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NNDHA Board Of Trustees 2013-2014

NNDHA 2013-2014 BOT

President:  Xuan-Thu Failing 

Xuan-Thu T. Failing is a graduate from Truckee Meadows Community College for Dental Hygiene.  She continues her academic career  at the College of Southern Nevada studying Public Heath in Dental Hygiene and expects to graduate December 2013 with her BS-DHPH.  Besides being a student and clinically practicing, she is passionate about where her profession is heading.  She is a life-long learner, helicopter skier, hiker, biker, and fly-fisher extraordinaire.  She loves living life with her partner, Pete and their barkless dog, Jake.  Wherever she goes, she is engaging and promotes good oral health!


 

 

President-Elect:  Megan Taylor

My name is Megan Taylor; I am now your NNDHA president-elect.  I have been practicing Dental Hygiene for about a year and a half now and have loved every moment of it.  I grew up in small towns in Northern Nevada and went to Dental Hygiene school in Las Vegas.  I am happy to be back in Reno working and to be part of this truly amazing group of professionals.  This is my first year being involved in our association and I am looking forward to helping our profession grown.

 

 

 

Vice President:  Kristin Pristavec

Kristin A. Pristavec is a graduate from Rio Salado College in Phoenix, AZ where she is originally from. After dental hygiene school she went on to earn her Bachelors of Science in Communications with a minor in technology. Having been in dentistry for over ten years she is now serving as the northern component's Vice President. Her passions beside teeth include her dogs, camping, traveling, and hiking

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immediate Past President: Katie Welling

My name is Katie Welling.  I hold the position of NNDHA Immediate Past President.

I graduated from Truckee Meadows Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Community Health Sciences. I have served as NDHA Delegate from 2009-12, ADHA Alternate Delegate in 2011 and ADHA Delegate 2012-13. I love being a part of such a great association. My goal is to bring new and interesting CE courses to our area.

 

 

 Treasurer:  Maira Velasco
(775) 427-7506 (cell)

My name is Maira Velasco. I am currently serving my second year as our component treasurer. I grew up in a farming community in rural Nevada, moved to Reno and graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Truckee Meadows Community College in 2009. I learned the importance of being involved with the ADHA early on as a student member. Upon graduation I served as a delegate for a two year term at our annual House of Delegates. I am proud to be a member of our association and to help with the upward movement of our profession!

 

 

 

Secretary: Jenny Benton
846-3985 (cell)
Jenny Benton graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Truckee Meadows Community College in Northern Nevada in 2009.  Upon graduating, she became a member of the ADHA and served as an NDHA delegate for a two year term in 2011.  Jenny had a beautiful daughter with her husband and best friend, Joseph, in February, 2012, and she is now ready to jump into an active role working with inspirational leaders for an association and growing profession she is proud to be a part of.

 

 

 

 

 Component Trustee: Patsy Verma

 

President
Xuan-Thu Failing, RDH, BSDH
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Immediate Past President
Katie Welling, RDH, BS
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President-Elect
  Vice President

Kristin Pristavec, RDH
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Secretary
  Treasurer

Maira Velasco, RDH
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Component Trustee
 

 

     
Membership Committee Members
 
Xuan-Thu Failing, RDH
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Bruna Lannes, RDH
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Carmen Skelton, RDH
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