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2024 Presidential Awards Presented at House of Delegates

Jun 6, 2024
Outgoing NJDA President, Dr. Renee Arace, recognized several individuals for their contributions to NJDA during the June 5 House of Delegates Meeting.

The NJDA Semi-Annual House of Delegates Meeting on June 5 in Somerset featured the presentation of a number of awards to deserving members and staff.  Outgoing NJDA President, Dr. Renee Arace, recognized the following individuals for their contributions to NJDA.

Presidential Service Awards

Dr. Theodore Symanski Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Mark Vitale

Lifetime Achievement:  Dr. Carmine Lo Monaco (pictured with Dr. Arace)

Continuing Contributions to the Profession of Dentistry - Leadership/Mentorship: Dr. Mitchell Weiner

Continuing Contributions to the Profession of Dentistry - DEI/Wellbeing:  Dr. Cathy Hung       

Former Speaker of the House for 28 Years of Service:  Dr. Walter Chinoy


President’s Special Recognition Awards

For 30 years of service to NJDA, AnnMarie Varga

Leadership, Reva Brennan, NJDA CEO

Emerging Leader, Dr. Giancarlo Ghisalberti

Dental Education (Oral Pathology CE Program), Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh

Leadership and Dedication to the Advancement of Organized Dentistry and Mentorship, Dr. Vincent Castellano

Mentorship, Dr. Thomas Rossi


Also  recognized at the NJDA House of Delegates were member-dentists who were stepping down after serving  as  the Chair of an NJDA Committee or Council or as an NJDA Trustees.

New Dentist Committee Chair 2019-2024: Dr. Meha Sheth

Continuing Education Committee 2019-2024: Dr. Paul Lawyer

Council on Annual Session 2019-2024: Dr. Joseph Basilicato

Passaic Trustee 2022-2024: Dr. Maria Ambrosio

Central Trustee 2019-2024: Dr. Steven Greenbaum

Union Trustee 2020-2024: Dr. Kevin Corry

Congratulations and Thank You to all of this year’s honorees. 

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