The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is a tripartite, voluntary professional organization that is a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest and oldest national dental society in the world. PDA is one of 53 constituent/territorial societies of the American Dental Association and has approximately 5,000 member dentists throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PDA is comprised of ten district components and 45 locals representing different geographic sections of the state. It is governed by 13 highly professional Board members, two of whom are non-voting members and a dedicated staff of 18 who work in the central office in Harrisburg.
Reporting to the President, Officers and the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director (ED) serves as chief executive officer and is responsible for administrative and personnel management, guidance with respect to best governance practices, communications and public relations, meetings and education programs, liaison relationships and advocacy. The ED will have the opportunity to execute the newly-approved strategic plan and guide a progressive future by building on a strong foundation. A renewed focus on innovation will result from intentional listening to the membership and targeting mission-focused efforts towards “added value” for all members.