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Committees

Learn about each committee's charge and current members below.

Our Standing Committees are a driving force in AAE governance. The AAE is strong because of the dedicated, diverse and hard-working individuals who volunteer their time and talents.

Standing Committees

Special Committees

Standing Committees

Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Arranges and presents a high-quality scientific program and social activities for members and guests at the Annual Meeting.

  • Kimberly A.D. Lindquist (2025), General Chair
  • Mark B. Desrosiers (2025), Program Chair
  • Keith V. Krell (2025), Immediate Past General Chair
  • Mary Um (2025), Workshop Chair
  • Natasha M. Flake (2025), Board Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Tanya Kinsman, Staff Liaison
  • Kelsey Friedman, Staff Liaison

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Annual Meeting Site Selection

Screens and recommends sites suitable for future annual meetings.

  • Keith V. Krell (2025), Chair
  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2025), Board Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Tanya Kinsman, Staff Liaison

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Budget and Finance

Proposes a budget and reviews fiscal affairs.

  • Elizabeth Shin Perry (2025), Chair
  • Steven J. Katz (2025)
  • Mark B. Desrosiers (2026)
  • Bryan F. Mansour (2026)
  • Fiza Singh (2027)
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Rebecca Perry, Staff Liaison

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Connection

Oversees AAE's online communities by serving as an advisory board for AAE's online communities. Identifies and develops strategies to engage and monitor AAE's online communities.

  • Carla Y. Falcon (2025), Community Moderator/Chair
  • Brandon G. Seto (2027)
  • Soraya V. Gadelha (2026)
  • Laurel F. Martinez (2026)
  • Carla Y. Falcon (2025)
  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2025), Immediate Past President
  • Triet D. Vuong (2025), Resident
  • Mbachan C. Okwen (2025), Board Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, Staff Liaison
  • Natalie Hughes, Staff Liaison

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Constitution and Bylaws

Suggests revisions and receives for comment proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws.

  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2025), Chair, Immediate Past President, and Board Liaison
  • Steven J. Katz (2025), President-Elect
  • Bradley H. Gettleman (2025), Secretary
  • Shane N. White (2027)
  • Kenneth J. Zucker (2025)
  • Gavin W. Raddall (2025), Resident
  • Susan B. Paurazas (2027)
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Trina R. Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison
  • Katherine Y. Rouse, Staff Liaison

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Continuing Education

Develops and presents professional continuing education courses.

  • Matthew Malek (2025), Chair (*Member until 2027)
  • Bettina Basrani (2026)
  • Nadia Chugal (2026)
  • Lindsey R. Yap (2027)
  • Courtney Jackson (2027)
  • Carolina Cucco (2025)
  • Katie R. Kickertz (2025)
  • Roberta Pileggi, ADA CERP Representative (2025)
  • Janice Mach (2025), Resident
  • Lorel E. Burns (2025), Board Liaison
  • Tanya Kinsman, Staff Liaison

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Corporate Relations

Examines the relationship of the AAE to the manufacturers of endodontic equipment, materials and providers of services; identifies ways to enhance this relationship and investigates issues of mutual concern.

  • Paul A. Falcon (2025), Chair (Member Until 2026)
  • Dontra B. Scott (2027)
  • Fabricio B. Teixeira (2026)
  • Vicky Nguyen (2027)
  • Ana Cristina Andrada (2027)
  • Kay DeMonge (2025)
  • Sameer D. Jain (2025)
  • Kim Livesay-Brownell (2025)
  • Steven J. Katz (2025), Board Liaison
  • Marianne Niles, Staff Liaison

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Distance Learning Committee - Subcommittee of Continuing Education

Develops and coordinates content to enhance AAE's online learning opportunities and distance learning options for Endo On Demand.

  • Matthew Malek (2025), Chair
  • Kedy Shen (2025)
  • Mark A. Schachman (2025)
  • Mansoor Safder (2027)
  • Natali Nunez (2027)
  • Tanya Kinsman, Staff Liaison

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Editorial Board

Responsible for the operation of the Journal of Endodontics, including editing its content. (Terms run on the calendar year)

  • Kenneth M. Hargreaves (2024), Chair
  • Jianing He (December 2025)
  • Linda G. Levin (December 2026)
  • Anita Aminoshariae (December 2024)
  • Amir Azarpazhooh (December 2024)
  • Sahng Gyoon Kim (December 2025)
  • Ashraf F. Fouad (December 2024)
  • Gerald Glickman (December 2024)
  • Anil Kishen (December 2024)
  • Ariadne Letra (December 2024)
  • Frank Setzer (December 2024)
  • Franklin R. Tay (December 2024)
  • Bradley H. Gettleman (2025), Board Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, Staff Liaison
  • Elisabeth Lisican, Staff Liaison

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Educational Affairs

Advises and counsels the Board of Directors in the area of educational affairs and provides endodontic educators with continuing education opportunities.

  • Susan B. Paurazas (2025), Chair (*Member until 2025)
  • Rebeca Weisleder-Urow (2026)
  • John Nusstein (2027)
  • Pierre Wohlgemuth (2027)
  • Emanouela D. Carlson (2025)
  • Josanne M. O'Dell (2026)
  • Yaara Y. Berdan, ADEA Endodontic Section Councilor (2024)
  • Theodore D. Ravenel, ADEA COAEP Rep. (2025)
  • Carla Falcon, Educator Community Lead Moderator (2025)
  • Miranda A. Jimenez (2025), Resident
  • Qian Xie (2025), Board Liaison
  • Kelly McNamara, Staff Liaison
  • Heather Niziolek, Staff Liaison

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Exhibits Advisory Committee

Addresses Annual Meeting-related issues that involve industry participation.

  • Keith V. Krell (2025), Chair
  • Kimberly A.D. Lindquist (2025), Vice-Chair
  • Mary Um (2026), Workshop Chair
  • Mike Loessberg, Avalon Biomed (2026)
  • Susan Vincent, Endo/Tech (2026)
  • Kristin Tanner, HighFive Healthcare (2026)
  • Shannon Sifrig, Seiler Microscopes (2026)
  • Cynthia Goerig, EndoMastery (2027)
  • Dan Lasner, Laschal Surgical (2027)
  • Dave Thompson, Komet (2027)
  • Nima Dejbod, Dental EMR (2025)
  • Stephanie Stepan, Pacific Dental (2025)
  • Diane Griffiths (2025)

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Honors and Awards

Recommends recipients of designated honors and awards.

  • Patrick E. Taylor (2025), Chair (*Member until 2025)
  • Keith V. Krell (2026)
  • Janice C. Chou (2027)
  • Cindy R. Rauschenberger (2027)
  • Linda G. Levin (2025)
  • Terryl A. Propper (2026)
  • David W. Clanton Sr. (2025), Board Liaison
  • Trina R. Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison
  • Katherine Y. Rouse, Staff Liaison

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Membership Engagement

Promotes membership in the Association and makes recommendations for member services.

  • Katherine Divine (2025), Chair (*Member until 2026)
  • Dijana Elmejdoubi (2027)
  • Patrice J. Haromon (2027)
  • Keith R. Boyer (2025)
  • Gerald C. Dietz, Jr. (2026)
  • Avina K. Paranjpe (2025)
  • Alexander Homer (2025), Resident
  • Robert W. Heydrich (2025), Board Liaison
  • Kelly McNamara, Staff Liaison
  • Heather Niziolek, Staff Liaison

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Nominating

Provides a slate of nominees for AAE Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer; Directors of the ABE; and Trustees of the Foundation for Endodontics.

  • Alan S. Law (2025), Chair
  • Stefan I. Zweig (2025)
  • Lorel E. Burns (2025)
  • Bryan F. Mansour (2025)
  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2025), Board Liaison
  • Trina R. Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison
  • Katherine Y. Rouse, Staff Liaison

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Podcast Editorial Committee

Oversees the production of the AAE's Endo Voices podcast. Provide input and recommendations of topics and guests. Responsible for nomination of the podcast host every 3 years.

  • Marcus D. Johnson (2025), Chair & Podcast Host
  • Courtney Lang (2026)
  • Scott L. Doyle (2027)
  • W. Craig Noblett (2025), Board Liaison
  • Tanya Kinsman, Staff Liaison

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Practice Affairs

Considers issues relative to dental health care, evidence-based endodontics, endodontic practice and insurance claims, and the practice of endodontics in the Federal Dental Health Services. Monitors governmental concerns and affairs within organized dentistry, and identifies potential leaders interested in local, state and national dental organizations.

  • Kenneth B. Wiltbank (2025), Chair (*Member until 2025)
  • Kayla Tavares-Tio (2026)
  • Shawn M. Lafkowitz (2026)
  • Maria C. Maranga (2026)
  • Dentonio E. Worrell (2027)
  • Andrew Miller (2027)
  • Beth A. Damas (2025)
  • Paul A. Lindauer (2025)
  • Kenneth W. Tittle (2026), ADPAC Representative
  • Elizabeth S. Perry (2025), Consultant - ADA Code Maintenance Committee Representative
  • Kevin W. Yu (2025), Resident
  • Harold J. Martinez (2025), Board Liaison
  • Catherine French, Staff Liaison
  • Darcy McLaughlin, Staff Liaison

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Public and Professional Relations

Develops and implements programs to increase the awareness of the specialty among the public and the profession, and maintains rapport with the dental profession.

  • Najia Usman (2025), Chair (*Member until 2026)
  • Craig Dunlap (2026)
  • Derek T. Peek (2026)
  • Lauren E. Belous (2027)
  • Ryan Lee Reese (2027)
  • Derrick I. Wang (2025)
  • Garrett W. Wingrove (2025), Resident
  • W. Craig Noblett (2025), Board Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, Staff Liaison
  • Elisabeth Lisican, Staff Liaison

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Regenerative Endodontics

Examines the AAE's role in regenerative endodontics.

  • Tatiana M. Botero-Duque (2025), Chair
  • Vanessa Chrepa (2026)
  • Tatiana M. Botero-Duque (2026)
  • Frances Park (2027)
  • Khalid AlHezaimi (2025)
  • Annie Shrestha (2027)
  • Chloe Beninati (2025), Resident
  • Alfred H. Wiemann, III (2025), Board Liaison
  • Alyson Whittlesey, Staff Liaison

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Research and Scientific Affairs

Provides advice and expertise for those activities related to research and scientific advances and affairs. Collaborates with other committees and groups in work relating to evidence-based endodontics.

  • Ariadne M. Letra (2025), Chair (*Member until 2026)
  • Maobin Yang (2025)
  • Mohammed Ibrahim (2026)
  • Frederico Canato Martinho (2026)
  • Ronald Ordinola Zapata (2026)
  • Poorya Jalali (2027)
  • Ali Nosrat (2027)
  • Christopher T. Hogden (2027)
  • Prasanna Neelakantan (2027)
  • Bruno Cavalcanti (2025)
  • Anita Aminoshariae (2025)
  • Fahad Zaman (2025), Resident
  • Carla Y. Falcon (2025), Foundation for Endodontics Liaison
  • Nadia Chugal (2025), Board Liaison
  • Alyson Whittlesey, Staff Liaison

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Resident and New Practitioner

Develops recommendations as to how the AAE can provide greater service to residents and new practitioners; coordinates with the AAE Board of Directors, committees and other groups on issues of benefit to residents and new practitioners.

  • Austyn C. Grissom (2025), Chair (*Member until 2027)
  • Brandon K. Barnett (2026)
  • Adam K. Gluskin (2026)
  • Priscilla L. Carpenter (2026)
  • Bianca Aboubakare (2025)
  • Brian Wu (2025)
  • Brian E. Bergeron (2025), Board Liaison
  • Kelly McNamara, Staff Liaison
  • Heather Niziolek, Staff Liaison

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Special Committees

Endodontic Educator Fellowship Awards

Administers the Endodontic Educator Fellowship program.

  • Anne E. Williamson (2025), Chair
  • John M. Nusstein (2025)
  • Patricia Tordik (2025)
  • Margot T. Kusienski (2025)
  • Theodore D. Ravenel, (Past Fellowship Recipient) (2025)
  • Alyson Whittlesey, Staff Liaison

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