Announcement about our Executive Director
Dear friends and partners of Hope Dental Clinic,
It is with both sadness and appreciation that we announce the resignation of our Executive Director, Jessica Flotterud.
Jessica was the Founder of Hope Dental Clinic and served as the Executive Director for six years. Before that, she led the clinic for five years as a part of Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. Over her many years working with the staff and volunteers at Hope she was loved and respected for her leadership and dedication to making sure no one went without dental care because of the inability to pay.
Jessica will now be serving as the Chief Strategic Officer at Apple Tree Dental. There she will be continuing to help those in need get the dental care they deserve. We are excited for her new endeavor and wish her all the best. We welcome you to do the same!
The board of directors has engaged Cincinnatus, a strategic leadership organization that is providing interim leadership. They will also be spearheading the search for our new Executive Director. We thank you for your patience and support during this time.
Hope Dental Clinic
Meet the Hope Dental Clinic Team
Jennifer (J.J.) Johnson
J.J. has been assisting patients in various healthcare settings for over 20 years. She attended Robert Morris University where she obtained an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting. The university provided training in administration and assisting the doctors. She is very passionate about helping facilitate the smooth and effective operation of the clinic as well as ensuring patients are visiting the dentist regularly and getting the care they need.
She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and happy they attended their appointments. Outside of work, she loves interior decorating. Stop in and check out how she has decorated the front desk!
Dental Clinic Coordinator
Matthew graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science from Wheaton College (IL) in 2020. He is passionate about providing quality dental care for underserved communities. Matthew attends to the needs of the clinic to ensure that patients receive a warm and accommodating experience.
When he’s not buzzing around the clinic, Matthew enjoys taking care of plants, spending time with his parrot Mango, and baking pastries for his friends and family.
Edward Novak, LDA
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.
Misty Addyman, RDH
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 husband, Steve, and their two fur babies. She enjoys spending time with her pug, Carlos, and her shepherd mix, Khaleesi.
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 BA 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.
Tamara graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication. She has a background in team building, coaching, and management in higher education and non-profit startup, and is energized by Hope Dental’s mission to provide quality dental care for underserved communities.
On her own time, Tamara likes to explore the Twin Cities’ many distilleries and restaurants, hike the North Shore and local trails, and enjoy the company of her kids and their dog, Bowie.
Veronica Evenson, LDA
Dental Assistant / Clinic Manager
Veronica earned a degree in Dental Assisting from Herzing College in 2006. Veronica is the Privacy Official, the HIPAA Compliance Officer, and the OSHA Safety Manager for Hope Dental Clinic. 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, two dogs, and two cats.