Our Organization

Our Organization2021-05-05T16:22:36-07:00

Strategic Plan

2018-2022 SDDS Strategic Plan

Leadership Nominating Form

Nominating Form

Committee Sign up Form

Sign up here to serve on a committee.

Board Reports

2021 Board Reports
2020 Board Reports

pictures of board members
Executive Committee

  • PRESIDENT: Volki Felahy, DDS
  • SECRETARY: Lisa Dobak, DDS

Board Members

  • Sacramento: Kart Raghuraman, DDS
  • Sacramento: Craig Alpha, DDS
  • El Dorado: Craig Alpha, DDS
  • Amador: Hana Rashid, DDS
  • Placer: Kevin Keating, DDS, MS
  • Placer: Dean Ahmad, DDS
  • Yolo: Brock Hinton, DDS
  • Yolo: Nima Aflatooni, DDS

Ex-Officio Board Members

  • Executive Director: Cathy Levering
  • Nugget Editor-in-Chief: Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS
  • Trustee: Viren Patel, DDS
  • Trustee: Wallace Bellamy, DMD

Delegates to the CDA House

  • Bryan Judd, DDS
  • Volki Felahy, DDS
  • Carl Hillendahl, DDS
  • Wesley Yee, DDS
  • Stephanie Sandretti, DDS
  • Hana Rashid, DDS
  • Viren Patel, DDS

Standing Committees

        • CPR Committee – Committee Chair: Margaret Delmore, MD, DDS

      Purpose of the committee is to train members to be instructors to teach CPR courses for SDDS members; 1 calibration and 2 courses/year

    • Nominating/Leadership Development Committee – Committee Chair: Carl Hillendahl, DDS

Purpose is to develop leaders, nominate for positions in SDDS, Foundation and CDA; 3-4 meetings/year

    Task Forces

      • Member Benefits and Services – Committee Chair: Chirag Vaid, DDS
      • Mediation Task Force – Committee Chairs: Lisa Dobak, DDS and Morton Rosenberg, DDS

      Provides oversight, clinical review of peer review complaints of both patient and member doctor; forwards recommendations to CDA; meets as needed
      Advisory Committees

        • Budget and Finance Advisory – Committee Chair: Wesley Yee, DDS
        • Bylaws Advisory – Committee Chair: Carl Hillendahl, DDS

      Reviews options and suggestions for programs, speakers, MidWinter, Lunch and Learns, CE days/events, and Business Forums; 2 meetings/year

      • Mass Disaster / Forensics Advisory – Committee Chair: Mark Porco, DDS


      Provides training to members for disaster identification; members must agree to mobilize if a disaster occurs; 2 meetings/year

      • Nugget Editorial Advisory – Committee Chair: Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS


      Committee members serve as the guest editors for Nugget topics and issues (must be able to write and/or know people who do!); 2-3 meetings/year

      • Strategic Planning Advisory – Committee Chairs: Wesley Yee, DDS and Lisa Dobak, DDS


      Special Event / Other Committees