Profiles of staff members who carry out the charitable and educational programs of the AAP Foundation.
Robert A. Vitas, Executive Director
Robert A. Vitas, Ph.D., CAE, CFRE serves as Executive Director of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. He has worked in nonprofits and foundations most of his professional life, including directing Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Vitas was also regional training and development manager for Eastman Kodak’s photofinishing subsidiary, with responsibility for technical, production, and management training in the Northern United States and Canada.
A Certified Association Executive and Certified Fund Raising Executive, Dr. Vitas has served on several nonprofit boards. He chaired the Association Forum of Chicagoland’s Professional Practices Committee, co-chaired the Foundation & Development Shared Interest Group, was a member of the Editorial Content Working Group, and now serves on the CAE Working Group.
Dr. Vitas earned his Ph.D. in political science at Loyola University of Chicago and is a Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University. He has published four books and over two dozen scholarly articles, chapters, and reviews. He served as an enlisted man and commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve.
Dana A. Camacho, Director of Development
Dana A. Camacho, MS, BA, BS, serves as the Director of Development of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. She has worked as a nonprofit fundraiser for 14 years, including roles with an international volunteer organization, a social service agency and a graduate school of management.
Ms. Camacho served as a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Swidnik, Poland, teaching high school level English. She has served on nonprofit boards, and has experience with appeals, event planning, sponsor and corporate partner solicitation, project management, volunteer management, budgeting, needs assessment, publications and marketing.
Sarah Schneider, Administrative Assistant
Sarah Schneider serves as the Administrative Assistant of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. She joined the Foundation after serving 3 years in the AAP's Membership Department. From her role with the Academy, she brings extensive database management experience and works to ensure proper gift processing, reporting and acknowledgement.
Jonathon J. Fellows, Senior Investment Consultant, DiMeo Schneider & Associates, LLC
Jonathon J. Fellows, CFA, MSB, BBA, provides investment-consulting services to non-profit organizations, corporate executives, family trusts, and other substantial investors. He services clients by providing advice and expertise on asset allocation and portfolio design, investment policy statements, the manager search process, and overall investment management. Jon is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
Alexander I. Hock, Investment Consultant, Dimeo schneider & associates, LLC
Alexander I. Hock, MBA, JD, provides investment-consulting services to non-profit organizations, corporate executives, family trusts, and other high net worth individuals. He services clients by providing advice and expertise on asset allocation and portfolio design, investment policy statements, the manager search process, and overall investment management.
William Chandler, Senior Accountant
William Chandler, MS, is a Senior Accountant with the Sherwood Group, Inc. He has served as the AAP Foundation's accountant since 2008. Mr. Chandler specializes in accounting for the non-profit sector and has worked with numerous non-profit organizations over the course of his career.
For More Information
If you have questions regarding AAP Foundation charitable and educational programs, please contact:
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-282-4867, ext. 3256 or 312-573-3256
Private fax: 312-787-3983