The Auxiliary to the National Dental Association (ANDA) is comprised of spouses of dental professionals. Our organization serves as a supportive group to family members and friends of the NDA, ANDA, and affiliated NDA organizations. ANDA embraces the NDA’s mission of service to the community, dental student education and scholarships. AS ANDA members, we meet periodically throughout the year via teleconferences. Our Membership and Executive Board Meetings are held annually at the NDA conventions.
It is a pleasure to be elected as ANDA’s President for a two- year period, 2013 – 2015. Our membership is fast at work meeting via teleconference monthly planning for the upcoming 101st National Dental Association Convention and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA.
Over the next two years, ANDA will focus its attention on building collaborative alliances and leveraging partnerships in support of our emphasis areas:
- Communication/Educational Outreach, e.g. marketing to attract new members with emphasis on spouses married to female dentists, and dental care/educational awareness.
- Partnerships/Relationships, e.g. leveraging partners’ resources, and access to community service activities, and financially supporting dental students via scholarships in partnership with the NDA Foundation.
- ANDA Branding, e.g. Improving visibility and showcasing its value proposition in support of NDA families and children and initiating community service outreach projects
Our collective and collaborative efforts will go a long way in advancing the mission of NDA by engaging our families and promoting healthy community service projects. Let’s join together to cultivate our partnerships that can have lasting impacts on our families, especially our children’s future endeavors during their academic matriculation and beyond in the real business world.
We invite you to visit our website www.ANDAnow.com for more information about ANDA, how you can get involved and information for the upcoming convention.
Lenora Peters Grant, Ph.D.
Glenna Livingston, President
Auxiliary to the National Dental Association, ANDA