Meet the Hope Dental Clinic team

Jessica Flotterud, R.D.H., M.S., M.P.H.

Executive Director

Jessica has almost a decade of dental health leadership experience and holds a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Master of Public Health from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 

Jessica has served as the Executive Director at Hope Dental Clinic since inception in 2016. Previously she was director of the dental clinic at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities since 2010. Under her leadership, Hope Dental Clinic successfully transitioned from a program within Union Gospel Mission to become an independent clinic serving the broader community. 

Leadership in Dental Health

Jessica has won scholarships with the American Dental Hygiene Association in leadership training, the American Dental Association for the Give Kids A Smile event development, and the National Network of Oral Health Access in leadership training.

She serves on the Minnesota Dental Hygiene Association’s Board of Directors as well as on the Governing Council of the Minnesota Public Health Association.

She has also served on the board of the Minnesota Oral Health Coalition.

Memberships

Minnesota Dental Hygiene Association
American Association of Public Health Dentistry
Minnesota Public Health Association

Hope Dental Clinic is a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

Jenelle Montoya

Grants Manager

Jenelle has over a decade of experience in fundraising and grants management, having worked in human services, higher education and the arts. She draws on her early experience in marketing and advertising to inform her grant writing. She earned a B.A. in English, Writing Emphasis from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. Jenelle values funder relationships and stewardship above all else, ensuring that institutional donors can place their trust in Hope Dental Clinic. When she’s not busily writing grants and reports, Jenelle spends her time on home improvement projects and taking care of her three rescue dogs and cat.

 

Veronica Evenson, L.D.A.

Licensed Dental Assistant/Clinical Manager

Veronica earned a degree in Dental Assisting from Herzing College in 2006. Veronica is the Privacy Official, the HIPPA Compliance Officer and the OSHA Safety Manager.  She is also Certified in CPR.

She enjoys helping the office and the clinic serve patients.  She also helps volunteers get acquainted with the office.

Veronica enjoys spending time with her large family, 2 dogs and cat.

 

   

Misty Addyman, R.D.H.

Dental Hygienist

Misty completed a degree in Dental Hygiene from Argosy University in 2016. She’s certified in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide and CPR. Misty is passionate about improving the quality of life for people in need of dental care and oral health education.

Misty grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. She lives in Minnetonka with her boyfriend, Steve, and their two fur babies. She enjoys spending time with her pug, Carlos, and her shepherd mix, Khaleesi.

Shelby Rutzick

Individual Giving Coordinator

Shelby received a B.A. in Geography and Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2017. She is inspired by Hope Dental Clinic’s impact in our community, and she is passionate about raising funds to provide quality dental care and oral health education in our region.

Shelby enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and gardening. 

Suzuki O’Keefe

Spanish Interpreter

Suzuki has been a practicing Spanish interpreter for many years. She is a true believer of helping those most in need in our community and that we are a large family working towards that common goal. Suzuki likes spending her spare time with her children, teaching Zumba classes and working on her house.

 

Edward Novak

Dental Assistant

Ed completed a degree in Dental Assisting from Century Community and Technical College. Along with his degree, he is also certified in CPR. Ed enjoys working with volunteers and patients of all backgrounds and helping the those most in need of dental care. He enjoys riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family in his spare time.

Hailey Woolverton

Front Desk Manager

With nearly a decade of customer service experience, Hailey values kind communication and prompt assistance over everything else. As front desk manager, she looks forward to greeting patients with a smile that assures them they’re in good hands. She is inspired by the giving nature of Hope Dental Clinic and is motivated by empathy and compassion to ensure each patient’s individual needs are met. In her spare time, she enjoys crafts, watching documentaries, and kayaking with her boyfriend, Zack.

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