Chief Executive Officer
Lissette was born and raised in Tampa, FL. While seeking her Business degree at the University of South Florida, she also began her journey in the association management world at the West Coast District Dental Association. She has remained in her role as Executive Director for the last 25 years. Her and her husband, Steve Zuknick, DMD reside in Lithia, FL and together they have 4 children. Lissette enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, personal growth, health & fitness.
Director of Client Services
Kayla was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Lakeland, FL in 2015. Kayla graduated from Florida State University in 2020 with a Business degree in Management and a minor in Communications. Kayla is excited to be a part of this team where she will be able to learn and grow. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching Netflix, and going to the beach.
Event & Logistics Coordinator
Savannah was born and raised in Virginia and moved to Florida in 2018. Savannah graduated from the University of Florida in 2022 with a degree in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management. Savannah is thrilled to be a part of the ZuBu team and is looking forward to learning and growing in this new role. Savannah enjoys going to the gym, reading, the beach, and spending time with her friends and family.
Chief Operating Officer
Kelsey was raised in Arizona and relocated to Tampa, FL in 2008. Shortly after, Kelsey began working for the West Coast District Dental Association where she was able to grow and learn from her mentor, friend and business partner and soon obtained a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) certificate. Her and her husband, Chris Bulnes, DMD reside in South Tampa, FL and together they have 3 children, Ryan, Christian and Caelyn. Kelsey enjoys spending time with family, traveling, personal growth, health & fitness.
Meeting & Events Director
Jodi was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a Business Management degree she moved to Hilton Head, SC to begin her career in hotel sales. Since moving to Riverview, FL she has worked in a Hillsborough County School for 10 years and raised her two children with her husband Mike. Jodi is excited to be part of ZuBu where she looks forward to assisting the members. Jodi enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling.
Meeting & Events Coordinator
Angel obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Florida State University and began her career path in Association Management in 1998. Angel has coordinated events and programs with and for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Engineering Society, Florida Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Association and Florida Association of Endodontists. She has also managed large-scale fundraising events for the American Cancer Society through area Relays for Life and Cattle Baron's Balls. Angel was born and raised in Tallahassee, where she lives today with her three children, Christian, Ava Kate and Jackson. During her downtime, Angel enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking in nature and going to the beach.
Nikki was born and raised in Illinois and made the move to the Tampa area in 2021. Nikki graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. In her free time she loves watching funny movies, learning pickle-ball, visiting Disney as much as possible and spending time with her husband and 3 children. Nikki is excited to be part of such a dynamic team at ZuBu!
Jaclyn Whiddon started working in orthodontics over 20 years ago and has spent the last 15 as an orthodontic marketing consultant. She received a degree in Organizational Communication from Rollins College. Her passion for helping the SAO with marketing was initiated many years ago when one of her clients served as SAO President. She is very aware that it is important to create an excellent meeting filled with fun events, amazing lectures for the entire team and great opportunities for our exhibitors and sponsors. As she serves in this marketing role, Jaclyn is excited to work to enhance our communication with members and to market our Centennial Celebration in Charlotte. She is most excited about the Opening Ceremony with award presentations that celebrate a lifetime of achievement through selfless volunteer service. This is always a special moment!
With over 28 years of graphic design experience, Phil’s expertise is in design production and job management. He has worked with dental associations and individual practices since 1998. Projects have ranged from direct mail campaigns to office forms, corporate identity, practice marketing materials, print/digital advertising and more. From working with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies Phil has been able to fill the role of a marketing firm, advertising agency and your local print shop all under one roof, while delivering finished projects under budget and within deadlines.
Nancy Jergins is thrilled to be a part Zubu Management Solutions. Nancy assists the Zubu team with member communications, including the monthly E-News, and social media outreach.
Nancy is married to Brad Jergins, a general dentist who practices in the Tampa area. She loves staying current on the latest dentistry news and trends, and is thankful to be a part of the dental community. Nancy and Brad have two teenagers, and she also writes about family matters for iMOM.com. She is the author of Wise Words Mom: What to Say to Raise Kids Who Feel Accepted, Confident and Loved, an Amazon Top New Release in Motherhood, and an Amazon Top Selection in One-Hour Reads. Nancy is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism.