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 - Craig S. Ratner
President Elect - Kevin Henner
Vice President- James Galati
Secretary-Treasurer - Frank C. Barnashuk
Speaker - Steven Gounardes
Executive Director - Mark J. Feldman
Immediate Past President- Payam Goudarzi



ADA Trustee - Paul R. Leary


NYSDA Board of Trustees:

New York County - David M. Shipper
2nd District - Mitchell D. Mindlin
3rd District - Steven Essig
4th District - ​Wayne Harrison
5th District - ​Margaret Madonian 
6th District - Luis Mauleon Jr. 
7th District - Jay Skolnick
8th District - Kevin J. Hanley
9th District - Christopher M. Tota
Nassau - ​Frank Palmaccio
Queens - ​Viren Jhaveri
Suffolk - Kevin A. Henner
Bronx - Amarilis Jacobo


Council and Committee Chairs:

Awards Council  - ​Joel Friedman
Dental Benefit Programs Council  - Alyson Buchalter
Dental Education and Licensure Council  - Keith Margulis
Dental Health Planning and Hospital Dentistry Council  - ​Carl Tegtmeier
Dental Practice Council  - John Demas
Ethics Council - Mitchell Greenberg
Governmental Affairs Council  - Sharon Pollick
Membership and Communications Council - Maurice Edwards
New Dentist Committee - James Wannemaker
Nominations Council - Payam Goudarzi
Peer Review and Quality Assurance Council  - Christian Mathiesen
Professional Liability Insurance Council - Chester Gary
Annual Sessions Committee - ​Paul Albicocco
Chemical Dependency Committee  - Robert Herzog
Information Technology Committee - ​Mitchell Rubinstein 
EDPAC Board of Directors - Michael Breault
NYSDA Support Services - Joseph Caruso
NYSDF Board of Trustees- Kirk Gleason