Our Leadership

The best minds and the brightest smiles are leading the way at Delta Dental.

Our Senior Leadership Team


Kristin Merlo
President & Chief Executive Officer


Brad Clothier
Executive Vice President
Chief Growth Officer


Jimmy Anthony
Vice President, Operations


Caleb Castleberry
Vice President, Information Technology


Dave Hawsey
Vice President, Marketing


Debi Lowtharp
Vice President, Finance
Chief Financial Officer


Katie Mehdizadegan
Vice President, Legal
General Counsel


Thomas Redd, DDS, MS
Vice President, Professional Relations

Our Corporate Board of Directors

Wayne Callahan

Chairman of the Board


Sarah Clark

Vice Chairman


Arnoud Krijt, MBA



Cindy Boyle, CPA, CIA, CITP, CISA



Ned Alley, DDS


Mark Bailey, DDS


Paul Beahm


Troy Bartels, DDS

Mel Collazo, DDS, MS


Phil Cox, CPA

Tamika Edwards, JD


Mark Langston


Joseph Thompson, MD

Our Leadership