Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Committee of CA

DHCC Committee Members

2016 Officers

President: Noel Kelsch, RDHAP
Vice President: Susan Good, Public Member
Secretary: Evangeline Ward, RDH

Susan Good – Fresno – Public Member
On April 5, 2013, Susan Good of Fresno was appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Good has been owner at Susan Good Consulting since 2010. She was district director for California Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez from 2002 to 2010, and served in various positions at the 21st District Agricultural Association, Big Fresno Fair, including director, president and vice president from 2001 to 2005. She was district director for Senator Jim Costa from 1996 to 2002 and senior vice president at Bank One from 1988 to 1996. Good served in multiple positions at Coast Savings and Loan, including vice president, branch manager, assistant vice president and director of advertising from 1978 to 1988.

Michelle Hurlbutt – Upland – RDH Educator
On January 6, 2016, Michelle Hurlbutt, was reappointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California, where she has served since 2009. Hurlbutt has been dean of dental hygiene at West Coast University since 2015, where she has been an associate professor since 2014. She was an associate professor at Loma Linda University from 1999 to 2014. Hurlbutt earned a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Science degree in dental hygiene education from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Joyce Noel Kelsch – Moorpark - RDHAP
On January 6, 2016, Ms. Kelsch was reappointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California, where she has served since 2012. Kelsch has been the owner at Noel Brandon Kelsch, Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice since 2008. She has been an infection control columnist at the Registered Dental Hygienist Magazine and an international speaker and consultant since 2002.

Sandra Klein – Irvine – Public Member
On January 6, 2016, Sandra Klein of Irvine, was reappointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California, where she has served since October 28, 2015. Klein has been executive director at Congregation B’nai Israel since 2001. She was executive director at YMCA of Orange County from 1997 to 2001, manager provider for support services at Initiatives for Children from 1994 to 1995 and director of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston's Family Parenting Center from 1986 to 1994. Klein was a management analyst at the U.S. Veterans Administration from 1983 to 1986 and a senior budget analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1980 to 1983. She earned Masters of Public Administration and Social Welfare degrees from Syracuse University.

Timothy S. Martinez - Temple City – DMD
On January 21, 2014, Dr. Martinez, was reappointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California where he has served since 2012. Martinez has been associate dean for community partnerships and access to care at the Western University of Health Sciences since 2009 and president of Outer Cape Dental Center since 2003. He served as program evaluator at the Forsyth Institute from 2010 to 2011, state dental Medicaid director at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Health and Human Services from 2006 to 2009 and dental consultant at the Office of Public Protection, Board of Registration in Dentistry, Massachusetts Department of Public Health from 2005 to 2009. He was the owner of Mid-Cape Dental Center from 2000 to 2005 and the dental director at South End Community Health Center from 2000 to 2003. Martinez served as dental director for Harbor Health Services Inc. from 1999 to 2003 and dental director at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless from 1994 to 2003. He earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Nicolette Moultrie – Martinez – RDH
On January 15, 2014, Nicolette Moultrie was reappointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California, where she has served since 2012. Moultrie has been adjunct faculty at Diablo Valley and Chabot Colleges since 2013 and owner and registered dental hygienist in alternative practice at Strategies for Healthy Smiles since 2008. She was program manager and clinical supervisor at the Contra Costa County Health Services Children's Oral Health Program from 2007 to 2013, project liaison for the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center’s fluoride varnish project from 2010 to 2012 and a registered dental hygienist for Jess J. Santucci, DDS from 2000 to 2009. Moultrie earned a Master of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of California, San Francisco.

Edcelyn Pujol – Danville – Public Member
On January 25, 2016, Edcelyn Pujol of Danville, was appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Pujol has been a financial advisor at Frontier Wealth Strategies Inc. since 2012. She was a financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual from 2010 to 2012 and a financial planner at Sampson Investment Management from 2006 to 2010. Pujol is a certified financial planner. She is a member of the Filipina Women’s Network.

Garry Shay – Reseda – Public Member
On April 5, 2013, Garry Shay of Reseda was appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Shay has been an associate trial attorney at Stockwell Harris Woolverton and Muehl since 2012. He was senior trial attorney at Chernow and Lieb Law Offices from 2004 to 2012, trial attorney at Glauber Berenson and Salazar from 1999 to 2004 and associate at Richlin and Theofanis from 1997 to 1999. Shay was senior associate at Ingber and Ivey from 1988 to 1997 and managing attorney for the Law Offices of Gary A. Rosenberg P.C. from 1987 to 1988. He served as associate at Strantz Sobelsohn Elkin and Bradford from 1986 to 1987 and associate for the Law Offices of Lloyd Robinson and Associates from 1981 to 1986. Shay earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern Law School.

Evangeline Ward – Benicia – RDH
On January 15, 2014, Evangeline Ward was reappointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California, where she has served since 2012. Ward has been a dental hygienist for Dr. Dawud Muhaimin since 2009 and for Dr. Richard Tabor since 2013. She was dental hygienist for Dr. Thomas Sharp from 2007 to 2012, for Dr. Michael Carpentier and Dr. Grace Mary Hume from 2007 to 2011 and for Dr. John Bristow and Dr. Scott Swoboda from 2009 to 2010. Ward was a probation counselor for the Contra Costa County Probation Department from 2001 to 2009 and for the Fresno County Probation Department from 1999 to 2001.