Your Generosity Supports Effective Leadership

The ISDS Foundation recognizes outstanding leadership with the William J. Greek Memorial Leadership Award. This award is presented annually to an ISDS member who has demonstrated leadership qualities, a sincere involvement in ISDS, and has been in dental practice for ten years or less. Download a Greek Leader Nomination form by clicking here.

  • 2013 Dr. Lynse Briney
  • 2012 Dr. Madalyn Davidson
  • 2011 Dr. Keith Evans
  • 2010 Dr. Jon Nickelsen
  • 2009 Dr. Brandon Maddox
  • 2008 Dr. Brian A. Zale
  • 2007 Dr. Lori Fulk
  • 2006 Dr. M. Todd Massie
  • 2005 Dr. Peggy Richardson
  • 2004 Dr. John Rottschalk
  • 2003 Dr. Tina Brenza
  • 2002 Dr. Cissy Furusho
  • 2001 Dr. Teri Steinberg
  • 1999 Dr. Paul Kattner
  • 1998 Dr. Elizabeth Shapiro
  • 1997 Dr. Catherine Bishop
  • 1996 Dr. David Miller
  • 1995 Dr. Kevin Nelson
  • 1994 Dr. David Fulton, Jr.
  • 1993 Dr. Douglas Kirk
  • 1992 Dr. Lori Lightfoot
  • 1991 Dr. Brian Cross
  • 1990 Dr. Joseph Unger
  • 1989 Dr. David Maclin
  • 1988 Dr. Perry Tuneberg
  • 1987 Dr. Thomas Sullivan
  • 1985 Dr. George Zundo
  • 1984 Dr. John Williams
  • 1982 Dr. Alan Kendall
  • 1981 Dr. Stephan Kaplan
  • 1980 Dr. Raymond Matejcak


The William J. Greek Memorial Leadership Award is presented by the ISDS Foundation to a recent graduate who has been in practice no more than ten years, exhibits a sincere involvement in dental society affairs, and demonstrates exemplary leadership.

In her short dental career, Dr. Lynse J. Briney of Oak Park has a remarkable record of achievement at all levels of organized dentistry. Following her first year in dental school, she spent a six-week externship at the ADA Washington office learning the intricacies of dentistry’s advocacy at the federal levels. This experience inspired her to continue involvement at the ADA and state levels as an ASDA representative on legislation including service on the ADA Council on Governmental Affairs and organization of an ASDA lobby day in Washington.

Dr. Briney continues her leadership pursuits by serving as an officer in the CDS North Side branch, as a member of the CDS Membership Committee, and as a delegate to the ISDS House of Delegates.

She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. While in dental school, she also did a rotation at the Infant Welfare Society’s Children’s Clinic in Oak Park. From this experience, Dr. Briney developed an interest in serving underserved children that encouraged her to obtain a specialty degree in pediatric dentistry in 2011. Recently, she returned to the Infant Welfare Society’s Children’s Clinic providing dental care to low income children in a non-profit setting, and has been appointed as Oral Health Director of the clinic.