Officers are elected each year at the SAAO annual business meeting at Convocation. If you are interested in serving as a representative, please contact your chapter officer.
General questions, comments, concerns or exciting ideas can be directed to the national coordinator.
In addition to the positions listed below, SAAO representatives serve on AAO committees.
|Chair||Paula Michelle Archer, OMS IV|
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Washington
|Vice chair||Anna Marie Mercer, OMS IV|
Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
|Immediate past chair||Amber M. Brown, OMS V|
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa
|Secretary-treasurer||Danielle D. Dukes, OMS III|
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine-Dublin
|National coordinator||Phuong Linh Nguyen, OMS III|
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine-Cleveland
|NUFA Liaison||Thomas Hunter Lindsey, OMS V|
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan
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, 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.