The More Smiles Wisconsin Board’s focus is to support, advocate, and encourage the growth of More Smiles Wisconsin's mission to expand access to affordable dental care in Wisconsin.
James Amstadt, DDS
Dr. James Amstadt is a dentist with forty plus years of experience, having graduated from the University of Minnesota school of dentistry in 1979, and with 2,000 plus hours of additional education. Dr. Amstadt is an expert in the field of dentistry who can help More Smiles Wisconsin continue to grow into the future.
Professionally, Dr. Amstadt has been a member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association, Winnebago County Dental society, member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), member of Dane County Dental Forum, founder of the Madison Area Implant Study Club, and many other organizations at all levels of leadership.
Dr. Amstadt also provides consulting educational courses across Wisconsin in dentistry and concentrates in implant surgery.
Dr. Amstadt has also volunteered his skills and knowledge to Tri-County Dental Clinic – Appleton, served as Dental Clinic Director for Church Health Services in Beaver Dam, WI, was both a board member and participant Donated Dental Services State of Wisconsin, participant in donating services in Give Kids A Smile Program Dane County, WI, and participated in donating dental services through the AACD for Abused Women – Madison, WI.
In his spare time Dr. Amstadt is an avid outdoorsman with a love of hunting and fishing.
“As board president I have the pleasure of helping guide More Smiles Wisconsin in its mission to serve people needing dental care. There is a huge population of individuals in Dane county in need of emergency dental care who cannot afford it. It breaks my heart to see people in pain and it has been a mission of mine to do what I can. I have heard it said that helping people is the best work of life and that is what we do at More Smiles Wisconsin.”
Amy Ackermann has over 30 years of experience helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals, navigating change to become their best versions possible. Her career in human resources and leadership spans technology, professional services, healthcare, and non-profit sectors.
Today, Amy is a partner at Core Endeavors Coaching & Consulting (www.core-endeavors.com) where she coaches women seeking support in moving from what’s now to what’s next and counsels organizations eager to transform through the lens of the employee experience.
Ryan is our Finance Chair, a Senior Manager with SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C. and a member of SVA’s Healthcare and Dental Services
Ryan provides a variety of accounting, tax and consulting services for his individual and business clients. Ryan reviews physician and dental practice financial statements and compares them to market benchmarks ensuring they are staying on course to meet their financial goals.
Ryan resides in Mount Horeb with his wife, Amy, and their two sons. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities including coaching his children’s sports activities.
Alex Brown grew up in the Madison metro area and has lived here for almost his entire life. He graduated from Edgewood High School in 2012, and graduated from UW-Madison with a B.S in Biology and certificates in Entrepreneurship and Public Health in 2016. He’s currently a manager at Brown & Beam in Middleton, a local furniture and interior design company.
Prior to Brown & Beam, Alex worked for 2 years at Starcom, an advertising agency in Chicago. During that time, he was responsible for running and managing digital advertising campaigns for MARS Wrigley chocolate and ice cream brands, including M&M’s, Snickers & Twix. Alex was also a member of a group that won an HX Gold Award, Publicis’ (Starcom’s holding company) top internal award for innovative work.
Angie Olson, RN, BSN,
Currently, Angela works as a Patient Care Coordinator for Marquardt Hospice and has worked there since 2016.
Angela spent the majority of career working for non-profit organizations as an accountant, then later as a nurse. She is a former clinic coordinator for Church Health Services, a charitable clinic in Beaver Dam, and former board member of WI Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. She has served as Parish Nurse and Parish Nurse Coordinator to promote health in faith communities. She also enjoyed being a Girl Scout leader for many years.
Angela supports the mission of More Smile Wisconsin because she believes in all people having access to medical care, including quality dental care, regardless of income. Preventive care is especially important.
She lives in Beaver Dam with her husband, Jeff, and their daughter who is in high school. They also have two adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking and kayaking.