Central Office Team 

Nikki Gallichio, Accounting Consultant
Nikki Gallichio is a Chicago-based CPA and QuickBooks ProAdvisor with expertise in accounting, audit, and evaluating risks and controls. She has been with the AADB for over 5 years. Nikki spent the majority of her career in the internal audit arena focusing on process improvement, risk, and controls. She began her career in a  regional CPA firm, where she worked right alongside business owners and entrepreneurs. With her diverse and unique background and passion to work with small and mid-size businesses, she provides individualized value-added bookkeeping and accounting services to our nonprofit association.

 

Austin KleiInformation Technology Expert
Austin is our Information Technology Expert who has worked with the AADB since 2019. He has experience supporting small and medium-sized businesses as well as enterprise companies. Austin is an ambitious leader with a demonstrated business and extensive technical background in software development; significant experience collaborating in dynamic, fast-moving, time-sensitive environments to achieve collective and individual goals. 

 

Maricarmen Lopez, Project Manager

Maricarmen has been part of the AADB  since February 2019. In addition to the administrative duties, her main responsibilities include maintenance of the membership database, meeting registrations, Board Order submissions to the Clearinghouse, and monthly board reports. 

 

Stephanie Rojas, Director of Operations

Stephanie has been with the AADB since May 2017. She is currently our Director of Operations and is responsible for monitoring the financial accounts, clearinghouse, self-query, membership progress, and keeping members informed the entire way. 

Email Stephanie: [email protected]

 

 

Lailah Sansano, Executive Assistant

Lailah joined AADB in June 2021. She has been working for the BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) and IT Infrastructure Industry in the Philippines for over a decade. She helps contribute to the efficiency of our business by providing personalized and timely support to executive staff. She also helps with managing the AADB membership database and the AADB website. 
Email Lailah: [email protected]

 

Victoria Scott,  Content Editor

Victoria Scott has been a content editor for AADB since June 2019. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Honors English and has worked in various writing and editing roles in the industry. She is responsible for the AADB Weekly Update, curating and building content for the publication on a weekly basis.

 

 


Tonia Socha-Mower, MBA, EdD, Executive Director
A pioneer in the public health arena, Tonia is the Executive Director at the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB). She initially gained attention when she started the first dental clinic in the United States that was embedded in a medical and mental health clinic in a student health center to offer comprehensive care. She ultimately was promoted to Director Student Health, where she managed the medical, dental, and counseling departments at Morehead State University. Governor Steven Beshear also appointed her to the Kentucky Board of Dentistry and now she manages the national association. Driven by a passion to help others, Tonia is best known for inspiring change and developing creative solutions to obstacles. Recently, she was asked to be part of a panel to speak to 200 other association Executive Directors and Chief Executive Officers about how to manage the financial consequences of COVID-19.
Email Tonia: [email protected]