Kathryn Dickmann

Kathryn Dickmann

Trustee

School: Detroit Mercy
Year of graduation: 2017
Hometown: Battle Creek, MI
Your favorite thing about ASDA: The chance to meet many students from around the country and work together to make our dental education better. The community is priceless.
Hobbies or interests: Triathlons, tennis, reading

Peter Namou

Peter Namou

Secretary

School: University of Detroit Mercy
Year of graduation: 2017
Position: Secretary
Hometown: West Bloomfield

Your favorite thing about ASDA:
My favorite thing is that ASDA is the bridge between our future profession and the students. ASDA is the main source of guiding us to our future while protecting dentistry to ensure a bright future.

Hobbies or interests: I enjoy playing sports like football and basketball. I enjoy watching tv shows with my top 3 being Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, and Gotham. Another hobby of mine is playing video games like Destiny and GTA V

Logan Clements

Logan Clements

Legislative Liaison

School: University of Detroit Mercy
Year of graduation: 2017
Hometown: Swartz Creek, MI
Your favorite thing about ASDA: My favorite thing about ASDA is meeting members from other schools and sharing in that sense of community.
Hobbies or interests: My pass times include hunting ruffed grouse and white tailed deer and being outdoors in general. I also enjoy playing Ice Hockey as a center with our dental school men’s league team the “Drill-n-fills” on Sunday nights.

Jennifer Bonamici

Jennifer Bonamici

Pre-dent Chair

My name is Jennifer Bonamici. I go to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and am graduating in 2018. My position is District 6 Pre-Dental Chair, and I was also the Pre-Dental Liaison for our UDM ASDA chapter this past year as well. My favorite part about ASDA is that it is completely student run and how we can make an impact for the future of our career. I also love meeting and networking with the many leaders from the other ASDA chapters in the nation. I am from Grosse Ile, MI, an island just south of Detroit, and some of my hobbies include golfing, shopping, and boating.

Michael Petrides

Michael Petrides

Predental Associate Chair

School: WVU School of Dentistry
Year of Graduation: 2019
Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio
My favorite thing about ASDA and the ADA is the family atmosphere. We are all within one profession looking out for each other. Also, you are able to meet and connect with people from across the country, who have extremely diverse backgrounds.
Hobbies or interests: Golf, Fishing, Amateur Hiking

Michelle Szewczyk

Michelle Szewczyk

Events Chair

My name is Michelle Szewczyk and I’m a first year (Class of 2019) at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. I’m a Michigan native that is proud to call Detroit my home now! I will be serving as District 6 Events Chair for 2016-2017. I love how ASDA brings dental students from different schools, states, and regions together and allows us to share ideas and work toward common goals. On those rare occasions I have some free time off of school I enjoy traveling, reading and playing volleyball.

Jason Sherbel

Jason Sherbel

Fundraising Chair

I am an obsessed runner and triathlete, and my favorite things in life are chocolate, sushi, reading, scuba diving, and yoga. I currently serve on UD Mercy’s executive board about to finish off the year as fundraising chair. I love ASDA because it has shown me that becoming a dentist is so much more than treating the mouth, it is connecting with my peers and working together to improve ourselves and the profession. I have never been more excited and motivated to be a part of ASDA, especially on the district level.

Adit Patel

Adit Patel

Fundraising Associate Chair

School: University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
Year of graduation: 2019
Hometown: Spring Lake Heights, NJ
My favorite thing about ASDA would getting to meet fellow dental students at conferences and events
Hobbies or Interests: I love playing sports, it doesn't matter what it is I am in and like to hangout with friends.

Tyler Ray

Tyler Ray

Communications Chair

School: West Virginia University School of Dentistry
Year of graduation: 2019
Hometown: Cleveland, TN
Your favorite thing about ASDA: I love the opportunity to meet new people and expand Hobbies or interests:
I love working out and getting my butt kicked at crossfit
Love classic movies
Always up for an adventure somewhere new.

Patrick Anghel

Patrick Anghel

Social Media Chair

School: Detroit Mercy 2019
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Hobbies: Basketball, Hiking, Reading nondental things
Favorite thing about ASDA: I love how ASDA unifies dental students, in the process exposing us to changes in the field of dentistry that we need to be aware of and how we can prepare for our futures. I also love the lasting friendships that this organization helps create and the diversity it promotes.

Justine Bednarski

Justine Bednarski

Chapter Outreach Chair

School: The Ohio State University
Year of graduation: 2018
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
My favorite thing about ASDA is the ability to travel to different cities across the country for various conferences and being able to meet so many like-minded dental students. Meeting other students with the common interest and passion for organized dentistry continues to inspire and motivate me to get more involved and to learn more about what is going on with our soon-to-be profession!
Hobbies or interests: I absolutely LOVE to cook and experiment with recipes. Making anything homemade just tastes that much better and cooking is definitely one of the things that helps me take a break from all the stress of dental school. I am also an avid runner, having completed two half-marathons and a third this upcoming October in Columbus. Lastly, I really love traveling to new places, whether that be in the U.S. or abroad, and getting to explore each new destination with family or friends.

Neena Baghaie

Neena Baghaie

Newsletter Editor

School: Case Western School of Dental Medicine
Year of graduation: 2018
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Favorite thing about ASDA: being able to connect with other dental students
Hobbies or interests: Playing piano, running, volunteering

Shawn Rajendram

Shawn Rajendram

Technology Chair

My name is Shawn Rajendram and I am a member of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Class of 2017 from Reynoldsburg, Ohio. I am proud to serve as your District 6 technology chair again this year. In my free time I absolutely love skiing during the winter and doing anything that involves the outdoors. I also enjoy photography and going to concerts since Columbus has a great live music scene. My favorite thing about ASDA is that it can take the voices of the 22,000 dental students it represents and unite them towards advancing and protecting the future of dentistry through meaningful advocacy and involvement initiatives.