Officer & Trustee Elections


Help guide the future and direction of your professional association by nominating yourself or a colleague for an open state or regional leadership position.

Applications from nominees are now being accepted for the WDA Officer Corps and At-Large Trustee. The 2019 WDA House of Delegates adopted an updated structure for the WDA Board of Trustees. In 2020, the Board began transitioning to the new format, which will ultimately include 10 regional trustees (two from each region), one student trustee representing Marquette University School of Dentistry and three at-large trustee positions.

Nominate yourself or a colleague for president-elect, vice president, editor, treasurer, speaker of the House, or for a regional or at-large trustee. Nominations for these seats are not permitted from the House floor. Please submit CV and application to Mark Paget at mpaget@wda.org for vetting by the House Nominating Committee.

Officer Corps / At-large Trustee
Deadline for submission of CV and application was June 1.

Term: President-elect, vice president and speaker of the House serve one year. The editor serves four years. Terms for the editor and the speaker may be renewed indefinitely. These seats are elected by the House.

Term: Treasurer is a 3-year term without limit on the number of terms. This position is appointed by the Board of Trustees at its fall meeting.

Member names can be submitted to the House Nominating Committee chair, your regional House Nominating Committee member (click for roster) or Mark Paget. Candidates are asked to complete an application and submit a professional letter of reference, their CV and a digital headshot. They will be contacted by a House Nominating Committee member to be interviewed. Members may nominate colleagues or themselves for the positions of WDA president-elect, vice president, editor and speaker of the House. These seats are elected by the House of Delegates. The president-elect and vice president serve one-year terms, with the president-elect automatically advancing to the presidency. The speaker serves a one-year term and can be re-elected indefinitely.

All nominee CVs, headshots, interviews and completed applications will be reviewed by the House Nominating Committee and eligible members submitted to the House of Delegates for consideration and election.

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TRUSTEES

Members may nominate colleagues or themselves for trustee positions on the WDA Board. Candidates are asked to electronically submit a completed application, professional letter of reference, CV and headshot. They will be contacted by a House Nominating Committee member to be interviewed. Contact your region's House Nominating Committee member or Mark Paget with any questions.

Regional Trustee - Deadline for submission was April 1. This seat serves a three-year term with a maximum of two terms, vetted by the House Nominating Committee and elected by their respective regions.

Open regional trustee seats available include: Northwest Region 1 and Northeast Region 2. Current trustees are completing their final 3-year term and are therefore ineligible to be considered a candidate. Greater Milwaukee Region 3 and Southeast Region 4 incumbents are eligible to run for another 3-year term. Southwest Region 5 seat is transitioning to an at-large seat so no candidate is sought.

At-large Trustee - Deadline for submission was June 1. There is currently one open at-large seat. The only caveat per WDA Bylaws, there may not be more than four trustees serving from any one region at a given time. At this time, no region would have four (4).

This seat serves a three-year term with a maximum of two terms, vetted by the House Nominating Committee and elected by the House of Delegates.

An at-large seat does not hold any restrictions as to component and, since no region currently would have more than four seated (this seat included), there are no region restrictions either. This seat
is elected by the House of Delegates at its annual meeting.
Contact WDA Executive Director Mark Paget (mpaget@wda.org or 414-755-4100) to learn more.  

Regional Trustee Slate

Region 1 - Northwest
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Dr. Eric Elmquist (Hurley) | CV

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Dr. Thomas Luepke (Eau Claire) | CV

Region 2 - Northeast

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Dr. Karen Johnson (Clintonville) | CV

Region 3 - Greater Milwaukee
Angela Lueck
Dr. Angela Lueck (Milwaukee) | CV

Region 4 - Southwest
Lux Laura
Dr. Laura Lux
(Lake Geneva) | CV  


At-Large Trustee candidate

Eddie Morales
Dr. Eddie Morales
(Milwaukee) | CV

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ADA COUNCILS - WI/MI Rotation Chart / Excerpt from ADA Governance Manual on Councils

Deadline for submission of CV is January 1, 2023. WI has the opportunity to place one member on the ADA Council on Dental Benefits and one on the ADA Council on Membership for a term of 2023-2027. The WDA Board of Trustees will review the candidates during executive session at their February 2023 meeting. Term will begin at the close of 2023 ADA House and run until the close of 2027 ADA House. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Paget at 414-755-4100.   

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Important Documents

Leadership Agreements
WDA Strategic Plan

LEADERSHIP APPLICATION_writeable form 2022
Self-Evaluation Officer Position
Responsibilities/Expectations

Leadership Self-Evaluation-Trustees FINAL 
Position Responsibilities_Expectations-Regional Trustee FINAL 
Position Responsibilities_Expectations-At-large Trustee FINAL
Election Policies
Trustee_Officer_ADA Terms
 

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