Charlie Clark, DMD - Chair
Pediatric Dentist, Pediatric Dental Specialists
Dr. Clark joined the board in 2016, the year that Brighter Way Institute was incorporated. Prior to joining the Brighter Way Institute board of directors, Dr. Clark served on the boards of several local Arizona community non-profits and continues to advocate for improvements in the delivery of oral health services to those in need. Dr. Clark was recognized in 2015 by the American Dental Association with the Golden Apple Award for New Dentist Leadership. Dr. Clark received his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and completed his dental education at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Dr. Clark maintains a private practice in the East Valley.
Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH - Vice Chair
Dean Emeritus, School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University
Dr. Dillenberg joined the board in 2016, the year that Brighter Way Institute was incorporated. He brings a background of public health having served as the Associate Director for public health programs for the State of California and as the Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. Dr. Dillenberg continues to serve in numerous leadership positions on the health-related boards and associations. Dr. Dillenberg completed his dental education at New York University and received a Master's Degree in Public Health from Harvard University. He currently serves as the dean emeritus of the School of Dentistry & Oral Health at A.T. Still University.
Edmund Portnoy, Ph.D. - Board Member
Dr. Portnoy joined the board in 2016, the year that Brighter Way Institute was incorporated. He brings a background of public service and private philanthropy. Ed is retired from his 15-year tenure as the founding Director of Grants Programs from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Prior to that, Dr. Portnoy worked for the Community Services Department of the City of Scottsdale, AZ, and also as the Executive Assistant to the Mayor and City Council. Dr. Portnoy currently serves on the Scottsdale Human Service Commission. Dr. Portnoy received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University.
Dave Allazetta joined the board in 2019. He brings over 25 years of experience as a corporate executive, recognized expert in healthcare administration and active leader in community organizations. Previously, Dave was the CEO for United Healthcare in Arizona and New Mexico for all commercial lines. He oversaw the establishment of the first Association Health plan in Arizona under the Presidential executive order signed in 2018. The Southern Arizona Chamber Association now provides aﬀordable health insurance options for thousands of small businesses. In 2018, Dave was a key player on the executive team that directed the investment of over $2,000,000 in the community, providing much needed services to over 1,000,000 Arizonans.
CEO and Founder, Catalytic Health Partners
Susan Cordts joined the board in 2018. As the CEO and Founder of Catalytic Health Partners, Susan provides the leadership and vision that enables the integrated health population management company to pursue its mission of reshaping healthcare. Prior to starting Catalytic Health Partners in 2014, she was CEO of Adaptive Technologies, Inc., and CEO and Managing Director of Universal Robot Systems. She has more than 20 years experience including responsibility for directing the marketing activities of one of the largest cardiovascular programs. She received her AD in Nursing, a BA in Marketing from Midwestern State University, and a master’s in international management (MIM) from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.
President and Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
Bernie Glossy joined the board in 2019. He is the former President and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois, and, before that, Delta Dental of Arizona. Mr. Glossy is a fellow in the College of Healthcare Executives. His distinguished career in the healthcare industry spans over 30 years. Mr. Glossy has served as a director on numerous Boards, including The Delta Dental Plans Association Board, and The DeltaUSA Board of Directors, The John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Board, The Phoenix Suns Charity Foundation, The Rio Salado Dental Hygiene School Advisory Committee, Arizona and California Regents Advisory Council, State of Arizona E-Commerce Task Force (Governor-appointment), and The John C Lincoln Hospital Network Board.
Rob Laizure, Sr. - Member
Chairman, Full Contour Design Services
Rob Laizure joined the board in 2019. Rob has enjoyed a successful career in the outdoor advertising business for 30 years. He founded Nevada Outdoor Systems in 1992. Through merger, acquisition, and consolidation, Rob grew the business to over 200 billboards and ultimately sold the business to Clear Channel. In 2006, he founded ProCerex Dental Lab which specializes in high quality manufacturing of dental prosthetics in China. In February of 2011, he sold ProCerex to focus his energy onto Full Contour, a design service for dentistry. His successful experiences in manufacturing and consolidating business have given him a unique skill set to lead the Full Contour team.
Corrie Worth joined the board in 2018. Prior to joining the Brighter Way Institute board, Corrie had served as a volunteer, assisting its founder, Dr. Kris Volcheck. Corrie attended ASU in the field of physical fitness and became a Certified Personal Trainer. After running a small personal training business, she joined an international photography company and became the Director of Operations for their fashion division. After years of traveling and with the birth of her second child, Corrie started her own freelance photography company Take-Two Photography, and now Corrie Worth Photography.Corrie has used her photography talents to serve several not-for-profits such as CASS, CHILDHELP and various animals rescue organizations.
Terry Araman brings a wide range of community service experience to the Brighter Way Board of Directors. He is passionate about working with homeless veterans, a dedication that stems from his three years as an Army medic in Vietnam. He is director of the Madison Street Veterans Association, one of the nation's first homeless veteran organizations based on the principle of peer support. Terry has worked and volunteered at the Lodestar Day Resource Center at the Human Services Campus for the homeless in Phoenix. Terry draws upon his 25 years of business and education experience to provide leadership skills to his various charity endeavors. Brighter Way Institute is fortunate to have his expertise on it's Board.