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



ADA Trustee - Chad P. Gehani


NYSDA Board of Trustees:

New York County - Edward J. Miller Jr.
2nd District - James J. Sconzo
3rd District - David M. Delaney
4th District - James E. Galati
5th District - Jonathan R. Gellert
6th District - Payam Goudarzi
7th District - Robert J. Buhite II
8th District - Frank C. Barnashuk
9th District - Anthony M. Cuomo
Nassau - Michael S. Shreck
Queens - Prabha Krishnan
Suffolk - Paul R. Leary
Bronx - Robert Margolin


Council Chairs:

Awards - Robert J. Doherty
Annual Sessions - Andrew G. Vorrasi
Nominations - David J. Miller
Ethics - Guenter Jonke
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 - Richard Speisman
Chemical Dependency - Robert Herzog
EDPAC Board of Directors - Joel M. Friedman
Professional Liability Insurance - Kevin Henner
Peer Review and Quality Assurance - Joseph R. Giovannone
Dental Practice - Scott R. Firestone
New Dentists - Hemali Ajmera
Task Force on Public Health Access - Vincent Filanova
Information Technology Committee - Craig Ratner
NYSDA Support Services - Joseph Caruso