SAAO Executive Council

SAAO Leadership Team

Photo of the 2018-19 SAAO executive councilOfficers 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.

  • The chair of the SAAO Executive Committee serves as a voting member on the AAO Board of Trustees and coordinates the SAAO program for Convocation.
  • The vice chair coordinates the annual A. Hollis Wolf Case Presentation Competition, designs the Convocation T-shirt and plans the student mixer that takes place at Convocation.
  • The secretary-treasurer coordinates communication via the Still Point and social media.
  • The national coordinator is the first point of contact for local chapters and manages the VIP points that each chapter earns.
  • The NUFA liaison is the first point of contact for NUFA representatives from each chapter and coordinates the NUFA program at Convocation.

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.

2018-19 SAAO Executive COUNCIL

Position Name SAAO Email
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



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