Board of Directors Secretary-Treasurer: Constance Reed, CDA, EFDA, B.S.

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Constance Reed, CDA, EFDA, B.S.

Constance “Connie” Reed, CDA, EFDA, B.S., began serving on DANB’s Board of Directors in August 2017. She was elected from a slate of qualified nominees provided by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and is serving her second three-year term.

Ms. Reed, of Tampa, Florida, is the manager of the dental assistant program at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certificant since 1984.

Ms. Reed has been a member of the ADEA since 2001, and since 2013, she has served as chair of the ADEA’s Dental Assisting Education Section. She is also a member of the Florida Allied Dental Educators, where she has held the positions of president and secretary. In addition, Ms. Reed is a consultant with the West Coast District Dental Association Scholarship Committee and has served on the boards of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, Florida Dental Health Foundation and Big Bend Area Health Education Center.

Since 2013, Ms. Reed also has served on the Florida Board of Dentistry’s Dental Assisting Committee, and she has served as a site visitor for the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation for nine years.

Ms. Reed worked for 12 years at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, as both dental assisting outreach coordinator and a dental assisting adjunct instructor. She served as interim director of dental programs at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, and she has worked for nearly 17 years at Hillsborough Community College.

Prior to her experiences in education, Ms. Reed worked for 12 years as a dental assistant in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts and Missouri. She has received honors from the Association of Florida Colleges (formerly the Florida Association of Community Colleges [FACC]), including the Excellence Award of FACC Curriculum of Instruction. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in vocational education in 1991 from University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.