Dental hygienists, Tricia Stanley and Jeanie Holliday are co-founders of Chrysalis Oral Health Care Alliance (COHCA). Their passion and determination to deliver oral health care to the underserved population of Middle Tennessee is as deep as their roots in dentistry.
With a combined 40 years of oral health experience, the two met while working at the same private practice in Nashville. Their work was rewarding and their patients were well cared for.
However, they often wondered about those they were unable to care for-those without a “dental home” or who lacked access to care. Who was educating them? Who was providing treatment to them? How could they, as two hygienists, service such a large underserved population?
Jeanie and Tricia also knew that the lack of oral health care could lead to life threatening conditions. Their thoughts and concerns for underserved populations continued to grow. They decided it was time to take action.
In 2017, Jeanie and Tricia launched Chrysalis Oral Health Care Alliance (COHCA), giving them a vehicle to deliver their compassionate and patient-centered service beyond the doors of private practice. They designed COHCA to succeed through experience, creativity, and vision. Above all else, these two are fully invested in it with giving hearts that will not stop fighting for the underserved to have access to oral care.