Annual Meeting Planning Committee

President of the year of the Annual Meeting and up to four additional members appointed by the President, including a new and younger member appointed by the President and may include the immediate Past President, President-elect, or Secretary.

  • Mariana Haughey (Chair)
  • Katie Klein
  • Sercan Akyalcin
  • Sal Manente
  • Lisa Howard
  • Paul McKenna
  • Michelle Skelton

Audit Committee

The committee shall consist of not fewer than two (2) and not more than four (4) members of the board of directors. The members of the Audit Committee shall be designated by the board of directors for a period determined by the board, in accordance with the following requirements.

  • Renee Pompei
  • Jeff Blasius

Budget and Finance Committee

The committee will prepare a budget for the next fiscal year showing the estimated amounts of income and disbursements of the Society and shall review all fiscal matters of the Society and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Society in such matters.

  • Katie Klein (Chair) 
  • Lisa Howard
  • Sercan Akyalcin
  • Renee Pompei
  • Ken Webb
  • Lee Erickson

Policy & Bylaws Committee

The committee will review the Bylaws in order to keep them consistent with the policies of the Society and prepare recommended revisions to the Board of Directors for consideration prior to presentation to the Society membership for a vote.

  • Chris Murphy (Chair)
  • Thikriat Al-Jewair
  • Anthony Rossi

Communications Committee

The committee will promote lay and general education in orthodontics, foster cooperation between the Society and other organizations in dentistry, encourage and promote high standards of professional quality and keep the Society informed on matters affecting the specialty of orthodontics.

  • Lauren Vitkus (Chair)
  • Jeff Lowenstein
  • Manuela Hrit
  • Yuna Park

Executive Committee

The committee shall be a subcommittee of the Board and will act on behalf of the Board of Directors on matters arising between sessions of the Board.

  • Mariana Haughey, President
  • Katie Klein, President-Elect (Chair)
  • Sercan Akyalcin, Secretary
  • Renee Pompei, Treasurer
  • Kenneth Webb, Trustee
  • Lisa Howard, Immediate Past President
  • Salvatore Manente, Additional Past President

Investment Committee

The committee will oversee all investments including the general and reserve funds and issue a financial report to the Board of Directors at the ad-interim meeting and annual session.

  • Ken Webb (Chair)
  • Katie Klein
  • Sercan Akyalcin
  • Phil Mansour

Inclusion and Engagement Committee

The Committee shall be composed of the Committee Chair who is appointed by the President. Up to eight additional members will be included on the committee upon application from the NESO membership. The Chair will serve a two-year term. Committee members will serve a two-year term, with option for renewal up to three terms. An additional NESO board member will be appointed by the President as a committee liaison.

  • June Harewood (Chair)
  • Christina Aponte
  • Oxge Colak
  • Bianca Frederick
  • Ashish Gurav
  • Aseel Ismail
  • Craig Smith

Leadership Development Committee

The committee will identify and solicit future leaders and provide the necessary leadership tools to the identified future leaders.

  • Christos Papadapoulos
  • Sercan Akyalcin
  • Shawheen Saffari
  • Andre Weissheimer

Management Relations Committee

The committee will supervise persons employed by the Society for the administration of its affairs and be responsible for reviewing contract renewals and making contract recommendations to the Board of Directors.

  • Lisa Howard (Chair)
  • Katie Klein
  • Sercan Akyalcin
  • Renee Pompei
  • Jeff Blasius

Nominating Committee

The committee will receive, review and present nominations for the officers of the Society, for the positions of delegates and alternate delegates, and for NESO, AAO, ABO, AAOF and ADA awards.

  • Lisa Howard
  • Mariana Haughey
  • Katie Klein
  • Sercan Akyalcin
  • Renee Pompei
  • Dan Stuart
  • Jeff Blasius

Resident Research Committee

The committee will evaluate research funding applications from residents and award grants per the Resident Research Program guidelines.

  • Thikriat Al-Jewair, Chair
  • Jing Chen
  • Sercan Akyalcin
  • Emile Rossouw

Membership Committee

The committee will have two-year terms, the Chair will be selected by President and will include the representatives from COMEJC, CONYM, COC and at least two other board members. They will explore membership and component opportunities to report back to the Board.

  • Chris Murphy (COMEJC)
  • Christos Papadopoulos (CONYM)
  • Lauren Vitkus (COC)