Leadership & Governance

A national professional association since 1923, with 14 Districts and 15 trustees.  Providing guidance and education for America's Dental Assistant, the Board of Trustees is the managing body of the Association, vested with the power to conduct all business of the Association.

A State District Trustee shall be a legal resident of the district which he/she represents.  A State District Trustee shall be an active, life or special member and shall have served as a member of an ADAA committee or council or as an officer of a State Association.   The Federal Services District Trustee should be the senior ranking enlisted member, and will represent ADAA members from their respective United States Federal Services membership classification.   The Student District Trustee shall be an ADAA member in good standing, and has graduated from or who will graduate from a dental assisting program of at least 800 hours within 12 months of the application deadline date.  

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1st District Trustee
Representing:  CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT

2nd District Trustee
Representing: NJ, NY, PA
3rd District Trustee
Representing: DE, DC, MD, OH, VA, WV
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4th  District Trustee
Representing:  KY, NC, SC, TN
5th District Trustee
Representing:  AL, FL, GA, MS, PR, VI
6th District Trustee
Representing:  IL, IN, MI
7th District Trustee
Representing:  MN, ND, SD, WI
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8th District Trustee
Representing:  IA, KS, MO, NE
9th District Trustee
Representing:  AR, LA, OK, TX
10th District Trustee
Representing:  AK, ID, MT, OR, WA
Laurie Simpson
11th District Trustee
Representing: AZ, CO, NM, UT, WY

12th District Trustee
Representing:  CA, GU, HI, NV

Student Trustee
Federal Services District Trustee–US Air Force