AAO Board of Trustees


Catherine M. Kimball

Catherine M. Kimball, DO
2018-19 AAO president
Kendi L. Hensel, DO
Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO
2018-19 AAO president-elect
Judith A. O'Connell, DO
Judith A. O'Connell, DO, MHA, FAAO
Michael P. Rowane, DO
Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO
immediate past president

AAO Board of Trustees

The AAO's Board of Trustees consists of the officers, six trustees-at-large, one resident member and one student member. Trustees-at-large are elected at the Academy's annual business meeting in March and serve for three years. Resident and student members serve for one year and are selected by the Resident American Academy of Osteopathy and the Student American Academy of Osteopathy, respectively.

Millicent Channell, DO

Millicent King Channell, DO, FAAO
Stratford, New Jersey

Stefan Hagopian, DO

Stefan Hagopian, DO, FAAO
Santa Monica, California

Paul Rennie, DO

Paul R. Rennie, DO, FAAO
Henderson, Nevada

Richard Schuster, DO

Richard. G. Schuster, DO
Indianapolis, Indiana

Karen Snider, DO

Karen T. Snider, DO, FAAO
Kirksville, Missouri

Sheldon Yao, DO

Sheldon C. Yao, DO
Old Westbury, New York

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Marta Elisabeth Bringhurst, DO
resident trustee

Paula Archer

Paula Michelle Archer, OMS IV
student trustee


Giving Tuesday Is Nov. 27

Help AAO knock out its fundraising goal on Tuesday, Nov. 27. First established in 2012, Giving Tuesday encourages people to prioritize charitable giving during the busy holiday shopping season.

AAO Recognized for Contributions to Profession

On Saturday, July 21, the AAO was one of four recipients of the American Osteopathic Association’s 2019 STARs (Strategic Team Award and Recognition) for its dedication to advancing osteopathic medicine. The STARs recognize contributions made by state, specialty and regional affiliates, colleges of osteopathic medicine, osteopathic postdoctoral training institutions (OPTIs), and nonpractice affiliates that have advanced the osteopathic profession. The award honors programs and activities that align with the initiatives in the AOA’s strategic plan.

Jacob J. Cukierski, DO, Named 2018 Resident of the Year

Jacob J. Cukierski, DO, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was named the 2018 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 22 during the AAO’s annual meeting during its Convocation in Dallas.