Lisa Moravec, assistant professor and site coordinator for the UNMC College of Dentistry’s West Division Dental Hygiene Program, was recently elected 2019-2020 president-elect of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). She will become president in 2020 and immediate past-president the following year.

The ADHA is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of more than 185,000 registered dental hygienists across the country. ADHA works to support dental hygienists throughout their careers and advance the dental hygiene profession by developing new career paths, expanding opportunities for care, and providing the latest training and information.

“I am humbled, excited and truly honored to have the opportunity to serve my professional association,” Moravec said. “I am committed to learning and growing each day and hope to inspire others to strive to be the best versions of themselves. I am passionate about advancing the dental hygiene profession through engagement with our members and collaborative partners.”

Moravec has held many leadership positions within ADHA, including vice president, District VIII trustee and member of the executive, finance, student relations, and board policy and procedures committees.

Additionally, she served on the board of the ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health and was president of the Nebraska Dental Hygienists’ Association. Moravec has received numerous leadership awards, including being named Nebraska’s Dental Hygienist of the Year.

“I am blessed to be in a profession that I love and am passionate about serving. ADHA has several strategic initiatives that I am excited to be a part of that will be multi-year projects,” Moravec said. “This quote by Mark Twain accurately captures how I feel about my job and profession, ‘Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.'”