The ADOHTA Board of Directors is made up of a representative from each state or territory.  A representative of the Australian Dental Council and A representative from the Editorial Board of ANZJDOHT (Journal).  The Executive Council meets face to face 2 per year and participates in teleconferences on the months it does not meet.

Dr Nicole Stormon 



Nicole is an Oral health therapist and Lecturer at the University of Queensland. Since graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2014, Nicole worked as both a clinical Oral Health Therapist and in research. Nicole observed in clinical practice and research that many people are denied adequate oral health care which can have a significant impact on daily life. Nicole has worked on a variety of topics in the field of Dental Public Health. Nicole is passionate about improving the oral health of populations such as the socially disadvantaged, people with special needs and Indigenous Australians through research.

William Carlson-Jones

Vice President


William ‘CJ’ Carlson-Jones is an Oral Health Therapist currently working part-time in private practice across rural South Australia and at the Adelaide Dental School providing clinical tutoring with the University of Adelaide. Completing his Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science both from the University of Adelaide, CJ is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration with aspirations to facilitate accessible, high quality dental care for all Australians. He is the Director of Finance for the Australian Dental & Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA) and is a strong advocate for a team approach to dental care. He is a founding representative on the Colgate Advocates for Oral Health: Editorial Community.

Robyn Riley
Director of Continuing Professional Development


Robyn is a dual trained dental therapist/ dental hygienist, graduating from Curtin University in 1991. Robyn started her career working part-time in general private practice and part time tutoring students at Curtin University. She spent 6 years employed by the Indian Ocean Territories Health Service (Christmas and the Cocos Keeling Islands) as school based dental therapist, hospital based dental hygienist, community oral health promotion and clinic manager. Upon her return to Perth 10 years ago she has worked in paediatric specialist private practice.

Claire Mustchin

Director of Finance


Claire is an oral health therapist and currently holds the position of Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, teaching in both the BOH and DDS programs. She has over 18 years of experience in clinical care delivery, predominantly in the public sector, and ten years of experience in the dental education sector. Claire has also attained an MPH and participated in research at the University of Melbourne Dental School, focusing on communication and behaviour change.  She has been an active member of ADOHTA in both Vic and Qld for several years, having held treasurer, secretary and branch executive roles. Claire has experience organising large and small-scale CPD (predominantly Vic) and advocacy.

Darren Chan

Director of Membership and Sponsorship


Darren graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2018. He worked in a public community centre and several private practices after my graduation. Darren joined a private practice in Brunswick as a business partner in April 2020 and is currently working as the practice manager/clinician. Darren joined ADOHTA VIC as a full member/general executive in October 2019. He was endorsed as Victorian Branch chair in April 2021. 

Jessica Pennay

Director of Governance


Ms Jessica Pennay graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2015 with a Bachelor of Oral Health.  Jessica went on to complete a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy with extended adult scope in 2017. Jessica is currently working in the public sector at Oral Health Services Tasmania (OHST) in Hobart and is also part of a multi-disciplinary team at the Special Care Dental Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Jessica has a passion for community-based prevention and has been involved in pilot programs for improving population health. During her time at OHST, she has mentored OHT students from the University of Newcastle and continues to provide support for new graduates and fellow team members.

Tylen Burt

Director of Advocacy


Tylen graduated from CQU University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Following graduation, Tylen has worked mainly in private practice and also completed a period working in Indigenous health in rural and remote areas.  Tylen works in private practice, mainly for a biological science practice focusing on whole body care approach for all ages on the Sunshine Coast.  He is also part of the Tooth Fairy & Co team. Tylen is extremely passionate about his role in the promotion of oral health and preventative care, working with special needs children and people of all ages, creating a positive atmosphere to overcome patient anxiety and encouraging better oral health habits and regimes. Tylen has been so fortunate to have worked with some amazing mentors which has helped broaden his ability and further develop him as a clinician. Tylen has developed particular interests in the holistic approach, prevention is the best cure; and your mouth is the pathway to your body, and every part of the body is linked.   Tylen was and still is an active member of the ADOHTA QLD branch before joining the national Board as Director of Advocacy. 

Taryn Clark

Director of Media & Communication


Taryn is an OHT who has worked in both the public and private sector. She has been a WA Branch Member of ADOHTA for the last 3 years. She has been actively involved in the branch as newsletter editor and anything IT related. Taryn is an asset to the WA Branch and is highly passionate about the Association and its causes.  

Ebony Woods
Director of Oral Health Promotions


Ebony is  currently the NT representative for the SANT branch and work full time in a private practice in Palmerston, NT. As one of a few members in Darwin she feels it is important for members in this area to have a voice and access to education and advocacy.

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