Executive Team

Dr. Wayne Mortenson

Founder and CEO 

Dr. Mortenson was born and raised in the small town of Elfrida, in Southern Arizona. He received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in agriculture. After working for many years teaching, farming and for Ralston Purina, Dr. Mortenson and his wife Sue decided it was time for a change, and moved the family to Louisville, Kentucky, so that he could attend dental school. READ MORE

Dr. William Engilman

President and CIO

Dr. Engilman attended BYU to perfect his “techno-geek” abilities with a computer science and mathematics undergraduate degree. But soon after marrying his beautiful wife, Dena, she suggested dental school. He decided to attend the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. As his passion for orthodontics grew, Dr. Engilman decided to move his family east and attend… READ MORE

Jane Logsdon

Chief Operating Officer 

Jane Logsdon is responsible for day-to-day operations both locally and regionally.  She also serves on the executive team representing the operations department in strategic planning. READ MORE

Steve James

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen James (Steve) was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Louisville in 1986.  In 1988… READ MORE

Bill Becknell

Chief Strategy Officer

Bill Becknell is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for Mortenson Family Dental Partners based in Louisville Kentucky. Before joining Mortenson’s, Bill served as Director of Store Operations for PPG’s 900… READ MORE

Bryan Hildreth 

Vice President of Human Resources

Bryan Hildreth is an accomplished Human Resources executive with leadership experience in operations and service excellence. Bryan has a proven ability to build new functions and establish well-organized, productive business units.  He has extensive experience designing, leading and implementing strategies in organizational design… READ MORE

Heather Driscoll-Wiese

Vice President of Operations

Heather Driscoll is the National Development Officer for Mortenson Dental Partners. She oversees daily operations and leadership development for over 50 practices throughout the United States and is responsible for over $75 M annual patient care revenue. While the majority of the practices she leads within the Mortenson Dental Partners group… READ MORE

Cheryl Penava

Vice President of Learning and Development 

Cheryl has coached team members and leaders at all levels throughout her career at several Fortune 500 Companies.  Her areas of expertise include learning and development, leadership advancement, change leadership, and the ability to create cultural shifts in the workplace. She is a skilled trainer and facilitator, and an ICF accredited coach… READ MORE

Alvaro Galvez

Vice President of Risk Management

Alvaro was born in Guatemala.  He and his family moved to Louisville, KY. so he could pursue his education. He joined Mortenson Dental Partners in 2000 when the company had only four offices. The strong growth trajectory of the company allowed him to develop his passion for systems, processes, and organization. He attended the Jefferson Community College… READ MORE

Mark Hahn

Vice President and General Counsel

Mark C. Hahn is the Vice President and General Counsel for Mortenson Dental Partners. After graduating from law school, he began his career at Ernst & Young in Louisville as a tax consultant in a variety of areas before moving to a regional law firm, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in their tax and business planning group. During this time, Mark was recruited by Deloitte Tax and moved his family to San Diego, California for several years before missing Louisville enough to find an opportunity with Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman, PSC and move back to Kentucky.

Dale Sanford

Vice President of Development and Integration

Dale Sanford began bagging groceries at his local IGA while in high school, eventually becoming an apprentice butcher while earning his undergraduate Marketing degree from the University of Louisville.  Upon graduation in 1990, the Kroger Company offered an opportunity to join their Management Training program, which Dale immediately accepted! During his 26 year Kroger career, Dale had the privilege of leading teams across multiple disciplines in both Merchandising and Operations, while also earning his MBA, once again from the University of Louisville.

Regional Presidents

Dr. Britt Bostick

Co-Regional President, Abbeville Dentistry 

Dr. Britt Bostick formed Abbeville Dentistry after graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1988. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1984 with a B.S. in Zoology and Chemistry. Dr. Bostick has studied numerous post graduate topics such as the latest in cosmetic techniques, advanced restorative procedures and numerous other techniques… READ MORE

Dr. Nick Kanning

Regional President, Summit Dental Health

Dr. Kanning spent his childhood in Montana. He attended dental school at Creighton University and has received extended training in Invisalign and Zoom In Office Bleaching. Nick enjoys rehabbing commercial buildings into residences, two of which have been featured on the Home and Garden Network. READ MORE…

Dr. Mayada Khater

Co-Regional President, Abbeville Dentistry 

Dr. Mayada Khater joined Abbeville Dentistry in 1998 after graduating from University of Texas Dental School in Houston. Raised in Lubbock, she graduated from Texas Tech University in 1993 with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology and Chemistry. Dr. Khater… READ MORE

Dr. Terry Lanphier

Regional President, Summit Dental Health

Dr. Lanphier is an Omaha native and a graduate of Arch Bishop Rummel, Creighton University and Creighton Dental. He teaches at Creighton Dental in the Oral Surgery and Acute Care Departments. Terry and his wife Alicia have two children and four grandchildren. READ MORE…

Dr. Eric Tobler

Regional President, Stonehaven Dental

Dr. Eric Tobler has been practicing dentistry at Stonehaven Dental since 2007. He has an anesthesia class III permit that allows for IV sedation. Dr. Eric is also certified in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association, the Academy of LDS Dentists… READ MORE

Dr. Phil Schuler

Regional President, Mortenson Family Dental 

Dr. Phil Schuler was born in Louisville, Kentucky.  He graduated DuPont Manual High School 1977.  He went on to attend the University of Louisville while working as a mechanical design draftsman for five years.  Dr. Schuler graduated in 1982 with a BA in Biology.  After working as a phlebotomist for four years, he decided to attend dental school at University of Louisville… READ MORE

Vickie Blocker

Regional Development Office, Howard Family Dental 

Bio Coming Soon!

Dr. Julie Howard

Clinical Director, Howard Family Dental 

Dr. Howard has a passion to help others in a positive way, to change their lives by helping them smile. Her favorite thing about dentistry is building relationships with her patients so they trust her to fulfill all their dental needs.Dr. Julie was born in Atlanta, GA while her father was in dental school at Emory University and raised in Savannah, GA. READ MORE…