Board of Directors


Lori Kepler-Cofano, BSDH

President

RESUME AND AFFILIATIONS

2012-PRESENT CHILDREN’S ORAL HEALTH PROJECT POLICY TOOL CONSULTANT FOR TEXAS
2012-PRESENT ASSOCIATION OF STATE & TERRITORIAL DENTAL DIRECTORS (ASTDD) BEST PRACTICES CONSULTANT
2012-PRESENT ASTDD HEALTHY AGING COMMITTEE CONSULTANT 2009-2011 NSHD-OHP PROGRAM MANAGER
2001-2009 NSHD-OHP FLUORIDATION SPECIALIST-SURVEILLANCE COORDINATOR NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
2011 UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO “DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH”
2011 NSHD PUBLIC HEALTH & CLINICAL SERVICES “EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES PREVENTION AND FLUORIDE VARNISH"
2011 CDC GRANTEE WORKSHOP “BASIC SCREENING SURVEY BEST PRACTICES”
2010 SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY WATER OPERATOR TRAINING “WATER FLUORIDATION PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES”
2010 CDC GRANTEE WORKSHOP “SCHOOL-BASED DENTAL SEALANT PROGRAMS”

Caryn Solie, RDH

Treasurer

RESUME AND AFFILIATIONS
2014-15 NEVADA STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
2012-2015 APPOINTED TO NEVADA STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS (NSBDE) FIRST TERM
2012 FUTURE SMILES- BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER
2008-2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS-INSTITUTE FOR ORAL HEALTH (IOH)
2011-2012 CHAIRPERSON IOH
2003-2005 ADHA-NATIONAL EDUCATION COUNCIL-BOARD ADVISOR
2004 COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION 2004-2005 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE
2000-2005 TRUCKEE MEADOWS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-ADJUNCT FACULTY
2000-2005 PUBLIC HEALTH PROVIDER ST. MARY'S TAKE-CARE-A-VAN
1975-1978, 1995-2001, 2007, 2013 NV ADHA-STATE DELEGATE/ALTERNATE DELEGATE-1997-2000 PRESIDENT-ELECT/PRESIDENT/IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT
1999-2009 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL/GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
1994-2002 LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE
1972-1978 PRESIDENT/SECRETARY/ TREASURER
1971-PRESENT CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENIST GENERAL PRACTICES

Vinetta De La Cruz

Secretary

Resume and affiliations
2015 to Present Bank of Nevada SVP Regional Manager
2013-2015 Bank of Nevada SVP Senior Loan Officer
2010-2013 Bank of Nevada VP Senior Loan Officer I – III
2010-2013 Bank of Nevada Loan Officer I – III
2006-2010 Bank of Nevada AVP Loan Officer II - III / Loan Officer I
2005-2006 Bank of Nevada Assistant Relationship Officer
2004-2005 Bank of Nevada Lending & Relationship Specialist II - III
2002-2004 Bank of Nevada New Accounts Representative I – III / Customer Service Representative II
2000-2002 Bank of Nevada Teller

Terri Chandler, RDH

Executive Director

Resume and affiliations
2015-16 Children’s Dental Health Project Sealant Work Group
2015-16 American Dental Hygienists’ Association Council on Regulation and Practice
2014-15 American Dental Hygienists’ Association Council on Public Health
2010-Present Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors Council on Adolescent and Student School Health Committee
2009-Present Future Smiles · Founder, CEO, Executive Director
2003-Present NSBDE Public Health Dental Hygiene Endorsement
2003-2007 Seal Nevada South 1999-Present Registered Dental Hygienist Clinical Practice
2003-2010 Nevada State Health Division’s Oral Health Program (NSHD-OHP) Statewide Oral Health (OH) Coalition Coordinator
2005-2010 NSHD-OHP Statewide School-Based Dental Sealant Coordinator
2001-2009 College of Southern Nevada Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee Chairperson 2007-2009
1999-Present American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Member
2004-2008 NV ADHA Speaker of the House 2000-2003 NV ADHA Component Trustee
2005-Present Community Coalition for Oral Health
1999-2010 Volunteer Events Give Kids A Smiles and Prophy Sealant Day
1998-1999 Concerned Citizens for Community Water Fluoridation Member

Vicki B. Herman, M.Ed.

Director

Resume and affiliations
2011-Present-Appointed Member Department of Family Services Citizens Advisory Committee
2009-Present-Secretary/Treasurer-Hadassah-Southern Nevada Chapter
2002–2010 UNLV Culinary Arts Management Program Advisory Committee
1993-Present-Member The Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development
1990-Present–Clark County School District-Positions include Student Support Services Division-Related Services Coordinator, The Public Education Foundation-Educational Resources Liaison, Career & Technical Education Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator

Donald T. Polednak, Esq.

SYLVESTER & POLEDNAK, LTD.

Director

Resume and affiliations
1998-Present Sylvester & Polednak, Ltd. Co-Founder and Managing Partner Sylvester & Polednak, Ltd. Law Firm
1997-1998 Partner at Sklar, Warren & Sylvester, Ltd.
2012-Present Future Smiles Board of Directors
2008-Present Las Vegas Natural History Museum Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer
1992-Present Clark County Bar Association
1992-Present American Bar Association
1992-Present State Bar of Nevada
1992-Present Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
Financial supporter of several community organizations, including Las Vegas Academy-music, dance and theater