|Immediate Past President Betty Howard, RDH '83|
Betty Jean Howard earned her RDH in 1983 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She currently practices dental hygiene in Bethesda, Md. Ms. Howard served as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2011-2012, and will serve as immediate past president in 2012-2013. She has been a member of the board since 2000.
Throughout her professional career, Ms. Howard has held leadership roles in several component and state organizations, including: Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association newsletter editor and legislative co-chair, as well as MCDHA president and MDHA/MYPAC chair. She was appointed to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners in 1994, and was the first dental hygienist to hold the position of board president from 2000-2001. She also served a three-year term as the Dental Hygiene Member at Large on the Executive Board of the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners from 2008-2011. Ms. Howard was honored as the UMSOD Alumna of the Year in 2000.