SAAO Executive Council

SAAO Leadership Team

SAAO Board cropped
Left to right: Danielle Dukes, OMS IV, chair; Kristyn Lester, OMS III, national coordinator; Sarae Sager, OMS IV, secretary-treasurer; Paula Archer, DO, immediate past chair; Samantha Tyler, OMS V, NUFA liaison; Matt Spousta, OMS III, vice chair.

2019-20 SAAO Executive COUNCIL

Position Name SAAO Email
Chair Danielle D. Dukes, OMS IV
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine-Dublin
saaochair@gmail.com
Vice chair Matthew J. Spousta, OMS III
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis
saaovchair@gmail.com
Immediate past chair Paula M. Archer, DO
Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte, West Virginia
saaopastchair@gmail.com
Secretary-treasurer Sarae A. Sager, OMS IV
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine
saaosect@gmail.com
National coordinator Kristyn M.A. Lester, OMS III
UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
saaonatcoord@gmail.com
NUFA Liaison Samantha K. Tyler, OMS V
Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa
nufaliaison@gmail.com

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.

  • 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 above, SAAO representatives serve on AAO committees.

 

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.