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Board of Directors

The Delta Dental of Iowa Board of Directors has nine members.  The Board meets four times per year and has an annual planning retreat.  Board members serve three-year terms and are eligible to be elected to four terms.

Tom Aller

Tom Aller

Board Chair

Tom Aller is retired President of Interstate Power and Light Company, an Alliant Energy Company. Mr. Aller received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Creighton University and received his MA from The University of Iowa. 

John Maletta

John Maletta, DDS

Board Member

John Maletta, DDS is a boardcertified oral surgeon from Des Moines. Dr. Maletta is a graduate of Creighton University, Boyne School of Dental Science and received his Master of Science from The University of Iowa Graduate College. 

Ed Brown

C. Edward Brown

Board Member

C. Edward Brown is the CEO of The Iowa Clinic, P.C. and The Iowa Clinic Management Company, L.L.C. Mr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Evansville, with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and emphasis on Business.

Jeff Russell

Jeff Russell

Board Member

Jeff Russell is the President & CEO of Delta Dental of Iowa. Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Drake University. Jeff has been with Delta Dental of Iowa since 2013. 

Ro Crosbie

Ro Crosbie

Board Member

Ro Crosbie is President of Tero International. Ms. Crosbie graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Certificate in Management. 

Krista Tanner

Krista Tanner

Board Member

Krista Tanner is vice president of ITC Holdings Corporation and President of ITC Midwest. Ms. Tanner graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, earned her Juris Doctor degree at Drake University, and received her MBA from The University of Iowa.  

Anne Hennessey

Anne Hennessey, DDS 

Board Member

Anne Hennessey, DDS practices general dentistry in Cedar Falls. Dr. Hennessey received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. 

William Wever

William Wever, DDS

Board Member

William Wever, DDS practices general dentistry at Integrity Dental in Columbus City. Dr. Wever received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. 

Thomas J. Mahoney

Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr. 

Board Member

Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of ITA Group. Mr. Mahoney received his Bachelor degree from The University of Iowa. 

John Kearns

John Kearns, DDS

Board Advisory Member

John Kearns, DDS is a practicing dentist at Fleur Dentistry in Des Moines. Dr. Kearns received both his Bachelors of Science and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Iowa. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.