The Team

Meet Our People

We have built a small but mighty team of individuals who are driven by our mission. Each member brings a valuable piece of knowledge and experience to the table which allows us to grow while ensuring our mission is carried out. 

Meet Our Board Members

Service with a smile. The people who make it possible.

Mary Simokaitis

Executive Director

About

Mary received her degree of Bachelors of Science from Rockhurst University and held Account Management roles at Sekisui Diagnostics and McKesson Med Surgical. She saw the lack of resources at adult care facilities, the lack of dental care, and the large need for these services among low- income older adults. By creating this non-profit organization, her goal is to expand dental services to those in need and help every patient who wants dental care to receive it, regardless of income.

Dr. Michael Travis, DDS

Board Member

About

Michael is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Douglas School of Dentistry in San Francisco. This is where he learned of Teledentisty, the use of information technology telecommunications for dental care, consultation, education and public awareness. He understands the importance of preventative care for our seniors and he works with his patients to make a plan for healing and prevention for those who are unable to visit a Dental office.

Carol Kirschman, LCSW

Board Member

About

Carol is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University in New York City. Carol has 16 years’ experience in various settings, with a wide range of in-the-field experience including clinical intervention, case management, program development, and staff supervision. In these settings Carol has accompanied people living with medical illness, mental illness, and substance use disorders. Carol has a strong foundation of Social Work practice and management in non-profit settings.

Tina Crouppen

Board Member

About

Tina has always had a strong passion for giving back to the St. Louis community. Her work with numerous charities throughout the years has shown her dedication and compassion for the underserved population which makes her a vital asset to the board of directors. Tina brings experience and a real sense of how to serve others, her philosophy is to assist in the immediate needs of charitable work. Tina’s role within the Foundation will be to directly manage the fundraising operations.

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