Who We Are

Leadership

The PA Coalition for Oral Health Board of Directors is comprised of elected officers and representatives from the oral health professions, colleges and universities, funding organizations, managed care, professional associations and state government agencies. The multi-disciplinary perspective of the PCOH’s Board opens the doors to innovation and collaborative partnerships.

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Joan I. Gluch, PhD, RDH, PHDHP

Board Chair
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STEPHANIE A. GILL, MD, MPH

Board Member
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MATTHEW D. STAUFFER, JD

Board Vice Chair
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MICAH J. GURSKY

Board Member
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Michael Mermigas, DDS

Treasurer
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JULIE C. LENTES, MPA

Board Member
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Joseph Mountain, DMD

Board Secretary
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Katherine Mulligan, MHA

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Lisa Davis, MHA

Board Member
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Jessica Rhodes, MS

Board Chair

Staff

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Helen Hawkey

Executive Director
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Lia BenYishay, MPH

Program & Evaluation Coordinator
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Amy Tice, MPA

Operations & Communications Coordinator
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Alison Feise

Data & Evaluation Associate
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Nicole Payonk

Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

Our Vision

Essential to overall health and wellness, optimal oral health benefits ALL Pennsylvanians. By bringing together oral health advocates and professionals to share the best and most innovative approaches, PCOH serves as the dynamic leading voice to improve oral health across the Commonwealth.

Our Mission

To improve oral health for all Pennsylvanians by uniting stakeholders to advance advocacy, policy, education and innovative approaches.

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Supporters

The PA Coalition for Oral Health has established relationships with many advocacy groups, community organizations, and individuals throughout the last four years. It is through their support that we continue to progress oral health agendas in our state.

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PCOH is a proud member of the American Network of oral health coalitions.

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