committee makes the arrangements for our Annual meeting and handles the meal functions and reservations. Chair: Zeña Delling, RDA E-mail:
Budget & Finance
Under the direction of the Treasurer, take requests for and prepare the annual budget for approval and review the finances of the Association. Chair: Kelly Thomas, CDA, RDA, CDPMA, MADAA E-mail:
Bylaws/Manual of Procedures
The group reviews both the Association’s Bylaws and Manual of Procedures, making recommendations for changes. Oversee compliance of local societies’ documents. Chair: Claudia Pohl, CDA, RDA E-mail:
Corporate Development
This committee serves as liaison to the corporate sponsors for the organization and develops new sponsors. Chair: Shari Becker, RDA E-mail:
Approves CE courses on behalf of local societies, maintaining the CE provider with the Dental Board. Chair: Linda Willyerd, RDA E-mail:
Government Relations
Keeping current with legislation affecting dental assisting, providing representation as needed via attendance at Dental Board meetings, and providing regular reporting to the membership are the duties of the committee. Chair: Shari Becker, CDA, RDA, FADAA E-mail:
This committee oversees the maintenance of the website and social media. Chair:  Claudia Pohl, CDA, RDA E-mail:
This committee coordinates activities that will maintain and increase membership, including the membership booths at CDA meetings; Provide membership awards at the Annual meeting. Chair: Christy Burton, CDA, RDA, BA E-mail:
Their primary responsibility is to present a slate of candidates for the Executive Officers. Chair: Carmen Khuri, RDA, BS E-mail:
This committee is responsible for the publication of the Newsletters and Journal. Chair: Tricia Henry, RDA E-mail:
Strategic Planning
Consider long range planning, including goals and direction for the organization. Chair: Wendy Pio, CDA, RDA, BS E-mail:
Student Outreach
Act as liaison with student members, providing for awards, education and scholarship. Chair: E-mail:

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