Our Professional Staff

Keith Kirshner joined the Ben Massell Dental Clinic in January 2012 as its Director. Originally from Pennsylvania, Keith and his wife relocated to Atlanta after many years in Washington, D.C. As Director, Keith has a dual role. His primary focus is expanding capacity for care through the recruitment of new volunteer dentists and engagement with community partners. Additionally, he oversees BMDC staff and management. A graduate of Skidmore College, Keith brings a strong consulting, sales and business development background with him. He has worked with research and development heads of Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and medical device firms as well as elected officials across the country.

Keith Kirshner :: Ben Massell Dental Clinic

Barbara Jones, also from Atlanta, joined the BMDC staff in 1975. She is a graduate of Atlanta Area Technical School, where she now serves as a clinical supervisor for aspiring dental assistants. Barbara has a wealth of knowledge about dentistry, as she has served in many capacities at the clinic. As Clinical Supervisor, she oversees the training of hundreds of dental students, dental assistants and pre-dental students. Barbara, a true “people person” with a great sense of humor, enjoys cooking, dancing and a great game of football.

Barbara Jones :: Ben Massell Dental Clinic

Sallie Friedman is our new Administrative & Projects Manager. Sallie’s primary focus is to meet and keep pace with the growing needs of our clinic and patients. With a primary background as a physical therapist, Sallie has expanded her career in the learning and development division of hospital management. As a graduate of Medical College of Georgia, the Atlanta native is excited to merge her healthcare experience and management skills by improving the health and efficacy of the practice. By keeping the clinic running smoothly, and facilitating both the volunteers and the staff, Sallie appreciates the opportunity to change our patients’ health and lives on a daily basis.

Sallie Friedman :: Ben Massell Dental Clinic

Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of North Florida and later earned her Master of Social Work degree with a clinical focus from Loyola University in Chicago. Ashley manages the Social Services Program at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic and provides counseling services to the patients there. She also provides counseling services through Tools for Families at JF&CS’ Dunwoody and Cobb offices. Ashley has experience working with children, adults, couples and families. Her approach to therapy focuses on providing unconditional support and advocating that clients take an active role in their goals and treatment.

Ashley Semerenko

Elizabeth C. Davis is a dental hygienist at the BMDC. A native of North Carolina, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor of science in dental hygiene. She joined the clinic’s staff in 2003.

Elizabeth C. Davis :: Ben Massell Dental Clinic

Alexis Dunlap, an Atlanta native, assists all the dentist volunteers with their procedures. She is a graduate of the Atlanta Metropolitan School of Dental Assisting.

Alexis Dunlap :: Ben Massell Dental Clinic