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Officer and Trustee Elections

Dentists may nominate colleagues or themselves for the positions of WDA president-elect, vice president, and speaker of the house. Each serves for one year and the speaker’s term can be renewed indefinitely.

Submit candidates’ names by June 1, 2017 to the Nominating Committee (see below). The committee will present its slate of candidates to the WDA House of Delegates when it meets Nov. 3 – 4, 2017 in Stevens Point. Nominations will also be accepted from the House floor at that time.

Nominees’ digital headshots and curriculum vitae should be sent to Lisa Chandre at lchandre@wda.org or faxed to 414-755-4105 by Aug. 1 for publication in the September WDA Insider blog and October WDA Journal.

Contact Executive Director Mark Paget at 800-234-4515 (toll-free, direct) / mpaget@wda.org or your regional Nominating Committee representative for detailed position descriptions or any questions about the WDA officer nominating process.

President-elect and vice president

The president-elect serves for one year before automatically advancing to the presidency. Duties include hosting Legislative Day and working with WDA staff and the Michigan Dental Association delegation chair to coordinate caucus meetings for the American Dental Association’s 9th District. The vice president also serves for one year. The president, president-elect and vice president work closely together to represent the dental profession in meetings with government officials and state legislators. These three officers support one another in serving as WDA spokespersons with the media and other organizations.

Speaker of the House
Working with staff, the speaker sets the WDA House of Delegates’ agenda. He or she presides over all House meetings, performing duties according to parliamentary procedure, and guiding the Reference Committee when necessary with resolution wording and procedures. He or she also serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.The Speaker of the House is elected for a one-year term that can be renewed indefinitely.Please contact Executive Director Mark Paget at 800-234-4515 (toll-free, direct) or mpaget@wda.org for detailed position descriptions.

Dr. Dave ClemensWDA PresidentDr. Dave Clemens (Wisconsin Dells)

WDA President-ElectDr. Pat Tepe (Verona)

WDA Vice PresidentDr. Thomas Raimann (Hales Corners)

WDA Speaker of the HouseDr. Monica Hebl (Milwaukee)


How to nominate

Individuals may nominate colleagues or themselves by submitting candidates’ names to the Nominating Committee:

Region 1
Dr. Patrick Liedl, 715-986-2599, pdliedl@yahoo.com

Region 2
Dr. Marty Williams, 920-662-1600, marty@sierradentalgb.com

Region 3
Dr. Angela Lueck,414-271-1770 lueckangela@gmail.com

Region 4
Dr. John Onderak, 608-363-9400, johrak363@att.net

Region 5
Dr. Kendra Schaefer, Chair, 608-222-6606, kendrasdmd@hotmail.com

Please direct questions about the nominating process to your regional representative or Executive Director Mark Paget at 800-234-4515 or mpaget@wda.org.

Trustee candidates

Click on name to view candidate’s CV

Johnson Chris 14
Region 1 – Dr. Christopher Johnson (Eau Claire) has been elected for second and final 3-year term.

Crum Paula 14 PREFERREDRegion 2 – Dr. Paula Crum (Green Bay) has been elected for second and final 3-year term.

Mueller Rick Region 3 14 - PREFERREDRegion 3- Dr. Richard Mueller (Milwaukee) has been elected for second and final 3-year term.

Meyers Carl 14 - PREFERREDRegion 4 – Dr. Carl Meyers (West Bend) has been elected for second and final 3-year term.


lacrosseeast-ukerRegion 5- Dr. Joe Uker (La Crosse) has been elected for first full 3-year term.



There also are multiple opportunities for dentists and dental hygienists to make things happen in their profession by serving on WDA committees.


Trustee elections

The Board of Trustees is the managing body of the association with responsibility for conducting all WDA business as outlined in the organization’s bylaws and as directed through House policy decisions. The Board also establishes interim policies essential to the management of the association or of an emergent nature between annual House meetings.

Voting for WDA trustees takes place in all regions in early August. Electronic balloting is used when there is only one declared candidate in a region. In contested elections, paper ballots are mailed to all regional members in good standing.

Nominations for five regional trusteeships are being accepted through April 1, 2017. Candidates should submit a headshot photo (digital preferred) and CV to Lisa Chandre at lchandre@wda.org.

ADA 9th District Trustee

Any questions about this position can be directed to Mark Paget.

2018 ADA 9th District Delegation – WI   

Dr. Edward Chiera, Beloit
Dr. Benjamin Farrow, Madison
Dr. Chris Hansen, Two Rivers
Dr. Monica Hebl, Milwaukee

Dr. Dave Kenyon, Altoona 
Dr. John Moser, Milwaukee
Dr. Rick Mueller, Marshfield

Dr. Ned Murphy, Racine
Dr. Thomas Raimann, Milwaukee
Dr. Thomas Reid, Madison

Dr. Rachel Steele, Black River Falls
Dr. Joe Uker, La Crosse

ADA 9th District ADPAC vacancy

Dr. Julio Rodriguez (Brodhead) is currently serving as our American Dental Association 9th District representative to the American Dental Political Action Committee. When he moves into his term as our newly-elected ADA 9th District trustee this fall, we will have a two-year ADPAC vacancy to fill.

Any Wisconsin Dental Association member dentist in good standing who would like to be considered as a candidate for the remaining two years of this ADPAC representative seat is asked to please submit a curriculum vitae to Lisa Chandre (lchandre@wda.org or fax 414-755-4105) by May 15.

All CVs received by this date will be forwarded to the WDA Board of Trustees for vetting and consideration at their June meeting. The Board will then make their recommendation to our current ADA 9th District Trustee Dr. Gary Jeffers.

The two-year ADPAC appointment will begin after the close of the 2017 ADA House of Delegates and run until after the ADA House of Delegates meets in September 2019.

If you have any questions regarding expectations and responsibilities, please contact WDA Executive Director Mark Paget (mpaget@wda.org or 414-755-4100).

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