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||Amber M. Brown, OMS IV|
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa
|Vice chair||Paula Michelle Archer, OMS III|
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Washington
|Secretary-treasurer||Kelly Ng, OMS III|
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, New York
|National coordinator||Frank Patrick Goodman, OMS IV|
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
|NUFA Liaison||Thomas Hunter Lindsey, OMS III|
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan
Osteopathic physicians are trained to utilize osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in the care of their patients. OMT offers an effective and nonpharmacologic option to treat a wide range of conditions, from common musculoskeletal disorders, such as low back and neck pain, to improving outcomes for elderly hospitalized patients admitted for pneumonia.
Giving Tuesday was celebrated for the first time in 2012. We encourage you to make your Giving Tuesday plans in the spirit of thankfulness that sometimes gets buried by the holiday advertising.
AAO life member Robert E. Kappler, DO, FAAODist, of River Grove, Illinois, died Oct. 18. Dr. Kappler was the 1980-81 president of the Academy, and he was a recipient of the AAO’s Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor and the FAAO’s Distinguished Service Award.