President Jeanne Bosecker, BSN, RDH
Jeanne R. Bosecker, BSN, RDH is a private practice dental hygienist living in the Chicago Suburbs. She received her BSN from the University of Iowa in 1996. After discovering that nursing was not for her, she found her passion in dentistry working as an assistant for a pediatric dentist, a general dentist and an orthodontist. She graduated with her AAS in dental hygiene from Illinois Central College in Peoria, IL in 2006. She worked for three years at a small general dentistry practice in Glen Ellyn, IL and for eight years at a general practice in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. She currently works part time at a general practice in Wheaton and one in Bloomingdale. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking, live music and karaoke. She lives in Bartlett, IL with her three cats.
Secretary, Kym Dallstream
Biography coming soon
General Assembly, Chair Kim Fasula RDH
Kim Fasula is eager to serve as General Assembly Chair for IDHA! Kim began working as a dental assistant while she was an undergraduate student at Loyola University working on her BS in Biology. She went on to earn an AAS in Dental Hygiene from Kennedy-King College at UIC College of Dentistry, an MS in Dental Hygiene from Forsyth in Boston, an MPH from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and is about to complete a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in Health Professions Education from UIC College of Medicine.
Kim practiced clinical dental hygiene for over 20 years and remains passionate about education, research, and service! Kim has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor with faculty appointments teaching dental hygiene students at Kennedy King College and dental students at UIC College of Dentistry. She spent two years as the principle investigator on a clinical trial at UIC studying the association between oral biofilm and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and had her research published in the American Journal of Medicine. Additionally, during her tenure at UIC, she served as Director of Faculty Dental Practice and Director of Clinic Operations in the Department of Orthodontics. In 2014, she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), National Dental Honor Society, which is considered the highest achievable honor in dental education!
Kim is currently the Director of Hygiene for Chicagoland Smile Group and the Director of Interprofessional Education for Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. She also serves as an active dental hygiene clinical licensing board examiner for both CRDTS and CDCA (formerly NERB).
Kim is a member of the Malcolm X College Advisory Board and sits on the Allied Dental Personnel Committee for the Illinois State Dental Society, in addition to working on countless committees on local, city, state, and national levels.
Kim is a life-long resident of the city of Chicago, where she currently resides with her husband Jim, children Tressa, Francesca, and Jimmy, and her 3 dogs, Hazel, Henry and Gertie. During her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time at her lake house, boating, doing yoga, traveling, and reading.
“Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession”
Treasurer Rebecca Van Horn, RDH, BARebecca Van Horn is pleased to serve as Treasurer of IDHA, voted in by the Board of Trustees in January 2016. Rebecca is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she received a Certificate of Dental Hygiene and concurrently, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (political science). She practiced clinically for eight years in Columbus, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois, including in a hospital-based dental center.
For 28 years, Rebecca was a “corporate” hygienist, working for Oral-B (Gillette) and then Crest (P&G), providing educational lectures on preventive dentistry topics to dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting students, faculty and staff at schools in the Midwest, Northeast, New England and Mid Atlantic regions in the US and three provinces in Canada. Additional responsibilities included product introduction, usage and recommendation within her assigned schools. She “shared the science” with key opinion leaders and company-sponsored speakers and presented herself at the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting, the Yankee Dental Meeting and the Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association Meeting. During the last five years of her corporate career, Rebecca also functioned as a corporate liaison to the American College of Prosthodontists, the Society of American Indian Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Hygienists Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Association of Women Dentists.
Rebecca currently serves on the Advisory Boards to Dental Hygiene Programs at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kennedy King College and Fox College and the Dean’s Advisory Board of Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine. She recently accepted a board member position with the CDS Foundation.
Passionate about the profession hygiene and hygienists’ impact on consumer oral care products, and not quite ready to “hang it up”, Rebecca recently accepted a professional educator position with Waterpik, covering the City of Chicago territory. On the road again… Rebecca lives in downtown Chicago with her ever-so-patient and supportive husband Allan.
President -Elect Sherri Foran, RDH, BSDH, MPA
Sherri Foran is excited to serve as President Elect of the IDHA. Sherri began her career in dentistry in 1987 as a dental assistant. In 1992, she graduated from St. Louis Community College with an A.A. S. degree in Dental Hygiene. In 2012, Sherri earned her Bachelor's in Dental Hygiene from the College of Southern Nevada, and in 2016 she earned her Master's in Public Administration from the University of Illinois.
Sherri practiced clinical dental hygiene for 20+ years and holds professional licenses in Illinois, Michigan, MIssouri, Kansas and California. In 2012, Sherri was given the opportunity to teach dental hygiene. both didactically and clinically and from 2014-2016 served as the co-director of the Fox College Dental Hygiene Program.
Sherri now enjoys a career with the Illinois Department of Public Health, as the Oral Health Consultant for the Northern Illinois Region. Providing quality assurance in the school-based oral health dental sealant programs, supporting local health departments and providing community members with dental referrals and information are enjoyed. Sherri also currently serves on the advisory board at Fox College.
Sherri lives in Downers Grove with her husband, Dave of 31 years and their fur-baby Olivia. Sherri also has two adult daughters, a son-in-law and is expecting her first grandchild soon! Boating and anything "water" is what Sherri and her family do for fun! Sherri and Dave also serve on the board of a marriage ministry and present two weekends a year for couples who desire a "new beginning" for their marriage.
A "smile" is the prettiest thing you will ever wear!"
Laura M. Scully CDA, RDH, MS
Laura M. Scully started in dentistry as a Dental Assistant student at Triton College. After a few years as an assistant, she returned to school and graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1991 with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She received an award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and was elected to membership in Sigma Phi Alpha, the Dental Hygiene Honor Society. Throughout her career, she remained a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association. In 2013, she became a Part Time Adjunct Faculty member in the Dental Hygiene program through the City Colleges of Chicago while continuing to work in Skokie, Illinois as a private practice clinician. She achieved her Master of Science in Training and Development from the University of St. Francis in 2016. Her dedication to her patients and students is evident in her enthusiasm for dental health. She enjoys spending time with her husband and triplet boys in their home on the far northwest side of Chicago.