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Advisory Council

Dr. Rita Cammarata

Rita M. Cammarata, DDS Advisory Council Chair

Members of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston Advisory Council serve as ambassadors for the school at the direction of the dean. Their work includes making our alumni and friends more aware of daily events at UTSD, cultivating and encouraging their peers to participate, and leading by example with gifts of time and treasure. Advisory Council members serve two-year terms, with an additional term available at the invitation of the dean.  Current members are credited with more than $7 million in personal giving to UTSD, not including gifts they have assisted in obtaining during their time on the council.

Houston pediatric dentist Rita M. Cammarata, DDS ’96, ’99, became chair of the Advisory Council on Sept. 1, 2014, succeeding Houston general dentist S. Jerry Long, DDS ’66 upon completion of his two-year term as chair.  Long continues to volunteer as co-director of the school’s Professional Resource Center. For more information about the Advisory Council, contact Development Director Beth Wilson.

Advisory Council Member City of Residence
Rita M. Cammarata, DDS, Chair
Houston, Texas
S. Jerry Long, DDS, Past Chair
Missouri City, Texas
John A. Valenza, DDS, Dean
Pearland, Texas
Shana M. Atassi, DDS
Austin, Texas
Douglas Bogan, DDS
Houston, Texas
Scott H. Coleman, DDS
Houston, Texas
Fred A. Garrett, DDS, MS
Houston, Texas
Allen Gaw, DDS
Houston, Texas
Charles Hoopingarner, DDS
Houston, Texas
W. Kenneth Horwitz, DDS
Houston, Texas
Elizabeth A. Hunsaker, DDS
Houston, Texas
Kamila Husain, DDS
Houston, Texas
Nomaan K. Husain, JD
Houston, Texas
Jerry P. Katz, DDS Austin, Texas
Don N. Le, DDS
Houston, Texas
Nina S. Leifeste, DDS
Orange, Texas
J. Brad Loeffelholz, DDS
Fort Worth, Texas
Jimmy J. Moon, DDS
Houston, Texas
Joe M. Piazza, Jr. DDS
Houston, Texas
H. Philip Pierpont, DDS
Houston, Texas
Ronald L. Rhea, DDS
Houston, Texas
Larry W. Spradley, DDS, MS
Southlake, Texas
Stephen Susman, JD
Houston, Texas
H.L. "Herb" Wade, DDS
Bryan, Texas
Karen Walters, DDS
Houston, Texas
B.J. Westbrook, DDS
Channelview, Texas
Kevin Foyle
UTHealth Staff
Celise Munoz
UTHealth Staff