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Shannon Sweeney, ODHA PRESIDENT




Shannon Sweeney, ODHA PRESIDENT 

Shannon is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She obtained an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2002, and Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide administration from Phoenix College in 2010. 

Over the years, Shannon has served ODHA as President, Vice President, Secretary, Charter Task Force co-chair, ADHA Delegate, Annual Session Council, Columbus Trustee, ODHA Delegate, a Legislative Committee and Finance Committee member. She was inducted into ODHA's Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies in 2013.

Shannon attended ADHA's "Unleashing Your Potential" in 2014. She was awarded ODHA's 2016 "Outstanding Effort Award”, 2020 “Service Award” and 2020 “Margie A. Pearce Aspiring Professional Award”.

As an active and engaged member of the Columbus Component, Shannon has served Columbus as President, Immediate Past President, Scholarship Committee, Trustee, and Delegate. Currently, she serves as the Scholarship Committee Chair.

Shannon is also a Girl Scout Troop Leader and Cookie Mom for her daughter's troop. The girls have been active and involved in their community for the last 10 years. 

In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with her Girl Scout Troop.

Shannon has worked in pediatrics, periodontics, and general practices in Ohio, Arizona, and Texas. Currently, Shannon lives and works in Hilliard.



 Immediate Past President






Christopher Immormino,  ODHA Immediate Past President  

Christopher attended Lakeland Community College and earned his 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 in private practice full time. 

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 of ODHA and was elected. He then went on to serve as President-Elect for the 2017-2018 year. In 2018-2019, he served as President of ODHA. Currently, Christopher is serving as Immediate Past-President of ODHA. 

Over the years, Christopher has represented Ohio serving as ADHA Delegate. In his life away from Dental Hygiene, his interests include spending time with his family, playing and collecting guitars, baseball, listening to music and critiquing movies and shows with friends. Christopher lives in Northeastern Ohio in Concord Township.


Kelly Oberg, ODHA President Elect


Kelly Oberg, ODHA President Elect

Kelly is a 2003 Honors graduate of Sinclair Community College. She completed her Local Anesthesia at The Ohio State University in 2007 and her Nitrous Oxide Administration in 2012. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administrative, Marketing on October 12, 2021, through Western Governor’s University. 

Her participation at the component level began shortly after graduation where she served as Secretary, President, Delegate, and Trustee for Mad River Valley. She then expanded her involvement at the state level as Odontia Editor 2010-2016, Legislative Reception Chair 2012, Vice-President 2013, Website Design Committee 2013, Legislative Committee Member 2012-2013, TDW Committee Chair 2020, Database manager, Dayton Trustee 2019-2021, ADHA Alternate Delegate 2021, and ADHA Delegate 2022. Kelly was also the recipient of “Margie A. Pearce Award” in 2012 and “Outstanding Service Award” in 2020.

Kelly works 5 days a week at Dr. Bryan Dodd’s office in Beavercreek and has been with him for 12 years. She has been instrumental in establishing COVID office protocol for the dental hygiene department at her office since returning in May 2020. She is proud to be part of her dental office family and one of the 12 hygienists in the practice.

She is originally from WV and attended WVU before joining the Air Force in 1995. She met her husband, Richard, at Keesler, AFB in Biloxi, MS. They were married in 1996 in Oklahoma City and had their oldest son Christian shortly after. Richard and Kelly moved to Ohio in 1998 to help take care of Richard’s mother and have lived here since.

Christian is in the Air National Guard and is currently on active duty status overseas. Victoria, her daughter, is attending BGSU studying Adolescent and Young Adult Education in Mathematics.


Lainey Foster, ODHA  Vice President 


Lainey Foster, ODHA Vice President  

Lainey graduated in 2015 from Owens Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Allied Health from Bowling Green State University in 2019. Over the last five years, Lainey has worked in private practices throughout Michigan and Ohio. She now lives and works back in her hometown of Columbus!

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, ODHA Secretary, ODHA Vice President, ADHA Alternate Delegate, ADHA 1 Year Delegate, and ADHA 3 Year Delegate.

In her free time, she loves spending time with her friends and family, boxing, and hiking. She also enjoys various music and art activities, such as playing piano, attending concerts, and painting.



     Anne Missig, ODHA Treasurer


 Anne Missig,  ODHA Treasurer

Anne is a 1980 graduate from Cuyahoga Community College with her A.S. in Applied Science.  She has been a Licensed Dental Hygiene Provider for 41 years, and a member of our Association for 31 years!  She also obtained her B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance, and her M.A. in Christian Ministry with concentrations in Family Ministry and Pastoral Counseling.   

Anne has served in various leadership roles at every level of our Professional Association, including ADHA Finance Committee Member-Region B, Council on Policy and Bylaws, ADHA Delegate and Alternate Delegate, ODHA President, Government Relations Member and Chair, Audit Chair, Finance Committee Member, and currently serves as our Constituent Treasurer! 

In addition, she was Past President of two Components (both Cleveland and Cincinnati).  She was appointed to the Ohio State Dental Board in 2013 and is currently serving as an Examiner for the CDCA. 

 Anne has a daughter, Amanda, who is a Registered Nurse, is married to David, and has blessed her with 4 beautiful grandchildren: Ambrya (Bry) 19, Jackson 8, Matthew 4 and Benjamin 2!



 Lydia Keipert, ODHA  Secretary



Lydia Keipert,  ODHA Secretary

Lydia Keipert is a 2018 graduate of Lakeland Community College with her AAS in Dental Hygiene where she was awarded the Outstanding Student of the Year award.

 Lydia has been an active and engaged member of the Northeastern component since graduation. She has served as Co-Media Relations Secretary, ODHA Delegate, Trustee (2-year Term), President-Elect and currently President. 

In addition to ODHA Secretary, Lydia is serving as ADHA Delegate this year. 

Lydia works full time in private practice in Mentor, OH, where she loves putting patients needs first. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Lola.






         Deborah Stevens, Speaker of the House

Deborah Stevens, Speaker of the House


Deborah graduated from Greenville Technical College in 1995 with an Associate in Health Science with a Major in Dental Hygiene. Since graduating she has completed education and exam requirements for local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. Deborah is excited to serve as ODHA Speaker of the House and ADHA Delegate this year.

Since moving to Ohio, Deborah has served ODHA over the past 20 years in many roles. Deborah has served as President, President Elect, Immediate Past President, Vice President, Trustee, Administrative Planning Council Chair, Annual Session Council Chair, Policy and Bylaws Chair, ADHA Alternate Delegate, ADHA Delegate and ADHA Delegate Chair. She has also served on Legislative Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Total Development Weekend Council/Committee, Annual Session Council and O-HY-PAC.

Deborah is a member of the Columbus Component and has served on a component level as Trustee, President, President Elect Immediate Past President, ODHA Delegate and on several committees. 

On a National Level Deborah has served ADHA as Delegate and Alternate Delegate. She attended ADHA Lobby Day in Washington DC in 2009. In 2011, Deborah was selected and attended ADHA’s Unleashing your Potential in Chicago. In 2018, volunteered at ADHA Annual Conference when it was here in Columbus. She helped with Community Service Day, Plenary Sessions, and the Hospitality Booth. 

Deborah has received many awards for her service over the years. She received in 2005 the ODHA President’s Award from Clifford Jones, in 2010 the ODHA Margie A. Pearce Aspiring Professional Award, in 2013 the ODHA Outstanding Effort Award, in 2018 the ODHA Service Award, in 2019 the Sandra L Winchell Exemplary Service Award and the ODHA Outstanding Effort Award as a part of the Total Development Weekend Council, in 2020 a Presidential Citation from Shannon Sweeney and in 2021 the Patricia V Griffiths Memorial Award. Deborah is also a senior member of Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies.

Deborah practiced dental hygiene in Virginia and Tennessee prior to moving to Ohio in 2000. She resides in Dublin and works full-time in a periodontal practice in Worthington. In Deborah’s free time she enjoys cooking, spending time with her son Hunter and her dog Gracey (yes, spelled like the instrument).













President's Message

Shannon Sweeney 

It is an honor and privilege to serve as your ODHA President once again for the 2021-2022 year. I will be keeping my theme F.O.C.U.S. again this year, but I challenge each of you to include the meaning of F.O.C.U.S. in your leadership journey.

F – Future of ODHA

O – Opportunities

C – Community

U – Unity/United

S – Synergy


How can YOU create opportunities to grow our membership, our community and keep us united? How can YOU help ODHA collaborate with more coalitions to support our mission and goals? Get involved, be active and become a driving force for your association. Join your component and ODHA’s discussions, continuing education events and meetings. We welcome guests to attend our Board of Trustees meetings. WE WELCOME YOU!

I look forward to working with our newly installed Board of Trustees. No matter what this year may hold, I know we will be able to accomplish anything together! All we need to do is keep our F.O.C.U.S. on Ohio.

Thank you,

Shannon Sweeney, RDH
President, The Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association


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