TUDAA Board of Directors

Tufts University Dental Alumni Association Board

The Boston Dental School Alumni Association was founded in 1872. In 1900 after the Boston Dental College became part of Tufts, it became the Boston and Tufts Dental Alumni Association. The Executive Council of the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association (TUDAA) is comprised of 13 alumni who work to maintain a strong relationship between the school and the alumni body. The first six years of a member’s tenure are in the role of director. The Executive Council votes on topics including fundraising allocations, events and programming, alumni award recipients, and enjoys a close connection with the Offices of the Dean and Development and Alumni Engagement. All members serve on at least one committee each year.

  • President

    Mary Catherine (“Katie”) Talmo, DMD, D10

    Originally from Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Dr. Talmo received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Amherst College in 2003. In 2010 she graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. While at Tufts, she served as a teaching assistant and, upon graduation, was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honors society. She currently holds the position of Vice President of OKU, Xi Xi Chapter. She has remained very active in the Tufts Dental Alumni Association, serving as a member of the M Club Executive Committee and a reunion committee co-chair in addition to her appointment on the Executive Board. She also teaches part time as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Comprehensive Care at Tufts. She is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Massachusetts Dental Society. She is a fellow of the International College of Dentists. Dr. Talmo participates in a number of dental outreach programs, serving as Advisory Committee Chair to the Somerville High School Career and Technical Education’s Dental Assisting Program. As a faculty member, she has also traveled to the Dominican Republic as a part of the Tufts Hispanic Student Dental Association’s Global Service Learning Trip. Dr. Talmo is a resident of Medford, MA and maintains a private practice in Somerville, MA.

    Vice President

    Hubert J. Park, DMD, D11, DG12, MG14

    Dr. Park received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Park started a free dental clinic at Sharewood Clinic in Malden, which to date continues to provide dental services to the community. He also volunteered for several mission trips, providing dental care to the underserved populations in Kenya, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, and Zambia.

    After dental school, Dr. Park completed a General Practice Residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical College. He then returned to Tufts University and completed his residency in Pediatric Dentistry where he served as the Chief Resident. Dr. Park also received a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Tufts University School of Medicine with a focus on infant and toddler nutritional imbalances and racial disparities in oral health. He currently chairs the Massachusetts Dental Society’s membership committee and is in private practice in Beverly and Malden and also on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital Dental Group. Dr. Park is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, and playing basketball.

    Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

    Gigi C. Gargia-Rogers, D94

    Dr. Geraldine Garcia-Rogers—“Dr. Gigi”—was born and raised in New York. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She then went on to earn her master’s degree and certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Michigan –Ann Arbor. She established her practice, Sugarbug Dental Suite, PC, in Chelmsford, MA, which specializes in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.

    Dr. Gigi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the International College of Dentistry, and Fellow of the American College of Dentistry. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), having served on the Leadership Task Force, the Council on Dental Practice, and the Executive Committee of the Middlesex District Dental Society. In 2011, she received the William McKenna Volunteer Hero Award and in 2018 she received the Armen Nalband Award for her service to the dental society. Dr. Gigi serves on the board of the MDS Foundation and the board of the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association. She is also a clinical instructor for the pediatric dental department at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gigi is on staff at the Franciscan Hospital for Children and the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children.

    Dr. Gigi is also a leader in her community, having served as an advisory board member of the family religious education programs at her church, a past member of Rotary International, and a member of the executive committee for Project Stretch, a non-profit dental organization serving those without access to care.

    When she is not busy working, Dr. Gigi enjoys jamming with her garage band, 7 of 7 (on keyboards, guitar, and vocals), taking Zumba and boxing classes, hanging out with her family, and playing with her dog.


    Peiman Mahdavi, D91, DG92, DG94

    Dr. Mahdavi, in addition to receiving his DMD and Orthodontics training at Tufts, is a 1992 graduate of the general practice residency program at Tufts Medical Center.  He is the Past President of the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists and a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, New England Society of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists.  Dr. Mahdavi is a partner at Dental Associates of Walpole and also a partner in the Natick practice “Natick Dental Partners”.  He remains involved with Tufts as a longtime Reunion class co-chair and as a member of the Dental M Club Executive Committee. He is the 2017-2018 Past President of the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association.


    Derek A. Wolkowicz, D97, DG00

    Dr. Wolkowicz is the president of Orthodontic Specialists of Southeastern Massachusetts, offices located in New Bedford and Mattapoisett. Dr. Wolkowicz’s involvement with Tufts includes being a member of the Dental M club executive committee, director on the executive council of the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association. Currently Dr. Wolkowicz is the president of the Tufts Association of Orthodontists.


    Oliver Austria, DI19

    Oliver E. Austria completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Centro Escolar University, Manila, Philippines, in 2000. He practiced in the Philippines as a general dentist before migrating in the US. Prior to him receiving his dental degree in the US, he practiced general dentistry with limited license at The Dimock Health in Boston, MA. He received his US dental degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), Boston, MA in 2019. Dr. Austria was awarded Excellence in Prosthodontics, The Rudolph Hanau Award, and Clinical excellence in Endodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) in 2019. He’s the President of the graduating Class of the Dental International Program of 2019 at TUSDM. He practices general dentistry at Premier Dental Group of Wellesley, P.C. in Wellesley, MA. and Future of Dentistry in Dracut, MA. Dr. Austria is a member of American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Clear Aligners and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Austria is active in the community. He participated in multiple Outreach Programs, internationally and in the US through Hispanic International Mission and Remote Area Medical, USA (RAMUSA).Outside of the dental practice, Dr. Austria spends most of his time with his family and friends. He enjoys gardening, doing yard work, basketball, and working out in order to keep up with his growing family.

    Adrina Devitre, D12

    Dr. Adrina DeVitre grew up watching her parents, both dentists, caring for patients. From the age of 11, she’d go into the office with her mother on weekends and assist in small ways. It was then she began noticing and appreciating the delicate touch required for dental work and the compassion her mother had for her patients. At 14, she began helping out on the administrative side, where she developed a sense of responsibility and professionalism that she carried with her into her own career. Before long, Dr. DeVitre came to realize the dental field was more than just the family business—it became her passion.

    Dr. DeVitre received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2008 in French and Pre-Dental Sciences from Columbia University. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2012 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated summa cum laude. While at Tufts, she received the American Academy of Oral Medicine Merit Award and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Dental Honor Society. Dr. DeVitre was on the Dean’s List for her performance on the national boards and was selected to work as a teacher’s assistant on the clinical floor.
    In 2013, Dr. DeVitre continued her dental education by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Boston University. During her residency, Dr. DeVitre received the Clinical Excellence Award, which is given annually to “the graduate student who best exemplifies excellence in character and clinical proficiency.”
    This extra year of postgraduate education allows her to successfully perform more complex restorative, cosmetic, and endodontic cases. Currently, Dr. DeVitre is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, OKU Dental Honor Society, the American Academy of Clear Aligners and the Tufts Dental School Alumni Association. Dr. DeVitre appreciates being in Boston, where the continuing education opportunities are plentiful. She is a certified Gold Plus Invisalign Provider and looks forward to using this conservative therapy to comprehensively treat her patients.

    As a former professional ballet dancer with the Boston Ballet, Dr. DeVitre prides herself in bringing a high degree of care, precision, and artistry to her work. She has always felt comfortable working with her hands and finds the unique combination of art and science that defines dentistry fascinating. Ultimately, the relationships she creates with her patients are most important to her. She finds it rewarding when she helps someone who was initially fearful of the dentist become a patient who looks forward to his or her visits. Remaking smiles and giving people the gift of confidence through their appearance is a joy for her.

    Born and raised in Cohasset, Dr. DeVitre currently lives in Boston with her husband, Shaz (also a doctor), and their two young children, Sabine and Aram. In her spare time, she loves to seek out fun family activities around the Boston area, try out new recipes at home, explore new restaurants, learn about new cultures through travel, and nurture her love of yoga and dance.

    Nadia Diab-Shamari, D94

    Dr. Diab-Shamari grew up in Natick, and attended Natick High.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in biology from Northeastern University, followed by her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. In addition, Dr. Diab holds a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Virginia Commonwealth University; she is a board-certified Pediatric Dentist.

    Dr. Diab has volunteered extensively--both locally and internationally--to provide free dental care to children in underserved areas from Native American reservations to orphanages in eastern Europe. Today, Dr. Diab-Shamari has founded numerous multi-specialty practices in MetroWest Boston as seen on BrushFloss.com, while continuing her role as an avid Tufts reunion volunteer and advocate for the school. She has always been an immense adherent of the school, as she later became the student advisor for Delta Sigma Delta fraternity and a member of the M club after graduating. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, bike riding, and all things French from her residence in Weston with her husband and four children.

    Khara Gresham, D14, MG15

    Dr. Khara Gresham is a general practice owner and avid runner in Brookline MA.  Over her 8 years of practicing, Dr. Gresham has been committed to increasing gender and racial diversity within the field of dentistry.  She does this through her position as Board Member for the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association and involvement with the Boston District Dental Society where she serves as Vice Chair. Dr. Gresham is a Massachusetts Dental Society ’Top 10 Under 10’ recipient and has been named a ‘Top Dentist’ in Boston for the past two years. When not practicing dentistry Dr. Gresham enjoys running and traveling!

    Paul L. Trombly, D85

    Paul L. Trombly, DMD, Dr. Paul Trombly is an Associate Professor and is a Practice Coordinator in Group Fairfield. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Syracuse University, a Master’s Degree in physiology from Ball State University and his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. His post graduate education included a one year GPR at Coler Memorial Hospital in New York City. He received a Certificate from the New York University School of Dentistry in the “Clinical Diagnosis and Management of TMD” and “Advanced Program in Orofacial Pain Management.” He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He maintains Private Practices in Somerset, Massachusetts and on Block Island, Rhode Island.


    Charles B. Millstein, D62, A96P, A10P
  • 2020-2022 Joy E. Kasparian-Federico, J92, D97, DG01

    2019-2020 Ancy Verdier, A96, D03, DG06

    2018-2019 Richard Catrambone, D85, DG89

    2017-2018 Peiman Mahdavi, D91, DG92, DG94

    2016-2017 Raina A. Trilokekar, DI91, DG88, A18P

    2015 – 2016 Derek Wolkowicz, D97, DG00

    2014 – 2015 Cherie C. Bishop, D94

    2013 – 2014 Joseph P. Giordano, D79, DG80, DG84, D17P

    2012 – 2013 John J. Millette, D91, A15P

    2011-12 Peter A. Delli Colli, A’69,D’73

    2010-11 Mostafa El-Sherif, DI’95

    2009-10 Tofigh Raayai, DG’77, DI’82

    2008-09 John Ficarelli, D’73, D’10P

    2007-08 Nicholas Papapetros, II, D’91

    2006-07 Lisa Vouras, D’89

    2005-06 Robert B. Amato, D’80, DG’83

    2004-05 Naushirwan Mehta, DI’77, DG’73

    2003-04 Janis Moriarty, D’94

    2002-03 Norman Diamond, D’57

    2001-02 Robert Chapman, A’63, D’67, DG’74

    2000-01 Lisa M. Giarrusso, D’90

    1999-00 James F. Kane, D’74

    1998-99 J. Steven Tonelli, D’80

    1997-98 Clifton A. Grayer, D’75, DG’79

    1996-97 John J. Meade, D’56, A’54

    1995-96 Suzanne L. Noel, D’77, DG’79

    1994-95 Milton A. Glicksman, D’65

    1993-94 Frederick L. Randall, D’64

    1992-93 Kathleen M. O’Loughlin, D’81

    1991-92 Thomas J. Swift, D’63, A’59

    1990-91 Joseph G. Distasio, D’46, DG’58

    1989-90 Vangel R. Zissi, D’62, DG’67

    1988-89 Paul D. Cammarata, D’79

    1987-88 John S. Wolkowicz, D’55

    1986-87 Carl J. Perlmutter, D’64

    1985-86 Allyn E. Segelman, D’73

    1984-85 Melvin H. Gulbrandsen, D’46

    1983-84 Arthur R. Falvey, Jr., D’60

    1982-83 Barbara C. Kay, D’71

    1981-82 Charles E. Rounds, Jr., D’67

    1980-81 Donald B. Stackhouse, D’60

    1979-80 William C. Less, D’60

    1978-79 Edward S. Miller, D’56

    1977-78 Max J. Perlitsh, D’56

    1976-77 Ralph B. Diamond, D’35

    1975-76 Morris H. Gudwin, D’29

    1974-75 Carl J. Monacelli, D’47

    1973-74 Delbert L. Jackson, Jr., D’52

    1972-73 Ralph B. Diamond, D’35

    1971-72 Charles L. Branch, D’43A

    1970-71 Walter E. Bianchi, D’45

    1969-70 Raymond F. Cole, Jr., D’45

    1968-69 Charles F. Vallender, Jr., D’36

    1967-68 Henry Swaebe, D’29

    1966-67 Irving Glickman, D’38

    1965-66 L. Charles Christopher, D’35

    1964-65 Clinton W. Pickering, D’43B

    1963-64 Robert T. Whittaker, D’37

    1962-63 Thomas J. Ford, D’43B

    1961-62 Leon Lieber, D’29

    1960-61 Charles E. Rounds, D’30

    1959-60 James F. Colgan

    1958-59 William F. Maguire, D’23

    1957-58 Robert L. Baxter, D’24

    1956-57 William F. Donohoe, D’171955-56

    Nathan H. Fink, D’16

    1954-55 Francis C. Ortolani, D’37

    1953-54 C. Lindale Davies, D’24

    1952-53 Alfred V. Cogan, D’13

    1951-52 Austin T. Williams, D’22

    1950-51 Jacob A. Cushner, D’18

    1949-50 L. Walter Brown., Jr., D’24

    1948-49 William H. Griffin, D’11

    1947-48 William F. Cleary, D’19

    1946-47 William H. Canavan, D’08

    1945-46 J. Murray Gavel, D’23

    1944-45 Hyman Schwartz, D’18

    1943-44 Harold H. Hookway, D’21

    1942-43 James W. Howard, D’26

    1941-42 Norman H. Tracy, D’13

    1940-41 Lawrence M. Staples, D’14

    1939-40 Charles B. Hopkins

    1938-39 Max H. Jacobs, D’18

    1937-38 J. Robert Allen, D’18

    1936-37 J. William M. Parks, D’16

    1935-36 Frederick C. Allen, D’11

    1934-35 John B. Bisbee, D’25

    1933-34 Francis H. Daley, D’26

    1932-33 Louis E. Sager, D’18

    1931-32 Walter E. Briggs, D’09

    1930-31 William Wadsworth

    1929-30 Earle S. Bucknam, D’18

    1928-29 George A. Bruns, D’22

    1927-28 Harold W. Brown, D’14

    1926-27 J. Russell Mackinnon

  • 1979
    Dr. Henry Swaebe D29

    Dr. L. Walter Brown, Jr. D24
    Dr. Lawrence H. Clayman D34

    Dr. Orrin Greenberg
    Dr. Philip Williams D32

    Dr. Raymond F. Cole D45
    Dr. Everett Shapiro K49

    Dr. Abraham Kaner
    Dr. Leon Lieber D29

    Dr. Ralph B. Diamond D35
    Dr. Milton J. Meyers D40

    Dr. James B. Gallagher, Jr. D49, K68
    Dr. Thomas W. Quinn D49

    Dr. Edward S. Miller D56, K58
    Dr. Robert B. Shira

    Dr. Delbert L. Jackson D52, K55
    Dr. Malvin Pollack D39, K42

    Dr. J. Murray Gavel D23, H64
    Dr. Stanley M. Schwartz D46, K63, A44

    Dr. William C. Less D60, in memoria
    Dr. A. Albert Yurkstas D49, K56

    Dr. Melvin H. Gulbrandsen D46, in memoria
    Dr. Lloyd L. Miller D58, A54

    Dr. Cyril Gaum
    Dr. Donald B. Stackhouse D60

    Dr. Albert Charney
    Dr. Max J. Perlitsh D56, K65, G65

    Dr. O. Walter Donnenfeld D54
    Dr. Esther M. Wilkins D49, K66

    Dr. Joseph G. DiStasio D46, K58, G59, A43
    Dr. Erling Johansen D49

    Dr. Harold Berk
    Dr. Samuel S. Turesky D41

    Dr. S. Walter Askinas
    Dr. Harold Gelb D47

    Dr. H. Chris Doku D58, K60, G60
    Dr. Saul Hirshberg D48, K65

    Dr. John W. Hein D44
    Dr. Frank A. Coppola D64

    Dr. Philip Molloy, D55, K67
    Dr. William Sellers, A56, D60

    Dr. Charles A. McCallum, D51, H88
    Dr. David G. Stahl, D51

    Dr. Thomas W. Murnane, A58, D62, K65, G68, J97P
    Dr. Charles E. Rounds Jr., D67, J96P

    Dr. Harold Kaplan, D63, K66
    Dr. Hilde Tillman, D49

    Dr. William Brennan, D49
    Dr. Paul McKenna, A46, D49

    Dr. John Wolkowicz, D55, D91P, D97P, DG95P, DG00P
    Dr. Ronald Maitland, A60, D64, J90P

    Dr. Richard L. Wing, A53, D56, E85P
    Dr. John Meade, A54, D56, A90P, F98P

    Dr. Vangel Zissi, D62, DG67, A02P
    Dr. Roderick W. Lewin, D57

    Dr. David B. Harte, A75, D78, A02P
    Dr. Robert Hunter, D63

    Dr. Norman Shepherd, D64, DG67
    Dr. Ira Cheifetz, D74

    Dean Lonnie H. Norris, DG80, M99P, A01P
    Arthur F. Falvey Jr., D60, J84P

    Dr. Robert Buchanan, D46
    Dr. Thomas Winkler, A62, D66, D10P, DG12P

    Louis Fiore, D62
    Christine Benoit, D77, D01P

    Dr. Peter A. Delli Colli, A69, D73
    Dr. John P. Ficarelli, D73, DG76, D10P, DG12P
    Dr. Allyn E. Segelman, D73, DG77

    Jess Kane, D74, DG76, AG78, DG79, D04P, DG06P
    Carl J. Perlmutter, D64, DG70

    Gerald Carrier, D60
    James B. Hanley, DA75, DG79

    Justin L. Altshuler, D46
    David M. Hern, D61

    Abraham W. Haddad, D67, DG71
    Charles B. Millstein

    Thomas J. Swift, A59, D63
    Raymond A. Yukna, A64, D68

    Frank A. Coppola, D64, D82P, J95P
    Joseph P. Giordano, D79, DG80, DG84, D17P

    Marc S. Lemchen, D70, D17P, DG19P
    J. Steven Tonelli, D80, A04P, A06P, A10P, D14P

    Barbara Clark Kay, D71
    Paul Levi Jr., D66, DG71, A95P

    Dr. Robert Chapman, A63, D67, DG74
    Dr. William Lobel, D72