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, DMD
President-Elect:  Kevin Henner, DMD
Vice President:  James Galati, DDS
Secretary/Treasurer:  Frank C. Barnashuk, DDS
Speaker:  Steven Gounardes, DDS
Executive Director:  Mark J. Feldman, DMD
Immediate Past President:  Payam Goudarzi, DDS



ADA Trustee:  Paul R. Leary, DMD


NYSDA Board of Trustees:

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


Council and Committee Chairs:

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