Ann Battrell, MSDH
Ann Battrell, MSDH, is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). She is the first registered dental hygienist and the first former ADHA president to serve in this position. Previously, Battrell served as assistant executive director for strategic planning and education for ADHA, following her promotion from director of education in October 2004. She began her career with the association in June 2000 as the manager of education. As CEO, Battrell represents ADHA to governmental bodies, educational institutions, other related associations, and corporate partners. She also oversees a host of staff programs from membership recruitment to consumer awareness, as well as the comprehensive responsibilities for all elements of ADHA's operation.