Cindy McClure, Managing Director
Cindy McClure is a seasoned business professional and will serve as Managing Director and facilitator for the academy. Ms. McClure has over 30 years experience as a business owner, Artist/Illustrator, logistics coordinator for large scale events, and served as Managing Director for a Massachusetts based biotech company. Ms. McClure specializes in concept development and marketing execution. Ms. McClure has successfully executed multimillion dollar license and royalty contracts with some of the largest Corporations in her prior industry. Having taught anatomy and physiology labs to help pay her way through college, Ms. McClure's dream of returning her ambitions towards helping students have come full circle.
Katrina Roberts, RDA, Vice President and Executive Secretary, WSDAA Secretary
Katrina Roberts is a registered Dental Assistant and has many years of executive office experience as well as being proficient in accounting and organizational skills. Katrina also has a long history of dedicated compassionate community service and has also served and donated her time to the GNDFund foundation. Katrina Roberts facilitates and executes all executive responsibilities regarding student enrollment, transcripts and state fillings. We are privileged to have her as part of our administrative team.
Dental Assistant Salary in Portland Area is Excellent
Kristin Whitney, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, Instructor
Kristin has been a Dental Assistant licensed in the State of Oregon since 2005. Kristin is certified in EFDA as well as EFODA (Expanded Functions Orthodontic Assistant). She has extensive experience as an office administrator and is exceptional at instructing and training new staff. Kristin brings an additional level of professionalism to our school as an instructor and we are honored to have her as part of our staff.
Katie Mead, RDA, EFDA, Assistant Instructor
Katie joined our team in 2016 and we couldn’t be happier!! Katie was an Elite Student in 2015 and understands what it takes to achieve success from the students point of view. Katie was hired shortly after graduating from Elite and gained her radiology license for Oregon State and then went on to pass her EFDA certification. Prior to becoming a Dental Assistant, Katie achieved a degree in Applied Science for Child and Family Studies as well as a Certificate in Early Literacy. Because Katie lives in Washington and works in Oregon, she understands the difference in state certifications and is a great help to students in encouragement and clarification. We look forward to a long relationship with Katie.
Stephanie Johnson, RDA, CDA, OR EFDA, OR Sealant Certified Instructor, OR Radiologic Proficiency Instructor
Stephanie Johnson joined our team as an instructor at Elite Dental Assisting Academy during the fall of 2016. Stephanie, like our other instructors, is the cream of the crop!!! She graduated from the Vocational Skills Center and has been an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certified (EFDA) since 1999. Currently Stephanie works full time in a private general dental office and has been there since 2007. Stephanie has worked in many general and specialty offices throughout her career in the Vancouver/Portland metropolitan areas. Her love for the Dental Profession is manifested through her stellar teaching techniques and ability to connect with students.
Stephanie M. Smith, RDA, CDA, OR EFDA, EFODA, OR Radiologic Proficiency Instructor
Stephanie is an experienced and loyal dental assistant with an exceptional skill set. She has experience in all aspects of a Dental office. Stephanie received her Oregon and Washington state certifications during her dental assisting program at Concord in 2002. She lives in Washington State and continues to work in Oregon. Understanding both state requirements is essential to our program due to the extreme differences in state criteria. She has a patient disposition, superb teaching skills and techniques. We are honored to have her on our staff.