President – Monna Carpenter-Barin, RDH, BS, OM, SLP
In May 2004, Monna graduated with honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio with a
Certificate in Dental Hygiene. Prior to this accomplishment, she practiced as a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
primarily in the public schools working with special needs children. She currently practices in both professions and
finds them to be equally rewarding. Monna says that belonging to your professional organization reflects the
commitment you have made to your career. It also helps you to stay informed about the most current changes going on
that impact your profession. Monna continues to be very active on the state and local levels, serving in multiple
leadership roles in San Antonio including President, Vice President, and Treasurer. At the National level, she served
on ADHA’s Finance Committee for several years, and has represented TDHA as an Alternate Delegate to the ADHA Annual
Session on multiple occasions. In 2009, Monna was the recipient of the TDHA Future Leader of the Year Award. Monna
and her husband, Glenn, will be celebrating their 24th wedding anniversary in December. Honey, their 4 year old
boxer, continues to entertain them on a regular basis and is a joyful addition to the family.
President Elect – Kris Potts, RDH
Kris Potts, has been a practicing clinical Dental Hygienist for over 32 years, graduating from Tarrant County College.
She is an active member of the ADHA where she has served as a Delegate representing Texas hygienists, a member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. She is currently President Elect of TDHA and has served as President of the Greater Fort Worth Dental Hygienists Society, 1st Vice President of the Texas Dental Hygienists Association, and is currently Governmental Affairs Co-Chair and Website Maintenance Chair.
She earned the Member of the Year award from her component twice, and was also honored with the Distinguished Service Award from TDHA in 2009. She was selected to attend ADHA’s Unleashing Your Potential Workshop in 2011 and to participate in the Sunstar Discovery Program in 2012.
She travels the South Central US presenting Xylitol education courses to dental offices, hygiene components, state meetings, study clubs, dental and hygiene students and exhibits at some of the major dental events in her territory.
1st Vice President – Denise Frank, RDH, BS
In 2002, Denise graduated with honors from Baylor College of Dentistry – Caruth School of Dental Hygiene, earning
a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has been an active member of ADHA since her student membership in 2000.
Denise is a past President of her home component in Dallas and has served on the DDHS Executive Board in various other
capacities along with Chairing many Committees. She served as TDHA Trustee for Dallas prior to running for TDHA First
Vice-President. This will be Denise’s second term as TDHA First Vice-President, second year as Tex HyPAC Treasurer and
her first time to serve as a Texas Delegate to ADHA . She is also a member of various TDHA Councils and Committees.
Denise enjoys the networking and friendships formed all over the state through active involvement in our professional
organizations. She is married and her husband Ted is in the golf business and an avid golfer. She is proud that their
two sons have completed their college education and are on their way out of the nest. She loves her two Chihuahua’s,
enjoys traveling, golfing, camping and spending time with friends and family.
2nd Vice President – LeeAnn Winkler, RDH, BSDH
LeeAnn Winkler, RDH, BSDH graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry - Caruth School of Dental Hygiene in 1982.
She has been a clinical dental hygienist for over 30 years. LeeAnn has always been involved in volunteerism,
volunteering her time and energies to the PTA, Booster Club, Mesquite Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association where she
was honored as Texas CPAAA volunteer of the year in 2008, and the University of North Texas Parents' Association where she
and her husband Terry served as Presidents for the 2007-2008 school year.
Since become reactive in the TDHA, she has just finished serving her second year as secretary, has been an alternate and
delegate to the ADHA Annual Session,
and serves on many councils and committees. She is the current President and 1st Vice President for the Dallas
LeeAnn has one daughter, Shannon who just married her husband Mark in July 2012. In her spare time
LeeAnn loves to read and do crafts.
Secretary - Magda de la Torre, RDH, BS, MPH
Magda obtained her Certificate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Dental Hygiene from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and her Master in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from the School of Rural Public Health at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Her involvement in the San Antonio District Dental Hygienists’ Society has included being a TDHA Annual Session delegate, Chair of the Outreach Committee, HIV/Aids Committee and the Thanksgiving Project.
She has been a clinical dental hygienist, faculty member and invited speaker for diverse audiences of national, state, and local organizations including conferences, workshops, and continuing education courses. While on faculty at the UTHSCSA she received a 2008 Presidential Teaching Excellence Award and in 2007 the annual Spectrum Award in the School of Allied Health for “Excellence in Teaching, Service, and Research”.
She has authored book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and editor for two national newsletters. Currently, she was invited to serve on the Editorial Board of Access, journal for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Magda has held leadership roles as a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), she was the editor of the APHA’s Oral Health Section’s newsletter, elected to the Section Council and Governing Council. In addition, Magda has served on the National Board of Trustees for the Hispanic Dental Association.
Serving as Secretary of the TDHA comes from her desire to serve her profession and contribute to the impact this association has on dental hygienist, future dental hygienist, the community, and the State.
Treasurer - Hope Garza, RDH, BS
Hope attended Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX where she received a Bachelors of Science degree in dental hygiene in 1975.
She returned to Houston after graduation and has practiced in a general practice setting since 1975. Hope currently works in a group practice.
She has been an ADHA member for 36 years plus her two years as a student member. Hope has held numerous leadership positions on the component, state and national level. She just finished eight years serving on the ADHA Board of Directors as District IX Trustee and ADHA Treasurer. She is currently serving as TDHA Treasurer and GHDHS Roster Committee Chair and IOH Liaison.
Hope enjoys traveling and just returned from a walking tour in Peru where the highlight of the trip was a visit to Machu Picchu. She is a long time season ticket holder for the Houston Ballet and loves baseball, even though the Houston Astros have not been doing well the last few years but there is always next year. She loves reading and usually has two or three books she is reading at any given time.
Immediate Past President – Olivia Schreiner, RDH
Olivia attended Dental Hygiene School at the University of Texas – Health Science Center of Houston, and graduated
in the top ten percent of her class in 2003. Active involvement with ADHA has been important to Olivia from the time
she organized a dog biscuit baking party for the SADHA Annual Session Marketplace, to the current days of
administrating the Facebook group page for her local component, Bay Area Dental Hygienists’ Society. In past years,
she has served BADHS in various positions such as newsletter editor, president, and trustee to TDHA. Olivia served
on the TDHA Board of Directors for three years as the trustee for BADHS, and 2 years as 2nd Vice President before
running for President-Elect. She has immensely enjoyed fostering friendships with so many other wonderful colleagues
and professionals, and hopes to continue doing so for years to come.
Olivia grew up in Deer Park, TX and currently lives in League City. She practices 4 days a week in a general private
practice in Dickinson. Her wonderful husband of 11 years, Will, is a very good babysitter for their 2-year-old
daughter, Kate. On the weekends, the happy trio enjoys family time together, including cheering on the Houston
Texans football team, church attendance, RV trips, and other social outings.
Speaker of the House - Janet Mock, RDH
After growing up in Arkansas, Janet moved to Texas. She graduated from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi and immediately
became involved in the Corpus Christi component holding the offices of Trustee, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and
President and chaired many of the committees. After living in Corpus Christi for 24 years, she moved to San Antonio
where she volunteered to be the Secretary of the San Antonio component, followed by the office President, and served
on many committees. She has served at the state level of TDHA on the Annual Sessions Council (chair twice), Public
Affairs, Governmental Affairs, and Texas HyPac (chair once) and has served as TDHA Speaker of the House in 1993,
2003, & 2012. Janet was named TDHA Outstanding Grassroots Member in 2002. Janet has worked as a hygienist in
orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics and general dentistry. She is married to Doug and they have 5 children
and 7 grandchildren. Their youngest son is engaged to be married in November, 2013. Spending time with the
grandchildren is their favorite pasttime and are looking forward to more in the future!
Thanks for the great job you do for TDHA.