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OSAP Association Board of Directors

 

David Kierce

Chair
David Kierce

Mr. Kierce is the Global Platform Leader for Dentsply-Sirona’s Infection Prevention Product Line. Mr. Kierce has been on the Dentsply-Sirona team for over 25 years. He started with DENTSPLY Ceramco in June 1993 as a Territory Sales Representative. From there, his career has grown to include leadership roles in special markets, merchandising, and marketing.

 Steve Geiermann, DDS

Vice-Chair
Steve Geiermann, DDS

Dr. Geiermann, a retired Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service, serves as the Senior Manager addressing access, community oral health infrastructure, and capacity within the American Dental Association (ADA). He served as a dental director in the Indian Health Service and Federally Qualified Health Centers as well as being an HRSA regional dental consultant and project officer within the National Health Service Corps and the HIV/AIDS Bureau. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) and was an expert advisor for Safety Net Solutions seeking to improve the financial stability and productivity of health centers. He currently serves on the advisory committee for the Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN) and the board of the American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH).

Eve Cuny, MS

Immediate Past Chair
Eve Cuny, MS, CDIPC

Ms. Cuny is the Executive Associate Dean at Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California, where she is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. Ms. Cuny is a consultant to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and is a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda Council in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector. She has served as an expert reviewer and advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She received the James Crawford Award for Lifetime Achievement in dental infection control in 2009. She is an internationally recognized expert in infection control in dentistry; publishing, consulting and lecturing throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. She has earned the Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certificate™, and the Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control® (CDIPC®) certification.

Steve Wright, MBA

Treasurer
Steve Wright, MBA

Mr. Wright is the Vice President of Global Marketing for Young Innovations, a 100+-year-old dental manufacturing company making some of the industry’s leading brands in the preventive, restorative, and infection control categories. In this role, he provides strategic leadership and creative direction for all marketing activities across the business including brand management, lead generation, new product launches, digital marketing, and e-commerce. Mr. Wright has participated with OSAP as a Corporate Sponsor for over 10 years and has a passion for improving the infection control practices in the dental office while spreading the OSAP message across the dental industry. Mr. Wright holds an MBA from the Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School and a BA in Journalism from Oswego University. Mr. Wright has been in the dental market for over 20 years. Prior to joining Young in 2004, Steve worked for Lanmark360, a healthcare marketing agency predominately focused on the dental industry.

Ramneek Rai, DDS

Secretary
Ramneek Rai, DDS

Dr. Rai is the Director of Health and Safety and HS Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at UCSF School of Dentistry. She is an alumna of UCSF School of Dentistry where she earned her DDS Degree in 2009. Dr. Rai has been active in private practice and academia after finishing her Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UT Dental Branch, Houston, in 2010.

Dr. Rai has served as the Director of Health and Safety at UCSF School of Dentistry since 2018 where she has successfully led the school through the last Commission On Dental Accreditation (CODA) site visit and ensured safe operations at UCSF Dental Center through the COVID-19 pandemic. She has been instrumental in the implementation of various evidence-based measures safeguarding the frontline dental workers and patients during the pandemic. In her day-to-day role, she manages a successful Infection Prevention Program at the 17 dental clinics that fall under UCSF Dental Center, many of which student learners receive their clinical education.

Matthew R. Ellis, MPH, CIC, REHS

Director
Matthew R. Ellis, MPH, CIC, CDIPC, REHS/RS

CDR Ellis serves as the Institutional Environmental Health Program Manager for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. CDR Ellis served as the Portland Area Institutional Environmental Health Officer, from 2010 to 2018, as the sole provider of infection control and environment of patient care support to 43 federally recognized Tribes in the region. CDR Ellis is Co-Lead and an architect of the regional healthcare accreditation readiness team and served collaterally as the Public Health Emergency Management Coordinator. He has provided Agency-wide support on infection control issues and led multiple infection prevention training initiatives across the IHS. CDR Ellis is CBIC Board Certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC), a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), and an authorized OSHA General Industry Trainer. CDR Ellis is a United States Army infantry veteran and has completed healthcare infection control and safety position tenures with a private healthcare consulting firm, the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and the Veteran’s Healthcare Administration. He has earned the OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certificate™, and the Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control® (CDIPC®) certification.

Kimberly Grensavitch, MJ, BA, RDH

Director
Kimberly Grensavitch, MJ, BA, RDH

Ms. Grensavitch is a Registered Dental Hygienist with a master’s degree in Health Care Law and has been in the dental field since 1999. She also earned the OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certificate™. She served as a regulatory compliance leader for a large accredited dental organization in WI prior to her current role as a Regulatory Compliance Advisor for SKYGEN USA. She is passionate about patient safety and has spoken, and been published, nationally on infection control in dentistry. She is also dedicated to public health and helped start a free dental clinic in her community in 2015 and continues to serve on their Board of Directors.

Julie Lynch, MS, BSN, RN

Director
Julie Lynch, MS, BSN, RN

Ms. Lynch is the Director of Clinical Development for American Dental Partners, Inc. Her focus is on supporting all American Dental Partners affiliated dental group partnerships in the growth of quality management and improvement endeavors such as Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), professional development, provider credentialing verification, and regulatory matters. Ms. Lynch came to oral health care passionate about patient and team member safety after serving more than 20 years in a large healthcare system in both direct patient care and leadership roles.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Concordia University Wisconsin and her Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.

Kelli C. Mack, DDS

Director
Kelli C. Mack, DDS

Col Kelli C. Mack currently serves as the Dental Research and Consultation Service (DRCS) Assistant Director, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Patient Safety at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Mack advises Air Force Medical Readiness Agency (AFMRA) on current issues relevant to dental infection prevention & control and patient safety, acts as a liaison between DoD and DHA consultants, dental specialties including but not limited to infectious disease (ID), epidemiology, operating room nursing, instrument processing, bioenvironmental engineering (BEE), public health (PH) and MTF Infection Preventionists. Col Mack opens and maintains lines of communication with Federal regulatory and advisory agencies including OSHA, FDA, EPA, Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), the CDC and other recognized authorities in the fields of dental IPC and patient safety. As the Air Force Dental Consultant for Dental Infection Control and Patient Safety, she develops and publishes approved guidelines and training for the USAF Dental Infection Prevention & Control and Patient Safety Programs. In this role Col Mack assists USAF dental clinics in developing effective programs by disseminating information via periodic IPC and Patient Safety updates and by direct, written and web-based communication. Col Mack is also responsible for providing assistance in resolving operational issues to include assistance in conducting patient safety event investigations.

Col Mack received a direct commission in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps following graduation from Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC. She completed a fellowship in Patient Safety and Infection Prevention and Control at Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA. Col Mack was the first Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General for Dental Infection Control and Patient Safety in 2014. Prior to her current position, she was a General Dentist and MDG IPC Consultant at Travis ABF in California.

Aaron Pfarrer

Director
Aaron Pfarrer

Mr. Pfarrer is the Director of Merchandise at Patterson Dental Supply with 25 years of experience building the company's professional and consumer oral health care business. He has made contributions in global business, marketing, and brand management, portfolio management, product, and technology development, and launch, professional and industry relations, clinical and scientific affairs all resulting in market-leading products.

Marguerite Walsh

Director
Marguerite Walsh

Ms. Walsh is Senior Advisor Corporate Development Group, Dental for Henry Schein Dental. She is responsible for ensuring, maintaining, and surpassing Henry Schein Dental’s position as the market leader in merchandise product offerings and category market share, while meeting internal expectations relating to gross profit, inventory management, and marketing expenses. Ms. Walsh 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, Ms. Walsh is responsible for specialty sales programs and new and existing supplier relations. Ms. Walsh joined the Henry Schein team in 1991 and has been in the dental industry for more than 35 years.

Michael Williamson, JD, CHC, CCEP

Director
Michael Williamson, JD, CHC, CCEP

Michael Williamson is the Chief Compliance Officer/Chief Privacy Officer for Pacific Dental Services LLP. He has been a compliance and ethics professional specializing in health care compliance for over 20 years. He is passionate about leveraging organizational values and culture to optimize risk mitigation. Michael is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the New York Bar. He founded a law practice that specialized in all aspects of healthcare compliance, served as Assistant General Counsel in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health & Human Services, and has held Chief Compliance Officer, V.P. of Risk Management and Chief Privacy Officer positions in the private sector where he has successfully designed and implemented ethics and compliance programs rooted in the principles of values-based, self-governance.

Raleigh Wright, DDS

Director
Raleigh Wright, DDS

Dr. Wright is currently the Chief Clinical Officer for Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, the largest group practice in North Carolina.  A 1994 University of North Carolina School of Dentistry graduate, Dr. Wright has spent his entire tenure with Lane. Dr. Wright feels strongly about supporting outreach dental organizations, has volunteered for multiple Mission of Mercy dental clinics and dental buses, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Wake Smiles Community Dental Outreach.  He was recently elected to the NC Board of Dental Examiners, is currently an Examiner with CITA - Council of Interstate Testing Agencies, and attends many Continuing Education events to maintain a comprehensive knowledge of current trends and technology in dentistry.

Michelle Lee, CPC

Executive Director 
OSAP Board Ex-Officio
Michelle Lee, CPC

Michelle Lee, CPC, began her tenure as Executive Director of OSAP in 2018. She has more than 30 years of experience in the dental and healthcare industries. In 2020 and 2021 she was recognized as one of Incisal Edge’s 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry. Her experience includes leading the Southeast’s largest dental and medical staffing firm, as well as consulting with dental practices, and providing leadership and team development training. Michelle is passionate about OSAP’s mission to be the leading provider of infection prevention and control education, training, and credentialing that supports safe dental visits.