ADEA Legislative Advisory Committee

On behalf of ADEA members and the Board of Directors, the ADEA Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) provides advice and counsel to ADEA on public policy and legislative priorities. The ADEA LAC recommends policy based upon legislative policy priorities that have been approved by the ADEA Board of Directors, covering four broad categories: dental and biomedical research, education and training, access and disparities in care, and infrastructure and workforce. To that end, the ADEA LAC promotes policies and programs that improve the nation's oral health, advance dental and craniofacial research and education, reduce oral health disparities, and increase access to dental care.

ADEA LAC members serve staggered three-year terms. Position openings on the LAC are advertised through the nominations process established by the ADEA House of Delegates and appointed by the ADEA President as approved by the Board of Directors.

2014 Legislative Advisory Committee Members 

M. Elaine Neenan, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.
Acting Chair

Associate Dean for External Affairs
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School

Lily T. Garcia, D.D.S., M.S., FACP
ADEA Chair of the Board

Associate Dean for Education
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics

Huw F. Thomas, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Chair-elect of the ADEA Board of Directors

Dean and Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Charles N. Bertolami, D.D.S, D.Med.Sc.
New York University College of Dentistry

Caswell Evans, Jr., D.D.S., M.P.H.
Associate Dean for Prevention & Public Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

Jerold S. Goldberg, D.D.S.
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

Jackie L. Sanders, RDH
Manager Professional Relations & Communications
Sunstar Americas, Inc.

Michael Siegel, D.D.S., M.S.
Chair, Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Professor
Nova Southeastern University

Jeffrey C.B. Stewart, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

Keith W. Suchy, D.D.S.
Westchester, IL

Carroll Ann Trotman, B.D.S., M.A., M.S.
Chair, Department of Orthodontics and Professor
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H.
President and CEO
American Dental Education Association

To communicate policy suggestions to ADEA LAC members, please send them to:

ADEA Legislative Advisory Committee
655 K Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001