Board Members

West Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association 2017-2018 Officers

Bethany Maston, RDH (WVDHA President)
Beth has been working as a clinical dental hygienist since her graduation from BridgeValley CTC in 2016. She served her peers as president of her student chapter. Upon graduation she was awarded a leadership scholarship that gave her the opportunity to learn more about professional membership. The connections and invaluable working relationships she has made through this mentoring called her to serve other members and dental professionals. Her future goals include advancing her education and using her skills to be a resource to her peers, her community, and other professionals.

Contact: bemaston712@gmail.com

Heather Fogus, RDH, CDA WVDHA President-Elect) Heather was installed during the Annual Session and CE Event September 23, 2017. She will also serve as Membership Chairman. Heather has been selected to attend the 2017 ADHA Unleashing Your Potential leadership workshop. She is studying to earn her BSDH through Pennsylvania College of Technology.   Heather is a 2014 graduate of BridgeValley CTC. She works in Beckley, WV with Michael Fizer, DDS at Fizer Dental Care. Prior to studying dental hygiene she worked as a certified dental assistant with Fizer Dental Care.   Heather lives in White Sulphur Springs, WV with her husband Josh and daughter Hallie. She loves to cook and travel, enjoying the adventure and beauty offered by West Virginia. 


Pam Kuyk, RDH, MHE (WVDHA Vice President) Pam has served WVDHA in several roles over the past 30 years including President and Editor of the Newscaler, WVDHA newsletter. Locally, she is an active member of the Charleston Dental Hygiene Study Club. She brings experience as a clinical dental hygienist and dental hygiene educator to the Executive Board. Currently, she enjoys her position as an adjunct dental hygiene instructor at BridgeValley CTC in Montgomery, WV.

Contact: jkuyk2149@aol.com




Sharon Stemple Hinchman, RDH, MSDH, (WVDHA Treasurer, Website Development Co-Chair & Facebook Administrator) is a graduate West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Division of Dental Hygiene with a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene.  While a graduate student at WVU, she enjoyed working as a clinical instructor with junior and senior dental hygiene students. She was selected as a Dentsply/ADHA Graduate Dental Hygiene Research Program representative to the ADHA Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Annual Session in Phoenix, June 2012. Her poster presentation was based on her research thesis.
The peer reviewed Journal of Dental Hygiene of the American Dental Hygienists’Association published her research article “Ultrasonic Instrumentation Instruction in Dental Hygiene Programs in the United States in the April 2016 issue, which has since been used as a citation in two Canadian research articles.

Sharon was tapped to serve as Alternate Delegate to the ADHA Annual Session in Boston in June 2013 & 2014. In preparation for the Annual Session she attended the District III workshop held in Winchester, VA. District III includes, WV, VA, DE, MD and Washington, D. C. She volunteered as a Page during the ADHA House of Delegates. During the 2016 ADHA CLL and Annual Session, she participated in the inaugural 5k IOH Walk/Run fundraising event.
In 2012, she was selected as one of 40 RDHs from across the country to receive a scholarship to participate in ADHA’s Unleashing Your Potential leadership workshop. UYP is held in November in Chicago due to the generous sponsorship of Colgate. Five RDHs were chosen to attend from District III. Applications for UYP are available on the ADHA.org website and are due by August 1, 2013.

“Dental Hygiene is not just my profession and job; it is a part of who I am. I will always be a dental hygienist,” states Sharon. “I was a dental hygienist on maternity leave for five years when my children were born.” Sharon volunteers with the Davis Health System athletic health screenings held in July for the county’s student athletes. She has volunteered in the schools both professionally and as a parent.

Sharon is the current treasurer for WVDHA; having served as president, secretary, and legislative chair of WVDHA.. She also works with the WVDHA website and is the Facebook page administrator. She was responsible for conforming and reformatting the WVDHA bylaws in accordance with the ADHA bylaws in 2009. She has been actively involved in ADHA and WVDHA since graduating as a dental hygienist. 
 Sharon and her husband, Mike, are the parents of two children, Kristin and Andrew, and resides in Elkins, West Virginia, with their three cats.
Sharon is an avid reader and regularly attends classes at the local Y in Pilates, yoga, weight training and circuit training. Sharon is also an assistant instructor for the Silver Sneakers circuit training and yoga program and an instructor for Nautilus/Cybex personal training at the YMCA. Sharon is a long-time volunteer with the Mountain State Forest Festival.
Contact: shinchman@hotmail.com

116 White Oak Lane 
Elkins, WV  26241



Megan Fisher RDH, (WVDHA Secretary) Megan attended Bridge Valley Community and Technical College completing her associate's degree in dental hygiene in 2014.  After graduation, she started working immediately in Hurricane, WV for Dr. Samuel O'Dell, DDS.  She continues to enjoy seeing her patients at this location.  Prior to returning to school to study dental hygiene, Megan received her AS degree in Medical Assisting and Certification in Procedural Coding from James A. Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio.  She worked in a family medical practice and orthopedic surgeon's office.
Megan lives in Culloden, WV with her husband, Dustin, and daughter, Sierra.  They enjoy everything outdoors including hiking and bike riding.  While not working, Megan loves visiting family, cooking, sewing and running.

Contact:  fisherdm@live.com



President-Elect Amanda Stottlemyer RDH, MS, SADHA Advisor BridgeValley CTC (WVDHA Immediate Past President) Amanda received an AS degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) in 1999.  Amanda practiced dental hygiene in private practice for a about 10 years, 6 of those years were spent working in a periodontal practice.  While working in private practice, Amanda attained a BS in dental hygiene from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2008.  After the completion of her BS degree she was able to achieve a long-term career goal as a dental hygiene educator at her alma mater, WVU Tech which is now called BridgeValley Community and Technical College.  She recently completed her MS degree in Adult and Technical Education from Marshall University Graduate College.  Amanda is the SADHA advisor for the dental hygiene students at BridgeValley and is committed to improving the oral health of the public, advancing the art and science of dental hygiene, and promoting the highest standards of quality care in dental hygiene. 

Amanda was one of 40 RDHs from across the country selected to attend the ADHA UYP Leadership workshop in Chicago in November 2014. She was featured on the cover of RDH Magazine February 2015.

Contact: astottsmile77@gmail.com




TSDHA Trustee

Mary Yandrich, RDH, BSDH

Mary Ann Yandrich, RDH, BSDH (Tri-State DHA Trustee), received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from West Liberty State College.  She has worked in private practice in Ohio and West Virginia throughout her professional career.  At present, she is employed as an Academic Laboratory Instructing Assistant in the Sarah Whitaker Glass School of Dental Hygiene at West Liberty University  (formerly,  West Liberty State College).

Contact: MARYAN413@aol.com

126 Asbury Circle
Wheeling, WV   26003

Legislative Committee Chair


Gina Sharps RDH, BSDH, MPH (Legislative Committee Chair) is a graduate of West Virginia University obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 from the School of Dentistry, Division of Dental Hygiene. She received a Masters of Public Health degree in 2012 from the WVU School of Medicine. She has worked in both private and public sectors of the dental profession over the span of nineteen years.  Gina has six years of experience working in the specialty field of Pediatric Dentistry and currently serves as a Regional Oral Health Coordinator at Marshall University in conjunction with WV Department of Health and Human Services. She has held a faculty appointment within the West Virginia University School of Dentistry since 2004 and obtained a faculty appointment within the WVU School of Public Health this past year.

In 2006, Gina was awarded the West Virginia University Extension Service Award of Excellence and in 2009 she was selected as one of West Virginia’s Generation Next 40 Under 40.  Over the past four years she has assisted in securing over a half million dollars in grant funding to promote oral health throughout West Virginia.  In addition, she is a graduate of the 2010 class of the Leadership West Virginia program.

In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking, jewelry making, and traveling with her husband Craig. She and Craig enjoy spending time with their daughter.

Contact: sharpsg@marshall.edu
RR 3, Box 151
Bridgeport, WV  26330

ADHA District III Trustee


Dawn DeanDawn Ann Dean, RDH, MSDH, ADHA District III Trustee

Dawn Ann Dean, RDH, MSDH, ADHA District III Trustee, Dawn Ann Dean, RDH, MSDH, has served the WVDHA as an Executive Board Member since 2006. As the 1984 SADHA president of the West Liberty University (formerly West Liberty State College) graduating dental hygiene class, and the 1984 recipient of the SADHA and GOLDEN (Golden Scaler) Awards, Dawn has been acknowledged for her high standard of service to the profession of dental hygiene.

In addition to an AS Degree in Dental Hygiene (’84), Dawn completed a BA Degree in Psychology (WVU’86) and a MS Degree in Dental Hygiene Research & Administration (WVU’92). Dawn was one of the first two candidates & graduates of the MSDH Program at the WVU School of Dentistry in 1992, and successfully completed & defended her MSDH Clinical Research, "Aerosol Contamination During Salivary Evacuation." As a clinical instructor at WLU Dept. of DH from 2004-2008, Dawn was active in the TSDHA component leadership. Dawn served the WVDHA as president-elect (’06-’07), president (’07-’09), immediate past-president (’09-present), membership chair (’07-’09), delegation chair (’09-present) & ADHA IOH Liaison (’09-present). Distinguished career honors have included: (Nov. ’07) selected to attend the ADHA COW (Constituent Officer Workshop) sponsored by Glasko-Kline in Chicago, IL; (June ’09) 1 of 250 selected national RDHs to attend the 1st ADHA Lobby Day in Washington, DC; (June ’11) selected to serve on the ADHA HOD Minutes Review Committee; (Nov ’11) 1 of 40 national RDHs selected to attend the ADHA UYP (Unleashing Your Potential) Leadership Weekend, sponsored by ADHA & Colgate in Chicago, IL,; (June '12) selected to serve as chair of the District III Reference Committee-A & as chair of the ADHA HOD Minutes Review Committee; (June '12) ADHA CLL Presidential Luncheon in Phoenix, AZ, Dawn was invited to present a speech on behalf of District III to honor Pam Quinones, ADHA President, to celebrate Pam’s presidency & their shared WV roots in birth place and DH education at WLU; (June '13) ADHA District III Reference Committee B Chair, ADHA HOD Reference Committee B Chair, & ADHA Council on Public Relations Member(ADHA Presidential Appointment/Boston, MS/June '13-'14); 2014 ADHA Crest/Hu-Friedy Award Review Committee Member(ADHA Presidential Appointment); 2014 ADHA District III Student Delegate Liaison, ADHA District III Reference Committee B Chair, ADHA HOD Reference Committee B Chair(ADHA Presidential Appointment), & ADHA Council on Public Relations Member( 2nd term appointment/'14-'15); (March 2014) ADHA Spotlight Publication Featured RDH Author, "Strategic Planning: A Recipe For Success"; 2015 ADHA Crest/Hu-Friedy Awards Review Committee Member(ADHA Presidential Appointment); and 2015 ADHA HOD Installation Officer to incoming ADHA President, Jill Rethman, RDH, BSDH(ADHA President Elect, Jill Rethman, Appointment/Nashville, TN).

Always leading & enjoying serving others, Dawn is a WVSSCA certified Track & Field Head Coach at St. Michael Parish School in Wheeling, WV, for the Boys & Girls 7/8 Grade Team, a certified SportsYoga Instructor(Spencer Institute), 1987 Gold Medalist North East Regional Female Individual Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship(Pittsburgh, PA), a former 1987 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship Top-10 Female Individual US Finalist as televised on ESPN, 1989 Bronze Medalist North East Regional Female Individual Reebok National Aerobic Championship(Baltimore, MD), a former TV fitness personality on WDTV-CH 5 Show: Wake Up With Dawn,(’89-’92), 1st WV State Representative to the (IDEA)International Dance-Exercise Association in San Diego, CA, member of (NESTA)National Endurance Sports Trainer Association & an OVMC Centre Town Fitness Staff Assistant & certified Fitness Trainer with over 30 years in the fitness industry. Dawn loves long distance running & completed the 2008 Big Sur International Marathon in California.

Active in her Catholic faith community, Dawn serves as a Lector & Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion, a member of Christian Mothers, and is the proud mother of three, beautiful daughters.

Contact: DeanRDHmsdh@aol.com

West Virginia Board of Dentistry Appointment
Dental Hygienist Representative
(2013 Governor Earl Ray Tomblin Appointment)


Mary Beth Shea, RDH, BA
Educational Background:
Bellarmine University - Louisville, KY 1972-1974 - Liberal Arts Major
University of Louisville – Louisville, KY 1974 - Dental Hygiene Major
Community College of Baltimore - Baltimore, MD 1975-1977 - A.A., R.D.H.
University of Delaware – Newark, DE 1976
Parkersburg Community College – Parkersburg, WV 1986-1987
West Virginia University – Parkersburg 2000-2004 - Eberly College of Liberal Arts, B.A.

Mary Beth is the Oral Health Coordinator for the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department (MOVHD). The position, funded by the Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable fund is in its fifth year of existence. The MOVHD is one of three health departments in West Virginia that has a dental program and employs a dental hygienist. The MOVHD is the only regional health department in WV serving six counties. The MOVHD Oral Health Program provides outreach and education and is currently piloting screening and referral and portable preventive treatment clinics in the Wood County Schools. Mary Beth has been coordinating efforts to aid clinic participants in finding a dental home. Another MOVHD project for adult dental treatment was the Mission of Mercy (MOM) free dental clinic held at WVU-Parkersburg in the summer of 2009.

Smiles for Life adult screening and referral program with the Blennerhassett Dental Society opened in September 2011. Mary Beth is also the Oral Health Educator for Wood County with the WVDHHR Children’s Oral Health Program (since 2004). Before entering the field of public health full-time, Mary Beth acquired thirty years of clinical experience in general dentistry and periodontics. Among the many continuing education classes in her career, she has attended the JP Consultants Institute Dental Hygiene Course at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

Mary Beth has provided presentations locally, in West Virginia and most recently at the National Oral Health Conferences in St. Louis and Pittsburgh. A poster presentation for the Smiles for Life adult program was presented at the National Association of Local Boards of Health September, 2011.

Mary Beth is a member of ADHA, WVDHA, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, WV Public Health Association–Dental Section secretary, Blennerhassett Dental Society-Education Committee, Appalachian Council Head Start Health Advisory Committee and WV Partners for Oral Health. She is a graduate of the Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce Leadership Series and active with Wood County Rotary. Mary Beth is the 2011 recipient of Altrusa International of Parkersburg Woman of Excellence Award. Mary Beth has established the Mid-Ohio Valley Oral Health Fund through the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.

Mary Beth has been a Parkersburg, WV resident for 32 years along with her husband Matt. They have a daughter, Jennifer who is a pharmacist for CVS. Jennifer and her husband Sean reside in Beavercreek, OH. They are new parents to a son, John Leo born 2/20/11.

Contact: marybeth.e.shea@wv.gov












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