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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 - Paul R. Leary


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 and Committee Chairs:

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