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About the Warren Brandli Internship (WBI) Program

CSPD is accepting applications for the Warren Brandli Leadership Intern program for 2020-2021. 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. Shivani KeshavDr. Shivani Keshav
grew up in Walnut, CA. She earned a B.S. in dental hygiene at UOP. She received her DDS from USC School of Dentistry where she currently continues her training as a pediatric resident. Shivani has an interest in serving underserved populations locally and internationally. She looks forward to working in community health and private practice, as well as academics. In her free time, Shivani enjoys painting and traveling with family and friends. 

Dr. Evan ChangDr. Evan Chang
Originally from Palos Verdes Estates, Evan received his DDS from Columbia University and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Montefiore Medical Center. Upon completion of his dental training in NYC, Evan moved to SF and has the privilege of working in a range of various environments around the Bay Area, including treating underserved and special needs patients at La Clinica community clinic at Children's Hospital of Oakland, teaching dental students and residents at UCSF, and working effectively with the dental team to deliver excellent care in private practice. In his free time, Evan enjoys exploring cities on foot with his wife, staying active through fitness and running, and attempting new recipes in the kitchen.

Past Warren Brandli Leadership Interns

Anne Tornabene

Diana Reyes
Sara Ghaemmaghami

Aparna Aghi

Suzy Tavana
Geraldine Ruiz

Sahar Hamedani
Patricia McClory

Angela Lee
Jonathan Stephens

Jenny Garcia
Remya Niranjan

Alex Alcaraz 

Jay Golinveaux

Jessica De Bord
Francesca Artiga

Alexandra Malebranche
Jordan Buzzell

Drew Colantino
Amita Ruehe

Nicole (Neek) LaMantia
Shan Girn

Danielle Goodman
Katarina Calilung


Applicant Form

Applications are due by close of business Saturday, November 10, 2019.

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.
  • Give a leadership presentation on a topic of your choice to the CSPD board during a board meeting.
  • 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 Sahar Hamedani at and
I will need to comply with the Requirements and Activities of the CSPD Warren Brandli Leadership Intern Program.

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