Ginelle Sakima Roberts, DDS, MS; President
Ginelle graduated from UCSF Pediatric Dentistry in 2008, and has been involved in many community services including mission trips in Honduras and Guatemala. After graduation, Ginelle continued her dedication to community service and had a leading role as an oral health educator and provider on the Big Island of Hawaii for the Head Start Oral Health Initiative. In addition, Ginelle was a faculty for Lutheran Medical Center’s Hawaii Pediatric Dental Residency program, and served in the National Health Service Corps as a pediatric dentist and dental director for West Hawaii Community Health Center. In 2011, Ginelle and her family relocated to the Kansas City area where she practices for Jenkins & LeBlanc Dentistry for Children. Ginelle and her husband, Doug, have a son, Drew (4yrs), and daughter, Reese (2yrs).
Neil Katsura, DDS; Vice President
Neil is a bay area native, and a UCSF pediatric dentistry and Children’s Hospital Oakland graduate class of 1987. Currently, he works in private practice at Aloha Pediatric Dentistry, which has three offices in the East Bay. Neil has led active roles in numerous community services locally and internationally. He is active on the Craniofacial Panel and is a medical staff attending for hospital dentistry at Children's Hospital Oakland. He holds a part time position as Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at UCSF. In 2008 Neil started the LifeLong Smiles Dental Clinic in Berkeley, where he and other local practitioners mentor the residents while treating underserved children in the community. He enjoys traveling, skiing, golf and cooking with his wife, Jane, and two daughters--Kei and Mika.
Carolyn Coppe Peacock, DMD, MS; Secretary
Carolyn graduated from UCSF pediatric dentistry in 2008. During her residency at UCSF, she served as chief resident and completed her master thesis on her work on dental stem cells from primary teeth. For this research, Carolyn was awarded the prestigious Ralph E McDonald Award at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting in 2008. After graduation, Carolyn moved back to her hometown in Lexington, Massachusetts and joined her father, also a pediatric dentist, in practice. She also works at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is able to continue practicing hospital dentistry. Carolyn and her husband Zach are living in Lexington with their son Gregory Harper and their newborn baby boy, Trent Stanley.
Purvi Zavery, DDS, MS, Treasurer
Purvi graduated from UCSF Pediatric Dentistry in 2007. After graduation, Purvi has been associating with a private pediatric dental practice in San Jose and later decided to open her own pediatric dental office, Peninsula Children’s Dentistry, in San Carlos so that she could be close to home with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys reading, traveling, playing any sports and watching movies with her daughters.
Megan Golinveaux, DDS, MS; Events Coordinator
Megan graduated from UCSF Pediatric Dentistry in 2006. After graduation, Megan continues her pediatric dental practice in the bay area and is currently working at Aloha Pediatric Dentistry in Berkeley. Megan lives in San Francisco with her husband Jay Golinveaux and two young children. She enjoys running, skiing, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Rungnapa Yang, DDS, PhD; Social Media Director
Rung graduated from UCSF Pediatric Dentistry in 2012. After graduation Rung has worked at La Clinica at the Children’s Hospital Research Center in Oakland prior to joining the faculty as a Research Assistant Professor and Health Science Clinical Assistant Professor at UCSF Pediatric Dentistry and Benioff Children's Hospital and Mission Bay. Rung is excited to join the alumni board and always looks forward to the annual alumni ski trip. In her free time, Rung enjoys taking photographs and traveling with her husband.