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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.

  • 2014 Dr. Lindsey J. Yates
  • 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


Dr. Lindsey J. Yates is the 2014 recipient of the William J. Greek Memorial Leadership Award. Her leadership in organized dentistry started while she was a dental student at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in New York. She served for three years as an American Student Dental Association (ASDA) national leader on its legislative council, which gave her the opportunity to organize ASDA Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., and to serve two years on the ADA Council on Government Affairs.

After graduating in 2008, Dr. Yates moved to Chicago where she completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Part of the GPR program was dedicated to providing free or low-cost dental care to children, the homeless, and elderly patients in a mobile dental van. From this experience, Dr. Yates was inspired to take a full-time position as head of the dental department at Sidney Hillman Health Centre, a not-for-profit organization committed to providing comprehensive health care to Chicago's underserved populations.

In her short dental career, Dr. Yates has served as an officer in the Chicago Dental Society North Side Branch, as chair of the ISDS New Dentist Committee, as a delegate to the ISDS House of Delegates, and as an alternate delegate to the ADA House of Delegates. Dr. Yates would like to thank her mentors from CDS and ISDS for taking this native New Yorker under their wing and allowing her the opportunity to serve organized dentistry in many capacities.