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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.


President - Brendan P. Dowd
President Elect - Payam Goudarzi
Vice President- Craig S. Ratner
Secretary-Treasurer - Frank C. Barnashuk
Speaker - Steven Gounardes
Executive Director - Mark J. Feldman
Immediate Past President - Lawrence J. Busino



ADA Trustee - Chad P. Gehani


NYSDA Board of Trustees:

New York County - David M. Shipper
2nd District - Mitchell D. Mindlin
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 - Kevin J. Hanley
9th District - Christopher M. Tota
Nassau - Michael S. Shreck
Queens - Prabha Krishnan
Suffolk - Kevin A. Henner
Bronx - Robert Margolin


Council Chairs:

Awards - Deborah P. Weisfuse
Annual Sessions - ​John J. Nasca
Nominations - Lawrence J. Busino
Ethics - Samuel D. Carocci
Governmental Affairs - Joseph R. Caruso
Dental Benefit Programs - Adrienne L. Korkosz
Membership and Communications - Renuka Bijoor
Dental Education and Licensure - James J. Fitzgerald
Dental Health Planning and Hospital Dentistry - Patrick L. Anders
Chemical Dependency - Robert Herzog
EDPAC Board of Directors - Joel M. Friedman
Professional Liability Insurance - Frank J. Palmaccio
Peer Review and Quality Assurance - Sheryl L. Silverstein
Dental Practice - Luis T. Mauleon
New Dentists - Amrita Patel
Task Force on Public Health Access -
Information Technology Committee - ​Mitchell Rubinstein
NYSDA Support Services - Joseph Caruso