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The New York State Dental Association is led by a team of dental and association professionals who have the best interest of our members in mind. These individuals make up our Board of Trustees, Councils, Officers and Executive Staff. NYSDA bylaws determine the terms and conditions of these various leadership positions.

The NYSDA Council on Nominations will meet on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to make its selections for President Elect, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Association in 2018. Learn More >>


President - Lawrence J. Busino
President Elect - Brendan P. Dowd
Vice President- Payam Goudarzi
Treasurer - Mark J. Weinberger
Speaker - Steven Gounardes
Executive Director - Mark J. Feldman
Immediate Past President - Richard F. Andolina



ADA Trustee - Chad P. Gehani


NYSDA Board of Trustees:

New York County - David M. Shipper
2nd District - James J. Sconzo
3rd District - David M. Delaney
4th District - James E. Galati
5th District - Jonathan R. Gellert
6th District - Mario A. Silvestri
7th District - Jay Skolnick
8th District - Frank C. Barnashuk
9th District - Anthony M. Cuomo
Nassau - Michael S. Shreck
Queens - Prabha Krishnan
Suffolk - Kevin A. Henner
Bronx - Robert Margolin


Council Chairs:

Awards - Chad P. Gehani
Annual Sessions - Mark J. Weinberger
Nominations - Richard F. Andolina
Ethics - Samuel D. Carocci
Governmental Affairs - John C. Comisi
Dental Benefit Programs - James A. Hoddick
Membership and Communications - Renuka Bijoor
Dental Education and Licensure - Terrence J. Thines
Dental Health Planning and Hospital Dentistry - Patrick L. Anders
Chemical Dependency - Robert Herzog
EDPAC Board of Directors - Joel M. Friedman
Professional Liability Insurance - Wayne S. Harrison
Peer Review and Quality Assurance - Joseph R. Giovannone
Dental Practice - Scott R. Firestone
New Dentists - Hemali Ajmera
Task Force on Public Health Access -
Information Technology Committee - Craig Ratner
NYSDA Support Services - Joseph Caruso