1. Uphold ADHA-CT Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and CDHA Mission Statement and Goals;
2. Coordinate and supervise the activities of ADHA-CT, consistent with the Bylaws and policies and procedures;
3. Preside at all ADHA-CT meetings;
4. Direct correspondence on behalf of the Association;
5. Promote communication throughout the Association; and,
6. The President or the President’s designee serve as an official representative of the Association in its contact with individuals and with governmental, civic, business, professional and other organizations, institutions and groups for the purpose of advancing the objectives and policies of ADHA-CT.
More specifically, the ADHA-CT President:
1. Serves as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees;
2. Serves as ex-officio member of all Councils and committees, except nominating;
3. Must be available to address components;
4. Prepares presidential messages for HYLight;
5. May appoint an official representative of ADHA-CT, other than his/herself, at the District II Meeting;
6. May present the President's Award to an individual(s) who has contributed to the profession of dental
hygiene during the presidential year.
President-Elect,Maria Choleswinski, RDH, BSDH
The general role of the President-Elect is to uphold ADHA-CT Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and ADHA-CT Mission Statement and goals.
Specifically, the role of the ADHA-CT President -Elect is to:
1. Serve as an advisor to all existing component associations and assist in the establishment of prospective components;
2. Serve as an ex-officio member of all Councils and Committees of ADHA-CT except the Nominating Committee;
3. Chair the Strategic Planning Workshop; and,
4. Chair the Professional Development Workshop.
Vice President, Kirstin Minihan-Anderson, RDH
The general responsibilities of the Vice President are to uphold ADHA-CT Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and ADHA-CT Mission Statement and Goals. Specifically, the term of Vice President is an observation time to gain knowledge of the operations of the Association.
Secretary, Rachel Seggerman, RDH, MSHA
The general role of the ADHA-CT secretary is to uphold ADHA-CT Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and ADHA-CT Mission Statement and Goals.
More specifically, the Secretary:
1. Serves on the Board of Trustees and House of Delegates;
2. Keeps copies of BOT agendas and minutes;
3. Submits Expense Reporting Forms in accordance with the Reimbursement Guidelines on a timely basis to the ADHA-CT Treasurer;
4. Organizes all letters and correspondence to and from ADHA-CT; and,
5. Types Official Transactions of the HOD within 60 days of adjournment of Annual Session. (Please see ADHA-CT Procedures Manual for more specific information).
Treasurer, Jennifer Mancini, RDH
Generally, the role of the ADHA-Connecticut Treasurer includes the following:
1. Upholds ADHA-CT Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and ADHA-CT Mission Statement and Goals;
2. Serves as custodian of all monies, securities, and deeds belonging to the Association, which may come into his/her possession; and shall hold, invest, and disburse the same, subject to the direction of the Board of Trustees.
Specifically, the Treasurer:
1. Serves as Budget Committee Chair. (See Budget Committee); 2. Oversees the collection of dues for ADHA-CT
and ADHA; 3. Submits financial records of ADHA-CT for the annual audit; 4. Maintain bonded status; 5.Consult
with the Financial Planning/Audit Committee; 6. Place monies in apprpriate accounts; 7. Consult with the
Executive Committee; 8. Consult with The Board of Trustees; 9. Consult with ADHA, if necessary; 10. Review
CDHA's liability and bodily injury insurance coverage; 11. Consult with President to sign checks payable to
the Treasurer; 12. Serve in capacity of Bookeeper in the absence of that position.
(See ADHA-CT Procedures Manual for specific information).
Immediate Past President, Miranda Peralta, RDH, BSDH
The general responsibilities of the Immediate Past President are to uphold ADHA-CT Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and ADHA-CT Mission Statement and Goals.
Specifically, the ADHA-CT Immediate Past President:
1. Serves as a voting member of the BOT and Executive Committee of ADHA-CT; and,
2. Should be available to the President for consultation and guidance.
Speaker of the House, Jody Bishop-Pullan RDH, MPH
The general responsibility of the Speaker of The House is to uphold ADHA-CT Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and ADHA-CT Mission Statement and Goals.
More Specifically, the ADHA-CT Speaker of the House:
1. Ensures compliance with the Standing Rules of the House of Delegates;
2. Attends BOT monthly meetings as ex-officio member without vote;
3. Should be available to all members of the House of Delegates to assist with parliamentary and
procedural problems during Annual Session;
4. Presides over meetings of the House of Delegates; and,
5. Submits Expense Reporting Forms in accordance with the Reimbursement Guidelines to the Treasurer on
a timely basis.
Council on Annual Session and Continuing Education Chair, Bernice Iwinski, RDH, BSDH
1. Conduct activities regarding Annual Session and the House of Delegates.
2. Maintain visibility at CSDA convention for purposes of public relations.
3. Provide continuing education programs reflecting ongoing professional needs.
Council on Regulations and Practice, Jodi Bishop-Pullan, RDH, MSDH
1. Support efforts to remove legislative/regulatory barriers which limit the public's access to dental hygiene services; 2. Support the practice of dental hygiene and increase the utilization of dental hygiene services; 3. Develop program ideas centered on dental hygiene practice and regulatory concerns; 4. Assist in determining methods to strengthen the growth and development of members' awareness and participation in the political process; 5. Council Chair general procedures: a. File monthly and quarterly reports with State Ethics Commission, b. Study legislative needs in relation to purposes, services, programs, and activities of the Association and propose appropriate action, c. Develop policy statements for consideration by the BOT and House of Delegates for legislative needs, d. Nominate Legislators and receive additional nominations from the Awards Committee for “Legislator of the Year” Awards.(refer to criteria; 6. Hire Lobbyist through a contract to monitor legislative activities throughout the year.
Council on Member Services and Public Relations Chair, Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH
1. Develop ideas for component public relations information; 2. Elicit corporate-sponsored activities whenever possible; 3. Recommend action regarding National Dental Hygiene Month; 4. Recommend educational and consumer-oriented material to the Board for development; 5. Provide information to consumer and allied health groups regarding dental hygienists as community resources on dental health topics; 6. Develop dental hygiene recruitment programs to be used in conjunction with public relations information; 7. Develop ways to improve member recruitment and retention; 8. Investigate member benefits based on member needs; 9. Improve communications among Component leadership on membership issues; and, 10. Increase student member involvement and recognize student activities on behalf of the profession.
1. Ensure the representation of the profession of dental hygiene in all related state governmental activities.
2. Promote awareness at all levels of the federal and state governments of ADHA-CT policy on specific issues of health care delivery; 3. Encourage the utilization of dental hygienists in all appropriate settings; 4. Ensure equal opportunities for dental hygienists in education, employment, and advancement.
Council on Administration Chair, Celeste Baranowski, RDH
1. Conduct activities regarding the Board of Trustees; 2. Strive for a fiscally sound budget and smooth operation of ADHA-CT; 3. Recommend a qualified slate of officers for ADHA-CT; 4. Review Procedures Manual and Policies of ADHA-CT and make recommendations for updating as needed; 5. Maintain website with current factual information; 6. Manage all aspects of business with consultants and contractors, i.e. Executive Director, Lobbyist and Bookkeeper; 7. Manage the insurance and incorporation of the Association, i.e. Liability Insurance, Board Indemnification Insurance and Articles of Incorporation.