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ADA News Convention Daily

House of Delegates elects Association trustees Friday

October 21, 2017

By Kimber Solana

Dr. Himmelberger
Dr. Shepley
Dr. Harrington
Dr. Rodriguez
The 2017 House of Delegates on Friday declared elected four new ADA trustees: Drs. Linda K. Himmelberger, 3rd District; George R. Shepley, 4th District; John F. Harrington, Jr., 5th District; and Julio H. Rodriguez, 9th District.

Balloting for the contested president-elect and second vice president offices are scheduled for Monday. All new officers and trustees will be installed Monday before the House of Delegates.

Here are brief biographies of those elected Friday:

  • Dr. Linda K. Himmelberger, of Devon, Pennsylvania, 3rd District trustee, has been an active member of the ADA since 1982, serving as chair of the ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs, ADA Election Commission and co-chair of the Bylaws Revision Subcommittee. She also served as president of the Pennsylvania Dental Association, which awarded her its Distinguished Service Award in 2015.
  • Dr. George R. Shepley, of Baltimore, 4th District trustee, served as chair of the ADA Council on Communications and as a delegate since 2013. He previously served as president of the Maryland State Dental Association from 2013-14, and as a member of the MSDA Foundation, MSDA Dental Association Company Board and the MSDA Member Legislative Committee.
  • Dr. John F. Harrington Jr., of Milledgeville, Georgia, 5th District trustee, has been an active member of the ADA since 1984, serving in the ADA Council on Government Affairs and as an ADA delegate since 2008. Dr. Harrington is a former president of the Georgia Dental Association and served in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps from 1984-87.
  • Dr. Julio H. Rodriguez, of Brodhead, Wisconsin, 9th District trustee, served as a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates since 2006 and as 2013 president of the Wisconsin Dental Association in 2013. Dr. Rodriguez graduated from dental school at the National University of San Marcos in Peru in 1976 and served as a dental officer in the Peruvian Air Force before immigrating to the United States.