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ODHA 2018-2019 President, Christopher Immormino

  

 

 

   Shannon Sweeney, President-Elect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Christopher Immormino ODHA 2018-2019 President

 

Christopher lives in Northeastern Ohio in Concord Township. He attended Lakeland Community College and earned an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2009. After graduation, He volunteered at the Cleveland Free Clinic for a year serving the local people of Cleveland. During his time there he was able to see the needs of the people and how important it is to expand access to care. Currently, he works at a DSO full time and has been there since 2010. 

Chris has been involved in the association since 2010 at the component level serving as Media relations Secretary, Vice President, President, ODHA Delegate and Trustee. In 2016 he was nominated for Vice President and was Elected. He then went on to serve as President-Elect for the 2017-2018 year. This past year he volunteered to serve ODHA in Columbus as an unfunded ADHA Delegate. Currently he is honored to be the current President of the Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association. 

In his life away from Dental Hygiene, His interests include spending time with his family, Cleveland Indians Baseball, playing fantasy baseball, playing guitar, and listening to music and critiquing movies and shows with friends.

 

 

 

Shannon Sweeney ODHA 2018-2019 President-Elect 

 

Shannon is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash.  It was formerly known as UC Raymond Walters College.  She obtained an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2002. 

Shannon is an active and engaged member of the Columbus Component. She has served Columbus as President for 2 years, Immediate Past President, Scholarship Committee, Trustee, and Delegate over the years.  Currently, she serves as the scholarship chair of the CDHA Eliza B Nichols' Scholarship committee.

Over the last 7 years, she has served ODHA as Secretary, Vice President, Charter Task Force co-chair, ADHA Delegate, Annual Session Council, Columbus Trustee, ODHA Delegate, a Legislative Committee and Finance Committee member.  She was inducted to ODHA's Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies in 2013.  Shannon attended ADHA's "Unleashing Your Potential" in 2014.  She was awarded  ODHA's "Outstanding Effort" Award in 2016.

Shannon is a Girl Scout Co-Leader for her daughter's troop.  The girls have been very active and involved in their community for the last 7 years.  Guiding young women to be our future leaders is a passion for her.  In addition to her troop, Shannon is very involved in her Girl Scout Service Unit having served as a Delegate and planning of the annual father/daughter dance.

Shannon lives and works part time in Hilliard. Over the years she has worked in pediatrics, periodontics, and general practices in Ohio, Arizona, and Texas.

 Kimberly Moore, Immediate Past President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Kimberly Moore, ODHA 2018-2019 Immediate Past President

 

 

Shelli Johnson, ODHA 2018-2019 Vice President 

 

Shelli Johnson, ODHA 2018-2019 Vice President

  

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

1975 - Graduate of Ohio State University, Division of Dental Hygiene 
2009 – Rhodes State College, Administration of Local Anesthetic 
2014 – Sinclair Community College, EFDA

LOCAL COMPONENT EXPERIENCE:

2012 – 2016 - Secretary, NWODHA

2013 – Alternate Delegate to ODHA Annual Session 
2014, 2015 – Delegate to ODHA Annual Session 
2016 – 2018 – Trustee, NWODHA 

ODHA EXPERIENCE 

2009 – 2011 Editor, ODONTIA

2012 – 2013 – Liaison to Ohio Nurses Association and Ohio School Nurses Association, representing ODHA for the Legislative Committee 
The profession of dental hygiene is about service – to our patients, our community and our fellow oral health care professionals. I have served my patients and community for more than 35 years, and strongly believe it is time to take a bigger roll serving the members of my profession. It is a tumultuous, exciting time for dental hygiene, and committed, creative leadership will lead us to greater heights in the oral health care field. I am excited to serve this wonderful profession and the members of ODHA. 


 

     Chadleo Webb, ODHA Treasurer

 

 Chadleo Webb, 2018-2019 ODHA Treasurer

Chadleo is a 2013 graduate of The Ohio State University where he also received his Master’s in Dental hygiene in 2015. In 2017 he earned an EFDA certification from OSU. He has been working as a clinical instructor at Ohio State part-time and works as a hygienist in private practice part-time.

 

Over the past few years he has been active in his local component as secretary and president. He has served the state level as alternate delegate and delegate before stepping into the role of treasurer.  He was recently inducted to ODHA’s Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies and is passionate about the future direction of dental hygiene education in this state.

 

Chad lives a very active lifestyle and enjoys competing in various sports and exploring the great outdoors through hiking.

 


 

 Lainey Foster, ODHA 2018-2019 Secretary


 

 

 Lainey Foster, ODHA 2018-2019 Secretary

 

 

Lainey graduated in 2015 from Owens Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She is currently continuing her education at Bowling Green State University, pursing a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health. 

Lainey has been an active member of her local component, ODHA, and ADHA since graduation. She has served as Secretary of Toledo Dental Hygienists’ Association. During her time with TDHA, she was instrumental to the development of the TDHA website, as well as other social media platforms. 

Over the last three years, she has worked in offices in Michigan and Toledo. Lainey recently moved back home to Columbus, where she lives and works part time in Clintonville. In her free time, she loves spending time with her friends, family, and her dog, Mia. She also enjoys various music and art activities, such as playing piano, attending concerts, and painting.

 

 

         Gretchen Matty, Speaker of the House

 

Gretchen Matty, ODHA 2018-2019 Speaker of the House

Gretchen is a 1998 graduate of Rhodes State College (formerly Lima Technical College with her AAS in Dental Hygiene. In 2011 she graduated with her BAS in Dental Hygiene from Siena Heights University. 
 
Gretchen has been an active member of her local component, Northwestern, ODHA and ADHA since graduation. 
 
Currently, Gretchen is serving as President of NWODHA for the 6th time. For her component, over the last 20 years, she has been President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Alternate and Delegate, Legislative Chair, Newletter Editor, Membership Chair, Bylaws Chair, and many special committees.
 
Gretchen has also been active for ODHA as well over the years. Most notably, she is a Past President of ODHA. She served the organization as President in 2007. She has been President; President-Elect; Immediate Past President; Vice President; Annual Session Council Chair; Total Development Weekend Chair; ADHA delegate, senior delegate, alternate delegate; Policy Review Committee Chair;  a member of the Legislative Committee, Finance Committee, and Administrative Planning Council.
 
In her spare time, Gretchen works full time in private practice in Antwerp, OH. She has been in this same office for 18+ years. 
 
When she is not at work, she is actively participating in her children's lives. Ethan, 17 years; Sheridan, 13 years; and Aleah, 11 years,  are all active in althletics, Science Olympiad, and various other academics. Ethan is a Senior at Paulding High School. After graduation, he plans on enlisting in the Marine Corp.
 
After 24 years of marriage, let us not forget her husband, Sean. Without his support, her service to her profession and family would not be possible.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

President's Message

 Christopher Immormino

 

Empower, Energize,Embolden

I would like to take a moment to discuss my theme for the upcoming year. I look to EMPOWER all hygienists in Ohio in our pursuit to fulfill ODHA’s mission statement which reads: "Our mission is to advance and secure the profession of dental hygiene, to improve and protect the public's total health and to ensure access to quality oral healthcare." 

These goals can’t be achieved by the work of just a few. To help engage and empower, I plan to be active on social media outlets, such as Facebook and Constant Contact. These tools help give hygienists the knowledge of the issues that affects our profession quickly, effectively, and broadly. Once hygienists are armed with the biggest concerns and threats facing the public they can begin to help improve the public's total health by working to improve access to quality oral healthcare. Once hygienists are educated on the issues and possess the needed resources we will be ENERGIZED to get involved at all levels of the organization, whether it be on our Facebook page, their local component, in Columbus at the Statehouse or simply joining as members of the ADHA and ODHA. 

Once we are all energized and we are all working together this will leave us EMBOLDENED and give us the courage and confidence to act on our mission statement and advance our profession. I call on you to get involved, no effort is too small, no action is too little. Talk with me, engage ODHA’s Executive Council, your local component and reach out to the group on Facebook. Step outside your comfort zone and experience something new. Volunteer, provide feedback, take the time to get updates from the ADHA and ODHA. Once Hygienists are Empowered, Energized and Embolden we will move the profession forward.

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