Dr. Diana Ellis named Dental Director at CFH

News Release July 13, 2018

Dr EllisJACKSON, MI – Diana Ellis, DDS, was promoted to the position of Dental Director at the Center for Family Health effective July 9.

Dr. Ellis will lead clinical operations at the CFH Dental Clinic, 500 N. Jackson Street, and she will help plan the growth of the health center as part of the CFH leadership team.

She joined the Center for Family Health Dental Clinic in 2017, previously working at the Community Dental Center in Ann Arbor and other public dental practices in Michigan.

“Dr. Ellis has excellent leadership experience as well as clinical expertise that will help CFH grow and improve our health services,” said Molly Kaser, CEO of the Center. “Dr. Ellis brings strong patient advocacy skills to our leadership team and we’re very excited to work with her in this new capacity.”

Dr. Ellis said her career has been focused on community dentistry, and she hopes to bring some of that experience and perspective to CFH. “One year ago I joined the CFH as a staff dentist and appreciated that the organization puts patient care at the forefront,” Dr. Ellis said. “I'm excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead such a dedicated group in growing our services for the community.”

The job title of Dental Director has not been used at the Center for several years.

For the past six years, Dr. Sarah Malinda has been the lead dentist at CFH. Kaser said Dr. Malinda has been a solid force for many positive changes and growth in the organization and the community. Dr. Malinda prefers to focus on her clinical work and her role as preceptor for dental residents, rather than administrative functions, Kaser said.

About Center for Family Health

We accept all insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. All services offered at the Center for Family Health are available on a sliding fee discount. Patients are never turned away because of inability to pay. The Center for Family Health is an independent, federally qualified health center. We provide comprehensive, quality medical, dental and behavioral health care.