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About the ODA

Have a specific question for one of the ODA departments?
ODA staff members can be reached by phone or email.

Ohio Dental Association
1370 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43215-1098

(614) 486-2700
(614) 486-0381 (fax)

ODA Staff

Executive Director

David Owsiany, JD - Executive Director
Michelle Blackman - Executive Assistant/Director of Governance and Operations
Karen Kinder - Receptionist

Communications and Marketing

Karli Hill - Director of Membership and Marketing
Jackie Best - ODA Today Managing Editor
Amy Szmania - Advertising Manager

Dental Services

Chris Moore - Director of Dental Services
Denise Boltz - Assistant to the Director of Dental Services

Finance Department

Peg Cissell, CPA - Director of Finance and COO of ODASC
Kim Gutheil - Bookkeeper
Kelly DeLozier - Accounting Assistant

Legal and Legislative Services

Nathan E. DeLong, Esq. - Director of Legal and Legislative Services
Liz Downey - ODPAC & Government Affairs Assistant

Membership Services

Karli Hill - Director of Membership and Marketing
Joe Potestivo - Membership Services and Database Manager
Kelly Jacobson - Membership Assistant

Special Events

Suzanne Payne Brooks - Director of Meetings & Conventions
Amy Szmania - Exhibit Hall Manager
Kelly Jacobson - Special Events Assistant


Peg Cissell, CPA - Director of Finance and COO of ODASC
Melisa Rini - ODASC Insurance Manager
Stacy Cox - ODASC Product & Direct Service Manager
Jamie Austin - Health Insurance Engagement Specialist

ODA Foundation
Denise Boltz - Foundation Assistant

Not sure who to contact at the ODA? Send your message to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate person.