Dale Kennedy, Chairman

Dale is a Dentist in Athens, TN. Just this year he was promoted to Chairman of the DPWC, after having served for many years. Dale is very active in his practice, and enjoys time with his family and serving at church.

Nadim Jubran

Nadim practices in Maryville, TN with over 30 years of providing total dental care since 1987. He has served as President on the State of Tennessee Board of Dentistry, and is a member of the ADA, TDA, and 2nd District Dental Society. Dr. Jubran volunteers for Remote Area Medical, and Interfaith Clinic of Knoxville, to name a few, to provide dental care to those in need.


MaryLou Simpson

MaryLou’s career started in 1973 as a CDA for many years, continuing on to Dental Hygiene, graduating from RSCC in 1994. She has had a long and prestigious career in dental hygiene and is still actively involved today. MaryLou has served on our Wellness Committee since 2000. MaryLou believes we are never too old to learn. She believes in helping others, and most of all, to pay it forward. Her hobbies & interests are gardening, growing roses, clogging, and Southern Gospel music. She enjoys traveling with her husband Jim and spending time at their Florida home.

Coley Ramsey

Dr. Coley RamseyColey has been practicing since 2001. He and his wife have two daughters that keep them busy. He values the interaction with his patients and strives to keep them on the cusp of conventional dental care. He is a avid lover of fast pitch softball and football. His philosophy: “Hard work becomes easy when work becomes your play”

Angela Burns

Dr. Angela BurnsAngie, a middle Tennessee native, practices in Tellico Village, a retirement community just outside of Knoxville, TN. She has practiced along side her father (a former member of this esteemed committee) for over 24 years.
Angie has served as the president of the Second District Dental Society. She is a fellow in the International College of Dentists, and the American College of Dentists. She is a member of the ADA, TDA, and is also a graduate of the world renowned Kois Center for Dental Excellence in Seattle, Washington.

Outside of her practice Angie enjoys spending time with family, friends ,boating on Norris Lake, scuba diving in various locations in the Caribbean, and following The Tennessee Volunteers football team.

David Tiner                                                                                                                                               

After nearly 20 years of practicing dentistry, a personal crisis led Dr. Tiner to embark on a new journey. His desires to understand how things worked expanded to include the realm of the emotions, the realm of the heart. He primarily works with individuals or couples struggling with addiction, life trauma or marriage and family problems. He has extensive training in shame, internal family system and Eye Movement Desensitivity and Reprocessing. David served three years active duty in the U.S. Navy and seven years in the U.S. Naval Active Reserves as a dental officer.

Phil Herndon MA, LPC MHSP, NCC 

Phil works with individuals who have lost their way through addiction, anxiety, depression, struggles with spirituality, or burnout to walk them through the tumultuous and scary times that are so common to the human experience.


William “Bill” High 

Dr. William High Graduated from University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1972. Graduated from the University of Alabama Birmingham school of dentistry in 1976 and a residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1979. Dr. High practiced in the field of dentistry for 45 years and was held in high esteem in the industry. Dr. High is known for being both professional and personable. He has been affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center as faculty until retirement in 2022. Currently he continues to serve at UTMC as part time faculty.


Staley Colvert

Staley is a native Middle Tennessean and a 1981 graduate of UT College of Dentistry. He was in private practice in Alabama for 34 years where he owned and operated 5 offices. After heart surgery in 2015, he returned to UT to fulfill a dream and tech Dentistry. Currently he is an associate professor, a group leader, and vice chair of the Department of General Dentistry. Also he is course director of the Practice Management class taught to the seniors. Mainly, he instructs the D3 and D4 students in the clinic as they treat patients. In his spare time he makes stained glass windows.


Wayne McElhiney, Director Emeritus

Wayne finished his pharmacy degree and his dental degree and practiced dentistry for a number of years.  He served as the Director of the Wellness Committee for approximately 10 years.  His leadership lead our Committee to be recognized as one of the best in the nation.