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Texas Oral Health Coalition

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2021-2022 Board of Directors

Matt Thompson, JD, Chair

Director of Financial Monitoring and Contract Compliance
Every Body Texas
M.Thompson Bio

Magda de la Torre

Magda de la Torre, RDH, MPH, Chair-elect

Clinical Assistant Professor
UTHSC San Antonio
M. de la Torre Bio

Heather Dent

Heather Dent, DDS, Secretary

Dental Director
El Centro de Corazon
H.Dent Bio


Sherdeana Owens, DDS, MPA, Treasurer

TAMUCC Adjunct Faculty

Kila Johnson

Kila Johnson, DDS, Past Chair

Director of Dental Services
Harris County Public Health
K.Johnson Bio


Sohini Dhar, DDS, MPH

Assistant Professor
UTHSC San Antonio
Dhar Bio

Sherdeana Owens

Tonya Fuqua, DDS

Director, Oral Health,
Center for Children’s Health, led by Cook Children’s
T.Fuqua Bio

Yashashri Urankar

Yashashri Urankar, BDS, MPH

Chief Dental Officer
The Community Health Centers of
South-Central Texas Inc.
Y.Urankar Bio

Tim Cluley

Tim Cluley, COO

Chief Operating Officer
Midwest Dental Equipment and Supply
T.Cluley Bio

A. Cothron

Annaliese Cothron, DHSc, MS, CPH

Executive Director
American Institute of Dental Public Health
A.Cothron Bio

Dale G. Hahn, RDH, BSDH

RDH Educator
Wharton County Junior College
D.Hahn CV

A. Sanghavi

Ankit Sanghavi, BDS, MPH, Board Liaison

Executive Director
Texas Health Institute
A.Sanghavi Bio

Deborah J. Jones, PHD, MSN, RN, Board Liaison

Senior Vice President, Dean and Professor
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing
D.Jones Bio

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