Utah 2016-17 Board of Trustees

Laura Green – President 

Kim Caldwell – Vice President 1
Ashley Schmenski– Vice President 2

Hannah Vance – Secretary
Angelique Demmings – Treasurer
Angelique has been working in and around the dental field for almost 20 years. She began as an American Red Cross dental volunteer, then moved on to work as a dental assistant, all before starting her journey to become a Dental Hygienist. Angelique graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors of Science degree and continues to build upon that education in her daily work in private practice and as an instructor. Angelique works as a first-year DH adjunct instructor at WSU, in private practice and has worked at the SLC VA Hospital with homeless veterans.Angelique has been a proud member of UDHA/ADHA since 2007. It is exciting to witness the progression of this great association. She is honored to serve on the UDHA board as your treasurer along with other phenomenal volunteer officers of the UDHA association who are working hard to create opportunities for all dental hygienist and changing legislation so we can provide service to all demographics in our communities. Our desires to further the understanding of dental care and maximize its growth keeps dental hygiene at the forefront of our field. 


Karol Aldrich – Speaker Of the House
I have been a practicing Dental Hygienist and a member of ADHA for about 25 years. I graduated from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in 1990. Much of my success I credit to my involvement in ADHA; friends, jobs, CE and leadership opportunities have presented themselves time and time again over the years.  I can honestly say that I would not be as fulfilled or informed without the help of my ADHA/ UDHA.  I am currently working 5 days a week in both private practice and Public Health.  I see the future of Dental Hygiene as bright and ever changing.

Jana Nate – Secretary of the House of Delegates
Jana graduated from Weber State College in June 1986 with an associate in Dental Hygiene. At that time she received the Outstanding Hygienist Award from the Veteran’s Hospital in Salt Lake. Sixteen years later she returned to Weber State University to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked in clinical practice in both Arizona and Utah, and is currently a clinical instructor and adjunct professor at The Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem, Utah. She loves working with the students and witnessing their transformation into our dental hygiene colleagues. She also enjoys participating in Give Kids a Smile each year. Jana loves living on the shore of Utah Lake where she can enjoy the view and wonderful sunsets and in her spare time she goes rock crawling with her husband… but she has her own machine so that she can drive!
Brenda Armstrong – ADHA Head Delegate
Brenda Armstrong joined Dixie State University Dental Hygiene Department as assistant professor in 2013 after participating in the successful opening and accreditation of the Dental Hygiene Department at Thomas Nelson Community College (Williamsburg, VA), where she served as assistant professor and clinic coordinator. She received her Master’s in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and her BSDH from Weber State University, Ogden, UT. Her educational interests include clinical and didactic instruction, research, public health and service-learning. Brenda has 25 years of clinical experience.
Shelly Costley – ADHA Delegate
Shelly has been in dentistry for over 30 y

ears working in both general and periodontal practices. She is proud to be a Utah native and to claim Weber State University as her Alma Mater where she received her AS in dental hygiene, her BS in Allied Health Administration, and her MEd in Curriculum and Instruction. Shelly was awarded Tenure several years ago and is an Associate Professor of dental hygiene. Shelly is a lifetime member of ADHA and has served in the Utah Dental Hygiene Association and was president of the Northern Component. Shelly still loves to work in private practice with her favorite dentists when time allows.
img_udha2016as__00160Lisa Welch  – ADHA Alternate Delegate
img_udha2016as__00071Leticia Murillo- Northern Component President
fullsizerenderLindsey Hunter- Central Component President
I have been working as a Dental Hygienist since May 2015. I graduated from Utah Valley University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene with an emphasis in Business. I graduated Summa Cum Laude and with the UVU Service Scholar distinction. I love being a Dental Hygienist and I believe hygienists are powerful leaders in oral hygiene education in the community. I enjoy working in my dental office and serving in my community by volunteering in dental clinics for low-income families and by educating children on good oral hygiene. I love being an advocate for the ADHA association and know that the ADHA and UDHA help provide for the future of the dental hygiene profession.  I enjoy getting involved in the community and in our profession by educating and building relationships with my patients. I love hiking, wakeboarding, snow skiing, reading, and cooking.
Emily Oviatt- Salt Lake Component President

 Natalie Nelson- Southern Component President

img_udha2016as__00251Melia Lewis Harris Legislative/Policy Making Chair
Nicole Mathewson- Membership Chair
Nicole has been in the dental field since 2007 and has worked in many dental office roles including dental assistant, office manager, and hygienist. In 2014, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and an emphasis in business. She truly has a passion for dental hygiene and is an advocate for the ADHA association. She understands and believes in the power of a community of leaders protecting the integrity of the dental hygiene profession. She enjoys her career and loves to educate and improve the overall health of her patients. She enjoys building relationships on a personal and professional level. Nicole has been married for 4 years and in 2014 welcomed a baby girl into her family.
Michaele Green – Public Relations Committee Chair

Michaele has worked in public health dental programs and in private practice in Utah and Nevada for over 20 years.  She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2002 with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University.  Michaele served in many positions for the Utah and Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Associations.  She has a passion for her profession and pushing it forward for all who want to have more for their career and the future of Dental Hygiene.
Staci Stout – Past President
Staci Stout RDH, BS is the president of the Utah Dental Hygienists’ Association (UDHA). She has been working in the dental profession for over 25 years. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Weber State University in 2003 and received the Outstanding Student Award. She is an elected member of the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society. She has served as UDHA Vice President, Northern Component President, Webmaster, Student Mentor, Legislative Committee Member, President-Elect and as an American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Alternate Delegate. She has a passion for dental hygiene and the future of the profession. In her 12 years as a dental hygienist she has worked in a variety of settings including school-based sealant programs, mobile dental clinics, humanitarian dental trips, community dental events, and traditional dental offices. She continues to advocate for the oral health of Utah residents by serving on the Utah Department of Health Oral Health Committee and believes that everyone deserves to have access to oral health care.