What We're About

ASDA is the largest national organization dedicated to dental student concerns, with 90% membership among dental students throughout the nation. IU ASDA has 100% membership and our current goal for our chapter is to have 100% engagement and participation by providing quality programs, inspiring community service events, wellness initiatives and helpful resources that cater to the interests of our dental students.

The IU ASDA chapter aims to develop professional leadership, awareness and action to help ASDA in its goal to become the premier source of leadership development training for dental students. All ASDA members are student members of the highly regarded American Dental Association. We pride ourselves in our broad scope of involvement in all facets of our dental community as well as at the district and national levels of ASDA.

Meet the Officers

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Nick Lynch

President

Name: Elliot Humiston Hometown: Sheboygan, Wi Class year: D2 Position: President-elect Description: Chapter’s Swiss Army Knife. Work closely with the Chapter president leading the chapter, working with administration, helping coordinate events and subcommittees.

Elliot Humiston

President-Elect

Amanda Yacoub Hometown: Terre Haute, IN Class year: D2 Position: Secretary Description: Takes notes and attendance during executive board meetings while also keeping track of members’ participation in ASDA events through the new Points System.

Amanda Yacoub

Secretary

Name: Michelle Otieno Hometown: Indianapolis, IN Class: D3 Position: Treasurer Description: Handle chapter finances. Create budget, collect & deposit checks, manage bank account, & file taxes.

Michelle Otieno

Treasurer

Name: Lyla Nassimi Hometown: Marion, IN Class: D3 Position: Communications Chair Description: Handle all the social media platforms including facebook, instagram, snapchat, and the website. Communicating with the school and community as whole.

Lyla Nassimi

Communications Chair

Name:Megan Reckley Hometown: Indianapolis IN Class: D3 Position: Student Activities committee. Description: Helps coordinate events at the school or companies and students to attend.

Megan Reckley

Events Coordinator

Name: Molly Ward Hometown: Fishers, IN Class Year: D3 Position: Student Activities Committee Description: Helps coordinate events at the school for companies and students to attend.

Molly Ward

Events Coordinator

Teal Smith Hometown: North Vernon, IN Class year: D3 Position: Events Brief Description: Coordinates events such as Vendor Fair, Mr. Molar, Mandiball, and socials with vendors and sponsors.

Teal Smith

Events Coordinator

Name: Caleb Havlin Hometown: Michigan City, IN Class: D3 Position: Lunch and Learn Coordinator Description: Coordinate lunch and learns with vendors and businesses to allow students to learn new things and eat free lunch

Caleb Havlin

Lunch & Learn Committee

Name: Bryan Schmidt Hometown: Cicero, IN Class: D3 Position: Lunch and Learn Coordinator Description: Coordinate lunch and learns with vendors and businesses to allow students to learn new things and eat free lunch

Bryan Schmidt

Lunch & Learn Committee

Name: Adam Feuerstein Hometown: Grand Rapid, MI Class: D3 Position: Lunch and Learn coordinator with vendors and business to allow students to learn new things and eat free lunch.

Adam Feuerstein

Lunch & Learn Committee

Name: Lauren White Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN Class year: D3 Position: Wellness Co-chair Brief Description: Prioritizes student wellness through healthy eating, exercise promotion, mindfulness, and mental and emotional wellbeing.

Lauren White

Wellness Chair

Renaye Wahl-Hamilton Hometown: Evansville, IN Class year: D2 Position: Wellness Co-chair Brief Description: Prioritizes student wellness through healthy eating, exercise promotion, mindfulness, and mental and emotional wellbeing.

Renaye Wahl

Wellness Chair

Name: Ashley Recker Class: D2 Hometown: Elkhart, IN Position:Membership Chair Description: To promote and help you utilize all ASDA benefits to the maximum! My goal is to try and get more students to utilize the benefit of free life and disability insurance.

Ashley Recker

Membership Chair

Name: Raziel Velgis Hometown: El Paso, TX Class year: D2 Position: Fundraising Chair Brief Description: Helping to fundraise for the chapter by leading the two major fundraisers of the year: Scrubs sale and Oral-B toothbrush sale.

Raziel Velgis

Fundraising Chair

Name: Irum Tariq Hometown: Chicago, IL Class year: D2 Position: Fundraising Chair Brief Description: Helping to fundraise for the chapter by leading the two major fundraisers of the year: Scrubs sale and Oral-B toothbrush sale.

Irum Tariq

Fundraising Chair

Name: Tasneem Karassi Hometown: Birmingham, AL Class: D2 Position: Legislative Liaison Co-chair Brief Description: Providing students with the information and and means to make a difference in the legislative arena both state and nation wide, through various types of events.

Tasneem Karassi

Advocacy Chair

Name: Melorin Burstein Hometown: Potomac, MD Class year: D2 Position: Legislative Liaison Co-chair Description: Serves to inform members of local, state and national legislative issues of interest to dental students and the profession.

Melorin Burstein

Advocacy Chair

Name: Todd Myers Hometown: Yorktown, In Class year: D2 Position: Predental liaison Description: Expanding ASDA’s outreach to undergraduate students that have an interest in the dental field through student panels, career days, and application workshops.

Todd Myers

Pre-Dental Chair

Name: Brynn Whalen Hometown: Indianapolis, IN Class year: D2 Position: Den Liaison Description: Registers ASDA events through The Den at IU to ensure full legal compliance, safety, and documentation.

Brynn Whalen

Den Advisor

Name: Sydney Twiggs Hometown: Terre Haute, IN Class year: D2 Position: Philanthropy Chair Description: Coordinates various community engagement events throughout the year based on ASDA's National Outreach Initiatives

Sydney Twiggs

Volunteer Coordinator

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