RAAO Officers

2019-20 RAAO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

The following officers and committee representatives were elected by the members of the Resident American Academy of Osteopathy (formerly the Postgraduate AAO) at their annual business meeting on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. If you are interested in serving in any of the positions listed below, contact the RAAO chair.

Amy Joy Selwach, DO, MBA
Chair and resident member of the AAO Board of Trustees
paaochair@gmail.com

Laura H. Gurenlian, DO
Vice chair 
paaovicechair@gmail.com

Marta Elisabeth Bringhurst, DO
Immediate past chair

Elizabeth Svyatoslavna Balyakina, DO
Secretary
paao.sec.treas@gmail.com

Chelsy Marie Stephenson, DO
Treasurer
paao.sec.treas@gmail.com

Christina Brianne Cherry, DO

National coordinator
paao.natcoor@gmail.com

OTHER COMMITTEE AND ORGANIZATION LIAISONS

Resident member committee liaisons are voting members of their committees and should plan to attend all of their committees' teleconferences and meetings.

Joshua F. Potter, DO
AAO Awards Committee liaison

Frank Patrick Goodman, DO, MS
AAO Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee liaison

Christina Brianne Cherry, DO
AAO Membership Committee liaison

Kristopher Michael Schock, OMS V (2019 graduate)
AAO Osteopathic Medical Economics Committee liaison

Samuel Hirsch Werner, DO
SAAO liaison

Edward Francis Ennedy, DO
The Osteopathic Cranial Academy liaison

News

Eileen L. DiGiovanna, DO, FAAO, Receives Distinguished Service Award

Eileen L. DiGiovanna, DO, FAAO, of Smithtown, New York, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 15 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida.

Robert C. Ward, DO, FAAO, Receives Distinguished Service Award

Robert C. Ward, DO, FAAO, of East Lansing, Michigan, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 15 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida.

Malinda M. Hansen, DO, MS, Named AAO Resident of the Year

Malinda M. Hansen, DO, MS, of Fort Worth, Texas, was named the 2019 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 14 during the AAO’s annual meeting during its Convocation in Orlando, Florida.