AAO Councils and Committees


These members represent the MSO on various AAO councils and committees.

Council on Communications (COC)

Jackie Miller
Washington, MO  


Council on Governmental Affairs (COGA)

Ara Goshgarian
Lake Forest, IL


Council on Membership, Ethics and Judicial Concerns (COMEJC)

Scott Arbit
Mequon, WI


Council on New and Younger Members (CONYM)

Emily Willett
Lincoln, NE


Council on Orthodontic Education (COE)

Ki Beom Kim                                                            
St. Louis, MO                                                    


Council on Orthodontic Orthodontic Practice (COOP)

Ryan VanLaecken
Watertown, SD


Council on Orthodontic Health Care (COHC)

Randall Markarian
Swansea, IL


Council on Scientific Affairs (COSA)

Steven Marshall
Barrington, IL


American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)

Patrick F. Foley
St Louis, MO


College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics (CDABO)

Ashok Kothari
Countryside, IL


American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF)

James Klarsch                                                                      
St. Louis, MO

American Association of Orthodontists Political Action Committee (AAOPAC)

Deb Lien
Rochester, MN



Committee on Technology (CTECH)

Matthew Larson
Eau Claire, WI

Katie Graber                                                                                     
Vernon Hills, IL

Special Committee Women Orthodontists

Nellie Kim-Weroha
Rochester, MN