Leadership Team

The Dental Health Associates Leadership Team

How do you run a successful, community-based dental organization? Put the right people in the right positions. With skills and expertise spanning a wide range of business acumen, this diverse and dynamic group of leaders are central to retaining the core values on which Dental Health Associates was founded.

Clinic Managers

 

Andrea Athanas

Andrea Athanas Clinic Coordinator

Clinic Coordinator

Andrea joined Dental Health Associates in 2012 as a Patient Coordinator with our Gammon Clinic. In 2014, she transferred to the Old Sauk Clinic with the Perio Team and served as their Treatment & Financial Coordinator. In this role, she assisted and educated patients with their treatment, insurance, and financial needs. In February 2016, she was promoted to the Clinic Coordinator position at Old Sauk. In all of her positions with DHA, her ability to provide excellent customer service has been essential. Previous to joining DHA, Andrea had 20 years of customer service in sales. Her philosophy is to strive to be a leader who listens and promotes teamwork and excellence in customer service. Andrea is located at the Old Sauk Clinic.

Brooke DeVoss

 

Clinic Coordinator

Brooke joined Dental Health Associates in October 2016.  Prior to coming to DHA, she spent 16 years at one of Madison’s largest health care providers.  During that time, she gained a detailed knowledge of the health care system and spent several years in supervisory roles.  Brooke takes an open-minded, active approach to her role at DHA and looks forward to the learning opportunities this role will provide her. She is located at the South clinic. 

Education

  • A.A.S. Business Administration, Globe University

Kim Georgeson

Kim Georgeson

Clinic Administrator

Kim joined Dental Health Associates in December of 2007. She brought more than 20 years of combined customer service and management experience when she began her DHA career as the Clinic Administrator for the Gammon Clinic. Kim’s main focus is on providing great customer service to our patients. She uses a coaching management style to promote employee growth and was recently given the opportunity to serve as the Clinic Administrator to our Orthodontics Clinics. Kim is located at the Gammon Clinic.

Education
  • A.A.S. Medical Secretarial Science, MATC

Andrea La Belle

Andrea La Belle

Clinic Administrator

Andrea returned to Dental Health Associates in May of 2007. While at one of Madison’s largest employers Andrea gained valuable experience in organizational leadership. She has over 15 years of managerial experience and particularly enjoys building management-employee relations at the East Clinic and our new Downtown location. Andrea is located at the East and Downtown Clinics.

Education
  • Currently pursuing B.S. Business Management, UW Connections Program

Britta Mergen

Britta Mergen

 

Clinic Coordinator

Britta joined Dental Health Associates in November 2007 as a Patient Coordinator at our South Clinic and transitioned into our Billing and Financial Department in January 2010. These positions allowed her the opportunity to interact closely with our patients and provide them with excellent customer service. They also served as valuable building blocks to help prepare her for her leadership role as Clinic Coordinator at the University Clinic, which she has held since August 2015. Britta takes an enthusiastic and hands-on approach to leading her team and looks forward to continuing to grow and develop her relationship with patients. Britta is located at the University Clinic.

Education
  • Edgewood College, MATC
  • TechSkills – Certified Medical Coding Specialist
  • Management courses – Fred Pryor Seminars & University of WI

Administrative Managers

  

Dena Arnold

Dena Arnold

Purchasing Manager

Dena joined Dental Health Associates in 2008 and represents the organization as Purchasing Manager bringing with her extensive experience in supply chain, purchasing and inventory control management. In her role, she builds collaborative relationships with manufacturers and distributors and uses her experience to evaluate suppliers to meet the mission of providing the highest quality of clean, comfortable and well-equipped clinics for our patients. Dena is located at the Gammon Clinic.

Education
  • MATC
  • Dale Carnegie Leadership Training
  • Continuing education in dental care

Cindy Beierle

Cindy Beierle

 

Human Resources Generalist Lead

Cindy joined Dental Health Associates in February of 2011 and has over 25 years of HR/Administrative Office Management experience. Prior to joining DHA, Cindy served as HR/Senior Administrative Assistant to the owner of a private company. Cindy considers herself to be a detail-oriented, objective thinker who is interested in finding real solutions for the benefit of all employees & partners of DHA. Cindy is located at the Gammon Clinic and travels to all.

Education
  • MATC
  • Society of Human Resource Management – HR Management Certification
  • Continuing Education in HR Management
 

Mike Haas

Mike Haas

 

Facilities Manager

Mike joined Dental Health Associates in January 2013. Mike brings over 40 years of comprehensive experience in the construction trade, 23 of which he served as Construction Manager. He assiduously directs all aspects of facilities services for DHA. Mike is located at the South Clinic and he travels to all.

Education
  • Blackhawk Technical College
  • MATC
  • AGC/NAHB-Project Management, Construction Supervision, WI Commercial Building Codes
  • OSHA Compliance Courses
  • AISC Certification

Stephanie Meier

Stephanie Meier

Marketing Manager

Stephanie joined Dental Health Associates in December of 2014, bringing over 15 years of community relations and marketing experience to the organization. She is energetic, forward-thinking and team-oriented. Stephanie prides herself on using her unique set of business, psychology, sociology, and counseling skills to lead public relations, employee engagement and marketing/advertising for DHA. Stephanie is a member of the American Advertising Federation, Madison Chapter. Stephanie is located at the South Clinic.

Education
  • B.S. Human Relations, Rockford University, Rockford, IL
  • Suite of Graduate Courses in Marketing, Organizational Psychology, and Business, Rockford University, Rockford, IL
 

 Lisa Vullings

Billing Manager

Lisa joined Dental Health Associates in November of 2008 as Revenue Supervisor, bringing over 14 years of dental office billing and insurance knowledge.   Lisa was recently promoted to Billing Manager. In addition to Lisa’s new responsibilities she handles Insurance Contract Negotiations and oversees the Reconciliation Department and Billing Account Representatives. She is located at the South Clinic.

Education

  • B.S. Family Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, MN

Executive Team

 

Jeff Bacon

Jeff Bacon

Information Technology Director

Jeff joined Dental Health Associates in October of 2008. Jeff has over 21 years of Information Technology experience and provides DHA with high level strategic leadership. He prides himself in being a dynamic, goal-focused IT strategist dedicated to contributing directly to both short and long-term company objectives. Jeff is located at the South Clinic.

Education
  • MBA Project Management, Almeda University – Boise, Idaho
  • B.S. Information Systems Technology, Almeda University – Boise, Idaho
  • B.S. Accounting, Northern State University – South Dakota
 

Wes Parks

Wes Parks

Finance Director

Wes joined Dental Health Associates 2010 bringing over 13 years of Financial and Accounting experience. Wes started in public accounting planning and supervising audit engagements of various size and structured entities with an emphasis in telecommunications industry. He joined private industry in 2000 and has worked with both small and large companies in accomplishing their mission. Improving an organization’s overall performance through effective strategic financial leadership is his expertise. He has a strong background in treasury, budgeting, auditing, tax, and general accounting activities. Wes is located at the South Clinic.

Education
  • B.S. Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Platteville
  • CPA – 1998; WICPA member since 1999

Stephanie Steel

Stephanie Steel Business Services Director

Operations Director

Stephanie came to Dental Health Associates during May, 2005. Her leadership skills were put to good use as a Clinic Administrator during the establishment and growth of the Gammon Clinic. In December of 2007, Stephanie moved on to lead the Billing Department. In 2016, she was promoted to Operations Director. Stephanie leads the Billing Department, Clinic Administration, and Human Resources. She is located at the South Clinic.

Education
  • M. Ed. Community Counseling, Loyola University Chicago
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Mid-Management Development Certification, Executive Program, UW Madison