AAOMP Structure

AAOMP Constitution & Bylaws

2023-2024 AAOMP Council Roster

AAOMP is governed by an Executive Council that consists of the following officers and councilors.


Kurt F. Summersgill DDS, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Dept. of Diagnostic Sciences
3501 Terrace St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Tel: 412-648-8635
Fax: 412-383-9142
(Exp. 2025)

President Elect

Renee Reich, DDS
Oral Pathology Laboratory, Inc.
New York Presbyterian Queens
New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine
56-31 141st Street
Flushing, NY 11355
Tel: 718-670-1520
Fax: 718-445-4147
(Exp. 2025)

Vice President

Darren P. Cox, DDS, MBA
University of the Pacific
Dept. of Diagnostic Sciences
155 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415-351-7129
(Exp. 2025)


Mark Lerman, DMD
Professor and Chair, Department of Diagnostic Sciences
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
1 Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-636-3723
Fax: 617-636-6780
(Exp. 2027)


Sarah G. Fitzpatrick, DDS
University of Florida
College of Dentistry
1395 Center Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel: (352) 273-6757
(Exp. 2027)

Director of Education

Carla Penner, DDS
Health Sciences Center
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9
Tel: (204) 284-1046
(Exp. 2027)

Immediate Past President

Rajaram Gopalakrishnan, BDS, PhD
University of Minnesota
Room 16 – 108A Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: 612-624-0918
Fax: 612-626-3076
(Exp. 2025)


Theodora Danciu, DMD, MCSc
Clinic Professor, Periodontics & Oral Medicine
University of Michigan, School of Dentistry
1011 N. University Ave., Room G018
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: 734-763-1543
Fax: 734-764-2469
(Exp. 2025)

Marco Magalhaes, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC
University of Toronto
Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine
464 Stratford Road
Oakville, ON L6H 6Z1 Canada
Tel: (416) 864-8241
(Exp. 2027)

Nisha J. D'Silva, BDS, MSD, PhD
Professor, Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan
1011 N. University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: 734-764-1543
Fax: 734-764-2469
(Exp. 2025)

Sonal Shah, DDS
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Medicine, Clinical Sciences
University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine
11808 Luna Del Mar Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89138
Tel: 713-542-1870
(Exp. 2026)

Sherry R. Timmons, DDS, PhD
University of Iowa
801 Newton Road
311 DSB North
Iowa City, IA 52242
Tel: (319) 335-7164
(Exp. 2027)

Bryan Trump, DDS, MS, FIDC
Associate Professor
University of Utah School of Dentistry
530 S Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Tel: 801-587-2006
(Exp. 2026)

Board Liaison

Catherin Flaitz, DDS, MS
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
13065 E 17th Ave., Rm 130
Aurora, CO 80045
Tel: 614-314-9643
(Exp. October 2024)


Kim Gilsrud
Executive Director

Katie Benson

Event Coordinator

Megan Thorstad
Member Services Manager

Contact Info

AAOMP Address
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Toll free tel: +1 888-552-2667
Tel: +1 952-928-7464
Email: [email protected]

Education Committee

Carla Penner, Chair (2027)
Paras Patel (2025)
Saja Alramadhan (2026)
Kevin Ko (2027)
Kathleen Schultz (2028)
Kathleen Higgins (2029)
Brandon Veremis, IT Subcommittee Chair 

IT Subcommittee- Scientific Program

Brandon Veremis, Chair (2025)
Felipe Nor (2026)
Jasbir Upadhyaya (2027)
Andres Flores (2028)

Fellowship Committee

Vicky Woo, Chair (2025)
Riya Kuklani (2026)
Tina R. Woods (2027)
Angela Ritchie (2028)

Laboratory Service

Juliana Robledo (2025)
Mark Mintline (2026)
Paul Freedman (2027)
Anu Grandhi (2028)
Valerie Murrah, IPC Rep, ex-officio


Paul C. Edwards, Co-Chair (2025)
Raj Gopalakrishnan, Co-Chair (2026)
Leticia Ferreira Cabido (2025)
Vicky Woo (2026)
Jamie White (2027)

Professional And Public Relations

Ashleigh Briody (2025)
Rachelle Wolk (2026)
Stephen Roth (2027)
Raj Gopalakrishnan, Ex-Officio (2025)
Kathleen Higgins, Consultant (2025)

Research & Scientific Affairs

Patricia DeVilliers, Chair (2025)
Angela Yoon (2026)
Susan R. Mallery (2027)
Aditi Bhattacharya (2028)
Felipe Nor (2029)

DEI Committee

Vicky Woo, Chair
Leticia Ferreira Cabido
Grayson Cole
Paul Edwards
Easwar Natarajan
Ngozi Nwizu
Ricardo Padilla
Madhu Shrestha
Tanya Wright
Carter Bruett
Kurt Summersgill, Current President (2025)

Constitution and Bylaws

Parth Mewar (2025)
Sherry Timmons (2026)
Hiba Qari (2027)
Dwight Weathers, Parliamentarian
Michael Kahn, Alternate Parliamentarian

Miscellaneous Appointments (expires)

SCDI/SNODENT – Molly Rosebush
ADA Code Maintenance Committee – Mark Lerman
CODA – Leticia Ferreira
NCRDSCB – Kitrina Cordell
NCRDSCB Appeals Board – Ashley Clark (10/26)
Mentoring – Annie McLean
Parliamentarian – Ronnie Weathers
Strategic Planning – Paul Edwards
CERP – Jasbir Upadhyaya
ADEA – Theodora Danciu
ADEA COAEP Rep – Nadim Islam
DQA – Theodora Danciu
CODA Appeal Board – Angela Ritchie