- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland)
Helen Hawkey BSDH, PHDHP
AAS, Westmoreland County Community College
BS, University of Pittsburgh
Since 2001, Helen Hawkey has worked in clinical dentistry and served as an oral health advocate across Pennsylvania. Helen currently serves as the Executive Director for the PA Coalition for Oral Health, a statewide and community coalition working across the state. She previously worked as a research coordinator with the Centers for Oral Health Research in Appalachia on a childhood caries study through the University of Pittsburgh. Helen also managed a successful prenatal and pediatric oral health consulting business, where she taught childcare providers and dental providers all over the state, as well as parents of young children. She has worked as a trainer with the PA Head Start Association and the PA Academy of Pediatrics Oral Health Programs. Prior to 2013, Helen worked full-time as a clinician in a family dental practice for 11 years and worked in a public clinic serving families on Medical Assistance for the year preceding.
Helen belongs to the PA Public Health Association, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, and served as the inaugural National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness Dental Hygiene Liaison (DHL) for PA. She serves on the PA Rural Health Association board as well as on the advisory committees for the University of Pittsburgh and Montgomery County Community College dental hygiene programs. She is licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist and certified as a PA Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner.
Helen resides in southwestern PA with her husband and two young daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves to travel to new places.