Swanson Jaecks Heads ADHA
Congratulations to Kelli Swanson Jaecks, MA, RDH ’96, who was installed as President of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) at its 2014 Annual Session, held June 18-24 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Swanson Jaecks has served the ADHA in a wide range of capacities, including her role as president-elect for the 2013-2014 term. She has served as ADHA vice president, as a District XII trustee, as a member of the Council on Regulation and Practice, a delegate, a Reference Committee member, and as an alternate delegate. She also served as president of the Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association, as well as president of her local component, the Marion-Polk-Yamhill Dental Hygienists’ Association (MPYDHA).
“I am honored to serve as ADHA President, as the profession of dental hygiene enters its second century,” said Swanson Jaecks. “I am ever proud to have received my dental hygiene education from OHSU, and to join the ranks of other alumnae of the School of Dentistry who have led our profession in this role. My goal is to move the profession of dental hygiene forward through the ADHA's strategic plan in education, alliances and advocacy. I look forward to being part of the Oregon Dental Hygienists' Association conference this November."