Emily Firman joined the NWABR board in 2018. She is a Senior Program Officer at the Arcora Foundation and a lead on their efforts to address cavities upstream – before they require treatment – by improving understanding and distribution of the benefits of community water fluoridation. She is a nationally recognized collaborator on efforts to implement and maintain community water fluoridation and serves in that capacity on the Leadership Advisory Council of the Campaign for Dental Health, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also is a member of the Executive Committee of FluorideExposed.org, an educational startup seeking to make the science related to water, health, teeth, and chemistry more transparent, accessible, and fun.
Emily grew up in Yakima, WA and has a BA from Pomona College and her MPH and MSW from the University of Washington. Past employers include the Harborview Medical Center - Madison Clinic, the Tacoma-Pierce County Department of Public Health, University of Washington Medical Center and the Center for Oral Health in California.