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NNOHA is the largest group of safety-net oral health practitioners in the country, and our members all share a commitment to increasing access to quality oral health care for underserved populations. NNOHA is committed to providing the highest quality resources and support designed to meet the unique needs of our members and their programs.
Phillip Thompson (he/him)
Phillip Thompson has served as NNOHA’s third executive director since June 2014. Prior experience includes serving as a chief financial officer for a community health center in Denver, Colorado. Before joining the CHC world Phillip worked in behavioral health administration at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and ambulatory care management at University of Colorado Hospital. A native of Fort Worth, Phillip has degrees in history and healthcare administration respectively from Baylor and Trinity Universities in Texas.
Partnerships, contracts, TA requests, development and anything NNOHA.
Dr. Irene Hilton (she/her/ella)
Irene Hilton, DDS, MPH served on the Board of Directors for six years before becoming NNOHA’s Dental Consultant in 2011. She is also a staff dentist at the San Francisco Department of Health.
Technical assistance, especially in the areas of clinical topics, oral health integration, and safety-net program promising practices.
Amy Whipple Derrick (she/her)
Amy has a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelors of Science in Social Work. She has more than 25 years of non-profit adminstration experience including program development, leadership training, project management, event planning, marketing/promotion, community education, advocacy, fund raising, and cross cultural relations. Amy lives in Gig Harbor, WA and has been with NNOHA since 2015.
Annual Conference, NOHLI, Continuing Education, PCA Oral Health Collaborative (POHC), NNOHA News
Candace Owen (she/her)
Candace has been a registered dental hygienist since 2013. She has a Master in Public Health and a Master in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Mexico. Candace has dental education and public health experience including interprofessional education, clinical dental hygiene, and underserved populations.
Training and technical assistance, Integration of Oral Health into Primary Care (IOHPCP), Sealant Learning Communities, Integration of Behavioral and Oral Health, Oral Health Workforce Collaborative, and HRSA National Training and Technical Assistance Partnership activities
Debra Schmidt (she/her)
Member Services Manager
Debra has over 12 years experience in local government community health initiatives, project management and communications. She has a MPH from Northern Illinois University, BS in Management and Marketing and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.
NNOHA Membership, Member Conference Registration & Payments, Webinar Inquiries
With NNOHA since 2011, Jenn Hebert is a CPA. As the NNOHA Finance Director, Jenn handles all NNOHA accounting and finance related inquiries and projects.
Accounts receivable and payable, grant finance coordinator, and all other accounting and finance related activities.
Jodi Padilla (she/her)
Jodi joined NNOHA in 2014 as Project Manager. She is a proven event and project manager with association, nonprofit and corporate experience. Before joining NNOHA in 2014, she worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation and Janus Capital Group. She has an MBA from National University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from San Diego State University. She lives in Denver, CO.
NNOHA website, conference registration and NOHLI
Rachel Johnston (she/her)
Rachel serves as the project manager for NNOHA's training and technical assistance activities. She has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver, a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Webster University, and she is a graduate of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Breakthrough Series College. Rachel lives in St. Louis, MO and has been with NNOHA since 2017.
Integrating Diabetes and Oral Health Learning Collaborative (IDOH), Teledentistry Learning Collaborative, the Health Center Dental Dashboard ©, and NNOHA's Quality Committee
Theresa Khong (she/her)
Theresa Khong was hired by NNOHA in June 2022 to assume day-to-day accounting management of all organization functions. She is responsible for financial oversight and management of day-to-day accounting and finance activities including budgeting, reporting, and financial grant management. Prior to coming to NNOHA, Theresa worked for many years as a senior accountant for not-for-profit organizations in the Denver area. She has an MBA degree from Regis University of Colorado.
Accounts receivable and payable, and all other accounting and finance related activities.
Cathy Rogers (she/her)
The newest member of the NNOHA staff, Cathy Rogers began as NNOHA Administrative Coordinator in August 2022. She is responsible for administrative support for NNOHA’s continuing education program, NNOHA learning collaboratives, and several NNOHA committees. She has many years’ experience in nonprofit management and administrative support in Kentucky where she resides. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Carson Newman University in Tennessee.
General questions about NNOHA administrative activities, continuing education credits, and learning collaborative logistics.
Luana Harris Scott
Ms. Luana Scott is the Founder and Managing Member of On Par Productions (OPP), a successful conference management business. OPP facilitates in-person and teleconference meetings of diverse health professionals including researchers, physicians, executive directors, CEOs/CFOs, dentists, nurses and dental hygienists. OPP provides support services including securing meeting space, setting up meeting logistics, and preparing travel accommodations. OPP supports a wide-range of subject matters including health information technology, disease prevention, workforce, practice management, inter-professional clinical competencies, and safety net clinic resources including the NNOHA Annual Conference. Ms. Scott is an active member of Meeting Professionals International, and the Society of Government Meeting Professionals.
Annual Conference Sponsorship & Exhibits