Staff and Board

A Shared Passion for Helping the Underserved

At the America’s Dentists Care Foundation (ADCF), our team is passionate about helping to make quality oral health care a reality for the underserved. We invite you to learn more about our team and board of directors.

Meet the ADCF Team

ADCF has a more than a decade of experience partnering with dental clinic organizers and ensuring the success of such events. In addition to the equipment for dental clinics, we provide pre-clinic guidance and expert support the day of the event.

Ben Hopper, ADCF
Ben Hopper

Ben Hopper

Senior Program Manager

I like being a part of something that helps others. Getting to see the smiles of people who haven't previously been able to get dental care is the most rewarding part of the job.

As the senior program manager at the ADCF, Ben Hopper manages daily warehouse operations, including staff duties and expectations, safety, cleanliness, equipment, parts and maintenance. Ben also manages equipment costs and budget expectations. Prior to the ADCF, he attended college, and then as an ADCF employee he has become certified for forklift operation and obtained training on Air Techniques and A-dec equipment.

Ben enjoys playing sports like indoor soccer and slow pitch softball, gaming and spending time with friends.

Americas Dentists Care Foundation Staff And Board Anthony Trupia
Anthony Trupia

Anthony Trupia

Program Manager

This organization is one of the most humbling experiences. I love being able to help positively change people's lives and seeing the sense of community everyone gets to be a part of.

Anthony is very happy to be back with the ADCF team after the Covid hiatus.  During that time he managed a dental office always hoping to come back to ADCF. Before ADCF he worked in the medical field for 3 years doing stock and inventory at Wesley Hospital.  He knew then he wanted a career in a field that focused on helping people in need.

In his spare time Anthony plays mandolin in a band called the Haymakers.  He also enjoys traveling, hiking, going to concerts and working on his culinary skills.  His family consists of his parents from Long Island, NY and his sister.  He comes home to his two dogs Patchouli and Lady Bird.

Adam Parsons
Adam Parsons

Adam Parsons

Program Manager

I'm excited to continue my life's journey of helping others here at ADCF, such a worthy organization.

I enjoy watching hockey games, spending time with friends and family. I also am a gamer in my free time. The last 4 years I was an EMT with the Sedgwick County EMS here in Kansas. I enjoy helping people and look forward to applying my knowledge and skills as a Program Manager here at ADCF.

Meet the ADCF Board

The ADCF was established to address the lack of quality equipment available for dental Mission of Mercy (MOM) events. Our board consists of dentists and other representatives from several charitable dental programs as well as representatives from the dental industry. Each person brings a unique insight to our board service.

Americas Dentists Care Foundation ADCF Board Robin Gathman
Illinois
Robin Gathman, CTSM Gold, DES
President

New Beginnings Tradeshow Advisors

Aldo 2023
Oklahoma
Aldo Eagle
President Elect

Dental Learning & Axiom Training

Glenn Neal3
Tennessee
Glenn Neal
Secretary Treasurer
Americas Dentists Care Foundation ADCF Board Josh Killian
Minnesota
Josh Killian
Immediate Past President

Patterson Dental

Dr. Rieger Wood High Resolution
Oklahoma
Rieger Wood, DDS

Dentist

Americas Dentists Care Foundation ADCF Board Kevin Conroy
Arizona
Kevin Conroy

Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation

Americas Dentists Care Foundation ADCF Board Andy Whitehead
New York
Andy Whitehead
OSAP
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Nebraska
Timothy Walker DDS, MS
Oral Maxillofacial Radiologist

Board Member NMOM and director of radiology

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Oklahoma
Tim Fagan DDS, MS
Pediatric Dentist

University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

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Arizona
Pat W. Rabot, DMD
Oral Surgeon
Dr. James Nickman
Minnesota
Dr. James Nickman
Pediatric Dentist
Nichole McLaughlin
Oregon
Nichole McLaughlin
Director of Customer Marketing

A-dec

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Kansas
Marc Zdrojewski
Henry Schein Dental - Zone Manager
Dr Michelle Kelman Bio
California
Michelle M. Kelman, DDS
Pediatric Dentist

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