Leadership

Compelled by Compassion

Governed by Integrity

Fueled by Hope

Dr. Byron Henry

Dr. Byron Henry and his wife Stacy founded Free to Smile in 2008. Now he makes two to three trips a year on humanitarian missions overseas to provide free cleft lip and palate surgeries to underprivileged and impoverished children and adolescents. During his surgical residency at Indiana University, he fell in love with bringing hope to the “cleft kids.” As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Henry is a partner with Northwest Oral and Facial Surgery.

As co-founder of Free to Smile Foundation, he not only finds the work fulfilling but also takes pride in its educational role. “Part of our purpose is to find a few sites and return to them annually to train local surgeons to do this surgery then move on to other sites,” he says. “We want to help the families and also the countries.”

Dr. Rick Kapitan

Dr. Rick Kapitan joined Free to Smile’s board in 2015 after volunteering as a maxillofacial surgeon on nine missions. Dr. Kapitan is an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon at Carolinas Center for Oral and Facial Surgery in Charlotte, North Carolina. His practice focuses on cleft lip/palate surgery, jaw realignment, orthognathic surgery, facial trauma repair, and reconstructive surgery involving bone grafting and dental implants.

Dr. Kapitan has a doctor of dental surgery degree, a master’s of science, and specialty certification in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Kapitan is a Diplomate of the American Board of OMS, and is adjunct faculty in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at both LSU and UNC. He is also the Founder & Director of the Carolinas Center for Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery.

Dr. Nicole Horn

Dr. Nicole Horn is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. She then completed her fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at Riley Hospital for Children and has been practicing in Indianapolis since 2012.

Dr. Horn’s love of mission work began with her first mission trip to Ecuador as a medical student. She has been volunteering with Free to Smile since 2012, travelling to Guatemala, Columbia, and Africa.

Dr. Jennifer Miller

Growing up in Dublin, Ohio, Dr. Jennifer J. Miller is a proud graduate of Dublin Coffman High School. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Miami University of Ohio. Pursuing her dream to be a dentist, she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from NYU College of Dentistry in 2007.
Beyond dentistry, she is an avid runner, practices yoga, has her private pilot’s license, and enjoys cheering on the Buckeyes!

With a heart for serving others, Dr. Miller volunteers with the Free to Smile Foundationand Global Dental Relief. As part of cleft and dental teams, she has served impoverished children in Cambodia, Tibet, Niger, Nepal, Colombia, Guatemala and Ethiopia.

Julie Berry

Julie Berry, founder and CEO of HealthLinx Executive Search, has specialized in healthcare executive search for over 20 years. Since the company’s founding in 1997, HealthLinx has grown into a healthcare solutions firm focused on mitigating risks and improving hospital outcomes through high-performing leadership and culture – and ultimately improving hospital financial performance and quality of patient care. What began out of the basement of her apartment has evolved into the nation’s top Nursing & Leadership Excellence partner. HealthLinx is the only firm in the world that offers Executive Search, Transitional Leadership, and Nursing Excellence consultation for both Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® designations.

Julie has personally partnered with hospitals of all sizes on hundreds of successful searches, and she has overseen nearly one thousand completed searches in hospitals all over the country.

Julie holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Capital University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Ohio State University. As a lawyer and an expert in her field, Julie is considered a valuable resource to both her clients and candidates, and a valuable consultant to her peers.

Jim Boltz, CPA

Jim Boltz is President of Zimmerman Boltz & Company, an accounting firm that specializes in providing financial and tax services and practice management strategies for dentists since 1974. Zimmerman Boltz & Company handles dental practices from coast to coast. He is a founding member of the Academy of Dental CP As, an association of accounting firms that specialize in servicing dentists on a national level.

Jim is actively involved in the practice management program at The Ohio State University School of Dentistry as a mentor and guest lecturer. He has presented on a variety of topics from practice start-up to practice transitions with the primary focus being on the business of dentistry. Additionally, he is part of the Athletics Mentorship Program at his Alma Mater, Otterbein University.

Jim has co-authored for “Dental Entrepreneur” and Columbus Dental Society’s “Voice”, providing guides to new practice start-up for the young dentist. He is a prominent national speaker that has presented on a variety of topics related to the business of dentistry. He has also been a guest speaker for many dental organizations and banks.

Jim was a co-founder and board member of Columbus First Bank, which has since been purchased by LCNB. He co-founded and developed The KiDDS Foundation, a charity providing dental services to impoverished children. He is also a board member of Free To Smile, which provides cleft lip and palate surgeries internationally.

Seth Conley

Seth Conley was introduced to Free to Smile in 2008. In 2014, he was part of the mission team that traveled to Guatemala. This experience left a lasting impression and a desire to do more. Since then, he has been a strong advocate and supporter of FTS.

Seth grew up in Northwest Ohio and is a graduate of Mount Vernon University. Most of his professional career has been in the dental industry. Working with one of the top dental practice management firms in the country, Seth was instrumental in its growth from a regional firm to a national brand. As the CE Curriculum and Development Director, he led a team that managed over 30 dental programs nationally and internationally every year.

Seth loves spending time with his wife Rebecca and daughter Katalina. He is into all things sports, especially golf! He is passionate about investing in his relationships, appreciates a great joke, and enjoys making others laugh. Seth is honored to serve as the Executive Director of Free to Smile. He is committed to helping others and promoting the Free to Smile mission, its efforts, and the volunteer opportunities to expand its global reach.

Seth Conley

Seth Conley was introduced to Free to Smile in 2008. In 2014, he was part of the mission team that traveled to Guatemala. This experience left a lasting impression and a desire to do more. Since then, he has been a strong advocate and supporter of FTS.

Seth grew up in Northwest Ohio and is a graduate of Mount Vernon University. Most of his professional career has been in the dental industry. Working with one of the top dental practice management firms in the country, Seth was instrumental in its growth from a regional firm to a national brand. As the CE Curriculum and Development Director, he led a team that managed over 30 dental programs nationally and internationally every year.

Seth loves spending time with his wife Rebecca and daughter Katalina. He is into all things sports, especially golf! He is passionate about investing in his relationships, appreciates a great joke, and enjoys making others laugh. Seth is honored to serve as the Executive Director of Free to Smile. He is committed to helping others and promoting the Free to Smile mission, its efforts, and the volunteer opportunities to expand its global reach.