American Student Dental Association (ASDA)

The American Student Dental Association is a national student-run organization that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of students pursuing careers in dentistry. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy.

Marquette University School of Dentistry ASDA's rendition of "My Shiny Teeth and Me" from the classic cartoon The Fairly Odd Parents

2021-2022 ASDA Leadership Positions

Executive Committee

President Suzanne Kukec
President-Elect Zoya Shams
Secretary Lauren Hogan
Treasurer Ardita Ajvazi Arneson
Membership Chair Mariah Kane
Social Media Chair Ciara Schwarz
Vendor Relations Chair Sue Patel
Legislative Liason Drake Lindholm

Committee Leaders


Legislative Liaison Drake Lindholm
Legislative Associate Grant Karlsson Ellifson
ADPAC Associate Christian Borer

Social Media

Social Media Chair Ciara Schwarz
Social Media Associate Jenna Guernsey
Webmaster/Blogmaster Chole Phillip

Community Service

Community Service Co-Chair Ethan Farr
Community Service Co-Chair Kandace Williamson
Community Service Associate Christine McMahon
Community Service Associate Nicole Peters
Community Service Associate Soren Paape


Newsletter Co-Chair Austin Davies
Newsletter Co-Chair Hanfrey Deng

Vendor Relations

Vendor Relations Chair Sue Patel
Vendor Relations Associate Christine McMahon
Vendor Relations Associate Linh Nguyen
Vendor Relations Associate Kevin Nitz


Pre-Dental Co-Chair Margaret Miller
Pre-Dental Co-Chair Lauren Hogan
Pre-Dental Associate Megan LeGros
Pre-Dental Associate Lauren Eskoz
Pre-Dental Associate Tyler Guist
Pre-Dental Associate Emma Cullen
Pre-Dental Associate Sarah Doughty

Book Club

Book Club Co-Chair Jenna Guernsey
Book Club Co-Chair Sofia Enea

Health and Wellness

H&W Co-Chair Sophie Altenburg
H&W Co-Chair Sadie Kroll
H&W Associate Jessica Short
H&W Associate Isabelle Kick
H&W Associate Elliot Shambeau
H&W Associate Kelly Herzog


Events Co-Chair Kim Kaiser
Events Co-Chair Carly Kirkpatrick
Events Co-Chair Mitchell Piacsek
Events Associate Austin Davies
Events Associate Greta Hevesi
Events Associate Nicole Sygieda
Events Associate Elliot Shambeau

Personal Finance

Personal Finance Co-Chair Margaret Miller
Personal Finance Co-Chair Hanna Hamwi

Practice Management

Practice Management Co-Chair Janelle Weinman
Practice Management Co-Chair India Martin
Practice Management Associate Ryan Swenson
Practice Management Associate Jordan Boehlke
Practice Management Associate Austin Tweet
Practice Management Associate Bella Duarte


Specialty Co-Chair Dave Wertz
Specialty Co-Chair Ale Tomasino-Perez
Specialty Associate Grant Karlsson Ellifson
Specialty Associate Sarah Doughty
Ortho Co-Chair Lance Steinhaus
Ortho Co-Chair Brett Barton
OS Co-Chair Matthew Beck
OS Co-Chair Dave Wirtz
Endo Chair Jinesh Shah
Pros Chair Eleni Langas
Perio Chair Ale Tomasino-Perez
AEGD/GPR Chair Jessica Wertz