NADP Staff

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Evelyn F. Ireland, CAE  
Executive Director

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Evelyn Ireland has more than 25 years of experience as a trade association CEO and 40 plus years of experience in the fields of government and insurance. She has been named by Insurance Newscast as one of the ten health care executives among the “100 Most Powerful People in the Insurance Industry.”  With NADP’s membership covering more than 92% of all the dental benefits covering 187 million Americans, she serves as the media spokesperson for the dental benefits industry and as a frequent speaker at industry and association events.  She maintains the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation, which she earned in 1996. In 2000 she was featured as one of the seven outstanding female association executives by the Texas Society of Association Executives.  In 2003 she was profiled in ASAE’s monthly magazine for maintaining her edge through competitive rowing, but in recent years has turned to golf as her active athletic venture—trimming her handicap to 14.  She holds degrees in Fine Arts and Public Affairs As Executive Director of NADP, Ireland provides broad management oversight to a full time professional staff of nine.  As the NADP’s first and only Executive Director she has been on the job for over 22 years.  She has extensive experience in all aspects of NADP operations and plays a direct role in NADP’s centers of expertise: government relations, research and education.

Timothy L. Brown  
Deputy Executive Director

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timIn January 2003, Timothy L. Brown became NADP Deputy Executive Director with responsibilities for development and inter-association relations along with managing the work of the Codes and Clinical Workgroups of the NADP Standards and Transactions Initiative (STI).  Today, Mr. Brown serves as the NADP staff liaison to the American Dental Association (ADA) Code Maintenance Committee (CMC), serves on the ADA Dental Claim Form Advisory Committee (DeCFAC), serves as NADP staff liaison to the Executive Committee and Measure Development and Maintenance Committee of the Dental Quality Alliance (DQA), is a member of the Dental Workgroup of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) and is co-chair of the Dental Workgroup of the Workgroup for Data Interchange (WEDI).  Tim also represents NADP as a member of Health Level 7 (HL7) and the ADA Standards on Dental Informatics (SCDI). Brown entered the dental benefits industry in February 1996 as Compliance Manager for one of the largest dental benefits companies.  In February 1998, Tim joined the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) as Director of Government Relations responsible for monitoring and responding to state and federal legislation and regulations and managing various volunteer committees within NADP.  Prior to entering the dental benefits industry, Tim was a staff member and eventually Chief of Staff for a member of the Texas House of Representatives and worked for a Texas Governor.


 

Eme Augustini
State Affairs Manager

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emePrior to joining the NADP Government Relations team in September 2012, Eme worked with a national trade association managing regulatory compliance and grassroots advocacy programs. She earned her bachelor’s  in political science and philosophy from Texas A&M University. Eme currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Commission and State Exchange Task Force and coordinates activities of the NADPac Committee.


 

Jerry Berggren 
Director of Research & Information

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Jerry brings over 20 years of experience in market research, strategy and analysis to his role at NADP.  Prior to joining NADP in 2004, Jerry worked in market research and advertising in healthcare, financial services and electric utility industries.  Jerry earned his BA in Political Science from Louisiana State University and his MBA from Tulane University.

 


 

Rene Chapin 
Director of Membership & Communications

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reneRene has over 20 years of experience in association management.  She served as communications and membership director for both trade and professional organizations.  Prior to joining NADP she served as communications manager for an association management company specializing in small business organizations.  She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she earned a B.S in Journalism and Advertising.

 


 

Brian Flynn
Dental Informatics Manager
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brianBrian brings over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Before NADP, Brian founded K-Ten Solutions, a leading expert in document management including the paper claim to 837 EDI conversion process. More recently he was Chief Operating Officer at Affiliated Network Services. He has a B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

 


 

  

Kris Hathaway 
Director of Government Relations

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krisKris has almost 20 years of experience in the advocacy arena. Kris has managed the dental benefits industry through the Affordable Care Act and oversees all federal and state legislative and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining NADP, she started her career as a Congressional staffer and then as an associate at a Washington D.C. lobbying firm working on environmental and maritime issues for various trade associations.

 


 

 

Shayne Leatherwood 
Office Administrator

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shayneShayne has been with NADP for 10 years as the office administrator, serving as the initial point of contact for general NADP questions including conference registrations and CONVERGE exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities.  Shayne ensures that the NADP office runs efficiently through her organizational and professional skills.  Prior to NADP, Shayne worked in various administrative duties in commercial real estate redevelopment, sales and marketing. 

 


 

Jeremy R. May 
Education Manager
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jeremyJeremy joined the NADP team in October of 2011.  He previously worked in the legal field for 8 years as the Office Manager for criminal defense law firm and also was a Manager of Dispute Resolution for an arbitration company in Dallas. Jeremy grew up in the state of New Mexico and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

 


 


Lauren Oakley
Web Manager
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LaurenPrior to joining NADP, Lauren worked for the Texas Dental Association (TDA) as the publications coordinator and the Texas Academy of General Dentistry (TAGD) as the communications coordinator. Lauren has a B.A. in multimedia journalism from the University of Texas in Austin. She is currently enrolled in University of Denver's Masters program for Information and Communications Technology with a focus on website design & development. 

 

 

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