CDS Board of Directors

The Columbus Dental Society is governed by its 16 Board of Directors including Officers. The Officers’ positions are: President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate-Past President and Editor. Each board member is elected to serve for a 3-year term and the Officers rotate yearly. Elections are held in November each year and the installation of newly-elected officers and board members is held at the end of the calendar year.

2023 Officers

   Dr-Charles-ArensDr. F. Charles Arens, President

   Dr. Helen J. Ashford, President-Elect

       Dr. Matthew J. Messina, Secretary 

     Dr. Fred A. Alger, Treasurer

Dr. Joseph Mess, Editor   Dr. Cynthia L. Ellinger, Editor

  Dr. Mehrdad S. Safavian, Immediate Past President  

2023 Board of Directors

Dr. David G. Austin

Dr. David O. Danesh

Dr. Ian Hall 

Dr. Purnima Kumar  

Dr. Leonardo M. Nassani

Dr. Daniel N. Reed

Dr. Carlos Stone

Dr. Kumar Subramanian

Dr. Morgan Kelly Tiemstra

Dr. Brian Taylor
Dean Carroll Ann Trotman - Ex-Officio Member


Michelle Janetski, Executive Director

Karen Robenalt, Office Manager