Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic Board of Directors

Kim Isringhausen, BSDH, RDH, MPH: President Kim T. Isringhausen is an associate professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.  She also serves as chair for the Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach.  Isringhausen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from VCU School of Dentistry and a Master of Public Health degree from VCU School of Medicine.  She received specialized training through awarded teaching fellowships from the American Dental Education Association and Virginia Commonwealth University.  Her private practice experience includes five different practice settings including the VCU Dental Faculty Practice.

André Hintermann:  Past President. Mr. Hintermann is a retired banker. He became a full-time resident of the United States in 2001 and received approval for full citizenship here in 2012. He was a longtime financial supporter of the Madison Free Clinic and the initial financial sponsor of and served as a director of the Orange County Free Clinic and a director from 2007 to 2012. He founded and was the initial financial sponsor of the Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic and has served as Chairman of the Board. Affiliation: retired.

Karen Allen: Karen Allen is long time resident of Madison County. She began her teaching career in Madison in 1975 and taught 7th grade for 19 years. In 1994 after receiving her graduate degree she became the principal of Waverly Yowell Elementary School in Madison.  Karen retired at the end of the 2014/2015 school year and was subsequently elected to the Madison County School Board. Karen lives with her husband Dave in Shelby. They have one daughter who lives and works in Northern Virginia. Currently, Karen is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Madison County. She is a past member of the Madison County Library Board, the Madison County Women’s Club Board and Madison County Optimist Club’s Board.

Mitchell H. Bernstein:  Mitch Bernstein retired from the practice of law in 2014, following a 40 year career spent primarily in Washington, DC.  Mr. Bernstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, in 1970 and from Yale Law School in 1973.  Mr. Bernstein served in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1977-1981, after which he went into private practice advising clients regarding their compliance obligations under various federal and state environmental statutes, and representing them in cleanup negotiations under the federal Superfund law at numerous hazardous waste disposal sites across the country.  Mr. Bernstein and his wife Barbara have owned their home in the community of Graves Mill (Madison County) since 1986, and are now full-time residents.

Tegwyn Brickhouse, DDS, PhD: Director of Oral Health Services Research Core
Associate Professor Dr. Brickhouse earned her dental degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and received her pediatric dentistry training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and completed a Dental Public Health residency at UNC. Before coming to VCU, Dr. Brickhouse was section head of pediatric dentistry in the Department of Oral Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Shannon Butler, DDS: Dr. Butler is a 1995 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia’s School of Dentistry. She has worked as a dentist in Culpeper for 14 years. Dr. Butler is a member of the Culpeper Rotary Club, the Farmington Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization, and Culpeper Presbyterian Church. She and her husband Tripp reside in Culpeper with their two children. Dr. Butler volunteered for the MOM project and represents Culpeper interests on the Board of Directors.

Rebecca Pousson, RDH, MBA: Ms. Rebecca Pousson is the executive associate dean for the VCU School of Dentistry where she manages and directs the finance, facilities, human resources, clinic operations, quality assurance and regulatory compliance teams.  Since arriving at VCU in 2008, Ms. Pousson has designed and implemented the S.T.A.R.S. program, an employee centered program, which focuses on developing the employees into “owners” and then rewarding them for their contributions. She has also worked diligently to design and implement a compensation system for the DDS faculty, to reward increased time contributions and efficiency enhancements. A major effort has been to assign measured goals to the various staff groups that work with faculty and students. These efforts have had a significant impact in the profitability for these clinics. Ms. Pousson continues to work with the staff, faculty and students to develop new processes to improve patient treatment and satisfaction.

C. Richard Powers, CPA: Board Treasurer. C. Richard Powers has practiced public accounting in Culpeper since 1990 as a sole practitioner. His practice consists primarily of providing bookkeeping, payroll tax, and income tax services to small local business, and income tax return preparation services to individuals in the Culpeper, Orange and Madison area. Prior to 1990 Richard worked for several years as the controller for a local Culpeper construction firm, and prior to that was employed as a staff accountant with a regional accounting firm in Richmond. Mr. Powers has served on the Board of Directors of the Full Circle Thrift Store and of the Culpeper Music Society, both located in Culpeper, for several years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech in 1971.

Thomas Reynolds, MD: Dr. Reynolds is Chief Medical Officer of UVA Culpeper Hospital.  Dr. Reynolds has worked as a family medicine provider with UVA Primary Care Culpeper Family Practice for 34 years. He stepped down from his role as associate medical director for the University of Virginia Physicians Group in Culpeper to take this role.  He was voted Doctor of the Year in 2010 at Culpeper Regional Hospital.

David Sarrett, DMD, DDS: Dr. Sarrett is Dean, School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University.In 1993, Dr. Sarrett accepted the position of Chair, Department of General Practice Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. He continued to be active in teaching and research while serving as department chair at VCU and in 1999, he was promoted to Professor. Dr. Sarrett became the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at VCU School of Dentistry in 2000 and led the successful accreditation process for the school’s nine dental education programs.

Jack Thompson, Jr., DDS: Vice President and Director of Dental Services, PRDC. He graduated from MCV School of Dentistry in 1968. Dr. Thompson completed a general dentistry residency with the USAF and served in the USAF Dental Corps on active duty. He has practiced dentistry in Gordonsville for almost 40 years and maintains his license. He is a life member of the American Dental Association and the Virginia Dental Association and past member of the Charlottesville Albemarle Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Thompson served as Dental Director for the first Piedmont Regional Mission of Mercy project. He volunteers his time to provide medically necessary extractions for the Orange County Free Clinic. He is responsible for all dental operations of the PRDC and represents Orange County on PRDC Board of Directors. Affiliation: Semi-retired from private practice.

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