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


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.

Sidney N. Dunn Receives AAO's Academy Award

Sidney N. Dunn of Carmel, Indiana, is the 2018 recipient of the highest award that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) bestows on a nonphysician.

Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, Honored by Committee on Fellowship

Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, of Lexington, Kentucky, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 23 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Dallas. The Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) Distinguished Service Award is presented to fellows who have distinguished themselves in contributions to osteopathic literature; development of osteopathic theories, methods or procedures; research; osteopathic education; service to the AAO; public relations; service to public health; or osteopathic medical economics and advocacy.