Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi, D.M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi graduated from the dental program at the University of Manitoba in 1991. Since then, she has spent her career overseeing dental programs for the poor. She served as head of dentistry at a fly-in health center in the sub-arctic location of Churchill, Manitoba. She also worked as a staff dentist for the Department of Health in Hamilton, Bermuda, where she treated children of low-income families, people with mental disabilities, and people in nursing homes and prisons. Dr. Switzer-Nadasdi became the first employee of the Interfaith Dental Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee in 1995 and has served as the CEO. During her tenure, the clinic has grown from a two-chair operation located in a church basement to a ten-chair clinic with a staff of 35, providing more than $4 million in care each year. She is an avid sportswoman with a golf handicap of three and a top scorer on her coed ice hockey team.
Phone: (615) 329-4790
Chief Officer of Education
Andrea joined our team in June 2014. Prior to that, she worked for Bank of America as part of the Local Market Delivery team delivering the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and other initiatives across three states. She began her career in the nonprofit world, working in various roles for two Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations in Indiana. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in political science and public relations. She also holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University, with concentrations in nonprofit management and policy analysis. Outside of work, she is an active volunteer with several Nashville nonprofits, most notably Junior League and reading each week to the pre-K students at Caldwell through the PENCIL Foundation.
Phone: (615) 921-5168
Laurie Carlisle, D.M.D.
Chief Program Officer
Dr. Laurie Carlisle joined our staff in June 2010. She is a graduate from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and completed a year of residency in advanced general dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. During her residency, she performed full mouth rehabilitations and completed rotations in emergency medicine, general anesthesia, pediatric dentistry, and advanced general clinical dentistry. Dr. Carlisle is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and Nashville Dental Society.
Phone: (615) 329-4790
Elizabeth Jackson, D.M.D.
Clinic Director, Rutherford County Clinic
Dr. Elizabeth Jackson joined our team as the director of our Rutherford County Clinic in July 2013. She graduated with her degree in biomedical sciences from Auburn and earned her D.M.D. in 2007 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While in dental school, Dr. Jackson had the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with Japanese students from Asahi University. Today, she is very involved in organized dentistry and some of her memberships include the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and Seattle Study Club.
Phone: (615) 225-4141
Lindsay Baker, RDA Instructor
Lindsay joined the Interfaith staff in February 2005 as a dental assistant at our greater Nashville clinic. She has been assisting in our Rutherford County clinic since its opening in February 2012. She graduated from Volunteer State Community College's Dental Assisting Program in 2003. She completed her clinical externship at Interfaith Dental Clinic and served as a dental assisting volunteer prior to joining our team. In addition to her previous volunteerism with the clinic, throughout her tenure Lindsay has also been a supporter of the organization as a donor. She has a passion for teaching and loves helping patients achieve a better quality of life through a healthier smile. She and her husband are residents of Rutherford County and stay busy with their four children. Outside of a busy professional and family life, Lindsay also enjoys playing cards and learning about forensic and anthropological research through resources like UT’s “Body Farm.”
Phone: (615) 225-5051