Meet The AADOM Team
Bringing the Resources to Dental Practice Management Leaders
Our Front Line Team
Founder & President
Heather Colicchio is the Founder and President of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). Heather has brought her background in business management and her unique skills in professional networking to help drive the success of AADOM, the largest professional organization of dental practice management professionals in the country. In 2003, when Heather was busy owning and operating her successful chain of gourmet cafes (as well as raising a toddler and a newborn), the furthest thing from her mind was starting a dental association, but life takes interesting turns sometimes. Through a dentist friend of hers, Heather became aware of a niche in dentistry that was not being filled. There was a lack of resources and education available for dental practice administrators. She casually began putting people in touch to help them fill this need (kind of like a hobby), but her entrepreneurial spirit took effect and soon AADOM was born. When AADOM reached over 1,000 members in less than two years, Heather sold her cafes to devote herself full-time to AADOM. It is now the largest professional association for dental business teams in the country, with 3,500+ members and hosts the country’s largest dental office management conference.
Heather is frequently recognized for her visionary role and has served as an inspiration to many in business and dentistry. She is particularly proud of how AADOM has empowered so many women in their professional development over the years. Heather was named one of the “Top 25 Women in Dentistry” in 2010. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and her Bichon, Sage (who thinks she’s a wolf). Heather claims she has the greatest job in the world. She loves Pete Townshend and practices Kundalini Yoga regularly.
Vice President, CTC, FAADOM
As the Vice President of AADOM, Lorie’s role is to strategically build programs and relationships that create awareness of the AADOM mission and benefits to its members. Lorie’s rich history in dentistry, marketing, sponsor relations (for the last ten years), and office management allows her the unique perspective of working with not only the companies who help sponsor education and programs but also the practice administrators and what is best for their growth and development.
“As an office manager for 12 years, I have walked in your shoes. I would have given anything to have had a support system like the one AADOM provides for you – I was truly on an island.”
Lorie also owns , StreeterBuilt Coaching and Consulting, LLC, which is the driving force behind the “Break to Brush” program. Her dental career spans 27 years, 12 of which were spent working in a dental practice. In 2015 Lorie was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report magazine.
Lorie lives in Minnesota with her husband and son. She is an accomplished musician and songwriter who has performed nationwide and has opened for Rascal Flatts, Marty Stuart, Tracy Byrd, and Collin Raye. Lorie is also passionate about wellness and the mind-body connection. Check her out on YouTube. This is a song that Lorie and her son Rhett wrote about people living with chronic illness; it is now featured as the theme song for the Oral Cancer Cause.
In her role as the Executive Director of AADOM, Kim’s responsibilities include managing the membership operations team, providing day-to-day member support, as well as developing membership programs and overseeing their execution. Also, she is the event manager for AADOM’s annual conference and other AADOM member events.
Kim has been in the dental industry for almost 30 years. In 2013, she started her own consulting business, Common Sense Dental Advisors, specializing in developing and executing customized marketing plans to help clients achieve their business goals. In addition to her consulting business, she is a popular dental speaker and writer.
Kim lives in Illinois with her husband, Bob. She has two grown daughters and two awesome grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Harley and has a passion for cooking and golf.
Membership Services Manager
Kelli is AADOM’s Membership Services Manager. In this role, Kelli oversees the day-to-day interaction with our members. Whether it be answering a question about the members only forum, providing guidance related to becoming an FAADOM, or helping with a conference related question, Kelli is the smiling face on the other end of the line/email. “I enjoy talking with our members and supporting them as they continue to grow with AADOM.”
Kelli has been in the dental industry for over 25 years and is very familiar with the dental management professional role. She brings experience in the areas of sales and marketing as a sales and marketing specialist for Patterson Office Supplies, serving dental front offices.
Kelli lives in Illinois with her husband Randy and her two children, Hunter and Brody. She loves coaching girls’ fast-pitch softball and spending time with her family.
Membership Development Coordinator
As AADOM’s Membership Development Coordinator, Lisa is responsible for the execution of our new membership campaigns, including the A Future to Smile About program, AADOM Chapters, Refer-A-Friend and the Ambassador program. She works directly with members providing information about these campaigns and assisting them in achieving their goals.
Lisa has over 30 years experience in the dental industry in the areas of marketing, product engineering, methods and procedures/training, and management. Along with her work experience, Lisa brings her core values of integrity, reliability, and respect for others.
She lives in Illinois with her wife Susie and their two cats, Finley and Sofia. She enjoys being outside and taking advantage of the walking/hiking trails in local area parks, reading, watching classic movies, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Senior National Sales Representative
Karin is the first point of contact for new sponsors and conference exhibitors. You will see her roaming the floor at our annual conference and other dental industry meetings. Karin’s role is to introduce as many valuable resources, products, and services as possible to AADOM members. She also hosts our regular AADOM sponsored webinars, Members Access, to further their education and earn CE credits.
Karin’s background includes 20+ years of sales and marketing experience, including 13 years as an insurance agent. She was a top producer of new dental patients and revenue as a marketing specialist with the largest national provider of support services to general and multi-specialty dental groups. Karin was the first recipient of the Operations Team Award for Outstanding Teamwork and Dedication and was assigned to a task force to develop a national dental campaign that is still in force today.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Karin has lived in California since 1983. Very involved in her community, she most recently served on the Board of Directors for The Creative Center Foundation for special needs adults and currently on Networking for Women of Tulare and Kings Counties. Karin lives with her young daughter Simone. She loves gourmet cooking, traveling, and entertaining. She is excited to be working with such a talented, dedicated team and even more so to be working on your behalf!
Membership Services Support Team
AADOM Project Manager
AADOM Consultant Support Team
Teresa Duncan, MS, FADIA, FAADOM
Educational Content Advisor
As a lifetime member and Fellow of AADOM, Teresa is committed to helping fellow members reach their true potential as practice leaders. Teresa’s professional associations include the National Speakers Association, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, and the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. She is also a Founding Trustee of the DALE Foundation. As a popular dental speaker and consultant, she can spot trends in the dental industry. This insight helps her to provide key guidance as AADOM develops quality educational programs for our members.
Sponsor Relations Provider
Roger has been associated with AADOM since 2012 as a provider of Sponsor Relations services. He serves as a liaison with AADOM’s main sponsors, including execution of their sponsor agreements.
You’ll also find Roger at the annual AADOM Conference serving as a liaison between our show management team and our exhibitors.