NADL Committees

Committees & Charges to Committees

The NADL Board of Directors has approved both general and specific charges to the Association's national committees. The general charges to all committees and Task Forces are:

"Members of NADL committees should be completely familiar with the objectives and assignments of their respective committees; they should be available for committee assignments and committee meetings; and they should make every effort to contribute to and be active in the projects assigned."

All committees are also charged with identifying important industry issues and presenting appropriate resolutions to the Board of Directors if such issues are not adequately addressed by current NADL policy.

Leadership/Chairs/Staff

Committee Chairs are appointed by the board. Each committee is Chaired by at least one NADL Officer and an appointed NADL member in good standing. Could be another officer and/or board member or someone with expertise on the subject of the committee. Each committee is assigned an NADL staff member.

Effectively, with this structure committees can be charged with completion of responsible and critical objectives with an officer leading and may not require additional officers on the committee in the event that there may be simultaneous meetings going on or that another officer is not selected for the committee.

Committee Rules and Quorum

Each committee is subject to Robert's Rules of Order and is made up of an odd number of committee members. Each committee will have a minimum of 9 and a maximum 11 members in total with a quorum of 5 and 6 respectively.

In order to have optimum group dynamics with all parties participating within the time frame of the meeting and the critical focus necessary, 11 members should be the maximum number appointed to the committee. Having an odd number of committee members would assist the officer in the event that the members' votes were tied.  

Selection of Committee Members

The committee member is both selected and appointed by the board only. This is based on recommendation from the Chair. Each member must be a NADL member in good standing. Experts and or other staff members can also be invited to the meeting but will not have voting privileges. The committee member must offer an interest in participation and must be familiar with the topics of the committee and has demonstrated experience by vocation or education on the subject. This structure will provide that all participating members are qualified for the subject and objectives of the committee.

Conducting Committee Meetings

Each member should receive clear objectives of the committee outlining the expected outcome at least two weeks before the meeting in order for the member to prepare. Assignments for members prior to the meeting may be necessary at times. The Chair before starting the meeting should detail clear instructions on the responsibility of the committee and the objectives and outcome of the meeting. In order for the committee to stay on task, this procedure would be highly recommended to avoid any defusing of the topics.

Location and Time of Meeting

While most committee meetings will take place by teleconference. Once a year the Business Management Committee, JDT/Communications Advisory Board will meet in person. The Public Relations Committee will meet in person as required.

The location of the committee meeting is critical to ensure that attendance is ideal. Each meeting should be held within a close proximity of a major city offering major flights. The location of the actual meeting should be in a business setting with reasonable expense for both hotel and flights for the participants. Each committee should provide adequate time for completing all of the agenda. Committee meetings should be kept within a maximum of eight hours in order to ensure 100% participation of each member. A business setting for the meeting will also set the tone for the attendees. Vendor/Supplier representatives will have a greater likelihood of attending with these types of venues.

Following are specific charges to the Association's 2013 committees.

Note: the President and Executive Director are member's ex-officio of all committees except that the President is not an ex-officio member of the Nominating Committee.

ADA Committee On Dental Products

NADL has an appointed seat on the ADA Dental Products Committee. This role provides a voting seat on committees and subcommittees that review existing and potential ISO standards related to dental materials, equipment and other technologies that impact dentistry including those that have crossover application to the dental laboratory market.

Members

  Jim McLees, CDT

Audit Committee

Reports To: To the Board of Directors

The Audit Committee is responsible for working with staff on doing an RFP and securing NADL's third party CPA audit firm. The Committee also has responsibility to interact with the audit firm on any related matters to the annual audit.

Members

  Leon Hermanides, CDT
  Denise Burris, CDT
  Heather Voss, CDT
  Jerry Ulaszek, CDT, TE

Staff Liaisons

  Bennett Napier, CAE
  Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE

Budget & Finance Committee

Reports To: To the Board of Directors. Comprised of Executive Committees of NADL, NBC and Foundation

The Budget & Finance Committee is responsible for studying the financial requirements of the Association and Trust; review of monthly payables and receivables; and drafting an annual operating budget for presentation to the Board of Directors. The committee forwards budgets to the Board of Directors and Trustees for adoption.

Members

  Dena Lanier - NADL
  Jerry Ulaszek, CDT, TE - NADL
  Leon Hermaindes, CDT - Foundation
  Harold Burdette, CDT - NADL
  Jeff Stronk - Foundation
  Steve Killian, CDT - Foundation
  Chris Waldrop, CDT, - Foundation
  Heather Voss, CDT - NBC
  Buddy Wester, CDT - NBC
  Denise Burris, CDT - NBC

Staff Liaisons

  Bennett Napier, CAE
  Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE

Business Management Committee

Reports To: To the Board of Directors

The Business Management Committee's continuing charge is to determine the present and on-going business management needs of member laboratories and to develop and conduct programs designed to meet those needs. Specifically, the committee is charged with developing business management programs in conjunction with the Vision 21 meeting and NADL University.

Members

  Travis Zick (Co-Chair)
  Tad Friess (Co-Chair)
  Bob Savage
  Heather Voss, CDT
  Chris Waldrop, CDT
  Stuart Steinbock
  Megan Nakanishi
  R.J. DeLapa
  Andrew Kissin
  Barbara Warner Wojdan, CDT, AAACD
  Reed Nunnally
  Jessica Paulen
  Dan Ulaszek, CDT

Staff Liaisons

  Rachel Luoma MS, CAE
  Jill Jackson, CMP

Commission On Dental Accreditation

The Commission on Dental Accreditation is the agency, which establishes standards for dental education and evaluates dental and dental-related educational programs to determine whether those standards are met and maintained. Educational programs that meet the required standards are awarded accreditation status. The American Dental Association as a separate, autonomous body established the Commission on Dental Accreditation; the U.S. Department of Education and the Council recognize it on Post-secondary Education (CODA) as the accrediting agency for all of dentistry. Since 1978, NADL has been actively involved in the accreditation of two-year degree programs in dental technology. NADL appoints a Commissioner who is a full member of the Commission on Dental Accreditation and who votes on all issues pertaining to dental education -- including the accreditation of dental schools. NADL also nominates site visitors to the Commission. These site visitors participate in site visits to accredited programs and to programs applying for accreditation status. Based on these visits and on reports prepared by the schools, site visitors make recommendations to the Review Committee on Dental Laboratory Technology Education and the Commission as to whether a program meets the requirements for becoming accredited or for maintaining its accreditation status.

Members

  Dennis Lanier, CDT - Voting Commissioner
  Renata Budny, CDT, TE - Sub Committee, Site Visitor
  Gary Iocco, Appeals Committee
  Charles McClemens, CDT - DLT Review Committee

JDT/Communications Advisory Board

Reports To: To the Board of Directors

The continuing charge of the COMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY BOARD is to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Journal of Dental Technology and JDT Unbound; to recommend editorial policy; to acquire technical articles and develop procedures for their review; and to provide news items for publication. The committee also coordinates development of the NADL website to determine valuable content or mechanisms that will cross promote the Journal of Dental Technology and the website. Specifically, the committee works with staff to develop methods of acquiring technical and management articles of interest to the readership; to motivate state components and other organizations to provide news items; and investigate ways and means to improve the overall financial position of the Journal of Dental Technology.

Members

  Jerry Ulaszek, CDT, TE (Co-Chairs)
  Leon Hermanides, CDT (Co-Chair)
  Chester Garcia
  Jeff Stronk
  Martha Martin
  Don Albensi, Jr.
  Robert Gittman
  Tony Prestipino
  Andy Herr
  Dan Boskevic
  Wayne Ledford
  Norbert Ulmer
  Ashley Skitt
  Dr. Ricarda Jansen
  Chris Bormes

Staff Liaisons

  Bennett Napier, CAE
  Kristi Spargo

Nominations Committee

Reports To: To the NADL Board of Directors.

The charge of the Nominations and Leadership Development Committee is to identify, qualify and present exceptional leadership candidates to the Board of Directors. The Committee is charged with presenting individuals to serve in the following positions: Treasurer; Manufacturer Representatives; “At Large� Appointee; Four Laboratory Owners/Directors at Large; Component Representative; Education Representative

Members

  Dena Lanier
  Jerry Ulaszek, CDT, TE
  Harold Burdette, Jr., CDT
  Heather Voss, CDT

Staff Liaisons

  Bennett Napier, CAE

Public Awareness Committee

Reports To: To the Board of Directors

This Committee is responsible for working directly with staff and outside consultants for the purpose of developing, launching and managing a public relations campaign relative to promoting approved brand messages in the general marketplace to audiences as agreed upon by the board of directors.

Members

  Gary Iocco
  Barbara Warner Wojdan, CDT, AAACD
  Denise Burris, CDT
  Leon Hermanides, CDT
  Dena Lanier

Staff Liaisons

  Bennett Napier, CAE
  Rachel Luoma, MS, CAE

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