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2012-13 Institute for Diversity in Leadership class named

In June, the ADA Board of Trustees selected 12 participants for the 2012–13 Institute for Diversity in Leadership, now in its 10th year.

Class members are: Drs. Shahnaz Ahmed, Ballwin, Mo.; Cheska Avery-Stafford, Milwaukee; Paul Ayson, Visalia, Calif.; Pia Chatterjee-Kirk, Madison, Miss.; Beverly Crawford, Holland, Pa.; Anthony Daniel, San Francisco; Christina Gonzales, San Antonio; Maria Maranga, Northport, N.Y.; Maritza Morell, Andover, Mass.; Daniel Nam, Oakland, Calif.; Vishruti Patel, Plainfield, Ill.; and Prashant Verma, Columbia, Md.

Sponsored in part through generous contributions from Procter & Gamble Oral Health and Henry Schein Dental, the Institute provides a diverse group of dentists with education and experience to build a lifetime of relationships and set new leadership paths within the dental profession and their community. Core to the program's philosophy is that the lasting leadership learning is lifelong and experience-based.

Students will work with educators from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management during the program, and each participant completes a self-selected personal leadership project.

For more information, go to The 2012–13 class dates are Sept. 6–7; Dec. 10–11; and Sept. 5–6, 2013.