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A Message from MDS Executive Director Kevin Monteiro

June 29, 2021 – As we approach the end of the 2020-2021 Governance Year, I want to take the time to thank Dr. MaryJane Hanlon for her leadership over the last several years—most notably as our President this year. These past 15+ months have been some of the most difficult any of us have ever experienced personally or professionally, and Dr. Hanlon was a confident and calming voice throughout it all. COVID-19 created immense challenges for the dental profession, and with the support of Immediate Past President Dr. Janis Moriarty and the rest of the MDS Board of Trustees, Dr. Hanlon led the charge in prioritizing safe oral health and business continuity for our members, their staff, and patients.

Dr. Hanlon took on the role of President at the height of the pandemic in Massachusetts. She also provided support and empathy for the MDS staff and members grieving the loss our previous Executive Director, Conor McNulty, who passed away just days into her term. Dr. Hanlon has remained a champion for MDS members and all Massachusetts dental practices, the people they employ, the patients they serve, and advancing oral health. The Society’s resilience throughout the pandemic is due in large part to her tireless advocacy on behalf of all MDS members.

I would also like to thank the entire 2020-2021 Board of Trustees for their dedication and service:

  • Dr. MaryJane Hanlon, President
  • Dr. Meredith Bailey, Vice President
  • Dr. Richard Marchand, Secretary*
  • Dr. Raymond Martin, Speaker of the House
  • Dr. Philip Howells, Treasurer*
  • Dr. Janis Moriarty, Immediate Past President*
  • Dr. John Gusha, Region 2 Trustee
  • Dr. Paul McGrath, Region 3 Trustee
  • Dr. Mike Mayr, Region 5 Trustee
  • Dr. Paul Gamache, Berkshire District Trustee
  • Dr. James Lee, East Middlesex District Trustee
  • Dr. Maritza Morell, Merrimack Valley Trustee
  • Dr. Paul Aswad, Metropolitan District Trustee*
  • Dr. Sathish Palayam, Middlesex District Trustee*
  • Dr. Linda Massod, North Shore District Trustee*
  • Dr. James Maslowski, Valley District Trustee*
  • Dr. Jennifer Korzeb, At-Large Trustee
  • Dr. Daniel Gonzalez, Guest Board Member*
  • Dr. Jasmine Khedkar, Guest Board Member*
  • Dr. Anisha Pandya, Guest Board Member*
  • Dr. Tyler Sanslow, Guest Board Member*

*Denotes end of MDS Board service

We look forward to formally introducing our 2021-2022 Board of Trustees in the coming weeks.

Kevin C. Monteiro, CAE
Executive Director
Massachusetts Dental Society