Jennifer L. Chevalier, CEO/President
Growing up in the world of practice management and personal development, Jennifer grew a strong understanding of what it takes to be successful in the world at a very young age. In high school, Jennifer was drawn towards dentistry and even considered the path towards dental school. She was able to work in some of the most elite dental practices in the bay area learning how the best practices ran their businesses. She was able to work in almost every front and back office position learning them thoroughly. During this time Jennifer discovered her passion for business and how creating successful private practices led to improving the standards of healthcare.
After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing and a minor in Communications from San Jose State University, Jennifer started working as a marketing consultant to many private practices in healthcare. With her extensive knowledge in practice management she knew that all the marketing in the world would not help private practices that did not have the right systems in place. One of the systems that she discovered was broken among many offices was training. During this time one of her clients, Yolanda Mangrum, DDS had started Jennifer on a project she wanted for her practices called her team “intranet” site. After months of investigation and thought out ideas, Jennifer and Yolanda decided this was an idea worth venturing into and a product all private practices needed. Jennifer knows Virtual Training will be one of the greatest contributions she could give to healthcare and businesses world-wide.
Yolanda Mangrum-Walsh, DDS, COO/Secretary
Yolanda Mangrum- Walsh, DDS has been a practicing dentist since 1997 and practice owner since 1999. The need to create Virtual Training Innovation came from her desire to stop repeating herself. She says "Keeping my team on track with training, culture, goals and protocols has seemed like a never-ending frustrating task. I needed to create a way to stop this cycle and win." Throughout her practicing years, she has strived to create protocols that would acheive repeatable systems and lay the groundwork for inspiring individual growth.
Yolanda began her dental career in 1989 when she received on-the-job training to become a licensed Registered Dental Assistant. While working as a dental assistant, she completed her Bachelor's in Biology at University of California, Riverside and completed Riverside City College's Dental Laboratory Technican Certificate.
At University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry, she was an active student leader and student teacher. After graduation, she received a faculty position as Assistant Clinical Professor. Teaching and learning has remained a passion for Yolanda. She began her service in organized dentistry in 1994, and held local and state positions, culminating as President of the California AGD in 2008. In 2001, she earned her Fellowship in AGD and received the prestigious award of Masters in AGD in 2007.
Dr. Mangrum opened her first dental practice in 1999 in Sonoma from scratch, one patient at a time. Ten years later she purchased her second practice, Petaluma Dental Group. She has built a team of dedicated health care professionals in both practices. Being a strong leader is important to her and she enjoys unlocking greatness in every individuals. It is her belief that individuals have limitless potential for growth.
Thomas Walsh, CLO/Chief Legal Officer
Thomas Walsh is the general counsel and Chief Legal Officer of VT Health, Inc. and one of the company’s founders. He is responsible for management of all legal affairs for the company, including contracts, risk management, and compliance.
Mr. Walsh was previously in private practice with a focus on estate planning and business law. He advised individuals and families on wealth transfer and tax issues and with businesses on wide ranging issues from start-up to sales, mergers and acquisitions and on labor, risk management and contracts issues.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Walsh was a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed and a life insurance agent with SelectQuote Insurance services. As an agent with SelectQuote, he was part of a group that helped develop and implement the first web-based life insurance quoting and sales program in the industry.
Mr. Walsh was also general manager for Space Camp California, a non-profit science and education corporation in Silicon Valley, where he led development and implementation of multiple programs designed to create positive learning experiences for children and also corporate team building programs. He also was responsible for marketing of the corporation and its’ programs to the local community and helped create an internship and training program with local colleges to help deliver the program’s mission as well as manage day to day operations of the programs.
Kimberly Hubenette, DDS, CCO/Chief Content Officer
Coming from a family of dentists, Dr. Kimberly Hubenette has been surrounded by dentistry for her entire life; dad, and many cousins. Graduating from USC dental school in 1993 from the Accelerated Dental Pilot Program, she was one of the youngest to graduate in her class. Kimberly lives her life with balance in mind, family and career, service to community and learning something new daily is the way.
Starting her San Diego Practice from scratch in 1998, she became know in San Diego as a community leader, joining the board and town council of Pacific Beach, volunteering for St. Vincent Du Paul, working with the free dental clinics, and clean up days on the beaches. Not only was she the 2004 president of the San Diego Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry, she has also achieved Fellow and Mastership ranks within the organization. Kimberly feels fortunate being in a field that she can contribute and give back to her profession. She volunteers monthly as an associate professor for UOP and UCSF dental school to give back by all her experience and knowledge to the new dental professionals.
After relocating to Northern California, she partnered with Dr. Yolanda Mangrum in Sonoma to form Synergy Dental Group. In 2011, she received her fellowship with the Academy of Craniofacial Pain and has recently completed the 2 year programs with United States Dental Institute and POS Orthodontic programs.
As Chief Content Officer of Virtual Training she is dedicated to looking for the most current content and "best practice" tools to add the most value for virtual training clients. Searching for innovative ways to replicate and create efficiency while keeping staff interested and interactive.