UDHA 2019-2020 BOARD




Kathleen (Kathy) Young graduated from Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA with an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked in California for over 25 years. Life (and the Air Force) then took her to Texas, England and Alaska. While in Alaska, Kathy took her state boards again in order to get an Alaska dental hygiene license. It wasn’t any more fun the second time around, but she passed! Again, life changed for her when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. This brought her and her family to live in Provo, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at UVU. She continued on to get a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Science from Utah State University. She currently is a Professor at Utah Valley University, and loves working with the students. Kathy has always been passionate about using her skills to serve others, and has taken service trips to Haiti (twice), China and the Dominican Republic. She is also passionate about serving her profession, and has done so for many years. Serve to Love- Love to Serve.


President Elect


Vice President

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.


Vice President

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. 


Tresurer and ADHA Delegate



Shelley is a Dental Hygiene Influencer and speaker through Hygiene Edge and is the creator of the Hygiene Edge 2018 AAP classification flowchart. 

She Is adjunct faculty at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene and CEO at Homebound Smiles, LLC. She is currently working on a graduate (MEd) degree in instructional design.

Shelley is a go-getter and is always seeking to grow in all aspects of the dental industry including education, community health, private practice, digital marketing, consulting, and sales. 


Speaker of the House

Michaele is passionately driven to improve oral health through services, education and access to care.  A Utah native, she has been a dental hygienist for 19 years in both Nevada and Utah.  Michaele served in many roles for the Utah Dental Hygienist Association including President, State Liaison and HOD member.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and also taught class and clinic in the Salt Lake Community College Dental Hygiene program.  She was also Director of Operations for the non-profit oral health program Sealants for Smiles.  Michaele believes in the importance of the dental hygienist profession and works to move it forward as a profession and as an effective way to serve the community.


Secretary of the House of Delegates

Jana graduated from Weber State College in June 1986 with an associate in Dental Hygiene. At that time she received the Outstanding Hygienist Award from the Veteran’s Hospital in Salt Lake. Sixteen years later she returned to Weber State University to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked in clinical practice in both Arizona and Utah, and is currently a clinical instructor and adjunct professor at The Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem, Utah. She loves working with the students and witnessing their transformation into our dental hygiene colleagues. She also enjoys participating in Give Kids a Smile each year. Jana loves living on the shore of Utah Lake where she can enjoy the view and wonderful sunsets and in her spare time she goes rock crawling with her husband… but she has her own machine so that she can drive!


ADHA Delegate and Past President

Jessica, RDH, BSDH received her bachelors degree for the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in 2011 and a Masters in Education in Instructional Design in 2019. She has years of dental experience, ranging from pulling charts as a sophomore in high school to brushing Filipino children’s teeth after a typhoon. She currently works as an Educator at Dixie State University. Jessica was chosen as the District 10 student delegate and walked away with a passion for what the Association is and what it does for Dental Hygienists. She has served as Component President, Ways and Means Chair and is a believer that when you give a little a LOT can happen. She is dedicated to education and access to care.


ADHA Delegate


Central Component President

Shannon is an Oregon native, living in Utah the past 9 years. She has served in Central Component for the past 2 years. She enjoys hiking, baking and reading. She is currently working on an MeD in instructional design from Western Governors University.


Northern Component President

Aubrey has been in dentistry for almost ten years. She is a proud graduate of Weber State University’s Dental Hygiene Program Class of 2018; where she served 2 years as SADHA secretary and was awarded the Future Leadership Award. Right after graduating, she was nominated as President Elect for the Northern Component; Aubrey is really excited to be involved in the Utah Dental Hygiene Association and to help be a voice for the hygienists in the Northern Component. In her free time, Aubrey loves to travel with her husband, and spend time with their two dogs.