2019-2020 Officers



NICCOLE CARD, RDH, BSDH, MSDH:  Niccole has assumed the position of President according to our Association By-Laws.  Niccole has been a member of ADHA since serving as SADHA Vice President as a student.  She has held many positions in the Association from Secretary up to President, and on the state level as District Director, Director at Large, Vice President of Membership Services, and Delegate.  Most recently she has assumed the role of Student Services Chair under Membership Services for NYDHA.  She obtained her AAS from SUNY Orange, BSDH and MSDH from the University of Bridgeport.  Along with working in private practice, she is a full time Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Department at SUNY Orange.  

Immediate Past President

PATTI MARAGLIANO RDH, MSDH:  Patti has held the positions of Vice President, President Elect, and President.  She enjoys working in private practice, has been an adjunct clinical instructor at SUNY Orange, as well as the first Director of the Dental Assisting Program at Orange Boces in Goshen.



Vice President

TRACY JONES, RDH: Tracy is from Slate Hill,  She has been a member of ADHA since graduating from SUNY Orange in 2000.  She has served in many leadership roles such as Delegate, Vice President, President, Secretary, and at the state level as Vice President of Professional Development, Director At Large, Director, and Alternate Director. Recently she received a Community Service Award from Agri-Business Child Development School for providing dental screenings to migrant children, and oral health education to their parents. 


ZACHARY GEBERT, RDH: Zach is a graduate of SUNY Orange with his AAS.  He works at two different offices in Orange County.  He has been the Secretary for MHDHA since 2015.  He enjoys improving the health of his patients and keeping them comfortable in a dental setting.


CHRISTINE HERSCHEL, RDH: Christine has been a member and part of the Association Board for the better part of 25 years holding every position on the Board at some point.  Currently she holds a position on the NYDHA Board as Vice President of Membership Services.


Delgates to NYDHA

MARIYANKA MILUSHEVA, RDH-. She was born in Bulgaria, came to USA in 1999 and became an American citizen 5 years later. In 2015 she attained her RDH.  She acted as Delegate at the Empire Conference Annual Session in 2018.

Jessica Rissler, RDH, MS- Jessica Rissler graduated from OCCC in 2015. She will graduate from Texas Woman’s University with her MS in Health Studies with a focus in dental hygiene in May. Jessica works full time at The Center for Discovery with special needs patients and part time at OCCC as a clinical instructor.

District Director

Tracy Jones, RDH

Alternate District Director

Denise Pratts, RDH. Denise has been a member of the ADHA since the start of Dental Hygiene school. She obtained her AAS from SUNY Orange where she served as SADHA President and was chosen as Student Delegate for the NYDHA annual conference in 2017. She sat as a Mid-Hudson Delegate last annual session 2018. Denise currently works full time in private practice where she demonstrates the highest standards of clinical practice. She is recognized for her accountability and dedication to the health profession, the public, and its members.