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Management Team

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Lissette Zuknick

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. 

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Kelsey Bulnes

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 values spending time with family, reading, personal/spiritual growth, health & fitness.

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Briana Sweet

Membership, Meeting and Logistics Manager 

Briana was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and relocated to Tampa, FL in 2004. Briana has a successful career history in organization and administration. After spending years as a homemaker, caring for her family, Briana is excited to join the ZuBu team where she will be able to learn and grow. Her and her husband, Robert, reside in the Brandon area with their 4 boys. Briana enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, reading, learning new recipes and practicing self-care. Briana is excited to be a part of this dynamic team at ZuBu!


Jodi Hook

Director of Client Services

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.

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Nikki Porter

Personal Assistant

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 family, friends & her amazing two children! Nikki is excited to be part of such a dynamic team at ZuBu!


Abigail Morken

Administrative Assistant

Abby's journey from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to her settled roots in sunny Florida embodies adaptability and resilience. After years of moving due to her father's military career, she found stability in Florida in 2007. Graduating from The University of South Florida with a degree in Exercise Science, Abby's passion for health and wellness is palpable. Outside of work, she thrives on staying active, whether hitting the gym or exploring new locales. An avid reader and avid traveler, Abby's zest for life and diverse experiences enriches both her personal and professional pursuits.



Jaclyn Whiddon

Marketing Director

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. 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.


Phil Schuster

Graphic Artist

With over 30 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

Communications Coordinator

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 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.

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Executives and Candidates

If you are interested in joining our growing team, please submit your qualifications here.

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