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

Our Senior Leadership Team


Ed Choate

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jim Couch, JD

Senior Vice President
General Counsel

Lynn Harbert

Senior Vice President
Chief Operations Officer

Kelly Carney

Vice President
Chief Administrative Officer

Dave Hawsey

Vice President

Debi Lowtharp

Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

John Norman

Vice President
Information Technology

Thomas Redd, DDS

Vice President
Professional Relations

Ashley Riddle

Vice President
Sales & Account Management

Our Corporate Board of Directors


Mel Collazo, DMD

Chairman of the Board

Wayne Callahan

Vice Chairman

Phil Cox, CPA


Sarah Clarke



Doug Anderson, DDS, MS, JD

Mark Bailey, DDS

Troy Bartels, DDS

Cindy Boyle, CPA, CIA, CITP, CISA

Tamika Edwards, JD

Arnoud Krijt, MBA

Joseph Thompson, MD

Our Leadership