Meet the Officers



President – Erica Gates, RDH

In 2008, Erica obtained her Bachelor’s degree from University of Vermont with a double major in Neurobiology & Psychology. She continued her education at Vermont Technical College graduating with an Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2011.

Erica served six terms as secretary for the VDHA and is excited to continue her leadership development as President Elect. Erica is currently working in a private practice located in her home town.

Erica lives in Cambridge with her husband and son their dairy and beef farm. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, cooking, baking & gardening.


Immediate Past President – Brittney Gendreau, RDH

brittney-genreauBrittney graduated in 2010 from Vermont Technical College with her associates in dental hygiene. In 2012 she completed her BS in dental hygiene. Brittney has been working at the Community Health Centers of Burlington since 2010. She splits her time between the Community Health Centers main office and at their pediatric office. She enjoys working with people from all walks of life especially the kids. In the summer of 2014 Brittney volunteered in Nepal for two months teaching English.

Brittney is currently getting her MBA at UMass Lowell.

When she is not working Brittney enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family.


Treasurer – Ryan Pepper, RDH


Secretary – Daisy Giroux, RDH

Daisy graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2017 with an AS degree in Dental Hygiene. While in school she received the Vermont Dental Hygienists Association Spirit Award.

She currently works at Timberlane Dental Group as a pediatric hygienist. She enjoys working with a variety of different families of many different cultures and backgrounds.

In her spare time, Daisy likes to go fishing, hiking, camping, reading, and snowboarding.

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