Tonia Socha-Mower, MBA, EdD (c), Executive Director

A pioneer in the public health arena, Tonia is the Executive Director at the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB). She initially gained attention when she started the first dental clinic in the nation that was embedded in a medical and mental health clinic in a student health center to offer comprehensive care. She ultimately was promoted to Director Student Health, where she managed the medical, dental, and counseling departments at Morehead State University. Governor Steven Beshear also appointed her to the Kentucky Board of Dentistry and now she manages the national association. Driven by a passion to help others, Tonia is best known for inspiring change and developing creative solutions to obstacles. Recently, she was asked to be part of a panel to speak to 200 other association Executive Directors and Chief Executive Officers about how to manage the financial consequences of COVID-19.


Maricarmen Lopez, Project Manager

Maricarmen has been part of the AADB Central Office since February 2019. In addition to the administrative duties, her main responsibilities include maintenance of the membership database, meeting registrations, Board Order submissions to the Clearinghouse, and monthly board reports. 

Email MariCarmen: [email protected]


Stephanie Rojas, Project Manager

Stephanie has been with the AADB since May 2017. She is currently a Project Manager and is responsible for monitoring the financial accounts, clearinghouse, self-query, membership progress and keeping members informed the entire way. 

Email Stephanie: [email protected]


Bianca Rogers, Project Manager

Bianca joined AADB in August 2019. As Project Manager, she mainly oversees AADB's Assessment Service Program, including ERA's, D-PREP and Remediation. She also provides administrative support for AADB's mid-year and annual meetings, coordinating speakers and special guest.

Email Bianca: [email protected]