Catherine Amiot - Board Chair
President and Executive Director, Mission of Mercy Mobile Medical Clinics
Ms. Amiot joined the board in 2016, the year that Brighter Way Institute was incorporated. She brings a background of leadership in both the public and private sector. She has served as an Executive Management Consultant in the Arizona governor's Office and a Management Consultant and Policy Advisor for the US Department of Defense. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a special emphasis on public policy. Ms. Amiot has served as the President and Executive Director of Mission of Mercy, a privately funded nonprofit healthcare organization, since May 2004.
Charlie Clark, DMD - Board Secretary/Treasurer
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.
Regina Cobb, DDS - Board Member
Dentist, Owner, Riata Valley Dental Center
Dr. Cobb joined the board in 2016, the year that Brighter Way Institute was incorporated. She brings a background of public service having served as the President and legislative liaison of the Kingman Chamber of Commerce. She has also been President and Chair of the Council of Government Affairs of the Arizona Dental Association. Dr. Cobb was elected to the House of Representatives of the Arizona State Legislature in 2015. She continues to serve there representing counties in western Arizona. She is a graduate of the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Cobb is the owner of two private practice clinics in Kingman, AZ.
Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH - Board Member
Dean, School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still Univeristy
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 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.