NCDHA Officers

Every year at our annual session we hold a House of Delegates where dental hygienists run for the below positions and are elected to serve the NCDHA!

Meet your 2018-2019 officers 



Sommer Wisher, RDH

Sommer Wisher has been a resident of Raleigh, NC for over 10 years and loves her community! Holding her degree in Youth and Family Studies from Kentucky Christian University and wanting a change of pace from the non-profit sector of which she has spent her entire career, Sommer decided to chase after her dream and pursue dental hygiene. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry with her BS in Dental Hygiene in 2016. Sommer is currently working with Avent Ferry Family Dentistry in Holly Springs and is active as President of the Durham Orange Component of NCDHA. Serving as Adjunct Faculty for UNC, she also stands on the Dental Hygiene Community Advisory Committee at UNC.


Immediate Past President 


Crystal Adams, CDA, RDH, MA

Crystal’s career in dentistry began in 1997 upon graduating from the Dental Assisting Program at Wilkes Community College. She worked four years in private practice as a CDA and returned to Central Piedmont Community College to receive an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene Degree in 2001. She continued her education at Mountain State University, earning her BS Degree in Organizational Leadership and her MA Degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Community College and University Leadership. She is an active member of numerous committees and organizations, including the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and volunteers at agencies, such as Missions of Mercy and Veterans Stand Down.

Vice President

Recording Secretary 



Beth Kornegay, RDH

Beth is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dental Ecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her BS degree in Dental Hygiene and MS degree in Dental Hygiene Education from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is an active member of ADHA, NCDHA, ADEA, and Sigma Phi Alpha – Xi Chapter.

Speaker of the House

ADHA Delegate 

ADHA Delegate

Eileen Clark, RDH

Eileen Clark received her AS Degree in Dental Hygiene from Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport, CT.  She continued her education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning her BS Degree in Dental Auxiliary Teacher Education and she earned an MS degree in Educational Administration and Supervision at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has been teaching at Central Piedmont Community College for 23 years and is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association.Eileen Clark, RDH