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Association Board of Directors

OSAP 2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORStop


Chairman
Mike Smurr
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Mike Smurr is the Director of Marketing, Merchandise for Patterson Dental. He began his dental career in 1982 as a territory manager, serving Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin. After moving to marketing in 1986, Smurr worked in Germany with the international marketing team of Bayer Dental for two years. Returning to the U.S., he held positions of increasing responsibility, from key account manager to national sales manager. He moved to Patterson in 2000. In his current role, he is responsible for interactions between Patterson Dental and more than 800 manufacturers with whom Patterson works.

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Vice-Chair
Kathy Eklund RDH MHP
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Kathy Eklund RDH MHP is Director of Infection Control and Occupational Health, and Research Subject and Patient Safety Advocate at Forsyth Institute in Boston. She also is an adjunct assistant professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services and Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, where she teaches senior level courses in oral health research. She is a past chair of OSAP and also served on the OSAP Foundation board of directors. She volunteers and works with a number of professional organizations, and serves as faculty for the New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC) and HIVdent.org.
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Immediate Past Chair
John O'Keefe BDentSc, MDentSc, MBA
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John O'Keefe BDentSc MDentSc MBA is a general dentist, who is director of Knowledge Networks, and editor-in-chief with the Canadian Dental Association (CDA). He is responsible for the development of JCDA Oasis as a clinical decision support system for the dental office. He has been chair of the communications committee of the FDI World Dental Federation and also president of the American Association of Dental Editors. He is currently a member of the board of AboutFace, an advocacy group for persons touched by facial difference. He has honorary fellowships and memberships with a number of dental organizations and honor societies.
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Treasurer
Marguerite Walsh
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Marguerite Walsh is Vice President, Product Merchandising for Henry Schein Dental. She is responsible for ensuring, maintaining and surpassing Henry Schein Dental’s position as market leader in merchandise product offerings and category market share, while meeting internal expectations relating to gross profit, inventory management, and marketing expenses. Marguerite is also responsible for further developing Henry Schein Dental’s expertise in selected product categories and developing plans that will result in increased market share and/or profitability. In addition, Marguerite is responsible for specialty sales programs and new and existing supplier relations. Marguerite joined the Henry Schein team in 1991 and has been in the dental industry for more than 35 years.

 

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Secretary
Karen Gregory RN

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Ms. Karen Gregory has over 20 years experience working in the outpatient environment, both at the front line delivering patient care and in the management arena. Being passionate about both employee and patient safety, she takes every possible opportunity to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved. She joined Total Medical Compliance in 2006 as Director of Compliance and Education where she is responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs within the organization. 

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Director

Hudson Garrett PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, VA-BC, PLNC, CSRN, CDONA, FACDONA

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Dr. Hudson Garrett is currently employed as the Global Chief Clinical Officer for Pentax Medical. He holds a Post-Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Post-Masters Certificate in Infection Prevention and Infection Control, and a PhD in Healthcare Administration and Policy. He has completed the Johns Hopkins Fellows Program in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, and the CDC Fundamentals of Healthcare Epidemiology program. He is board certified in family practice, critical care, vascular access, moderate sedation, infection prevention, legal nurse consulting, and as a director of nursing in long term care. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of National Associations of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care and the American Academy of Project Management. 

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Director
Leslie E. Grant DDS, MSPA
 
Leslie Grant DDS MSPA is a compliance officer with the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. She has been a member of the National Dental Association since 1986 and served as its President in 2006. She owned a private practice in Baltimore City for more than twenty years, and provided school-based public services with the city's health department for eight years. She is a member of the American Dental Association and serves on the Give Kids a Smile Advisory Committee, as well as numerous other organizations, task forces and boards of directors. She is the recipient of many impressive accolades including being named one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2006 in Ebony Magazine and Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2015.
 
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Director
Theresa Mayfield DMD
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Dr. Mayfield is the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.  Dr. Mayfield is a former member of the United States Air Force. She has been a hospital dental consultant and has been in private practice. In addition to her clinical and didactic teaching responsibilities, Dr. Mayfield has been an investigator on Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants involving community-based dental care for people living with HIV/AIDS, development of emergency preparedness curriculum for dental professionals; and interprofessional education and collaborative practice. She is a member of the American Dental Association and component societies, the American Dental Education Association, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, and the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures.

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Director

Leann Keefer RDH MSM

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Leanne Keefer RDH MSM is General Manager and Director of Education for Crosstex International. She served 16 years as adjunct faculty at Indiana University followed by six years as the director of the dental hygiene program at Community College of Denver. She is committed to maintaining Crosstex's leadership position with influential dental care professionals, proactively identifying trends in the field of oral care and infection prevention and establishing the company's long-term strategy related to education and professional relations. As a noted international speaker, she has addressed professional audiences worldwide with an extensive array of dental, healthcare and business topics.
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Director

Douglas Risk DDS, ABGD

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Col Doug Risk is the Director of the USAF Dental Evaluation and Consultation Service (DECS) which provides testing, evaluation, and consultative services on dental equipment, materials, infection control, patient safety, dental readiness and other items of interest to the Federal Dental Services.  Col Risk received his DDS from Georgetown School of Dentistry and completed the Air Force Advanced Education in General Dentistry 2-year program in 1997. He has commanded at the squadron and deputy Medical Group levels.  He has been assigned to the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General and has been deployed to the Middle East in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.  He is a past Air Force Consultant in Dental Infection Control, previously CIC, and is a diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry.

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Director
Jessica Wilson

Jessica Wilson is an international speaker, trainer and educator focused on Infection Prevention and Infection Control Compliance.  Jessica is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and has a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a focus in dentistry from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ.  She is a Chair member and volunteer consultant for the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) Education Council, and a chair member of the National Speakers Association Georgia chapter.

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Ex-Officio
Therese M. Long MBA CAE
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