Our Officers, Board of Directors & Staff

Robert Chakarian, CPA [President]
Mr. Chakarian is a founder and president of Chakarian & Associates, CPA’s Inc. a California corporation. Chakarian & Associates provides Individual, Partnership and Corporation tax planning and preparation, accounting services, management advisory and consulting services and retirement planning. Mr. Chakarian has over 20 years of experience in the public accounting field. Mr. Chakarian is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also currently servers on the Board of Directors as treasurer for Mountain Shadows Support Group, a 117 bed facility for the developmentally disabled located in Escondido and a 78 bed facility for children

Beverly Hom, RDH [Vice President]
Beverly has provided thousands of children in San Diego with quality dental care: As a dental hygienist consultant, she started the fluoride treatments in the city schools in the 80’s and in 1990 started a pilot sealant program for underserved children at Children’s Dental Health Center. Beverly has also spent many volunteer hours in classroom dental health education instruction. And, along the way, she’s had time for the Children’s Dental Health Association serving as its president three times, the Charity Ball Committee 2007, the board of the United Way, and the San Diego Chinese Center serving as president, secretary and treasurer. Beverly’s been involved with the PTA’s of her children’s schools, the Camp Fire Girls and the AAUW. Honors bestowed upon her include an Appreciation Award from the California Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health – 2001. She also a member of an elite group of caring individuals in the dental community that have been an honoree for the Children’s Dental Health Association for her commitment and passion to dental care and recipient of the “Toothy” for her many years of dedicated service for San Diego’s Underserved Children. Beverly and her husband of over 50 years, Ed, are native San Diegans. They have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and reside in Point Loma.

Brian Kintz [Secretary]
Mr. Kintz is a partner in the San Diego office of the law firm of Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP. His legal practice focuses on transactional real estate matters. Mr. Kintz has over 18 years of experience in the legal field. He is a member of The State Bar of California and the San Diego County Bar Association.  He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his legal degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Kintz was previously a member of CDHA's Board of Directors from 2003-2005 and has been on CDHA's Advisory Council since 2005.

Jennifer Campbell, RDA (Treasurer)
Jennifer is a Registered Dental Assistant who has lived in San Diego since 1968. Specializing in Pediatric Dentistry for over 28 years. Jennifer has worked in a private pediatric dental practice in South Bay for 18 years, Rady Children's Hospital Dental Residency Program / San Diego Children's Dental Health Center and now in a private practice in the Point Loma Area. Her passion is quality dental care for children and those with special needs. She enjoys family, gardening, and designing and fabricating stained glass windows along with jewelry.

Trevin Epps, MBA, CWS [Board Member]
Mr. Epps is founder and managing partner of Creative Wealth Strategies. His firm provides dentists and specialists comprehensive financial planning services to help them address their biggest concerns, such as debt reduction strategies, preserving their wealth, mitigating taxes, taking care of their heirs, ensuring their assets are not unjustly taken, strategic retirement planning. Mr. Epps is a Certified Wealth Strategist® and has over 17 years of experience as a wealth advisor. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Dentists Integrated Insurance Solutions, Advisory Board of Directors for the Women’s Wellness Organization, and founded the Dentists Management Advisory Council.

Rosemary Jaworski [Board Member]

Paul Morley, Esq. [Board Member]
Paul Morley retired after 29 years as a Deputy District Attorney. He is a graduate of Adams State College in Colorado, and law school at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He also served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps. His first wife, Carol, was a Registered Dental Hygienist who was President of the Children’s Dental Health Association in 1980. During her tenure, Paul became a member of the Board, and went on to serve two terms as President from 1982-1984. Both remained on the Board for several years more. Carol passed away in 2007. Paul rejoined the Board in 2013.

Laurie Petralia [Board Member]

Laurie Petralia is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University.   She practiced dental hygiene in a private dental office for 35 years and has been a dental hygiene educator since 2001.

Currently she is a part time dental hygiene instructor at Concorde Career College in San Diego, California.  Additional professional commitments include Dental Hygiene Chief for the Western Regional Examining Board and a continuing education provider for dental hygienists.  

She became a board member of Children’s Dental Health Association in 2017 and is honored to be involved with an organization that provides dental services and education to underprivileged children in San Diego. Laurie Petralia is a California native and currently resides in La Mesa, California.

Harjot Chawla, DDS [Board Member]

Dr. Chawla completed his post-graduate residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.  Since then, he has become a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is now serving on the board of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as the New Diplomate Representative.  He is also a member of the medical staff at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

Dr. Chawla and his wife are happy to be raising their two boys in sunny San Diego!  They love to spend time as a family and enjoy the outdoors.  He and his wife love to travel, experience new cultures and indulge in various cuisines.  His personal hobbies include oil painting, photography, sports and movies.

Leslie Sennett (Executive Secretary)* 
Leslie has worked for the City of San Diego for over sixteen years.  She is pleased to also work with the Children's Dental Health Association to raise awareness and reduce disparities in the dental health status of families.  In her spare time, Leslie is a wife, mother and an avid reader.

Barbara Darling [Chief Financial Officer]*
Now the CFO, as a seasoned bookkeeper, Barbara Darling originally joined the board in 1984 as Secretary-Treasurer, following in the footsteps of her mother-in-law who had the role since 1968. She has improved and streamlined a much more efficient accounting system for CDHA. Additionally, Barb has assisted the Dental Director, Executive Director and President in coordinating efforts through fund raising campaigns, correspondence, annual report, newsletter, open house, and continuing education lectures.

Angelina Noyes, DDS (Clinic Director)*
Dr Noyes has been providing dental care and overseeing the operations of the general dental program since 1997.  She is a sight for sore teeth and provides excellent care to all children she treats.  She also has a private practice in Chula Vista.  Our organization and the children we treat are very lucky to have someone so compassionate.

(*) Indicates current staff member


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