UDHA 2021-2022 BOARD

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Kali Hunt has been an active member of ADHA since she started dental hygiene school at Dixie State in 2009. She has continued to serve in various levels in the Southern Component since her graduation in 2011. Kali developed an interest in dental hygiene at the age of 14 and her passion and drive has only grown since then. She is excited to become even more involved and help other hygienists see the value of their profession in many ways.

When not practicing dental hygiene, Kali enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors. She loves to mountain bike, hike, run, paddle board, camp, lay by the pool, or do anything with her family and friends.

Email: christensenkali@gmail.com 



President Elect

Ashlee Shemenski resides in Marriott-Slaterville, UT. She has been an active member of ADHA since 2011 when she started dental hygiene school at Weber State University. She served ADHA in various levels starting as a student, moving on with the Northern Component for several years, then to UDHA Vice President. Ashlee’s interest in dentistry started during orthodontic treatment as a teenager and moved more specifically to dental hygiene. She currently works as a private practice dental hygienist and an adjunct clinical dental hygiene instructor at her alma mater, Weber State University. Ashlee is currently working toward a Masters in Health Administration at Weber State University. She is excited to serve in a leadership capacity for UDHA. Valuing our dental hygiene profession starts with membership in our association.


Ashlee is happily married to her childhood sweetheart and has two boys and one daughter. Ashlee is a lifetime learner. When she finds something interesting she dives in and learns all she can about the subject. Some examples are crafting, landscaping, producing a vegetable garden, and cake decorating. She finds joy in a clean tidy home!



Vice President

Alison Smith has known she wanted to work in the dental field since the age of thirteen when her dentist offered to let her shadow at the office. This lead Alison to complete a dental assisting course during her senior year of high school and knew that dental hygiene was what she needed to study in college. Alison graduated with her bachelor's degree from Dixie State University in 2019 where she had the opportunity to serve as VP in SADHA and as the student delegate for District X at the ADHA Annual Conference in 2018. When Alison attended ADHA, she had a fire lit within her that truly taught her that there is more to being a hygienist than just cleaning teeth.

Alison married her perfect match in 2016 after dating for almost two years (unheard of in Utah). They love reading new series of books together, usually out loud with all sorts of silly voices and accents. They enjoy playing video games, both retro and modern, and love adventuring out in the wild.

Email: alisonjsmithrdh@gmail.com 



Vice President

Kelly is a Long Island, New York native. She moved to Utah in 2006 to pursue a degree in dental hygiene. In May of 2010 she graduated from Utah College of Dental Hygiene and has worked in many offices over the years as a hygienist and as a temp. She is passionate about continuously learning and making connections with her patients. Currently, Kelly works as a clinical instructor at UCDH. She loves teaching and watching students transform into hygienists. 


Tresurer and ADHA Delegate




Chanci is an Arizona native and has served in the field of dentistry since 2003. She started out as a dental assistant while doing her prerequisite courses for dental hygiene school. She graduated from Weber State University with honors in 2008. After working in private practice full time for six years she started teaching at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in 2014. She has since received her Masters Degree in Education and continues to teach both clinical and didactic courses. 

Chanci served in SADHA, on the component level, and became the Treasurer and Alternate Delegate for UDHA in 2019. She loves dental hygiene and is excited for the opportunity to serve her fellow colleagues in their shared career. 

When Chanci isn't busy with dental hygiene she is probably on some grand adventure with her husband and their four boys or reading a good book. 

Brianne grew up all over world as an Army Brat but eventually settled in Utah to attend Utah State University; she earned a degree in Liberal Arts from USU in 2010. Brianne always wanted to go back to school to become a dental hygienist and was able to complete her hygiene degree at Fortis College in 2018, where she graduated with Honors. While in school, she was elected as class president and as a student delegate which gave her exposure to inner workings of the Utah Dental Hygienists’ Association. After completing her dental hygiene licensing, she continued her schooling at the University of Utah in the field of Kinesiology and Nutrition; she graduated again with Honors and was on the Dean’s List. Brianne married her husband, Jon, in 2006, and they are currently raising three boys together. Brianne and all her boys love being outdoors, but especially skiing, hiking and biking. Brianne especially loves reading, eating bread and napping.



Speaker of the House



Secretary of the House of Delegates


Stacie Garn is a local girl from Riverton. She graduated from Bingham High School in 1995. She later graduated from UVSC with a degree in biological sciences while also serving as Miss Riverton and waiting for her husband to return from his LDS mission. She has spent that last 18 years raising 5 amazing children. Stacie recently decided to pursue her dream of having a career in the dental field. She graduated from the Salt Lake Community College Dental Hygiene Program. She has a passion for the people she has served through Give kids a smile, Donated Dental Refugee fairs, Health Disparities Clinic and project OLAF. She has most recently taken the position as President of the Salt Lake component for the Utah Dental Hygiene Association and looks forward to the on-going services that she will be able to provide the community.When Stacie is not busy preventing oral diseases she loves to ski, read, watch her kids play sports, all things beach and tending to her yard.


ADHA Alternate Delegate



ADHA Alternate Delegate


Amanda was born and raised right here in the beautiful state of Utah. From a young age she had the strong desire to help others and knew dental hygiene could do just that. Amanda completed the dental hygiene program at Salt Lake Community College with many honors and awards. Not only was she the class president and awarded the UDHA’s Future Leader Award and Community Service Award, but also the Graduate of Excellence for Health Sciences. After completing her dental hygiene licensing she continued her education by obtaining her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree at Utah Valley University in 2021 graduating as Summa Cum Laude. 
Outside of community service and practicing as a dental hygienist, Amanda loves everything outdoors. Her love for the mountains and nature makes Utah her favorite place to be! Amanda also shines bright and lets her passion show when she is on the ice figure skating.



Immediate Past President

When asked what she wanted to study when she was older, Mandy easily answered dental hygiene in middle school. Mandy’s innate desire to help others and her early interest in healthcare set her on a path that she has become obsessed with. After high school, Mandy moved back to Utah to start her college education at Brigham Young University. During that time, she found herself in another leadership position but this time for the BYU Student Association. Mandy was accepted to the Utah College of Dental Hygiene and graduated magna cum laude in 2011. During her time at UCDH, she served as a SADHA co-chair which ignited her passion for the work and advocacy. She currently practices clinically at Aspen Heights Dental in Lehi, UT and is a part-time clinical instructor at UCDH.


Central Component President

Dayna is a Washington state native and has been in Utah for 6 years. She graduated from The Utah College of Dental Hygiene in 2018 and has been serving on the Central Component for two years. She is passionate about her profession and excited to work with her fellow hygienists.



Northern Component President

Amanda Gonzalez is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) from northern Utah.  Amanda is an Alumni of Weber State University's Dental Hygiene Program, class of 2017,  where she now works as the Clinic Manager.  Amanda is now working towards her Master's of Education degree.  She currently serves as the President of the northern component for the Utah Dental Hygiene Association (UDHA) and as a delegate for the northern component.  Amanda recently received the Outstanding Leadership Award from UDHA.  Amanda enjoys being part of an association where she has a voice and can learn from other amazing hygienists.  Amanda loves spending time with her husband and kids and enjoys cooking for family and friends!

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Salt Lake Component President

Sarah is originally from Washington State; and although she has grown to love Utah in the 20 years she has been here, she will always be proud of her NW roots. Sarah has wanted to be a dental hygienist for as long as she can remember. She started in the dental world as a dental assistant. She ended up working as a dental assistant for 12 years and in the front office for 2 years beyond that. After her dad passed away, she found the passion and desire to complete her goal and went back to school. Sarah completed the dental hygiene program at Salt Lake Community College in 2019. During the program she was always looked up to by her classmates as the SADHA president. She was also awarded the UDHA Leadership Award and was the Americorps member of the month for her outstanding community service. She continued her education to graduate as Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene at Utah Valley University. Sarah is happily married to her husband of 17 years, and together they have 3 children who they adore. Her favorite thing to do is to travel and has been working on visiting every continent. She also loves summertime and spending time with friends and family boating, hiking, and camping.



Southern Component President

Melissa Woolley attended dental hygiene school at the University of Hawaii and then finished her Bachelor of Science in Education at University of Central Oklahoma focusing on specifically the education of adults in a healthcare career. She has been licensed and practiced dental hygiene in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Utah and is has been a part time clinical educator in the Dixie State Dental Hygiene program for 12 years. Currently, she is working towards a Master of Public Health degree from Utah State University. She and her husband have four children
ranging in ages from 13-23 and she enjoys traveling, running, and gardening.