NJDA 2012-2013 OFFICERS
President, Michael Messana, DMD - East Rutherford
President-Elect, Robert Giantomas, DMD - Toms River
Vice President, Bryon Roshong, DMD - Dumont
Treasurer, Gregory LaMorte, DDS - South Orange
Secretary, Giorgio DiVencenzo, DMD - Jersey City
Speaker, House of Delegates, Walter I. Chinoy, DMD - Scotch Plains
Editor, Harvey S. Nisselson, DDS - Denville
Immediate Past President, Barbara A. Rich, DDS - Cherry Hill
Executive Director, Arthur Meisel, Esq.
NJDA 2012-2013 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Atlantic-Cape May, Robert W. Yaskin, DMD
Bergen, Priyu Gupta, DDS
Central, Joseph R. Krulewicz, DMD
Essex, Thomas A. Rossi, DMD
Hudson, Luciano Ghisalberti, DMD
Mercer, Fred P. Babinowich, DMD
Middlesex, Mark A. Vitale, DMD
Monmouth-Ocean, Dipika Shah, DDS
NJ Student Dental, David A. Maghadam
Passaic, Teresa Michaud, DDS
Southern, Paul J. Lawyer, DMD
Tri-County, Alan Rothstein, DDS
Union, Barry R. Wolinsky, DDS
NJDA COUNCILS & CHAIRS
Annual Session, Jeffrey R. Delson, DDS.
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, Mark A. Vitale, DMD
The Council formulates, studies, and recommends policies relating to the planning, administration and financing of dental benefits programs in New Jersey.
Dental Education, Frank R. Batastini, DMD
The Council investigates, studies and makes recommendations on all matters relating to dental education and dental health education. It acts as the liaison of the Association with all dental schools and schools in related fields of dental education.
Membership, Paul Batastini, DMD
The Council conducts studies of membership issues and formulates programs to maintaining and increasing the membership.
Public & Governmental Affairs, Mitchell Weiner, 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.
Peer Review, John J. Fahsbender, DMD
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.
Relief, Michael A. De Luca, DMD
The Council manages and administers the process of providing relief to members who are in financial need due to a catastrophic event.
Judicial, August D. Pellegrini, Jr., 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.
NJDA COMMITTEES & CHAIRS
New Dentists, Tim Moriarty, DMD
This committee develops and implements membership recruitment and retention strategies targeted at New Jersey Licensed practitioners out of dental school less than 10 years.
Long-Range Plan Coordination, Michael Etter, DMD
This committee looks at ways to integrate the long-range strategic plans of the New Jersey Dental Association into every day actions.
Special Olympics, Cavan Brunsden, DMD
This committee is the Association liaison with Special Olympics New Jersey, the recognized charity of the NJDA.
New Jersey Dental Political Action Committee, Charles Perle, DMD
NJDPAC is the political action committee for dentists in the state of New Jersey. It helps to raise funds to support those who support oral health and the dental profession.
Committee on Sponsorship Oversight, NJDA Treasurer
Oversees sponsors and sponsorship protocols for any NJDA event, publication, function or means of NJDA communication.
Committee on Partnerships, NJDA President
Reviews current endorsed programs every five years for renewal, and meets with prospective endorsed companies to make recommendations to the Board for endorsement.
Finance & Investments, NJDA Treasurer
This committee conducts annual reviews of preliminary estimates of income, expenditures and additions to reserve. It also examines annual budget requests with a view of making specific recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
Building and Grounds, NJDA President
This committee manages the services necessary to keep the NJDA headquarters in operable and presentable condition.
Rules and Order, NJDA President
This committee recommends rules for governing the organization and procedures of the Board of Trustees, and the rules to nominate chair and members to committees of the Board of Trustees.
Communication,Robert A. Hersh, DDS
This committee makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding the use of the various methods of communicating to the NJDA membership.
Employee Benefits, NJDA Vice President
This committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding healthcare and other benefits received by NJDA staff.
Strategic Planning, NJDA President-Elect
This committee develops strategic plans of the New Jersey Dental Association.
Medicare and Medicaid, Sidney Whitman, DDS
This committee monitors Medicare and Medicaid and gives input to the appropriate NJ state department as required.
New Jersey Disaster Victim Identification Team, Sheila Dashkow, DMD
This committee develops and routinely reviews criteria for membership on the NJ Disaster Victim Identification Team. It liaisons with state officials regarding involvement in Mass Disaster Emergency Response as well as developing and implementing training programs for team members.