2017-2018 CDAA Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is composed of the Executive Committee, Committee Chairs and one Director from each Local. It is the governing body of the Association. Local Directors are elected by their local organization to serve a term of two years, serving as liaison between the state and local organizations.
2017-2018 CDAA Executive Committee
The Executive Committee conducts and supervises the business of the Association between meetings of the Board of Directors. All actions are reported to the Board of Directors for approval.
The election of 2017-2018 Officers for the CDAA was held on April 22 at the Annual Meeting in San Jose, California. If you are a CDAA member and are interested in serving as an officer, please contact MeeYing Coffer. To be eligible to serve, a member shall have served as a voting member of the Board of Directors for one year.
CDA, RDA, FADAA
Shari is currently celebrating 31 years as a RDA and CDA. She graduated from Modesto Junior College in 1985 with her Associate in Science Degree. Over the years, she has been involved with national, state and local components of the American Dental Assistants Association. Shari has her teaching credential in health occupations and has been an instructor for over 20 years. She currently works full time for Dr. Stephen Snow and teaches part time at the Mt. Diablo Adult Education Loma Vista dental assisting program.
Kelly has 33 years’ experience in the dental field as a dental assistant, office manager and dental consultant. She is currently employed with Sutton Dental Group, Inc in Rohnert Park, CA.
Linda has been in the dental assisting field for 40 years, 38 of those years as an orthodontic assistant. Currently employed with Dr. Erik Southers in Barstow she has been with the practice since 1992. Ms Willyerd graduated from Valley College of Medical & Dental Assistants in 1976 and earned her R.D.A in 1978.
Jennifer graduated from Citrus College in 2015, earning her RDA in 2017. She is employed full-time in an endodontic practice in Upland where she lives with her family.
CRFDA, CDPMA, CDA, RDA
Shelly Sorensen has been in the dental assisting field for 34 years, working chairside for 6 and as an RDA front office for 16 years. She has been teaching since 2003 and currently works at Reedley College. Shelly graduated from Reedley College in 1981, earning her RDA and then her CDA, CDPMA, CRFDA. She has been involved as an Executive Officer of CDAA since 2003.
CDA, RDA, FADAA, BVEd
Immediate Past President
Claudia has been in the dental assisting field for 42 years, working clinically in both general and periodontal practices. She began teaching in 1984, retiring in 2016 from Citrus College in Glendora. A native of Pomona, she has been a member of PVDAS since 1974. Claudia graduated from Chaffey College in 1973, earning her CDA and then her RDA in 1976.
Diablo Dental Assistants Society (CA08)
Shari Becker, CDA, RDA, FADAA
Cindy Ramirez, RDA
Greater Sacramento (CA31)
Judith Zann, CDA ,RDA
Marin County (CA16)
Christine Burton, RDA
Orange County (CA09)
Georgie Vargas-Burket, CDA, RDA
Pomona Valley (CA10)
Katie Bell, RDA
San Diego County (CA12)
Janice Hom, RDA
San Fernando Valley (CA13)
Kristy S. Borquez, CDA, RDAEF, FADAA
San Francisco County (CA18)
Judy Hollandsworth, RDA
San Gabriel Valley (CA14)
Adrienne Harris, RDA, FADAA
Santa Clara County (CA30)
Kim Puskas, RDA
Karla Fonseca, RDA