Meet the CDA Executive Committee

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From the Spring/Summer 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association

The CDA Executive Committee is comprised of four officers elected by the House of Delegates and three ex-officio (non-voting) members that include the speaker of the house, editor and executive director.

Dr. Carrie Mauterer 
graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2005. During her studies, Dr. Mauterer was involved in many leadership positions including class president for two years and president of her school’s ASDA chapter. She was honored to be awarded fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. For four years she served on the MDDS Board of Directors. While serving as the editor of the Articulator Magazine, she published dozens of her editorials and won two awards from the International College of Dentists for her editorial work. She was the recipient of the MDDS Volunteer of the Year award in 2013 and the MDDS Chair of the Year award in 2017. She serves as a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates. Dr. Mauterer is married to her husband, Jason, who is a fine woodworker. They are the proud parents of five boys as well as chicken tenders of 12 hens.

Dr. Nate Kunzman
graduated from Temple University School of Dental Medicine with a dual D.M.D./M.B.A. degree.  He then completed a two-year general practice residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA and was named chief resident of the Department of Dental Medicine in his second year. Dr. Kunzman is the past president of the Weld County Dental Society and has served multiple terms on the CDA Board of Trustees as the representative for Weld County. He was chair of the CDA Membership Council and received the 2019 CDA Exceptional Leadership Award.  Dr. Kunzman has been awarded fellowships with the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Dentists and the American Dental Implant Association. He is passionate about community outreach and dental advocacy.  He currently sits on the board of directors for the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) and was the site chair for COMOM in Greeley, CO in 2018.   

Vice President
Dr. Lindsay Compton majored in zoology and genetics during her undergraduate education at Iowa State University. At the University of Iowa Dental School, she held leadership positions within her class, the school and national student organizations. She won major research competitions and was published in the Journal of Dental Research. After dental school, Dr. Compton joined the general practice residence program at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, where she gained experience in sedation dentistry and provided care to developmentally disabled patients, elderly patients, and pediatric patients. Dr. Compton is active in the Spear Study Club and International Partnership for Occlusion Study Club. She also has held leadership positions in the CDA and MDDS and has served as chair of the CDA New Dentist Committee. She is currently serving as the chair of the 2020 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, in addition to serving as the ADA New Dentist Committee District 14 representative and a member of the ADA Council on Dental Practice.

Dr. Nelle Barr is a board-certified pediatric dentist at Children’s Dentistry, a private practice in Westminster, CO. She received her dental degree and pediatric dental certificate from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Barr enjoys working with children, and carrying on her family’s dental tradition (her sister, father and great grandfather were all dentists). She is a past president of the Adams County Dental Society and the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Barr was chair of the 2014 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention and the former president of the Metro Denver Dental Foundation. She is immediate past-president MDDS. She was born and raised in Frankfort, KY. She moved to Colorado in 1993. Dr. Barr and her husband, Larry, enjoy traveling, biking and camping. They are both pet crazy and have two dogs and a cat. Dr. Barr is an avid Rockies fan and a huge University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Speaker of the House
Dr. David Jackson earned his D.D.S. from the University of Iowa in 1992, where he also completed his undergraduate studies in biology. He grew up in Iowa and will forever be a Hawkeye. He moved to Colorado in 1992 and has been providing comprehensive family dental care through his private practice in Boulder County ever since. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and American College of Dentists. He has served as the president of the Boulder County Dental Society, a trustee for the Colorado Dental Association, and a delegate to the American Dental Association House of Delegates.  

Dr. Michael Diorio graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1985. He served three years in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps as a dentist stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. Upon his return to Colorado in 1989, he established a private practice in the Denver area. Dr. Diorio has been active in organized dentistry at both the state and local levels. He served as the MDDS editor for nine years and won the International College of Dentists 2016 Journalism Award in the Leadership and William J. Gies Award for the most outstanding dental editorial in 2000. Dr. Diorio is the president of the American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists. Dr. Diorio has been on the consulting dental staff at Craig Hospital since 1995, providing dental care for those with traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries. He is also active in the anti-tobacco community and often presents the CDA’s “Quit the Spit” program to students.

Executive Director
Greg Hill, J.D., C.A.E., joined the CDA in 2014. He is a graduate of the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, KS and received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Kansas State University. He earned his Certified Association Executive designation in 2016 from the American Society of Association Executives. He was recognized as a Pierre Fauchard Honorary Fellow in 2018 and was recognized as the 2018 University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Honorary Alumni. Greg currently serves on the board of directors for Colorado Dental Lifeline Network and the Colorado Society of Association Executives. He is a past president of the Denver Tech Center Rotary Club. You can reach Greg Hill at 303-996-2846 or