NADP Honors 13 Members with Evelyn Ireland Volunteer Award

In celebration of outstanding volunteer achievements, the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) will honor 13 individuals with the Evelyn Ireland Volunteer Awards during the Sept. 20 general session of CONVERGE 2023, the association’s annual conference. The award recognizes annual volunteer contributions necessary for the association to accomplish its mission to improve consumer access to affordable, quality dental care through advocacy, research, and the promotion of dental benefits.

“NADP values collaborative volunteerism. It is the engine that drives the association and provides insight, innovation, energy, and enthusiasm along the way,” said Executive Director Mike Adelberg. “NADP is privileged to honor these outstanding individuals who are recipients of the 2023 Evelyn Ireland Volunteer Award.”

Following is a list of 2023 Evelyn Ireland Volunteer Award recipients and their contributions to NADP volunteer groups.


Andrea Braykovich, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Operations WorkGroup

The Operations WorkGroup is honoring Andrea for years of dedication to helping the Dental industry, specifically in credentialing.


Chris Campbell, United Concordia Dental

Education Commission

The Education Commission is praising Chris for identifying key CONVERGE topics and creating a heat map, ultimately making the session review easier for commission members.


Tony Davis, Delta Dental of Iowa

Research Commission

The Research Commission recognizes Tony for continuously improving NADP’s Industry Research Reports.


Sierra Feldmann, Delta Dental CA, NY, PA & Affiliates

Government-Funded Programs WorkGroup

Sierra Feldmann is the Senior Legislative and Policy Analyst for Government Affairs at Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies.


Ashley Grill, GEHA

Clinical Sub-WorkGroup

The Clinical Sub-WorkGroup honors Ashely’s work on the extended dental practice subgroup.


Jon Jennings, Delta Dental of Missouri

Membership WorkGroup

The Membership WorkGroup recognizes Jon for his exceptional outreach to Delta Dental prospects.


Dr. Mark Jurkovich, HealthPartners

Codes Sub-WorkGroup

The Codes Sub-WorkGroup is honoring Mark for his work on the Enhanced CDT Task Force over the past 12 months.


Sarah Key, Careington International

Membership WorkGroup

The Membership WorkGroup is honoring Sarah as the Rookie of the Year in recruiting supporting organization members.


Eric Kirnbauer, Vyne

EDI WorkGroup

The EDI WorkGroup recognizes Eric for his expert knowledge of the X12 transactions and dedication to increasing the Dental rate of EDI.


Kathy Larkin, DenteMax

Government Relations WorkGroup

The Government Relations WorkGroup is honoring Kathy for outstanding service in advancing the group’s objectives.


Heather McDermott, Principal

Communications WorkGroup

The Communications WorkGroup recognizes Heather for representing the group on the Consortium Steering Committee.


Deb Ramsay, Ameritas

Operations WorkGroup

The Operations WorkGroup is praising Deb for her superior insurance knowledge and willingness to share with the WG to improve dental.


Angela Salverian, United Concordia Dental 

Research Commission

The Research Commission is honoring Angela for her constant push to improve the content and presentation of NADP’s industry research.




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National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), a Texas nonprofit corporation with headquarters in Dallas, is the representative and recognized resource of the dental benefits industry. NADP is the only national trade organization with a broad spectrum of dental benefits companies operating in the United States. NADP’s members provide Dental HMO, Dental PPO, Dental Indemnity and Discount Dental products to more than 200 million Americans.

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