Dr. Almond received his degree in dentistry from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2004 and later his degree in orthodontics. He has served as Vice President and Secretary of the Benton-Franklin Counties
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Let’s face it: a web site is only as good as the information it contains and the architecture designed to move a visitor through it. If someone can’t find what they’re looking for, you might as well not have a site.
Jim Ribary loves golf— digging in, analyzing the course, and improving his game by honing in on the nuances of the course. His path to becoming president of the WSDA Board of Directors has been similar — he’s served on committees and as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President and President-elect over the past eight years, developed an understanding of how the organization works from the ground up, met and befriended the players, and helped shape and define the course of the organization for his tenure and beyond. It didn’t always come naturally. “When I started out I was like a lot of members out there — I really preferred to stay in the background. I just wanted to understand the finances and serve on the Budget and Finance Committee. Now I have the confidence in myself and the issues, know where we want to position ourselves as an organization, and how to best deliver that message to our members. As president, I’m certainly not in the background anymore, but I think taking that time was instrumental.”
Leadership is a role of responsibility. I have responsibly represented our membership, promoting the policies that are important to us, and facilitating change when needed. I do not back down from controversy. The issues currently facing the ADA are issues with which I am well acquainted...