Meet The ADA Practice Transitions Team

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Dr. Suzanne Ebert, VP, Dental Professional Career Services

Dr. Suzanne Ebert graduated from the University Of Louisville College Of Dentistry. Following a 1 year GPR, she entered private practice as an associate in St. Augustine FL. Dr. Ebert started her solo private practice in Ponte Vedra Beach FL where she treated friends and family for 11 years. Upon the sale of her practice, she elected to continue her career providing dental care to indigent populations by becoming the Dental Director at a local Federally Qualified Health Center. Under her tenure the clinics expanded, ran efficiently and profitably while addressing real needs in the community including eldercare, special needs care and ER diversion.

Dr. Ebert also became heavily involved in Florida Dental Association leadership, rising through the chairs of her local component and ultimately into the position of Trustee for the Florida Dental Association. As Adjunct Faculty for the University of Florida, she had the privilege of working directly with senior dental students as they rotated through her clinics.

Dr. Ebert considers herself a clinical dentist first and is unwavering in her desire to protect private practice dentistry. She is a vocal advocate of having a strong association to lead the dental profession through the issues facing it today.

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Cathy Tungate, Director, Advisory Services

Cathy’s passion is for delivering outstanding customer service and building teams to successfully support our customers every step of the way towards their transition goals. Her career has been spent managing customer service teams. She combines degrees in Computer Science and Economics with an MBA from Booth and 20+ years of programming, technical leadership, and product management capability. She has thorough experience building scalable platforms for large organizations and startups.

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Jeremy Decker, Director, Marketing

Jeremy brings more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience to our team. Prior to ADA Practice Transitions, Jeremy was Senior Director, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives for six years at the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). He was responsible for leading the marketing, content/publications and business development teams in developing integrated marketing plans, branding, membership communications, market research, and business partnerships. Jeremy holds a MBA from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from Bradley University.

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Rachel Pupiromrat, Digital Marketing & Communications Specialist

Rachel is a marketing pro who brings to the ADA Practice Transitions team a broad range of experience in pharmaceutical advertising, social media management, and marketing strategy. Before joining the ADA, her work in member engagement for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing involved developing campaign strategies to increase member engagement and raise awareness of programs and services. Rachel holds a marketing degree from DePaul University. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys exploring Chicago's vibrant restaurant scene, DIYing furniture, and dabbling in interior design.

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Betsy Krekling, Manager, Advisory Services

With over 15 years of experience in the dental field, Betsy brings proven practice transition expertise to the ADA Practice Transitions team. Betsy specialized in practice mergers and acquisitions at Edge Advisors, a Wisconsin-based dental practice management firm. At Edge Advisors, Betsy was dedicated to bringing clients insightful advice about their dental transition. She has mastered the art of making confident, smart suggestions and has proven her success in the practice transition industry.

Previously, Betsy led the Practice Transitions Committee at the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) in her role as Continuing Education & Special Programs Coordinator. At the WDA, she quickly learned the importance of organized dentistry and her passion for supporting the success of dental practice transitions as a way to improve access to care for the public.

Betsy speaks at dental school events around the Midwest. She resides in Germantown, WI with her husband Chris, son Julian and daughter Joni. In their free time they enjoy family hikes, traveling, and catching live music whenever possible.

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Brittany Walker, ADA Advisor

With a degree in Communications and over 10 years working in the customer service field, Brittany brings compassion and understanding to our dentists while working to assist with their transition needs. Brittany spent several years in customer service for a luxury retail chain helping to train new hires and assisting with customers’ needs in a timely and efficient manner. She brings professionalism and enthusiasm to any interaction and our doctors appreciate her ability to be clear and thorough.

When she’s not working, Brittany enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and watching HGTV and Law & Order marathons.

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Tyler Winter, ADA Advisor

Tyler comes to the ADA Practice Transitions team with over 17 years of experience as a Licensed Dental Assistant. Tyler has diverse clinical experience in private, hospital, public health, and higher education settings. He is a dental health advocate with an enthusiasm for dentistry, access to and continuity of care, and dental practice management.

Prior to joining the ADA, Tyler was the Oral Health Coordinator at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. In 2022, Tyler completed his Mastership with the American Dental Assistants Association. He also holds a certificate in Community Dental Health Coordination from Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona. Tyler holds an Associate’s Degree in Dental Assisting from Minnesota State in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Outside of the dental world, Tyler enjoys baking, exploring new destinations with his family, and college hockey (Go, Gophers!).

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Kathy Murtha, Coordinator

Kathy comes from a training and customer service background spanning manufacturing, information technology, and non-profits. Working in various industries has helped her develop her customer-centric approach to problem solving. Concern for access to care brought her to her current position.