Board of Trustees


Dr. Michael Durbin, Chair

Dr. Michael Durbin is a past board director of the Chicago Dental Society Board of Directors. Dr. Durbin is orthodontist with practices in Des Plaines and Long Grove. He resides in Prospect Heights.


Dr. Patrick Hann, Vice Chair

Dr. Patrick Hann is a past director to the Chicago Dental Society's Board of Directors and served as the General Chair of the 2007 Midwinter Meeting. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the Odontographic Society of Chicago and has been active in organized dentistry at both the state and national levels. He practices in Skokie.


Karen Neiner, Chair, Major Gifts Committee

Ms. Neiner is Vice President Corporate Development and Professional Relations at Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Co., a Chicago-based dental instrument manufacturer.


Dr. Genaro Romo, Secretary

Dr. Genaro Romo is in Private Practice on Chicago's South Side. He is a member of the North Side Branch


Dr. Jeffrey Socher, Treasurer

Dr. Jeffrey Socher is past-president of the CDS. He resides in Arlington Heights, IL.



Dr. Mary Hayes 

Dr. Mary Hayes is past president of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and longtime active member of the Chicago Dental Society where she has been both a member and chair of the Communications Committee. She is liaison to the Tuesday's Child Board and a consultant to the Head Start programs of the Chicago Public Schools and the Ounce of Prevention Fund. The CDS has honored her commitment to advancing public understanding of dentistry with the Cushing Award and the American Association of Women Dentists recognized her with the Lucy Hobbs Taylor Award. Dr. Hayes has a pediatric dental practice in downtown Chicago.


Dr. Shafa Amirsoltani

Dr. Shafa Amirsoltani is in private practice in Oak Park. She is a member of the West Side Branch.


Dr. Trucia Drummond

Dr. Trucia Drummond maintains a private practice in the Loop.


Dr. James Frett

Dr. James Frett is in private practice in Mount Prospect. A Northwest Suburban Branch member, Dr. Frett was the 2014 Midwinter Meeting general chair.


Robin Gathman

Ms. Gathman is the convention and events coordinator at Planmeca USA, Inc. Her previous experience includes serving as equipment manager for Patterson Dental.


Dr. Kevin King

Dr. Kevin King is in private practice in Palos Heights. He is also a member of the Englewood Branch.


David Lang

Mr. David Lang is president of Lang Dental Manufacturing based in Wheeling.


Dr. Spencer Pope

Dr. Spencer Pope is in private practice in Flossmoor.


Dr. Keith Suchy

Dr. Keith Suchy is past president of the Chicago Dental Society. He practices in Westchester, where he has served as president of the Westchester Chamber of Commerce and as the organization's treasurer and chair of Fun Fest.