The DALE Foundation seeks nominees for Board of Trustees

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The DALE Foundation is seeking nominations for two open positions on its Board of Trustees. Interested individuals should have expertise in these areas:

  • Education (dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting, with experience in e-learning a plus)
  • Dental practice management (dental office manager or consultant, particularly with experience managing or consulting to a multi-site and/or dental service organization-managed dental practice)

The Board will also consider individuals with background or experience in chairside dental assisting, dentistry (dentist/employer), financial reporting or accounting, fundraising, public health, and research.

The DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate, benefits the public by providing quality continuing education to dental professionals and conducting sound research to promote oral health.

Please consider nominating yourself or another qualified individual for the DALE Foundation's Board of Trustees. Complete nominations must be postmarked or received by email or fax by March 31, 2017.

Nominations must include the following:

  • Letter of interest from the individual being nominated (or self-nominated), highlighting experience and/or expertise in one or more of the areas outlined above
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • A letter of recommendation from an employer, supervisor or co-worker, or from someone who has served with the nominee on a committee or board of a state or national oral healthcare organization
  • Written response to interview questions (interview questions will be provided to all nominees who meet the March 31, 2017, deadline)

Submit nominations and self-nominations to:
     Marissa Filippo
     Assistant Director, Executive and Strategic Projects
     The DALE Foundation
     444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 970
     Chicago, IL 60611
     Fax: 312-642-1475
     Email: nominations@dalefoundation.org 

The DALE Foundation's Nominating Committee may also choose to follow up with nominees by phone. DANB's Board of Directors will review the recommendations of the Nominating Committee and will hold elections after the materials deadline. All nominees will be contacted with the results of the election by June 10, 2017.

Information about the DALE Foundation Board of Trustees
Trustees on the DALE Foundation's Board are elected to serve for a maximum of two three-year terms. The final term may be extended if the Trustee is elected as President-Elect. The DALE Foundation Board of Trustees serves primarily as a governing board, but its members may also be given interim assignments based on their specific expertise. The Board of Trustees conducts one- to two-day meetings in person at least twice per year, meeting just before DANB's winter (January or February) and annual (August) Board of Directors meetings. The DALE Foundation Board of Trustees also meets by conference call or webinar on an as-needed basis. Trustees must meet additional Board responsibilities with regards to attendance, participation and other areas. More details will be provided to selected Trustees or upon request.

Trustees are provided with professional development opportunities and an IT allowance; they are also reimbursed for all travel and hotel expenses associated with attending a Board meeting and receive a $75 per diem (as described in the DALE Foundation's Travel Policy). 

Upcoming meetings for the Board of Trustees:
     New Trustee Orientation: Date TBD (one day, likely in July 2017); Chicago, IL
     Annual Board Meeting: Aug. 10, 2017; Chicago, IL
     Winter Board Meeting: February 1, 2018; location TBD 

For more information, contact Marissa Filippo at nominations@dalefoundation.org.

Note: The 2/13/17 deadline published in DANB’s Certified Press newsletter has been moved back to 3/31/17.


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