2021-2022 CDAA Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is composed of the Executive Committee, Committee Chairs and one Director from each Local. It is the governing body of the Association. Local Directors are elected by their local organization to serve a term of two years, serving as liaison between the state and local organizations.
2021-2022 CDAA Executive Committee
The Executive Committee conducts and supervises the business of the Association between meetings of the Board of Directors. All actions are reported to the Board of Directors for approval.
Kelly has 34 years’ experience in the dental field as a dental assistant, office manager and dental consultant. She is currently employed with Sutton Dental Group, Inc in Rohnert Park, CA.
Zeña attended San Diego Mesa College Dental Assisting Program in 1984. She has been in the field for 35 years and currently practices part-time as an RDA. She has her own business called J and Z Programs for Dentistry. She has been an Educator and a Consultant since 2006. Zeña is currently working on getting her AA in Business Management at Saddleback College and will be transferring to Cal State Fullerton to get her BA in Business Administration. She’s a member of CADAT, CDAA, CDA and the DAEGR’s. She is happily married with 3 children and a grandson.
Wendy has been serving as Director for the Santa Clara County DAS for the past 2 years. She has been in dental assisting since and is currently an instructor in the RDA Program at San Jose City College.
Jennifer graduated from Citrus College in 2015, earning her RDA in 2017. She is employed full-time in a general practice in Upland where she lives with her family.
CDA, RDA, FADAA
Immediate Past President
Shari is currently celebrating 32 years as a RDA and CDA. She graduated from Modesto Junior College in 1985 with her Associate in Science Degree. Over the years, she has been involved with national, state and local components of the American Dental Assistants Association. Shari has her teaching credential in health occupations and has been an instructor for over 20 years. She currently works full time for Dr. Stephen Snow and teaches part time at the Mt. Diablo Adult Education Loma Vista dental assisting program.
Diablo Dental Assistants Society (CA08)
Shari Becker, CDA, RDA, FADAA
Shelly Sorensen, CDA, RDA
Marin County (CA16)
Christine Burton, RDA
Orange County (CA09)
Suzie Salazar, RDA
Pomona Valley (CA10)
Claudia Pohl, CDA, RDA
San Diego County (CA12)
Maryann Brawn, RDA
San Fernando Valley (CA13)
Kristy S. Borquez, CDA, RDAEF, FADAA
San Francisco County (CA18)
Judy Hollandsworth, RDA
San Gabriel Valley (CA14)
Santa Clara County (CA30)
Wendy Pio, CDA, RDA