AIDPH Board of Directors
AIDPH is guided by a team of established oral health leaders dedicated to advancing health equity through creative programming, experiential learning, and innovative collaboration. As a 501c3 nonprofit, the board of directors serves as both governance and fiduciary agents for AIDPH.
David Cappelli, Co-Founder & Chair
DMD, MPH, PhD
David P. Cappelli, DMD, MPH, PhD is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine. He received his MPH and DMD from the University of Pittsburgh.
Caswell Evans, Secretary
Caswell A. Evans, Jr., D.D.S., M.P.H., is currently the Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Dentistry; he is also a faculty member in the UIC School of Public Health.
Raul Garcia, Treasurer
DMD, MMedSc, FACD
Raul I. Garcia, D.M.D., is Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He is also the Director of the Center for Research to Evaluate and Eliminate Dental Disparities.
Dr. Steve Geiermann, a retired Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service, serves as the Senior Manager addressing access, community oral health infrastructure and capacity within the American Dental Association.
Joshua Houston is an attorney and registered lobbyist with 15 years of experience in legislative and regulatory affairs. He currently serves as General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Texas Impact/Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy.
DDS, MPH, MBA, MHA
Dr. Chaffin is the Vice-President and Dental Director for Delta Dental of Iowa. He manages scientific and clinical aspects of oral health policy for Delta Dental of Iowa commercial and Government programs.
After graduating from dental school in Australia where she grew up, Andrea Hight practiced dentistry for the Tasmanian Health Department before marrying an American on a trip to the US. At that point she had to switch countries.