2022 Annual Meeting Group Photo

KOHC is comprised of over 450 members and oral health stakeholders that engage with the Coalition from every region of the Commonwealth. Membership includes dentists, dental hygienists, health professionals, family resource center coordinators, universities, managed care companies, business corporations, government entities, teachers, parents, educators, social workers, public health departments, community health advocates and many others.

Coalition members are part of a collective voice to make a true impact on oral health in Kentucky. Members have the opportunity to network and collaborate with diverse professional agencies and organizations at meetings and other related events. Members also enjoy individual recognition and organizational visibility on appropriate KOHC media, social media channels, and website.

Types of Membership


Annual Dues

  • Voting member
  • Must be a full time student

Annual Dues

  • Voting member
  • CEUs available for KOHC quarterly and annual meetings

Annual Dues

  • Includes 3 named members
  • Each named member gets a vote 
  • CEUs available to each member for KOHC quarterly and annual meetings
  • $25 for each additional named member up to 10 members total

Annual Dues

  • Includes 5 named members
  • One vote per organization  
  • CEUs available to each member for KOHC quarterly and annual meetings
  • $25 for each additional named member up to 10 members total

Annual Dues

  • Includes 12 named members
  • One vote per organization  
  • CEUs available to each member for KOHC quarterly and annual meetings
  • $25 for each additional named member

Annual Dues

  • Includes 12 named members
  • One vote per organization  
  • CEUs available to each member for KOHC quarterly and annual meetings
  • $25 for each additional named member
  • All voting members can vote on coalition decisions, including policy priorities, election of officers, and other coalition related decisions.
  • All dues provide resources to support annual coalition meetings, oral health coalition activities as approved by members of the steering committee, and policies and programs to increase access to high quality oral health care for all populations in Kentucky.
  • All members are invited to attend all coalition meetings and activities and take part in coalition workgroups.
  • All members have access to dental and dental hygiene CEUs for quarterly and annual coalition meetings included with their dues. 
  • Before joining as an individual member, please check with any organizations you belong to. Organizational members can choose to add individuals within their organization to participate and receive CEUs. 
  • Small business memberships and all organizational memberships require one primary contact to be listed. The primary contact is responsible for paying membership dues and completing a list of named members. 
  • For all organizational memberships, the primary contact is responsible for voting on behalf of their organization, or designating another member from the organization to vote. 
  • Organizational logos will appear on various publications, promotional materials, and related documents online and print as an organizational member of the coalition.
  • If you have a question about which membership type is right for you or your organization, please contact us.

Article I – Name, Purpose

Section 1.1 – Name

The name of the coalition shall be Kentucky Oral Health Coalition.

Section 1.2 – Purpose

The purpose for which the Coalition is organized is to improve the oral health of all people of Kentucky.  The Coalition maintains that all people of Kentucky can enjoy optimal health for life.  In order to fulfill its purpose, the Coalition shall (1) advocate for improved access to oral and general health prevention, services, and education for all people of Kentucky, (2) promote and encourage active interaction, effective collaboration, and cooperation between all providers of oral and general health care and individuals and populations within Kentucky needing oral health services, prevention, and education through the establishment of public-private partnerships, and (3) actively participate, communicate, and encourage relationships of the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition with other advocacy groups in promoting oral and overall health for all people of Kentucky.

Article II – Membership

Section 2.1 – Categories

There shall be four classifications of membership: Student, Individual, Small Business, and Organization

(a) Student:  A person who pays annual dues set by the Executive Committee and provides evidence of full-time student status to the Executive Committee.  Student members may vote and hold office.

(b) Individual:  A person who pays annual dues set by the Executive Committee.  Individual members shall be eligible to vote and hold office.

(c) Small Business: A business that pays annual dues set by the Executive Committee. Small Business members may add additional staff members to their membership according to limits set by the Executive Committee and each individual within a Small Business membership may vote and hold office.

(d) Organization: Any for-profit, non-profit, or government organization, business or corporation that pays annual dues set by the Executive Committee. Organizational members shall have one vote per organization and a representative of the organization may hold office. Organizational members may add additional individuals within their organization to their membership according to limits set by the Executive Committee.

Section 2.2 – Process

Membership shall be renewable annually.  Membership shall be awarded for fiscal years.  Dues paid at any time during the year shall ensure membership through June 30 of the current fiscal year.  July 1 shall constitute a new fiscal year for the next dues cycle.  Membership shall terminate upon written require of the member or upon his or her failure to make an annual contribution to the Coalition.

Article III – Officers

Section 3.1 – Elected Members

The Executive Committee of the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition shall be made up of the Chair and five additional committee members representing diverse experience and geographic reach.

Section 3.2 – Terms of Office

Executive Committee members shall be elected every other year.  The position of Chair will have a term limit of 3 years.

Section 3.3 – Duties

The responsibilities and duties of the Executive Committee members include, but are not limited to providing leadership to the Coalition by facilitating Coalition planning, oversight, and meetings, and appointing sub-committee structures as needed.

Article IV – Meeting

Section 4.1 – Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee shall meet quarterly and at any additional time at the call of the Chair.  The time and place shall be selected by the Executive Committee.  Executive Committee Meetings may be conducted via electronic media at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

Section 4.2 – Annual Meeting

Meetings of the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition shall be held at a time and place selected by the Executive Committee with input from the membership.  All members shall be encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting.  If the Annual Meeting cannot be conducted in person, electronic platforms may be substituted.  Minutes of the meeting shall be kept and made available to members of the Coalition.  The Annual Meeting shall be considered one of the quarterly Executive Committee Meetings.

Section 4.3 – Committees

Committees may be formed by the Chair to address issues as determined by the Coalition.  Committees shall meet as needed to complete the task(s) assigned by the Coalition.

Article V – Conduct of Business

Section 5.1 – Executive Committee Decision Making

Decisions shall be made in accordance with the majority opinion (4 votes) among the body of members comprising the Executive Committee.

Section 5.2 – Kentucky Oral Health Coalition Decision Making

Decisions presented to the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition shall be made in accordance with the majority opinion of the members present and eligible to vote at the time of the decision.  All bylaw ratifications and amendments shall require 2/3 agreement of the voting members who are present.

Section 5.3 – Election of Executive Committee Members

Executive Committee member positions shall be open for election at the Annual Meeting.  In instances of a plurality vote, the candidate receiving more than 40% of the votes shall be elected to office.  If no candidate receives more than 40% of the votes, the two candidates receiving the most votes shall conduct a run-off.

Article VI – Protection from Liability

Section 6.1 – Liability

The Coalition agrees to indemnify any Chair or Executive Committee member  or former Chair or Executive Committee member of the Coalition against expenses actually and reasonably incurred by him or her in connection with the defense of any action, suit or proceeding, civil or criminal in which he or she has been made a party by reason of being or having been a Chair or Executive Committee member, except in relation to matters as to which he or she shall be adjudged in such action, suit or proceeding to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of duties to the Coalition.

Article VII – Dissolution of the Coalition

Section 7.1 – Dissolution of the Coalition

The Kentucky Oral Health Coalition shall be dissolved by a majority vote of the portion of the membership eligible for voting.

If you prefer to mail a payment please email this completed form to or print and mail it with your check to:

Kentucky Oral Health Coalition
10200 Linn Station Rd. Suite 310
Louisville, KY 40223

Kentucky Oral Health Coalition is a project of Kentucky Youth Advocates, a statewide nonprofit children’s advocacy organization.


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KOHC Members

Alexandra Kerley
Amber Rainwater
Amy Coleman
Andrea Badstibner
Angie Garman
Anne Edelen
Ashley Gibson
Ashley Hobbs
Ashley Stanley
BJ Bussell
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Dental Hygiene Program
Brittany Addis
Casey Cornett
Cheyenne Christon
Chris Bates
Chuck O’Neal
Cindy Hargis
Courtney Puckett
Courtney Woomer
Cumberland Family Medical Center
Cyndy Beebout
Daniel Brody
Dawn Allen
Debbie Lorence
Deborah Taylor
Debra Poe
Dental Office of Dr. Kimberly A Buckner

Diana Leathers
Donna Miller
Dr. Adam Rich
Dr. Darren Greenwell
Dr. Dawn Allen
Dr. Gina Saindon
Dr. James Saindon
Dr. Jeffrey Okeson
Dr. Jeremy Bewley
Dr. Jerry Caudill
Dr. Jim Cecil
Dr. Julie McKee
Dr. Justin Whitney
Dr. Kayla Fields
Dr. Laura Hancock-Jones
Dr. Margaret Hill
Dr. Pamela Stein
Dr. Raynor Mullins
Dr. Ronald Singer
Dr. Shelby Stephens
Dr. Stephanie Poynter
Drilon Gojani
Ellen Madden
Emily Spencer
Erica Ketterer
Erika Burton
Freida Vaughan
Grace Health

Heather Henry
Jeff Allen
Jeff Vella
Jennifer Hancock
Jennifer Hasch
Jennifer Kurk
Jennifer Sexton
Julia Smith
Julie Hartmann
Kentucky Board of Dentistry
Kevin Brashear
Kimberly A. Buckner
Krista Hensel
Larry Compeau
Layla Mattingly
Leah Smothers
Linsey Campbell
Lisa Garrison-Ragsdale
Lisa Heiser
Lorelai Cook
Mandy Sizemore
Mara Beth D Womack
Mary Barron
Mary Ellen Howard
Mary Jones
Mary Reed
Mckenzie Smith
Megan Hughes

Melissa Dalhover
Melissa Mather
Micah Howard
Molly Lewis
Natalie Pasquenza
R. Lorelai Cook
Randy Craft
Rebecca Cook
Rebekah Hollon
Richard Whitehouse
Sandra Austin
Sara Coomer
Scott Halvorsen-Turner
Sharlee Burch
Sharon Bush
Shelly Baker
Sherry Hamilton
Stacy Barrick
State Dental Director Commonwealth of Kentucky
Stephanie Dailey
Stephanie Hoskins
Stephen Houghland
Tabitha Sage
Tammy Collett
Tammy Sizemore
Tara Wagner
Teresa Cooper
Tonda Helton
Tracy Laughner

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