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2013-2014 Institute for Diversity in Leadership class selected

In June, the ADA Board of Trustees selected 12 participants for the 2013-2014 Institute for Diversity in Leadership, now in its 11th year.

Class members are Drs. Steven Dau, Tampa, Fla.; Andrea Davis, Gulfport, Miss.; Maurice Edwards, New York, N.Y.; Felicia Frizzell, Fort Defiance, Ariz.; Calysta Harris-Beatty, Rockford, Ill.; Maria Martinez, Middleton, Idaho; Ruben Moronta, Bronx, N.Y.; Nehal Patel, Jenks, Okla.; Princy Rekhi, Renton, Wash.; Esperanza Rodriguez, Bronx, N.Y.; Nipa Thakkar, Wyomissing, Pa.; and Daniel Torres, Weston, Fla.

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. The American Dental Association is a recognized provider of the Continuing Education Recognition Program.  Institute for Diversity in Leadership participants will earn continuing education credits.

For more information, go to ADA.org, Events, Institute for Diversity.  The 2013-2014 class dates are Sept. 23-24; Dec. 16-17 and Sept. 4-5, 2014.