2022 GDA Nominating Information

Below is the list of ADA positions requiring nomination for 2022. Nominations and CV’s are due by November 1, 2021. Nominations/CVs should be submitted to the GDA office via mail (7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30328-1655) or via email to Jeannie@gadental.org.

The Nominating Committee will, at minimum, present a slate that consists of one candidate for each elected position and each officer position. If the committee chooses, it may present a slate consisting of more candidates than there are open positions.

ADA Delegation: Candidates for district delegate positions are required to submit a written endorsement from their district dental society along with their CV (at-large delegates/alternate delegates are exempt from this requirement). Districts may endorse multiple candidates and must submit at least two candidates for each position. The GDA Nominating Committee will recommend a candidate for each district position to the HOD, and all delegates (including at-large positions) will be elected at the GDA House of Delegates Winter Meeting on November 13, 2021. Nominations can also be made from the floor at the HOD meeting, but CVs must have been submitted to the GDA office two weeks prior to the meeting. When submitting CV’s, candidates must specify the specific open seat for which they are seeking nomination.

Candidates must be a member of the GDA/ADA for 5 years and be a practicing dentist and/or dental educator in good standing. It would be beneficial if a candidate has held office locally, statewide or nationally since networking skills are important. Service on an ADA Commissions or Council and Involvement in other dental organizations is also helpful.

The following ADA Delegation Seats will be open for 2022 due to expiring terms of current ADA Delegates/Alternate Delegates:

  • Delegate – Western District – four-year term starting in January 2022
    • Currently Robert Carpenter – final term
  • Delegate – Southwestern District – four-year term starting in January 2022
    • Currently Chris Hasty – final term
  • Delegate – Eastern District – four-year term starting in January 2022
    • Currently Rhoda Sword – eligible for additional term
  • Delegate – Northern District – four-year term starting in January 2022
    • Currently Tom Jagor – eligible for additional term
  • Delegate – Northern District – four-year term starting in January 2022
    • Currently Ben Jernigan – eligible for additional term
  • Alternate Delegate – Northern District – four-year term starting in January 2022
    • Currently Chris Adkins – moving into GDA President-Elect term
  • Alternate Delegate – Northern District – four-year term starting in January 2022
    • Currently Ryan Vaughn – eligible for additional term
  • Alternate Delegate – Northwestern District – four-year term starting in January 2022
    • Currently David Bradberry – eligible for additional term
  • Alternate Delegate – Eastern District – four-year term starting in January 2022
    • Currently Erik Wells – eligible for additional term
  • Alternate Delegate – At-Large – four-year term starting in January 2022
    • Currently Marshall Mann – final term
  • Alternate Delegate – At-Large – four-year term starting in January 2022
    • Currently vacant 
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