Meet the Board Members

Emily Deldar: President!

Emily is 18 years old and a freshman at Purdue University studying Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Spanish. She founded the World Smiles Mission in July 2018 after attending the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar and Congress of Future Medical Leaders as Carmel High School's representative over the summer. She has a passion for helping others and is ecstatic to share her love for service with her community and the world through the World Smiles Mission. She hopes that her work through this mission will not only save thousands of current lives but leave a lasting impact for many generations to come.

Julia Garner

Julia Garner: Director of International Relations

Julia is 19 years old and a freshman at Indiana University majoring in International Studies with a minor in French. Julia has a passion to serve and help others. She has spent several years volunteering at church, school, and other events. In the summer of 2018, Julia was given the amazing opportunity to go on a mission trip to Northern Uganda, where she worked in a dental clinic, optometrist clinic, and other needed jobs. She hopes that her involvement with the World Smiles Mission will impact the lives of those who are seeking care, love, and hope, even through the simple gift of a toothbrush.

Laurel Williams

Laurel Williams: Fundraising Coordinator / Secretary

Laurel Williams is 19 years old and a freshman at Purdue University studying Pre-Health. She has enjoyed volunteering since middle school where she helped out with canned food and clothing drives. She continued to volunteer in high school by joining clubs and volunteering at the Indianapolis Humane Society. Her goal is to help others by doing little things to create a large impact, something she hopes to achieve while being a board member of the World Smiles Mission!

Mike Deldar

Mike Deldar: Treasurer

Mike has been a dentist for many years and him and his wife own their own practice: Deldar Dental. He graduated IU Dental School and is a current member of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. In his free time, Mike volunteers at the Grace Church Care Center.