Staff Congress Leadership Council

The CDM Staff Council exists to provide opportunities for staff development, improve communication throughout the College, and provide a forum for staff to have a voice in matters that affect them in the work environment. 

The Staff Congress will exist administratively under the office of the Assistant Dean for Finance.  The Congress will elect officers to the positions of chair, co-chair, past chair, secretary, and treasurer. These officers will comprise the executive committee.

Meetings will be held quarterly at noon in addition to any special events. Executive committee to meet quarterly in advance of large group meeting. Liaison to the DEAC will be the Assistant Dean for Finance and Staff Council will meet with Assistant Dean of Finance and Dean on a regular basis.

The 2021-2022 Council:

Aleshia Nava HeadshotAleshia Nava - Chair
Patient Service Representative

Aleshia Nava is a Patient Services Representative for the College of Dental Medicine. Aleshia assists patients with appointments, paperwork, and the check-in/check-out process. In addition, Aleshia coordinates and schedules new patient appointments and assists students with their appointment requests. She earned her Dental Assisting Certification in August 2013 and has also served as a paralegal. 

Vice Chair- Vacant


Andrea Danner - Treasurer
Administrative Coordinator

Andrea Danner is Administrative Coordinator for the College of Dental Medicine, Oral Rehabilitation Department. Andrea provides administrative support for the department which includes a variety of different tasks, process, and record grades in the college or university software for all courses in the department and assists the CE Director. Andrea also serves as assistant to the Assistant Dean of Innovation & Digital Dentistry as well as assists the Digital Residency Program Director. She has earned two Associates Degree, (Early Childhood Education - 1994 and Office Administrative Management – 2001). 

Administrative Member at Large- Vacant

Clinical Member at Large- Vacant

Vickie Taylor - Clinical Member at Large
Sterilization Manager

Vickie Taylor is the sterilization supervisor here within the College of Dental Medicine. Vickie’s department is in charge of all sterilizing, labeling, and dispensing of the colleges’ instruments and surgical trays. During these troubling times, Vickie has also held the position of managing all PPE orders and inventory. Vickie is responsible for issuing, record keeping, and in-taking of student supplies. She has been a Dental Assistant since August 2013 and has been with CDM since June 2015.