American College of Prosthodontists, ACP Education Foundation name new executive director
August 23, 2016
The American College of Prosthodontists announced Aug. 16 it named Linda Caradine-Poinsett, M.J., M.B.A., Ph.D., as its new executive director, effective Sept. 12. She will also serve as executive director of the ACP Education Foundation.
"With her extensive experience in health care law, and a passion for leadership, Linda is uniquely qualified to ensure that we continue to serve the needs of our members and shape the specialty's future in organized dentistry, in the dental industry and with the public," said ACP President Carl F. Driscoll.
Dr. Caradine-Poinsett received her bachelor of science in health care administration and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance at National-Louis University in Chicago. She earned a master of jurisprudence degree in health law from Loyola University and completed her Ph.D. in organizational leadership and structure from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Most recently, she served as executive director for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. She also served as associate director of the section of litigation with the American Bar Association, executive director for the College of American Pathologists Foundation and held high-level position with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America — Midwest and the American Dental Hygienists Association.
"I'm coming back home to dentistry," Dr. Caradine-Poinsett said in a news release. "Prosthodontists are trailblazers in digital dentistry and oral health solutions. I look forward to working with visionary leaders and talented staff as we collectively fulfill our mission."
In addition, Dr. Caradine-Poinsett is a member of the Association Forum, the American Society of Association Executives, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.