October 17, 2013

The Dental Auxiliary Learning and Education Foundation (the DALE Foundation) is seeking nominations for an open position on its Board of Trustees. The DALE Foundation is seeking a Trustee to join its Board with expertise in as many of these areas as possible:

• Corporate interests
• Education (dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting)
• E-learning
• Employer (dentist)
• Employment (dental office manager)
• Fundraising
• Public health
• Research

The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) established the DALE Foundation in March 2010 as a separately incorporated, independently governed nonprofit organization. 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 Dec. 16, 2013.

Nominations must include the following:

• Letter of interest from the individual being nominated (or self-nominated)

• 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 Dec. 16 deadline; responses to interview questions will be due no later than Jan. 6, 2014.)

Submit nominations and self-nominations to: 
    Marissa Filippo 
    Executive and Strategic Projects Manager 
    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 March 1, 2014.

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 is a governing board and a working board. 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 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: 
    Winter Board Meeting: Jan. 30, 2014; San Diego 
    New Trustee Orientation: TBD (one day, likely in June or July 2014); Chicago 
    Annual Board Meeting: Aug. 14, 2014; Chicago

For more information, including Board of Trustees' responsibilities, visit www.dalefoundation.org, or contact Marissa Filippo at nominations@dalefoundation.org.

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