Dr. Beatrice Gandara
Dr. Beatrice Gandara is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California. She earned a Masters Degree in Oral Medicine at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She serves as the director of the Office of Educational Partnerships and Diversity and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine.
Sarah is originally from Virginia, and graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in Psychology. Unsure what she wanted to next, she moved to the Seattle area as an AmeriCorps member to work in senior housing. After several years in social services, and public health, she is now program manager in OEPD. When she is not in the office, she can be found curled up with a good book or out swing dancing on Capitol Hill.
Jonathan graduated from Haverford College in Philadelphia where he played collegiate basketball and graduated with a degree in Psychology. He was born in Alabama but has grown up most of his life in Seattle, WA. Jonathan enjoys playing sports, hiking with his dogs, and is pretty good at chess. He will be starting UW dental school this year and also served as an AmeriCorps member in OEPD in 2021-22.
Nelly Aramburo–Ramirez, RDH, MSDH
Nelly is a registered dental hygienist and is part of the OEPD team and helped with CHPA and clinical outreach. Nelly also works in private practice and has more than 10 years of experience working in dentistry. She graduated from Lake Washington Institute of Technology Dental Hygiene Program in 2017, and also acquired a Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University. In her spare time, Nelly enjoys watching movies, reading as many books as she can, and traveling around the world with her family and friends.