Meet the Hope Dental Clinic Team

Blanca Lopez Perez

Spanish Interpreter

Edward Novak, LDA

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.

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 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.

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!

Matthew Lim

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.

Misty Addyman, RDH

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 husband, Steve, and their two fur babies. She enjoys spending time with her pug, Carlos, and her shepherd mix, Khaleesi.

Tamara Haupt

Program Manager

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.

Jessica Flotterud, RDH, MS, MPH

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.


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.

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