Our Management Team
Norton L. Travis serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ProHEALTH Dental Management, LLC Prior to serving as the CEO of ProHEALTH Dental, Mr. Travis served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of an international cancer care company where he oversaw all mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Travis also served as the Project Coordinator and arranged the financing for The New York Proton Center, a $350M specialty cancer care partnership composed of four of the largest health care systems in the New York area. Mr. Travis began his career as a practicing lawyer, having founded a firm in 1980 that grew to become the largest dedicated health care practice in the metropolitan New York area. Mr. Travis served as the Chairman of Corporate Department of the firm and oversaw numerous significant transactions involving hundreds of millions of dollars.
Chief Dental Officer – Business Development
Dr. Neil Karnofsky has over 30 years experience in periodontics and implant surgery. He graduated from Syracuse University and received his dental degree at the New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his residency at Morrisania Neighborhood Family Care Center at Lincoln Hospital and then received his Periodontics Certificate at the New York University College of Dentistry in 1986. Dr. Karnofsky has been at the forefront of continuing dental education throughout his career and routinely presents on topics such as diagnosis and treatment planning, guided implant surgery, perioplastic surgery, as well as immediate placement of implants and placing teeth on them in the same day. He is also a member of the 1st District Dental Society, American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Periodontology, North Eastern Society of Periodontists, Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Oral Implantology, as well as a founder of the New York Dental Forum.
Chief Dental Officer – Clinical Affairs
Bruce G. Valauri, Board Certified Prosthodontist, is a 1983 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his General Practice, Prosthodontic and Maxillofacial Prosthetic residencies at the New York Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 1987. Dr. Valauri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP), a Fellow and Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), Fellow and Past President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (GNYAP) and formerly the Director of the Graduate Prosthodontic Residency program at the New York VAMC. He is proud of the opportunity he had to provide Care for our Veterans. Over the past 28 years, Dr. Valauri has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of implant prosthodontic biomechanics, complete dentures and maxillofacial prosthetics.
Chief Administrative Officer
Gina Schroeter is the Chief Administrative Officer of ProHEALTH Dental. Gina is a key member of the leadership team and is instrumental in the organization’s growth. Gina oversees the administrative management of the corporation and manages the day-to-day operations. Prior to joining ProHEALTH Dental, she was the Chief Administrative Office of ProHEALTH Care Associates. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University.
Dena Lawless serves as the Controller of ProHEALTH Dental Management, LLC. Prior to joining ProHEALTH Dental, Ms. Lawless served as the Controller of one of the largest Dental Service Organizations in the country. She also spent 15 years in public accounting and was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Lawless has 25 years of experience in accounting and finance. She has strong analytical skills and a thorough understanding of business operations and finance in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Lawless received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Adelphi University.
Director of Marketing
Ian Gillespie is a veteran marketing professional with experience in new customer acquisition, customer retention, market research, and strategy. Prior to joining ProHEALTH Dental, Ian managed direct marketing acquisition campaigns for a large New York-based health insurer. Ian has his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and his MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. In his free time, Ian enjoys playing the guitar and singing songs with his daughter, hiking and camping in the mountains, and cheering on the Mets and Islanders.
Director of Communications
Ms. Gerber is an experienced Marketing and Public Relations Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. Prior to joining ProHEALTH Dental she was the Marketing and Public Relations Manager for a large hospital system where she oversaw all aspects of marketing, public relations and advertising. In her free time, Elisa enjoys staying active, photography and traveling.
Associate Director of Sleep Medicine
Victoria Moore is a seasoned healthcare management and marketing professional with more than 10 years of experience in the dental marketing field. Prior to working at ProHEALTH Dental, she managed market research, communications, and provider relations for two Fortune 500 dental insurers. Ms. Moore earned her master’s degree from the University of Miami and her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, and enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.