Kids Smiles Executive Staff

Cheryl Janssen

Chief Executive Officer



Cheryl Janssen is the Founding Executive Director/CEO of Kids Smiles Not for Profit Children’s Dental Centers. The award winning nationally acclaimed organization has a mission to provide and increase access to clinical oral health care in free-standing urban facilities located in the heart of the neighborhood of the under-served children. The mission also includes a commitment to extensive in-house and outreach health education and healthy lifestyle programs to over 120 schools child based nonprofits or other child advocacy groups. During her tenure, Kids Smiles has grown from one center with 4 employees and no patients of record to now having over 65 employees, 2 Philadelphia locations and have treated over 73,000 children. Ms. Janssen is also committed to hiring people from the community and through the organization promote ongoing educational advance to build careers of local hires. Cheryl has her AS in Expanded Dental Functions, an undergraduate from West Chester University in the field of Health Sciences and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. She has been named as a Top Women CEO by Bravo and is in their Hall of Fame, Woman of Distinction by Philadelphia Business Journal, March of Dimes Woman of the Year in Health, PA Dental Hygiene Association Public Service Award and 76ers Hometown Hero by the Philadelphia. Kids Smiles awards include: Philadelphia Business Journal Healthcare Innovation Award, GlaxcoSmithkline Global Partners, Edward B. Shils, Trude Berger Service, and the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Crainiomaxifacial Public Advocacy and Give Kids a Smile Day awards.

Mike Pugliese

Chief Operating Officer
Mike joined Kids Smiles in 2003 after a short run in the Pharmaceutical industry. He was instantly hooked with the great team atmosphere and general care and compassion the staff had for the patients and families we serve. “This mission was easy for me to become attached to as I myself had issues finding a good dentist as a child growing up in a lower-middle-class family in Philadelphia.” After going back to school for a Masters in Nonprofit Management, Mike had the opportunity to rise in the organization where he is today as the COO. “It’s great to be able to give back to kids that are in a similar situation to what I experienced for much of my young life. I am blessed to see such great impact being made each and every day for the children of Kids Smiles. I truly love what we do at Kids Smiles and feel very proud of what this mission has accomplished.” Mike also works closely with Kids Smiles Annual Golf Fundraiser because nothing makes me smile more than 75-degree weather on a golf course!

Noni Mastra

Chief Financial Officer
Noni joined the team in the infancy of the organization. Starting her career as a dentist, Noni found her true passion being able to work in three areas she is passionate about; Children, Finance and Dentistry. Having advanced degrees in Healthcare Management and Finance and working in an environment where she can make a difference, it enables her to walk both roads and give more of a practical or business-oriented edge and integrate two different disciplines to support others who are in need. She loves Kids Smiles and couldn’t ask for a better job environment.

Beth Young

Development Director
Beth joined Kids Smiles in 2010 as the Communications & Administrative Coordinator, using her background in marketing, management, and writing to quickly become entrenched in the support and growth of the Kids Smiles Development Department. Expanding on her B.B.A. in Advertising & Promotion from Western Michigan University, Beth pursued and completed the Fundraising and Marketing Certificate courses at the LaSalle Nonprofit Center to further advance her knowledge and skill set in relation to the non-profit industry. Beth stepped into the role of Development Director at the start of 2016, working with her staff (who she refers to as the FUNdraising Team) to establish and grow meaningful connections between Kids Smiles and its generous community of supporters and champions for children’s oral health. Her commitment to the Kids Smiles mission comes from a personal interest in improving the quality of life for all children, who she believes are our future. When she is not at work, Beth manages to keep busy with her husband and two children, whose adventures make her smile every day.

Stacey Benner

Director of Outreach & Education
Stacey serves as the Director of Outreach & Education for Kids Smiles. She came to the organization with a background in Special Education and Reading with a love for teaching in alternative environments. Stacey found the task of formalizing the Kids Smiles education program to be a wonderful challenge! The Kids Smiles mission offers her a daily opportunity to live her philosophy which is that although you cannot change the world you can make a difference every day. When not at Kids Smiles you can find Stacey on a yoga mat, at a rock concert or hanging out with her nearest and dearest!

Kids Smiles Board of Directors

ANDREW ADDIS

Vice Chairman

President/CEO, R:sk Advisory 

 

WILLIAM BURNS, C.P.A.

Treasurer

Managing Partner, BDO USA, LLP
Tax Services

 

CRAIG CIRCOSTA, ESQ.

Chairman

Partner, Ballard Spahr, Business and Finance Department

   

DAVID CROSSED

Partner, Navigate  

 

JOAN GLUCH, PH.D.

Director of Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


MARK GOLDSTEIN, D.D.S.

Co-founder, Pediatric Dental Associates & Special Smiles


TRUDE HAECKER, M.D.

Medical Director, International Patient Service, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CHERYL JANSSEN

Kids Smiles Chief Executive Officer 

 

KEVIN LEIGH

Senior Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

 

CRYSTAL LOVE

Secretary

Director, Cross-functional Portfolio Management & Execution, AmeriHealth Caritas

 

MIKE MILES

President, Topkapi Investments


DAN PERKINS

Owner/CEO, AEGIS Communications


DAVID PROCTOR

Partner, Milestone Partners


GARY SCHILDHORN, ESQ.

Attorney, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLC


ROBERT J. SENESAC, JR.

Senior Director of Marketing, DentalEZ

JOHN SIEGRIST

Senior Vice President, Santander (Retired)


NEIL STARR, D.D.S.

Owner, Neil L. Starr, D.D.S., P.C.

 

ROB STOLLER

Owner, Art in Motion

 

KIM THOMAS, D.M.D.

Partner, Pediatric Dental Associates, Ltd.

 

BRIAN WILK, D.M.D.

Owner, Highpoint Dental Medicine


JOSEPH R. GREENBERG, D.M.D.

Kids Smiles Founder

Emeritus Board Member


SCOTT H. DAVIS, C.P.A.

Emeritus Board Member


E. MARIE BOTHÉ

Emeritus Board Member