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About the Warren Brandli Internship (WBI) Program

CSPD is accepting applications for the Warren Brandli Leadership Intern program for 2018-2019. This wonderful opportunity for leadership development is a program specifically designed for current pediatric dental residents or colleagues in California who are in their first 5 year period after completing their postgraduate training. The objective of the program is to introduce the selected intern to the inner workings of CSPD, including the art of organizational governance and the importance of child advocacy. This will help set the stage for providing young hopeful leaders the knowledge and confidence necessary to further become involved with CSPD, AAPD, CDA and other dental and related organizations. The internship serves as the true breeding ground for our future leaders in pediatric dentistry.

Participation within the program will require the intern to attend and participate in all CSPD and CSPD Foundation board of director meetings for the organizational year. The CSPD supports the participant's travel and lodging expenses. The intern will be assigned a leadership mentor who will guide him or her throughout the year.

The Leadership Development Committee thanks you for your interest and your dedication to the mission and goals of CSPD.

Current WBI

Dr. Nicole (Neek) LaMantia
Neek (Nicole) LaMantia is a pediatric dental resident at University of California, Los Angeles. Neek is also currently pursuing a masters degree in public health with a focus in community health. She is interested in dental policy and is focusing her research around dental utilization in the California foster care system. Neek grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL. She then traveled to Milwaukee, WI and attended Marquette University for her undergraduate training. For her dental training, she attended the University of California, San Francisco and now resides in beautiful Santa Monica, CA where she will reside until graduating in July, 2018. After graduation she is interested in working with her dental society to better serve her community and addressing the oral health needs of children.

Dr. Shan Girn
Shan is a 3rd year pediatric dental resident and concurrent masters degree candidate at UCSF. Shan was born and raised Stockton, California. He received a degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California – Berkeley. (Go Bears!) After college, he traveled across the country for his dental training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. Shan is glad to return to Northern California and the Bay area.  Besides being an avid San Francisco Giants and 49ers fan, he enjoys hiking, photography, running, and exploring the Bay area! Upon graduation in June of 2018, Shan plans to stay close to home in the Bay Area.

Past Warren Brandli Leadership Interns


Anne Tornabene

Alex Alcaraz

Diana Reyes
Sara Ghaemmaghami

Jay Golinveaux

Aparna Aghi

Jessica De Bord
Francesca Artiga

Suzy Tavana
Geraldine Ruiz

Alexandra Malebranche
Jordan Buzzell

Sahar Hamedani
Patricia McClory


Drew Colantino
Amita Ruehe


Angela Lee
Jonathan Stephens

Applicant Form

Applications are due by close of business Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Requirements and Activities of the Program are:

  • Attend all major CSPD and CSPD Foundation governance/advocacy activities.
  • Attend conferences and inter-professional meetings between CSPD and other organizations.
  • Participate in committee, council or task force meetings as assigned.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of CSPD activities during the internship period.
  • Complete an intern project on a topic mutually agreed upon with an assigned CSPD mentor and present the results by the CSPD Annual Session.
  • Contribute material to the CSPD website.
  • Participate in an exit survey


Education and Training Information

Personal Information
You are required to submit two letters of recommendation. One letter should be from your current or previous residency program director and should comment on your leadership abilities and describe how you are likely to use this experience to better the oral health of children through advocacy, political action or involvement in organized dentistry.

Please have the senders submit letters directly to and
I will need to comply with the Requirements and Activities of the CSPD Warren Brandli Leadership Intern Program.

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