CDAA Leadership

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.

Shari Becker

CDA, RDA, FADAA
President
E-mail: president@cdaaweb.org

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 Lennier

CDA, CDPMA, RDA, MADAA
1st Vice-President

E-mail: vicepresident@cdaaweb.org

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 Willyerd

RDA
2nd Vice-President

E-mail: 2ndvicepresident@cdaaweb.org

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 Bierschbach

RDA
Secretary
E-mail: secretary@cdaaweb.org

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.

 

Shelly Sorensen

CRFDA, CDPMA, CDA, RDA
Treasurer
E-mail: treasurer@cdaaweb.org

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.

 

Claudia Pohl

CDA, RDA, FADAA, BVEd
Immediate Past President
E-mail: pastpresident@cdaaweb.org

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.

2017-2018 Directors
Diablo Dental Assistants Society (CA08)

Shari Becker, CDA, RDA, FADAA
E-mail: sharibecker@sbcglobal.net

Fresno-Madera (CA04)

Cindy Ramirez, RDA
E-mail: cinderellacdarda@hotmail.com

Greater Sacramento (CA31)

Judith Zann, CDA ,RDA
E-mail: office@greatersacdas.com

Marin County (CA16)

Christine Burton, RDA
E-mail: mcdentalassist@yahoo.com

Orange County (CA09)

Georgie Vargas-Burket, CDA, RDA
E-mail: gpvburket@yahoo.com

Pomona Valley (CA10)

Katie Bell, RDA
E-mail: Katie.bell825@yahoo.com

San Diego County (CA12)

Janice Hom, RDA
E-mail: j99homies@cox.net

San Fernando Valley (CA13)

Kristy S. Borquez, CDA, RDAEF, FADAA
E-mail: kdancer@earthlink.net

San Francisco County (CA18)

Judy Hollandsworth, RDA
E-mail: Holly718@aol.com

San Gabriel Valley (CA14)

Adrienne Harris, RDA, FADAA
E-mail: rghalfa@verizon.net

Santa Clara County (CA30)

Kim Puskas, RDA
E-mail: kimberlypuskas@gmail.com

Students

Karla Fonseca, RDA
E-mail: student@cdaaweb.org