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Executive Director, Vaughn CollinsVaughn Collins

Mr. Collins is a native of Massachusetts, but has lived in Vermont for over 25 years. Vaughn brings extensive legislative and administrative skills to his position as Executive Director of the Vermont State Dental Society. Vaughn worked in Washington, D.C. as a senior manager in the federal government and as the Director of Public Policy for conservation oriented organizations. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development, was a research fellow at the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont, and a senior project manager at Housing Vermont. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont. Vaughn lives in Addison County. He is a conservationist, birder, boater, and he particularly enjoys bike riding on the back roads of Vermont.

Vermont State Dental Society
1 Kennedy Drive, Suite L-3 South Burlington,
VT 05403 (802) 864-0115
Email: vaughn.collins@vsds.org  


Events and Office Manager, Jo-Anne ConantJo-Anne Conant photo

Jo-Anne is a native Vermonter, who recently relocated back to her home state after living in So Carolina for the last seven years.  She comes to the VSDS with a varied background in retail and corporate travel planning, event planning, office management, and human resources.  For twelve years, Jo-Anne owned and operated her own meeting planning business "Meeting Solutions".  During that time she worked with a variety of clients as an independent contractor to plan and execute events, including the VSDS' Vermont Dental Team Annual Meeting.  She is excited to be back in Vermont, to re-establish and enhance her relationships within the dental community.  

Jo-Anne resides in Williston on Lake Iroquois, a family treasure.  Jo-Anne enjoys spending time with family and friends, decorating, and antiquing.  She especially enjoys long walks around the lake as well as other lake activities.  

Vermont State Dental Society
1 Kennedy Drive, Suite L-3 South Burlington, 
VT 05403 (802) 864-0115 
Email: joanne.conant@vsds.org   

Manager of Finance & ​Membership, Diane DumasDiane Dumas photo

Diane is a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of University of Vermont. She worked in a specialty dental practice in Vermont for 13 years before becoming a member of the VSDS team. She brings her dental experience in financials, assisting, and front office to assist member dentists and their staff. Knowing how helpful it is to offices, she tries to stay current on "Rules and Regulations" that effect Vermont dental practices.

She lives in Williston and spends all of her free time with her family in outdoor recreational activities.

Vermont State Dental Society
1 Kennedy Drive, Suite L-3 South Burlington,
VT 05403 (802) 864-0115
Email: diane.dumas@vsds.org   

Recruitment Coordinator, Jenny PitzJenny Pitz

Jenny Pitz has lived longer in Vermont than in her native state of New Jersey. A graduate of St. Michael’s College (1993,) Ms. Pitz’s Customer Service and Marketing background gives her solid business acumen.  As a little girl, her grandparents would bring Jenny, her brother and 4 other grandchildren to Vermont for the summer month of July.

Jenny has spent every summer of her life at Harvey’s Lake in West Barnet, VT. It is that deep connection with this state that drew Jenny to settle in Burlington after college. Vermont was and is her only choice. Jenny intends to share her love of and enthusiasm for our state when building relationships and making connections with Dental Students, Dental Residents and the VSDS membership. Jenny resides in Burlington with her 17 year-old cat. On weekends, you may bump into her at one of the karaoke evenings she hosts at local nightclubs.
  
Vermont State Dental Society
1 Kennedy Drive, Suite L-3 South Burlington,
VT 05403 (802) 864-0115
Email: jenny.pitz@vsds.org

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