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Massachusetts Dental Society

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Society Governance

The MDS Board of Trustees is composed of the Officers (President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Speaker of the House, and Immediate Past President) and one Trustee from each of the 13 Massachusetts District Dental Societies. Staff is overseen by the Executive Director. 


Officers ¦ Trustees ¦ Guest Board Members ¦ Staff ¦ Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals



Officers (2013-2014)

Officers of the MDS are nominated by the Council on Nominations and elected by the House of Delegates at the Annual Session.


Michael Wasserman     Anthony Giamberardino   Edward Swiderski, DDS  

Michael H. Wasserman, DDS   

Anthony N. Giamberardino, DMD    

Vice President
Edward Swiderski, DDS

Charles Silvius Bill Dennis   Janis Moriarty

Speaker of the House
Charles L. Silvius, DDS   

William R. Dennis, DDS

Assistant Secretary
Janis C. Moriarty, DMD

Michel A. Jusseaume, DDS Howard Zolot Paula K Friedman, DDS

 Michel A. Jusseaume, DDS 

Assistant Treasurer
 Howard M. Zolot, DMD 

Immediate Past President
Paula K. Friedman, DDS 

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 Trustees (2013-2014)

Each of the 13 District Dental Societies in the MDS elects one Trustee to the MDS Board for a three-year term that can be renewed once.


Wise Raymond Jay Richard Marchand
Tofigh Raayai


Raymond (Jay) Wise, DDS

Cape Cod
Richard D. Marchand, DMD

East Middlesex
 Tofigh Raayai, DMD 

Tom Trowbridge
Chris Owen
Hanlon Rogers2

Merrimack Valley
Thomas A. Trowbridge, DDS, MD

John C. Owen, DMD

Mary Jane Hanlon, DMD

Michael Arrigo Peter Hjorth Raymond Martin

North Metropolitan
Michael Arrigo, DMD

North Shore
 N. Peter Hjorth, DMD

Raymond Martin, DDS

David Lustbader Dr Welch Stephen J. Shea, DDS

South Shore
David P. Lustbader, DMD

Edward J. Welch, DDS

Stephen J. Shea, DDS

Philip Howells


Philip Howells, DDS

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Guest Board Members (2013-2014)

The Guest Board Member Program was launched in February 2006 as a means to encourage the expansion of the diversity and multicultural demographics of the Board to better reflect the membership of the Society and to encourage involvement in the MDS and organized dentistry. Each governing year, four MDS members are selected to attend Board of Trustee meetings and participate in discussions in a nonvoting capacity.


Gulati Harish Meenakshy Yegneswaran  

Harish Gulati, DDS

Meenakshy Yegneswaran, DMD


Ghoneim Omar


Omar Ghoneim, DDS

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Senior Staff

Below is a list of senior staff members.  A full staff list by department is found in the member-only area of the site.


Robert Boose
Robert E. Boose, EdD
Executive Director

Karen Rafeld
Karen Rafeld
Assistant Executive Director, Senior Policy Advisor

Kathy Boyce

Kathleen M. Boyce, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Lois Holt
Lois Holt
Senior Director, Executive Office Operations

Scott Davis
Scott G. Davis
Chief Communications Officer

Marc Kaplan 2
Marc Kaplan, CAE
Director, Membership

Maryellen Geurtsen 10
Maryellen Geurtsen
Director, Yankee Operations

McCarthy Shannon 2010
Shannon McCarthy
Director, Sales

Dorrey Powers

Director, Continuing Education

David White 2010
David White
Director, Governmental Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy

Alisa Ufland
Alisa Ufland

Director of Marketing

Jesse Mirenda 10
Jesse Mirenda
Director, Information Technology Services

Ellen Factor
Ellen Factor
Director of Dental Practice

Melissa Carman 06
Melissa Carman
Director of Publications

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