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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. The editor serves a four-year term.

Submit candidates’ names by June 1, 2018 to the Nominating Committee (see below). The committee will present its slate of candidates to the WDA House of Delegates when it meets Nov. 9 – 10, 2018 in Sheboygan. 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 [email protected] 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) / [email protected] 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.


Editor, as editor in chief of the Journal of the Association and the WDA Sourcebook (Member Directory and Practice Guide), is the head of the Editorial Advisory Board. The executive director shall be the executive editor and is a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Editorial Advisory Board. Editor, who is elected to a four-year term by the WDA House of Delegates, invites up to five dentist members and one dental hygienist member to serve for one-year terms with the option to renew annually at the request of the editor for a maximum three years.

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 [email protected] 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:

Nominating Committee

MEMBERS                                                    ALTERNATE MEMBERS

Region 1 | Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Chair       Region 1 | Dr. Kent Vandehaar
981 Blue Stone Lane                                             123 W. Willow Street
Marathon, WI  54448-6800                                    Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-2329
Phone: 715-443-2200                                             Phone: 715-823-2233
[email protected]                      Email: [email protected]

Region 2 | Dr. Martin Williams                      Region 2 | Dr. Karen Johnson
2726 Riverview Drive                                            112 S. Main Street
Green Bay, WI  54313-6715                                  Clintonville, WI  54929-1631
Phone: 920-662-1600                                             Phone: 715-823-2233
Email: [email protected]                       Email: [email protected]

Region 3 | Dr. Lisa Teel                                        Region 3 | Dr. Joseph Nencka
20350 Water Tower Blvd., Ste 203                       12660 W. North Avenue, Bldg. D
Brookfield, WI  53045-3558                                  Brookfield, WI 53005-4633
Phone: 262-327-6100                                             Phone: 262-432-1600
Email: [email protected]                                Email: [email protected]

Region 4 | Dr. John Onderak                              Region 4 | Dr. Francesca DeRose
1215 Cranston Road                                             5439 Durand Avenue, Ste 215
Beloit, WI  53511-2574                                          Mount Pleasant, WI  53406-5038
Phone: 608-363-9400                                             Phone: 262-634-8662 x2
Email: [email protected]                                      Email: [email protected]

Region 5 | Dr. Kendra Schaefer                          Region 5 | Dr. Rachel Steele
4002 Monona Drive                                               716 W. Adams Street
Madison, WI  53716-1138                                     Black River Falls, WI  54615-9108
Phone: 608-222-6606                                             Phone: 715-284-9409
Email: [email protected]                      Email: [email protected]

Please direct questions about the nominating process to your regional representative or Executive Director Mark Paget at 800-234-4515 or [email protected].

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.

Open seats available include: Northwest Region 1, Northeast Region 2, Greater Milwaukee Region 3, Southeast Region 4 and Southwest Region 5. Incumbent trustees in Regions 3, 4 and 5 will not be running for re-election in 2018.

Nominations for five regional trusteeships are being accepted through April 2, 2018. Candidates should submit a headshot photo (digital preferred) and CV to Lisa Chandre at [email protected].

2018 ADA 9th District Delegation – WI   

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

Dr. Daryl Holdredge (Green Bay)
Dr. Christopher Johnson (Eau Claire) 
Dr. Dave Kenyon, Altoona 
Dr. John Moser, Milwaukee
Dr. Rick Mueller, Marshfield

Dr. Ned Murphy, Racine
Dr. Jon Nelson (Superior)
Dr. Thomas Raimann, Milwaukee
Dr. Thomas Reid, Madison

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


ADA Council on Dental Practice vacancy

Wisconsin Dental Association dentists interested in representing their 9th District Wisconsin and Michigan colleagues on the American Dental Association Council on Dental Practice should submit their curriculum vitae by Jan. 15, 2018 to Executive Director Mark Paget at [email protected].

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