CAREERfusion is group of thought-leaders, coaches and healthcare professionals focused on helping you move toward new career opportunities. Membership is annual and includes a yearly meeting in Daytona Beach, Florida. The January event is called the Careerfusion Discovery Event. Click here to learn more. 

Jessica Thompson  

CAREERfusion Photographer 


Jessica discovered her profession at an early age and has been photographing a wide range of activities ever since.  Over the past 5-years Jessica has been photographing each 4.5 day CAREERfusion Discovery event.  Jessica also provides freelance services for weddings, family portraits, sporting and other events, headshots and commercial services for advertising and promotions.  Reach Jessica at: jessicathompsonphoto@gmail.com.

Catherine Stark, RDH, OMT, RYT  

CAREERfusion Faculty  


Catherine has been a part of CAREERfusion since 2008.  As a CAREERfusion alumni and faculty she has had many professional opportunities which have been a rewarding lifetime experience.  Catherine was a recipient of a Clinical Dental Hygiene award presented by Proctor & Gamble, ADHA and Oral B at CLL in Nashville 2011. Ms. Stark is currently working outside the clinical setting with Solutionreach as an expert at building dental and medical practices.  As a Continuing Education presenter for Coltene, Catherine has helped accelerate the market adoption of the Suvi Pro Elite.  Reach Catherine at: catherinestark321@gmail.com.

Tim Twigg, BS 

CAREERfusion Faculty  


Tim Twigg is one of the founding partners of HYGIENEfusion and as the President of Bent Ericksen & Associates and CRC, Inc., has over 30-years of practice management and business consulting experience.  Tim's expertise extends to leadership and business development, strategic planning & marketing and communication.


Tim is a published author and currently co-authors a regular column in Dental Economics entitled: Staff Issues. He is part of the management faculty and/or speakers bureau for: CAREERfusion, Seattle Study Club, Jameson Management, LVI Global, Transitions Group and Fortune Management.  Reach Tim at: timtwigg@msn.com.

Debra L. Grant, RDH, CA 

Focus Group Manager, CAREERfusion, LLC


Debra L. Grant is the expert in branding, marketing and business creation. Debra is a nationally renowned speaker, columnist, published author, educator, consultant, clinical practitioner and certified aromatherapist. She has been influential and active in the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) at the state and national levels. Debra was appointed as a member of the Illinois State Board of Dentistry by the Governor of Illinois in 2004.  She is a member in the National Aromatherapy and Holistic Association (NAHA).  Reach Debra at: debralgrant@gmail.com.

Fran Pangakis, RDH

CAREERfusion, LLC Faculty

Fran Pangakis brings more than 30 years experience working in dentistry as a dental hygienist, assistant and business manager, providing transformational solutions to her consulting business. Fran has extensive experience providing consulting services on leadership, team building, appreciation in the workplace, motivational coaching, specializing on emotional intelligence. 

​You can reach Fran at: fusioncoachfran@gmail.com.

Beth Thompson, RDH, BS, OMT

Founder & Director CAREERfusion, LLC


Over 30 years as an RDH, Beth established The Florida Institute of Orofacial Myology, LLC, a clinic and learning center for health care providers in Port Orange, FL. Beth provides industry consulting services, Corporate Recruiting and Placement, and was the Editor in Chief for Contemporary Oral Hygiene for over six years. Her career has been multifaceted in clinical dental hygiene, education, sales, marketing and management. She is a graduate of Indiana University, and past President of the Indiana Dental Hygienist's Association. 

Reach Beth at: beth@careerfusion.us

CAREERfusion Management Team 

Unique and original, these two words truly describe the CAREERfusion team.  Within the dental and medical fields, there is no company or organization approaching opportunity quite like we do. Fusing experienced people with partners that include manufacturers and media outlets is what we do best. The team consists of highly dynamic leaders.