Meet Our Leaders

2022-23 Board of Trustees


Dr. Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., Chair 
ADEA Past President


Mr. George E. Haddad
President and CEO
Liaison International, Inc.


Dr. Hazel Harper 
President and CEO
Hazel J. Harper & Associates, LLC
President and Founder
Hear to HEAL, Inc.


Dr. Allan J. Formicola
Honorary Trustee


Dr. Marsha Pyle
President, ADEAGies Foundation
ADEA Senior Scholar-in-Residence


Dr. James B. Machen
President Emeritus, Sr. Advisor
University of Florida
Chair, Academic Policy Board
Full Sail University


Dr. Lisa Tedesco
Professor Emerita, Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences, Rollins School of Public Health
Vice Provost Emerita, Academic Affairs – Graduate Studies
Dean Emerita, James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies
Emory University


Dr. Rick Workman
Founder and Executive Chairman
Heartland Dental Care, LLC


Dr. Ronnie Myers
Dean, Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College


Mr. Stephen E. Thorne, IV
Founder and CEO
Pacific Dental Services


Dr. Patricia Blanton


Dr. Karen P. West
President and CEO
American Dental Education Association



Oliver B. Murdock, Jr., CAP, OM

ADEA Staff Liaison
Manager, Finance and Grant Administration
ADEAGies Foundation
murdocko@adea.org 
202-513-1161