About Us

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Trip Leaders

Dr. Dennis & Bev Bedard

DFA Founders

Dr. Blaine & Dr. Trudy Aucoin

Nicaragua Trip Leaders

Dr. Charlie Clark

Guatemala (Comitancillo - Fall)

Dr. Shane Fisher

Guatemala (Comitancillo - Spring)

Dr. Brad Krusky

Guatemala (El Remate, Rio Dulce)

Dr. Manjula Reddy

Guatemala (El Remate, Rio Dulce)

Board of Directors

  • President – Manjula Reddy
  • Vice President – Rory O’Connor
  • Treasurer – Morley Chandler
  • Secretary – Elena Zaldivar
  • Director – Blaine AuCoin
  • Director – Dennis Bedard
  • Director – Brad Krusky

Employees & Advisors

  • Executive Director – Janine Herman
  • Accountant – Kim Gobeil
  • Advisor to the Board – Joan Valente

Dentists Who Make A Difference

The dentists who support DFA are remarkable and extremely generous individuals. Some of our dentists are major donors, making significant financial and materials donations to DFA to fund and supply our missions. Others make tremendous personal and professional sacrifices to come on missions and donate their services to the people in the impoverished and remote areas where we work.  Not only do these dentists incur significant costs by shutting down their practices to travel on one and two-week missions, they also pay for all of their own costs for travel and accommodations, as well as the costs of the support staff, hygienists and dental assistants who accompany them. The individuals listed below are some of the dentists who have volunteered their time and services on multiple missions with DFA:

Dr. Rebeca Smith

Dentist

Dr. Rodolfo Montenegro

Dentist

Dr. J. Blake Sinclair

Dr. Jan Jaffer

Dentist

Dr. Sarah Hulland

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Anil Joshi

Dentist

Dr. Dennis and Karen McLaughlin

Dr. Jim and Annie Thomas

Dr. Steve Bureau

Dentist

Dr. Alan Ross

Dentist

Gold Star Volunteers

In addition to the dentists who volunteer with us, we are blessed with a group of volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds who each play a pivotal role in allowing DFA to continue to serve the people of Guatemala and Nicaragua. Successful missions need dental hygienists, dental assistants, sterilizers, logistics coordinators, translators, photographers/videographers, and MacGyvers (those handy people who are able to transport, set up, maintain and fix equipment; set up generators and power connections; drive trucks; and look after the myriad of other details involved in our clinics). DFA is blessed to have a core group of committed volunteers who have come along on numerous missions. It is impossible to thank everyone, but following is a list of “Gold Star” volunteers who have come on 5 or more missions:

 

Dr. Jorge and Mildred Corona

Candace and Randy Stripling

Brodie Wilkinson

Rory O’Connor

Eugene Malo

Kari Broadhurst

Rod Goplin

 

Janine Herman

Wade Bell

 

Jayson Wall

 

Nancy Perrett

Kerri Scott

Charles Hope

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