Samantha Lindsey

Samantha Lindsey

Trustee

Hometown: Morristown, TN
School: Ohio State University, 2020
Plans after school: work as an associate for a couple of years and then open up a private practice focusing in Cosmetic Dentistry.
Fun fact: I have over 500 pairs of shoes, and this is something the ASDA National Board consistently gives me a hard time about. I also have 2 fur babies. My cats names are Sam (not named after me haha) and Roadie.

Beth Francis

Beth Francis

Councilor

Hometown: Fort Loramie, Ohio
School, grad year: Ohio State University, 2020
plans after school: I would like to move back home with my husband and join a group practice as a general dentist.
Fun fact: I love to hike at local metro parks!

Michael Petrides

Michael Petrides

Councilor, Presidential Council

Hometown: Steubenville, OH
School, grad year: West Virginia University, 2019
plans after school: I am currently preparing to apply to GPRs.
fun fact: My favorite animal by far are sloths.

Makayla Gresham

Makayla Gresham

Secretary

Hometown: Logan, WV
School, grad year: West Virginia University, 2020
Plans after school: Oral Pathology Residency
Fun fact: I collect vintage hats and love singing along to The Temptations!

Natasha Deb

Natasha Deb

Treasurer

Hometown: Allentown, PA
School, grad year: University of Michigan, 2021
Plans after school: When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to say tooth fairy. I'm not sure where I'll end up after dental school, but I can't wait to get to be a real-life tooth fairy.
Fun fact: Monkeys are my favorite animals, and I went through a phase where I wanted one as a pet and my entire room and wardrobe was monkey themed.

Stephanie Sforza

Stephanie Sforza

Events Chair

Hometown: Girard, OH
Hobbies/interests: I really enjoy cooking and baking new recipes to share with friends, being active (I'm a health and wellness coach!), and any type of crafting!
Favorite place: Hilton Head, SC. My family has vacationed here almost ever year since I was a kid, and it feels like a second home to me.
How I got involved with ASDA: In 2013 I attended NLC as a sophomore in undergrad, and was hooked! Meeting so many people who shared the same passion was inspiring, and I knew as a dental student I'd want to become even more involved in something that would support both my profession and my personal development within that profession.

Christina Ocrainiciuc

Christina Ocrainiciuc

Facilities Manager

Hometown: North Canton, Ohio
School, grad year: Ohio State University, 2020
Plans after school: GPR but I’m not sure where!
Fun fact: I immigrated to the United States when I was 7, I am the nap queen, and I love watching Vines.

Andrea Deuchle

Andrea Deuchle

Program Manager

Hometown: Rossford/Toledo, Ohio
School, grad year: Ohio State University, 2020
Plans after school: I am interested in applying for AEGD programs especially in Toledo, and I am exploring options for employment in South Dakota as well as programs that serve Native Americans in that area.
fun fact: I enjoy being outdoors; stand up paddleboarding, hunting, fishing and shooting sports are my favorite activities. I LOVED my job working at Bass Pro Shops for over 5 years!

Kevin Su

Kevin Su

Fundraising Manager

Hometown Huntington Beach, CA
School, grad year: University of Detroit Mercy, 2019
Plans after school: General Practice in Southern California
Fun fact: I enjoy golfing and I'm a diehard Laker fan.

Lexie Georgoff

Lexie Georgoff

Swag Designer

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan.
School, grad year: University of Detroit Mercy, 2020.
Plans after school: After I graduate, I’m thinking about specializing in Pediatrics and hope to open my own practice one day.
Fun fact: I love doing all sorts of arts and crafts and creating just about anything! I also really enjoy photography and graphic design!

Nina Milidrag

Nina Milidrag

Pre-Dental Chair

Hometown: Windsor, Ontario, Canada (but born in Europe)
School, Grad Year: University of Detroit Mercy, 2020
Plans After School: Come back to Windsor to practice as an associate and eventually want to own a private practice.
Fun Fact: I can touch my tongue to my nose (I can provide a picture if necessary haha)

Morgan Mcdermott

Morgan Mcdermott

Social Media Chair

Hometown: North Royalton, Ohio
School and grad year: Ohio State University, 2021
Plans after school: Join a practice as an associate or possibly enter a GPR/fellowship
Fun fact: I have a huge extended family with 30+ first cousins

Abigail Matthews

Abigail Matthews

Website Chair

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
School, grad year: Case Western Reserve University, 2020
Plans after school: Practice in South Florida
Fun fact: My hobby is snorkeling! If I get lucky, sometimes I get to see my favorite animal - the dolphin.

Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones

Blog Editor

Hometown: Youngstown, OH
School, grad year: The Ohio State University, 2020
Plans after school: I have no idea if I want to pursue general dentistry or some type of specialty as of right now. I’m excited to get to clinic and start seeing patients in just a couple months so I can figure that out! Regardless, I would love to apply to some kind of residency program out West, so I can move out of Ohio for at least a year, possibly longer.
Fun fact: I actually really love to write, which I don’t think a lot of people know about me. That being said, I’m pretty excited about my new Blog Editor position with ASDA. As far as hobbies go, I love seeing new places and just recently developed an obsession with the US national parks after a trip I took with my family. I ordered like 5 books about it on Amazon and have a goal of seeing all of them before my time is up here on this Earth!

Danica Mallari

Danica Mallari

Health and Wellness Chair

Hometown: Santa Rita, Guam
School, grad year: Case Western Reserve University, 2020
Plans after graduation: I want to take a vacation with my family since they live over 12,000 km away and who knows where the wind will take me.
Fun fact: My maximum recorded overhead squat is 125 lbs.

School: Case Western School of Dental Medicine
Year of graduation: 2020
Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN but I was at CWRU in Cleveland for undergrad as well
Hobbies/Interests: Running, hiking, yoga, rock climbing, soap making, eating
How I got involved: I volunteered to be fundraising chair for Case ASDA in the fall as a D1. I traveled with my chapter to the District 6/7 meeting in Milwaukee last year and it was so much fun! I met so many passionate leaders. This meeting really inspired me to get involved.
Favorite animal: I like the slow loris because it is real chill.

Bailey Myers

Bailey Myers

Pre-dental Sub-council

School: Ohio State University, 2020

Sidra Irfan

Sidra Irfan

Pre-dental Sub-council

School: University of Detroit Mercy, 2020

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

Advocacy Sub-council

School: Ohio State University, 2021

Michelle Szewczyk

Michelle Szewczyk

Advocacy Sub-council

School: University of Detroit Mercy, 2019

Amber Sun

Amber Sun

District Meeting Planning Committee

School: Ohio State University, 2019

Chelsea Watkins

Chelsea Watkins

District Meeting Planning Committee

School: University of Detroit Mercy, 2020

Olivia Mason

Olivia Mason

District Meeting Planning Committee

School: West Virginia University, 2020

Ruhi Patel

Ruhi Patel

District Meeting Planning Committee

School: Case Western Reserve University, 2021

Adam Hadsell

Adam Hadsell

Presidential council

Hometown: Portsmouth, Ohio
School: University of Detroit Mercy, 2020
Plans after graduation: Move to Denver, Colorado and take on mountain biking!
Fun fact: I've never eaten a big mac.

Dana Jeter

Dana Jeter

Presidential Council

Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN
School, grad year: Case Western Reserve University, 2020
Plans After Graduation: Join the Army with the HPSP Scholarship! Who knows where I'll be!
Fun Fact: I have a dog named Romeo who is my favorite animal. I enjoy running and hiking and also I make my own soap.

Mark Ash

Mark Ash

Presidential Council

Hometown: Grayslake, IL
School: University of Michigan
Plans after graduation: For now, GPR to focus on treating more complex patients.
Fun Fact: I love to garden, my fiancé is a dual citizen in US/Norway, I have a golden retriever puppy, I am a fierce FitBit challenge competitor.

Mike Andes

Mike Andes

Presidential Board

Hometown: Ashtabula, OH
School: Ohio State University
Plans after graduation: Join the Air Force
fun fact: Unfortunately I am not that exciting of a human. When I was young and learning how to sound out words I pronounced Chicago as a young chicken in the past (chick-ago). I then learned everything I my teacher taught me was a lie and figured out how to correctly pronounce Chicago. Elephants are My favorite animal.