ALD LEADERSHIP

ALD Mission Statement
The ALD supports the safe and effective adoption of lasers in oral systemic health for patient wellbeing.

ALD BYLAWS and CONSTITUTION

Dr. Eugene Seidner Board of Trustees

 


Board of Directors 2023-2024

Biographies


James Carreiro, DDS

President

James Carreiro, DMD
Largo, FL
727-595-4289

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President-Elect

Walid Altayeb, DDS, MScD, PhD
Doha Qatar
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Treasurer

Grace Sun, DDS

Los Angeles, CA

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Shigeyuki Nagai

Secretary
Shigeyuki Nagai, DDS, PhD

Tokyo, Japan

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Samuel B. Low, DDS

Immediate Past President

Samuel Low, DDS
Palm Coast, FL
352-583-9654
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Directors at Large

 

 Lynn Atkinson, RDH

Lynn Atkinson, RDH
Torrance, CA
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  Juliana Barros, DDS, MS
Houston, TX

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Laura Braswell, DDS
Atlanta, GA
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Nancy Fitzgerald, DMD, BSDH
Glendale, AZ
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Donald Patthoff, DDS

Donald Patthoff, DDS
Martinsburg, WV
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Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSC
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Craig Sanford, DDS

Craig Sanford, DDS
Nantucket, MA
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Christopher Walinski, DDS

Valhalla, New York
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ALD Dr. Eugene Seidner Board of Trustees  

Biographies

 

 

Dr. Chris Walinski

Trustee Chair

2020-2024

 

 

Dr. Glenda Payas

Trustee

2020-24

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Charles Hoopingarner

Trustee

2020-2024

 

 James Carreiro, DDS

James Carreiro, DMD

President

2024

 

 

 

 

 


Characteristics and Attributes of an Ideal ALD Board Member

 

Proven Performance
Leadership requires knowledge, talent, skill, vitality and the ability to make a difference. In the association environment, that translates into a solid track record of contributing to the success of programs, events or projects.
Commitment 
Serving as an association leader is both an honor and a reward, but it requires a demonstrated commitment to the organization and its mission and goals.
Time to Serve
Participating fully in association activities requires extra time to prepare for travel and attend meetings.
 
Understanding of Team Work
Many people contribute their efforts toward the realization of an association's goals and objectives - no one does it alone. Well developed interpersonal and communication skills are essential to effective teamwork.
 
Sound Judgment and Integrity
In many instances, popularity brings potential leaders into the limelight of an association. But popularity must be tempered with good judgment and integrity. Decisions may need to be made that are not popular with the members.
Communication and "Teaching" Skills
By virtue of their position, current leaders serve as mentors and teachers to future leaders.
Enthusiasm
A zest for serving the association is an important ingredient that leaders must be able to pass along to their successors.
Ability to Subordinate Special Interests
Leaders often emerge because of their special expertise or effective representation of a specific constituency. Leadership, however, may require subordinating those interests for the greater good of the association.
Be a Strategic Thinker
Intuitive and interpretive skills enable leaders to understand the people around them, internalize the data they receive, recognize the relationships that exist between the leadership and membership.

Refer to your copy of the ALD Constitution and Bylaws for a full description of the duties of board members and officers. If you require a copy, please download it or contact the Executive Director by email at [email protected] or by phone at 954-346-3776.