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.”
Lori Veerman, DDS
Dr. Lori Veerman joined Madison Family Dental Associates, the practice founded by her father, after graduating from dental school. Dr. Veerman and her husband, who is also a dentist, have lived in Middleton for over 25 years and have two grown children, Courtney and Jordan, and a new son-in-law, Jeff.
Dr. Veerman is a strong advocate of giving back to the community and for years, has been volunteering with More Smiles Wisconsin on a monthly basis. In addition to More Smiles Wisconsin, Lori is also actively involved with the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Dane County and volunteers as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
“It has been with great pride that over the past several years to participate in many positive volunteer opportunities, such as More Smiles Wisconsin, to make Madison an even better place to live. I’m proud to be involved in a strong organization that truly gives back to their community.”
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.
Emily Greb is an attorney at Perkins Coie LLP in the firm’s patent litigation practice. She represents clients in patent infringement lawsuits in district courts across the country and in patent proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
Emily is a lifelong Madison resident where she currently with her husband Eric and four children. In her free time she enjoys running, skiing, and other outdoor activities.
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.
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.
Fatima Wasti, DDS
Dr. Fatima Wasti grew up in Dubai, UAE where she earned her DDS in 2011. She later moved to the United States and made Madison, WI her new home. Dr. Wasti then continued to pursue her passion for Dentistry by graduating from A.T.Still University with a MPH-D in 2018, followed by a DMD from Tufts University in 2020.
Dr. Wasti firmly believes in creating a positive and comfortable environment for all her patients. She is committed to providing the highest level of care to help her patients achieve optimal oral health, increase their self-confidence, and therefore improving overall quality of life.
Dr. Wasti is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association and is dedicated to expanding her knowledge and refining her skills through continuing education courses and advanced training in the latest dental treatments, techniques, and technology. Dr. Wasti is an Invisalign, ALD, and AAFE Certified provider. She also serves as a board member of the Wisconsin Dental Study Club and More Smiles Wisconsin.
When out of the office, Dr. Wasti enjoys traveling, reading, and most of all, spending time with her son.