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Denver, CO  80216


Phone: (303) 957-0635
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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)

Senior Director of Programs and Communications

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.

Contact For:

Annual Conference, NOHLI, Continuing Education, PCA Oral Health Collaborative (POHC), NNOHA News
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Candace Owen (she/her)

Candace Owen (she/her)

Senior Director of Education and Strategic Partnerships

Candace is a registered dental hygienist. She has a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in Dental Hygiene. Candace's clinical experience includes community health care settings, supportive housing facilities, and underserved populations like people with developmental disabilities. She has years of experience in dental academia, public speaking, and dental public health. With NNOHA, Candace develops resources for health care professionals in the safety net. She also supports strategic initiatives and cultivates partnerships to advance oral health access to people who experience barriers to care. Candace represents NNOHA on multiple advisory boards, workgroups, and committees. She is an active member of various public health organizations. Candace lives in Denver, CO and has been with NNOHA since 2017.

Contact For:

Training and technical assistance, strategic initiatives, NNOHA resources and publications, oral health integration, UDS questions, workforce development, practice management, dental clinic operations, and current and future partnerships
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Debra Schmidt (she/her)

Debra Schmidt (she/her)

Director of Member Services and Outreach

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

Chief Financial Officer

With NNOHA since 2011, Jenn Hebert is a CPA. As the Chief Financial Officer, 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

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.

Contact For:

NNOHA website, conference registration and NOHLI
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Rachel Johnston (she/her)

Rachel Johnston (she/her)

Senior Program Manager

Rachel serves as the Senior Program 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.

Contact For:

Integrating Diabetes and Oral Health Learning Collaborative (IDOH), Teledentistry Learning Collaborative, NNOHA Advocacy Collaborative, the Health Center Dental Dashboard ©, and NNOHA's Quality Committee
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Theresa Khong (she/her)

Theresa Khong (she/her)

Accounting 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 a senior 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.

Luana Harris Scott

Luana Harris Scott

Conference Planner

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.

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Annual Conference Sponsorship & Exhibits

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