About NESO


Budget and Finance

The committee will prepare a budget for the next fiscal year showing the estimated amounts of income and disbursements of the Society and shall review all fiscal matters of the Society and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Society in such matters.

Dan Stuart, Chair
Michal Kleinlerer
John Callahan
Lisa Howard
Ken Webb
Marlin Salmon


The committee will review the Bylaws in order to keep them consistent with the policies of the Society and prepare recommended revisions to the Board of Directors for consideration prior to presentation to the Society membership for a vote.

Dennis Hiller, Chair
Jeffrey Blasius
John Callahan


The committee will promote lay and general education in orthodontics, foster cooperation between the Society and other organizations in dentistry, encourage and promote high standards of professional quality and keep the Society informed on matters affecting the specialty of orthodontics.

Mariana Haughey, Chair
Jeff Lowenstein
Yassmin Parsaei
Samantha Tagerman
Taylor Paek
Daniel Ryan


The committee will implement NESO’s Strategic Plan, review and make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the strategic plan, and report on activities related to implementing the strategic plan.

Dan Stuart, President
Ken Webb, President-Elect
Lisa Howard, Secretary
Mariana Haughey, Treasurer
John Callahan, Trustee
Jeffrey Blasius, Immediate Past President
Lee Erickson, Additional Past President


The committee will oversee all investments including the general and reserve funds and issue a financial report to the Board of Directors at the ad-interim meeting and annual session.

John Callahan, Chair
Mariana Haughey
Jeff Blasius
Renee Pompei

Leadership Development

The committee will identify and solicit future leaders and provide the necessary leadership tools to the identified future leaders.

Salvatore Manente, Chair
Lisa Howard

Management Relations

The committee will supervise persons employed by the Society for the administration of its affairs and be responsible for reviewing contract renewals and making contract recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Jeff Blasius, Chair
Lisa Howard
Mariana Haughey
Salvatore Manente


The committee will receive, review and present nominations for the officers of the Society, for the positions of delegates and alternate delegates, and for NESO, AAO, ABO, AAOF and ADA awards.

Jeffrey Blasius, Chair
Salvatore Manente
Mariana Haughey
Dan Stuart
Ken Webb
Lisa Howard
Michal Kleinlerer

Resident Research

The committee will evaluate research funding applications from residents and award grants per the Resident Research Program guidelines.

Emile Rossouw, Chair


The committee will have two-year terms, the Chair will be selected by President and will include the representatives from COMEJC, CONYM, COC and at least two other board members. They will explore membership and component opportunities to report back to the Board.

Dan Stuart, Chair
Chris Murphy (COMEJC)
Adam Donnell (CONYM)
Lauren Vitkus (COC)
Board Member 1 (Mariana Haughey)
Board Member 2 (Ken Webb)
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