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Board of Directors - Teeth Savers International
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Beth Lee, President, Lubbock, Texas

Beth Sackett was born in North Platte, Nebraska on 10/6/1942. Her father was a Presbyterian Minister. She graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1979. For 5 years Beth was a Civil Service employee at the Nebraska Air National Guard, 5 years at Litton Dental Products in the Engineering Department, 5 years at Texas Instruments as a Product Planning Manager, 5 years as a Social Worker and Program Director of Women's Protective Services. She worked as an Administrative Assistant to Dr Gwen Jorden, DDS for 18 years. She retired in 2007. Her volunteer work includes Camp Fire Girls, Jr Hi Presbyterian Church Youth Group, Contact Lubbock, Family Outreach Center, Stevens Ministry, and the Lord's Table Food Ministry/Ronald McDonald House. Beth is married to Dr Arthur E Lee. She has 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren. She resides in Lubbock, Texas and is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Gene Day, Vice President, Lubbock, Texas and Hobbs, New Mexico

Gene has been in the steel business in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico for 30 years plus. He owns Hobbs Iron and Metal and Steel Depot and is a partner in Jarvis Metals Recycling. Gene and his wife, Beverly are members of Westminister Presbyterian Church in Lubbock, Texas where he currently serves as an elder. They have been on numerous mission trips to Belize, CA and has worked in the field with the Teethsavers team in Zambia and Malawi. He loves to hunt and has made numerous trips to Africa.

Dr. David Midkiff, DDS, Secretary/Treasurer, Lubbock, Texas

David is a general dentist in private practice in Lubbock and Tahoka, Texas. He has been involved with short-term outreach mission projects in Guatemala sponsored by Central American Missions. He enjoys working with Covenant Hospital's mobile dental program providing dentures for low income patients in Lubbock and the surrounding countries. David and his wife Lexi are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lubbock.

J.R. Cochran, Executive Director

jr cochranJ.R. has spent the last 10 years working in the local church. His role as Missions Director at Westminster Presbyterian Church introduced him to Teethsavers.  He traveled to Malawi in 2013 to witness their work first hand and has served on the Board ever since.  JR came on staff as Interim Executive Director in January of 2015.  He recently moved to Abilene where he is finishing his graduate work at Logsdon Seminary.  J.R. is, undeservedly, married to Amy who is way out of his league.  They have a 15 month old son named Tom and are expecting another boy in March of 2015.


Dr. Ronald Smith, DDS, Oral Surgeon, Lubbock, Texas

Robert Seymore, CPA, Lubbock, Texas

Mikell Bollinger, Board Member, Lewisville, TX

Mikell is the Texas regional director for Canine Companions for Independence, a national non-profit organization that provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities to help them live more independently.  She has served in fundraising and leadership positions with health-related organizations for over two decades. Mikell has also participated in short-term mission projects both domestically and in Belize, where she had the opportunity to work directly with Teethsavers founder and family friend, the late Dr. Jack Rudd.  Mikell enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.  She is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lubbock.

Dr. Kelly Robinson, D.D.S

Kelly is a general dentist in private practice in Lubbock, Texas. She has been involved with multiple short-term mission trips to Mexico and Guatemala as well as missions in her church and dental society for many years and truly loves mission work in all capacities. She and her husband Wesley are members of First United Methodist Church. They have 3 boys.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Karin van Nes, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Rev. Paul Cunningham, La Jolla, California
Dr. Ed Wentz, DDS, Lubbock, Texas
Iqbal Patel, Chipata, Zambia
Dr. Chris Kapeshi, Lusaka, Zambia
Dr. Kelly Robinson, D.D.S

Kelly is a general dentist in private practice in Lubbock, Texas. She has been involved with multiple short-term mission trips to Mexico and Guatemala as well as missions in her church and dental society for many years and truly loves mission work in all capacities. She and her husband Wesley are members of First United Methodist Church. They have 3 boys.

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