September 11, 2015

The DALE Foundation Seeks Nominees for Board of Trustees

The Dental Auxiliary Learning and Education Foundation (the DALE Foundation) is seeking nominations for open positions on its Board of Trustees. The DALE Foundation is seeking three Trustees with expertise in these particular areas:

  • Chairside assisting
  • Education (dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting)
  • Employment (dental office manager, particularly with multi-site experience)
  • Employer (dentist, large group practice)

The Board will also consider individuals with background or experience in e-learning, financial reporting or accounting, fundraising, public health, and research.

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 Oct. 19, 2015.

Nominations must include the following:

  • Letter of interest from the individual being nominated (or self-nominated), highlighting experience and/or expertise in one or more of the areas outlined above
  • 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 Oct. 19, 2015 deadline; responses to interview questions will be due no later than Nov. 16, 2015)

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

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 June 1, 2016.

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: Feb. 18, 2016
New Trustee Orientation: Date TBD (one day, likely in June or July 2016); Chicago, IL
Annual Board Meeting: August 2016 (date TBD); Chicago, IL

For more information, contact Marissa Filippo at

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