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Denver, CO  80216


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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 (he/him)

Executive Director

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.

Contact For:

Partnerships, contracts, TA requests, development and anything NNOHA.
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Dr. Irene Hilton (she/her/ella)

Dr. Irene Hilton (she/her/ella)

Dental Consultant

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.

Contact For:

Technical assistance, especially in the areas of clinical topics, oral health integration, and safety-net program promising practices.
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Amy Whipple Derrick (she/her)

Amy Whipple Derrick (she/her)

Project Director

Amy has been Project Director with NNOHA since 2015.  She has spent her career serving non-profit organizations in the areas of program development, leadership training, project management, event planning, educational programming, advocacy, communications, fundraising, team building, personnel selection/training and cross-cultural relations.  Amy has a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelors of Science in Social Work.

Contact For:

NOHLI, Conference, NNOHA News, Continuing Education, POHC
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Candace Owen (she/her)

Candace Owen (she/her)

Education Director

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.

Contact For:

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
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Debra Schmidt (she/her)

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.

Contact For:

NNOHA Membership, Member Conference Registration & Payments, Webinar Inquiries
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Jennifer Hebert

Jennifer Hebert

Finance Director

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.

Contact For:

Accounts receivable and payable, grant finance coordinator, and all other accounting and finance related activities.
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Jodi Padilla (she/her)

Jodi Padilla (she/her)

Project Manager

Before joining NNOHA in 2014, Jodi 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.

Contact For:

Policy and advocacy issues, website, conference registration and NOHLI applications
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Rachel Johnston (she/her)

Rachel Johnston (she/her)

Program Manager

Rachel has a Master of Public Administration from the University of  Colorado Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from  Webster University. Before joining NNOHA in 2017, she worked in  operations for an online start-up and in program management for a  membership association.

Contact For:

Integrating Diabetes and Oral Health Learning Collaborative (IDOH), Teledentistry Learning Collaborative, and the Health Center Dental Dashboard ©
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Theresa Khong (she/her)

Theresa Khong (she/her)

Finance Manager

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 an accountant for not-for-profit organizations in the Denver area. She has an MBA degree from Regis University of Colorado.

Contact For:

Accounts receivable and payable, and all other accounting and finance related activities.

Cathy Rogers (she/her)

Cathy Rogers (she/her)

Administrative Coordinator

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.

Contact For:

General questions about NNOHA administrative activities, continuing education credits, and learning collaborative logistics.

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