Dee Dee Roy

Dee Dee Ray has been involved in children’s health initiatives for the past forty years as a Head Start leader and advocate. She is thrilled to serve as the President of Children’s Dental Services, and brings a passion for access to care for every person starting with her first tooth!

Sarah Wovcha, JD, MPH
Executive Director

Sarah Wovcha joined Children's Dental Services as Executive Director in January of 2001. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School and a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. As a legislative advocate, Ms. Wovcha was closely involved with the passage and implementation of Minnesota's 2009 pioneering dental therapy legislation. Ms. Wovcha received the Betty Hubbard Maternal and Child Health Leadership Award in 2009 and the Macalester College Distinguished Citizen Award in 2013.

Dr. Do, DDS
Senior Dentist/Dental Director

Dr. Do has over twenty-two years' experience as a dentist at Children's Dental Services, including twelve years as Dental Director. She is exceptionally experienced at provision of dental care to diverse, low-income and special needs communities.

Carla McMorris, DH
Senior Hygienist

Carla McMorris comes to CDS with over 25 years of experience in her field, with more than 20 years of that time spent in public health dentistry. Prior to coming to CDS, Carla worked with the late Dr. John M Williams in North Minneapolis for 7 years.

Dr. Pamela (Gi Gi) Chawla

Suzan Hurlbut

Levon Lee

Bryan G. Nelson

Dr. Eileen Crespo


Dr. Phoung Do
Dr. Azar Hemmaty
Dr. Sarah Kim
Dr. Rebekah West
Dr. Kim Ledermann
Dr. Jennifer Hummel

Advanced Dental Therapists

Christy Jo Fogarty
Elizabeth Branca
Jodi Becker
Trina Courtright
Teresa Bushnell

Dental Hygienists

Carla McMorris
Ella Raich
Leah McComas
Vanessa Anderson
Sylvia Romosz
Melissa Lewis
Carrie Altrichter
Rene Trankner
Kim Bednar
Jackie Hasbargen


CDS' administration staff includes Clinic Managers, Public Health Assistants, School-based Care Coordinators, Billing Specialists, Phone Receptionists, and more, all to help serve over 32,000 patients annually