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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees consists of up to twenty voting members including ten active or life members, one of whom is a new practitioner and has been in practice less than five years at the time of nomination; up to three trustees from the public sector, four officers of the AAE, the president and president-elect of the Foundation, and the Executive Director.

The trustees are elected by the General Assembly. Members serve a four-year term and are eligible for a successive term. Public sector trustees serve for one year and are eligible for re-election to a maximum of three consecutive one-year terms (a total of four years).

To learn more about the trustees and terms, the Foundation Bylaws are available for download.

2024 - 2025 Board of Trustees

Patricia Tordik, D.M.D.
Bethesda, Maryland

Clara Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S.
Morgantown, WV

Anthony T. Borgia, D.D.S., M.H.A.
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Bruce C. Justman, D.D.S.
Dubuque, Iowa

Tom von Sydow
Public Sector Trustee
Irvine, California

Amy Warren-Kimbro
Public Sector Trustee

Jack Burlison
Public Sector Trustee

Morgan Celistan, D.M.D.
New Practitioner Trustee
Boston, MA

Poppy Blaseio, M.A., D.D.S.
Franklin, Tennessee

Ryan B. McMahan, D.D.S.
Gaylord, Michigan

Carla Y. Falcon, D.M.D., M.D.S. 
Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Moein Sadrkhani, D.D.S., M.Sc. 
Dallas, Texas

Robert S. Roda, D.D.S., M.S.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Alejandro M. Aquirre, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A.
Plymouth, Minnesota

Bruce C. Justman, D.D.S.
Dubuque, Iowa

Stefan Zweig, D.D.S.
Pacific Palisades, California

Natasha M. Flake, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.D.
AAE President
Seattle, Washington

Steven J. Katz, D.D.S., M.S.
AAE President-elect
Beachwood, OH

W. Craig Noblett, D.D.S.,

AAE Vice President
Minneapolis, MN

Craig S. Hirschberg, D.D.S.
AAE Immediate Past

Newark, New Jersey

Ken Wildelka
Kenneth J. Widelka, CAE, FACHE, CPA
Executive Director
Chicago, Illinois