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HealthLink Welcomes New Appointments to Board of Directors

HealthLink Dental Clinic announces the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. The newly appointed board members are Michael J. Motte and Jo Ann Allen Nyquist.

Raquel Braemer, Executive Director of HealthLink, announced, “I am pleased to welcome these two newest members to the Board of Directors of our free dental clinic. They both have backgrounds and experiences that will make them assets to the Board and to the organization as a whole.”

Michael J. Motte joins the Board with decades of healthcare management experience. Previously the CEO of St. Alexius Hospital in St Louis, Motte moved to the area in June and now oversees the Lower Bucks Hospital located in Bristol. Over the span of his career, he served on multiple boards and committees, including the Hands on Children’s Museum, West Olympia Business Association, Missouri Hospital Association, Washington State Hospital Association, United Way, and more. Motte received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California and his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.

Jo Ann Allen Nyquist is the Associate Dean Student Affairs and Director of the Post Baccalaureate Degree Program at Temple University’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry. Nyquist has spent her career in private practice and dental education at both the university and community college levels as an educator, mentor, program administrator, dean, and counselor. She earned her education specialist degree in Administration from Oakland University and her bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene and master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Detroit Mercy.

These two individuals will be joining the other members of HealthLink Dental Clinic’s 2019 Board of Directors:

  • Bernie Dishler, DDS

  • Richard James

  • David Dotson

  • George Dempster, Esq.

  • Deborah Hedrick

  • Christine Kaiser

  • E. Steven Moriconi, DMD

About HealthLink Dental Clinic

HealthLink Dental Clinic provides free dental care to low-income, working adults and military veterans living in Bucks County and Montgomery County (PA). The clinic is located at 1775 Street Road in Southampton. HealthLink is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and is funded entirely by charitable contributions from the community. For more information about HealthLink Dental Clinic, visit

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