GSLDS Central Office Staff

Meg Stagina, CAE

Executive Director

As Executive Director, I am responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Society and implementing policies adopted by the Board of Directors. I direct and coordinate the Society's activities to ensure that we are best meeting and serving the needs of our members.

Laura Rhoads

Meetings Director

As Meetings Director, I am responsible for coordinating the various aspects of planning and implementing arrangements for the Mid-Continent Dental Congress as well as other functions and CDE events throughout the year. I am also responsible for exhibitor relations as well as negotiations with vendors, including the registration company and show decorator. Managing the Society's compliance with ADA CERP regulations also falls under my duties.

Nikki Sprehe

Communications Director

As the Communications Director, I am responsible for all aspects of Society’s publicity, including mailings, brochures, postcards, emails and our website. Along with our editor, I compose the Society's award-winning publication, The Dental Arch. I also work closely on the Mid-Continent Dental Congress promotion, sponsorships and registration.

Susan Prosperi

Membership & Public Education Director

As the Membership Director, my primary duties are recruitment and retention of member dentists. I work closely with the Council on Membership on new ways to recruit members and steps to grow our membership in addition to retaining our current members. In my Public Education role, I am responsible for creating and implementing new programs related to educating the public about the importance of maintaining excellent oral health. My responsibilities also include facilitating programs that support current and future member dentists.

Emily Cline

Event & Office Manager

As Event & Office Manager, I am responsible for assisting in the creation and execution of successful member events and continuing education offerings. I also oversee the Society’s social media marketing and engagement, and ensure the smooth operation of the Dental Society’s Central office.