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TAPD Officer Spotlight – Kevin Coppola

Name: Kevin Coppola, DDS

Position: President

Number of years in practice: 8

Where you went to dental school and completed residency: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Class of 2015: Residency – University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio – Laredo Extension Class of 2018

Number of years as a TAPD member: 5

What made you decide to get involved as a TAPD officer: My father (William Coppola) and my sister (Lauren Greene) were both active in the organization and bullied me into joining the organization but joining has been so rewarding that I wanted to get more involved.

What is your goal for the year: I would like to encourage my peers to get involved more in the organization and find the next generation of TAPD officers.

What have you learned in your time as a TAPD member: I have learned just how much you can get done for a cause if you have passion. Watching all of the previous officers make great strides for our organization is inspiring.

What surprised you the most about the legislative process: I have been absolutely shocked at how receptive our representatives are if you go to lobby day and talk to them.

What are you most proud of about TAPD: I am most proud at how far we have come in just my short time in the organization. Year after year we only become more organized and influential in state politics, which only goes to better serve our children statewide.