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VSDS Staff

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

Manager of Finance & Events, Diane Dumasdiane dumas

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 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

Office & Membership Manager, Hilary VanBenthuysenHilary VanBenthuysen

Hilary was born and raised in Vermont. She graduated from Champlain College with a B.S in Business Administration. Having spent several years in the Raleigh, NC area, she has come to appreciate all that Vermont has to offer and the support of her large, extended family. Hilary has a varied background in client relations, and previously worked serving the membership of a local union. She lives in Essex Junction, and spends most of her free time raising her three year old son.
 
Vermont State Dental Society
1 Kennedy Drive, Suite L-3 South Burlington,
VT 05403 (802) 864-0115
Email: hilary.vanbenthuysen@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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