CAGD Committees


Trustee: Dr. Guy Acheson
Regional Director: Dr. Howard Chi

CAGDʼs Executive Committee:

President: Dr. Ricardo Suarez
President Elect: Dr. Chirag Vaid
Vice President: Dr. Darrel Chun
Treasurer: Dr. Robert J. Freitas II
Secretary: Dr. Zeynep Barakat
Editor: Dr. Robert Hubbert
Immediate Past President: Dr. Samer Alassaad

Component Presidents:

NCAGD President: Dr. Yenba Sing
SCAGD President: Dr. Chi Leung
SDAGD President: Dr. Sarah Koyama
SSAGD President: Dr. Rika Prodhan-Ashraf

CAGD Advisors:

Advocacy Advisor: Dr. Mike Bromberg
Dental Education Advisor: Dr. Eric Wong
Dental Practice Advisor: Dr. Anita Rathee
Communication Advisor: Dr. Chethan Chetty
Membership Advisor: Dr. Chethan Chetty
Parliamentary Advisor: Dr. Jay Thompson
Legal Council: Mark Alcorn, J.D.
Internet Specialist: Thorn Filippelli


Refer to the CAGD Board Policy Manual for the “Charges of Committees”—-The CAGD President serves as a non-voting consultant on all committees. The President-Elect serves as a consultant to all committees with the right to vote.

Nominating Committee:

Dr. Samer Alassaad, Chair, Immediate Past President
Dr. William Kushner, Past President
Dr. Chethan Chetty, Past President
Dr. Kirk Hobock, Past President

Budget and Finance Committee:

Dr. Robert J. Freitas II, Treasurer, Chair
Dr. Ricardo Suarez, President

Continuing Dental Education Committee:

Dr. Ricardo Suarez, 2020 Fall Meeting and 2021 Annual Meeting Co-Chair
Dr. Chirag Vaid, 2021 Fall Meeting and 2022 Annual Meeting Co-Chair
Dr. Rich Ringrose, Director, MasterTrack
Dr. Kirk Hobock, Director, Pathway To Fellowship
Dr. Eric Wong, CAGD Dental Education Advisor
Dr. Mark Yamamoto, PACE Approval

Membership Committee:

Dr. Zeynep Barakat, Chair
Dr. Yenba Sing, NCAGD President
Dr. Chi Leung, SCAGD President
Dr. Jenna Lau, SDAGD President
Dr. Rika Prodhan-Ashraf, SSAGD President
Dr. Chethan Chetty, CAGD Membership Advisor

Advocacy Committee:

Dr. Mike Bromberg,

Chair Subcommittees:

Dr. Anita Rathee, Dental Practice Chair
Dr. Guy Acheson, WatchDog Chair
Dr. Harriet Seldin, Public Information Officer

Communications Committee:

Dr. Ricardo Suarez, Chair
Dr. Samer Alassaad, Website Editor
Dr. Chirag Vaid, Social Media Editor
Dr. Chethan Chetty, CAGD Communication Advisor
Dr. Bob Hubbert, “GP News” Editor

Investment Committee:

Dr. Darrell Chun, Chair, Immediate Past Treasurer
Dr. Robert J. Freitas II, Treasurer
Dr. Jay Thompson
Dr. Steve Skurow

Awards Committee:

Dr. Eric Wong, Chair
Dr. Anita Rathee Dr. Mike Bromberg
Dr. Robert Hubbert Dr. Guy Acheson

FellowTrack Mentors:

Dr. Cheryl Goldasich, Mentor Coordinator (all six schools)
USC Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Goldasich
UoP Mentor: Dr. Larry Tabor
LLU Mentor: Dr. Robert Fritz
UCLAMentor: Dr.AlisonOzaki
Western U Mentor: Dr. Gary Pape
UCSF Mentors: Dr. Gurrinder Atwal

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