NJDA 2017-2018 OFFICERS
President, Mark Vitale, DMD - Edison
President-Elect, Alan Rothstein, DDS - Denville
Vice President, Thomas A. Rossi, DMD - Roseland
Speaker, House of Delegates, Walter I. Chinoy, DMD - Scotch Plains
Treasurer, Mitchell Weiner, DMD - Kendall Park
Secretary, Luciano Ghisalberti, DMD, Ridgefield
Editor, Harvey S. Nisselson, DDS - Denville
Immediate Past President, Giorgio DiVincenzo, DMD, Jersey City
Executive Director, Arthur Meisel, Esq.
NJDA 2017-2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Atlantic-Cape May, Alan Chenman, DMD
Bergen, Chetan S. Patil, DDS
Central, Joseph R. Krulewicz, DMD
Essex, Renee Arace, DMD
Hudson, Ivette Dauhajre, DDS
Mercer, Lorraine Kostztyu, DMD
Middlesex, Peter DeSciscio, DMD
Monmouth-Ocean, Elisa Velazquez, DMD
NJ Student Dental, Giancarlo Ghisalberti
Passaic, Teresa Michaud, DDS
Southern, Paul J. Lawyer, DMD
Tri-County, Melissa Burruezo, DMD
Union, Kevin Corry, DDS
NJDA Committees & Chairs
Renee Arace, DMD
The council is responsible for the overall coordination of the program of events for the NJDA Annual Session. It recommends programs of events to the NJDA Board of Trustees and supervises the arrangements for the NJDA Annual Session.
Dental Benefits Programs
Arthur J. Bilenker, DMD | Edward Tirpack, DMD, Interim Chair
The Council formulates, studies, and recommends policies relating to the planning, administration and financing of dental benefits programs in New Jersey.
Brett Handsman, DMD
The Council conducts studies of membership issues and formulates programs to maintaining and increasing the membership.
Giorgio DiVincenzo, DMD
This council meets annually in January to recommend members to fill officer positions.
Pubic & Governmental Affairs
Elisa Velazquez, DMD
The Council protects and furthers the interests of the public and the dental profession in matters of legislation and regulation. It makes recommendations to the NJDA Board of Trustees on matters of legislation and regulation.
Sandy Goldstein, DDS
The council manages and administers the process of Peer Review by upholding the highest standards of professional care and conduct as established by the ADA Principles of Ethics and the NJDA Code of Ethics.
Stephen M. Lashen, DMD
The council manages and administers the process of providing relief to members who are in financial need due to a catastrophic event.
August D. Pellegrini, DDS
The council considers proposals for amending the NJDA Code of Ethics, and provides advisory opinions regarding the interpretation of the NJDA Code of Ethics, Constitution and Bylaws.