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2019-2020 ODHA BOT 

 Front Row, left to right: Shelli Johnson, Gretchen Matty, Shannon Sweeney, Chris Immormino, Lainey Foster Middle Row: Barb Ranck, Kelly White, Kelly Oberg, Ashley Kusner, Katie Buckingham Back Row: Connie Meenan, Nikki Quarles, Anne Miller, Molly Kennedy, Jennifer Gerrick, Katie Camp, Justin Nance, Angie Kosmowski, Caroline Tymcio Deborah Stevens, Michelle Porter, Lydia Keipert, Kimberly Boggs-Kline, Kelly Bennett, Samantha Merritt NOT PICTURED: Angeline Nichols, Anned Missig, Beth Monnin, Angie Kelly, Nancy Stanwick


Shannon Sweeney, ODHA 2019-2020 PRESIDENT




Shannon Sweeney ODHA 2019-2020 ODHA PRESIDENT


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.






 2019-2020 Immediate Past President










 Christopher Immormino, 2019-2020 ODHA Immediate Past 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.  


Shelli Johnson, ODHA 2018-2019 Vice President 


Shelli Johnson, ODHA 2018-2019 Vice President



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


2012 – 2016 - Secretary, NWODHA

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


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. 




 Anne Missig, 2019-2020 ODHA Treasurer



 Lainey Foster, ODHA 2018-2019 Secretary



 Lainey Foster, ODHA 2019-2020 ODHA 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 2019-2020 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

Shannon Sweeney



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