BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Joseph Gambacorta, DDS
General Dentist, Assistant Dean UB SDM
Dr. Gambacorta has been involved with A Simple Smile since day one. He currently holds the position of Assistant Dean at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gambacorta has played an integral role in acquiring all necessary supplies and instrumentation to run fully functional dental clinics abroad. He also serves as a liaison between A Simple Smile and dental student outreach programs at the University at Buffalo.
Dr. Jennifer Lonnen, DDS
Dr. Lonnen is a proud alumni of SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. She completed her General Practice Residency at Upstate Medical University. Dr. Lonnen is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Upstate Medical University, where she performs hospital-based dental treatment for special needs patients. She also enjoys participating in international, national, and local volunteer dental missions.
Dr. Sati Khalsa, DDS
Dr. Sati earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from NYU and earned a specialty certification in pediatric dentistry from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. She currently works in private practice in Colorado. Dr. Sati volunteered with A Simple Smile in Senegal in 2016 and 2017. She is currently spearheading the development of an Oral Health Education Program for remote learning with our organization.
Dr. Steve Kolenda, DDS
Dr. Kolenda is a graduate of the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine and completed his postdoctoral training at Upstate Medical University. He remains active in education and holds faculty positions as a Clinical Instructor with the University at Buffalo, Upstate Medical University, and SUNY Canton's Dental Hygiene program. Dr. Kolenda attended A Simple Smile's inaugural trip to Senegal in 2014, and participates in multiple dental outreach events every year.