I hope this message finds you happy, healthy, and optimistic about the year ahead. I want to start by thanking all of you on behalf of our Board of Directors and ADHA for your continued support and membership. We truly value every member, and our community is stronger with you.
Although last year presented many challenges, we as a profession came together and faced each challenge head on, together, as ONE community. Watching what we have accomplished over the past year has made me not only proud to be a member of ADHA, but to be a part of a community that faces adversity together. We are truly stronger together, supporting one another, lifting each other up, and demonstrating and sharing best practices. We are not only essential to our patients, but to one another and the future of our profession. So, thank you all for your contribution and what you do every day!
Now, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I graduated from Phoenix College with my Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2018 and began my career in clinical hygiene. I currently work for Spear Education, a dental educational company. I am so grateful to work with doctors and their clinical teams, aiding in continued education and best practices.
My AzDHA leadership journey began within my student chapter and flourished from there thanks in big part to many of my instructors. I understood the value of membership early on and wanted to do my part to advance and protect our scope of practice and advocate for our community. I am passionate about making sure our members are supported and have a voice. Our voices are the most powerful weapons we have. Let us continue to stand together, united, as one community, and let our voices be heard!
I will leave you with this: “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”- Jack Welch. My challenge to you is to educate, listen to and inspire others. Our future is in all of our hands.