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Board of Directors

The AAE Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the Association and has responsibility for strategic and budgetary matters concerning the Association. It is composed of six officers and two directors from each of the seven districts; all are elected by the membership. The Executive Director and Journal of Endodontics Editor also serve as ex-officio members without a vote. The AAE Foundation President serves as an ex-officio member with a vote.


Craig S. Hirschberg, DDS
Newark, NJ

Natasha M. Flake, DDS, PhD, MSD
Seattle, WA

Steven J. Katz, D.D.S., M.S.
Steven J. Katz, DDS, MS
Vice President
Beachwood, OH

Elizabeth S. Perry, DMD
Westfield, MA

W. Craig Noblett, DDS, MS
Minneapolis, MN

Stefan I. Zweig, DDS
Immediate Past President
Pacific Palisades, CA


Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD
Journal of Endodontics Editor
San Antonio, TX

Margot Kusienski, DMD

Foundation for Endodontics, President
Lititz, PA

Kenneth J. Widelka, CAE, FACHE, CPA
AAE Executive Director
Chicago, IL


District I

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia

Ali Behnia, DMD, MS
Rockville, MD

Elizabeth Perry
Harold Martinez, DDS
Henrico, VA

District II

Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island

Mark B. Desrosiers, DMD
Columbia, CT

Lorel E. Burns, DDS
New York, NY

District III

Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

William D. Stanley, DDS, MS
Greensboro, NC

Robert W. Heydrich, DMD, MS
Spring Hill, FL

District IV

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin

Dr. Paurazas
Susan B. Paurazas, DDS
Rochester Hills, MI

Qian Xie, DDS, PhD
Chicago, IL

District V

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Public Health, Puerto Rico, Texas, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and the Veterans Administration

Bradley H. Gettleman, DDS, MS
Glendale, AZ

Mbachan C. Okwen, DDS, MBA, MSD
The Woodlands, TX

District VI

Alaska, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Anne E. Williamson, DDS, MS
Lincoln, NE

Scott Doyle
Lauren E. Jensen, DDS, MS
Colorado Springs, CO

District VII


Janice C. Chou, DDS
Newport Beach, CA

Bryan F. Mansour, DDS
Salinas, CA

*Messages from members of the Board of Directors express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of the AAE or any entity associated with it.