Therese Long, CAE

Executive Director  Emeritus, OSAP
Therese Long, executive director emeritus with Meeting Expectations, oversaw the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), which advocates for safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare. As the executive director for OSAP for more than 20 years, Therese was recently awarded a conference grant by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a five-year cooperative agreement. During her time as executive director, Therese collaborated with the World Health Organization, FDI Global Dental Federation and the National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health.


Therese earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Saint Louis University and a Master in Business Administration with a marketing concentration from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Why Do I Love Events and Associations?

“I love events and associations because they create synergies by connecting like-minded people to better serve the greater good.”


What Inspires Me?

“I find inspiration in all kinds of things…the news, books, nature, art, travel, music and especially, people.”


Fun Facts
  • Therese enjoys gardening and reading in her free time.
  • She is raising a puppy using Cesar Millan’s “pack” approach.
  • Therese loves to travel and enjoys visiting new places.

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I’ve found the team at Meeting Expectations to be an outstanding group of knowledgeable professionals. Meeting Expectations excels in creating dynamic and exciting events as well as positive membership experiences. And, last but not least, they make the work fun for themselves and their customers. The team at Meeting Expectations has earned my highest recommendation.

Floyd M. Teter Sr. Director, Development Center of Excellence Oracle Corporation