RAAO Officers


Ayat Shah, MD
Chair and resident member of the AAO Board of Trustees

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Ayat Shah is a current PGY-1 going on PGY-2 Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Resident at Trinity Health in Muskegon, Michigan.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Ayat had the unique experience of pursuing medicine abroad in Bangladesh: this sensitized her to global health needs as she studied within a foreign medical and cultural environment. Prior to residency, she worked as a Public Health intern for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, where she led efforts to improve healthcare access for Rohingya refugees.

In her free time, Ayat enjoys running, training for marathons, and engaging in community health initiatives. Ayat’s professional interests include sports medicine, social medicine and the application of osteopathic principles in the practice of medicine. With her non-traditional educational background, she seeks to bridge the gap between MDs and DOs.  

Jordan Little, DO
Vice chair 
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Jordan Little will be a PGY2 ONMM Resident at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He obtained both his Masters in Anatomy and Osteopathic Medical Degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. While at DMU, Jordan also completed a Pre-Doctoral OMM Fellowship. 

Jordan has many interests that enrich his understanding and practice of Osteopathy. He is a self-proclaimed creative and enjoys realism painting, writing music, poetry, and hand-built / wheel-thrown ceramics. He also uses his free time to train for long distance races and aspires to complete a full Ironman triathlon. 

His clinical interests include sports medicine, lifestyle medicine, wilderness medicine, food as medicine, cancer survivorship advocacy, and mental health. Jordan also holds a unique appreciation of patient care that developed from his time as a Leukemia patient in his late teenage years.

Matthew Spousta, DO

Immediate past chair
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Matthew Spousta is a current PGY3 internal medicine resident at University of Michigan Health-West in Wyoming, Michigan and soon to be hospitalist.  

After obtaining his Bachelors of Neuroscience from the University of California-Riverside, he attended Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana where he completed his osteopathic medical degree.

After residency, he will be working as a hospitalist at Ascencion St. Vincent in Indianapolis. He hopes to be involved with medical education and aspires to help residents and medical students bridge the gap between traditional osteopathy and modern hospital medicine.


Jenn Bryan, DO
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Jenn Bryan, DO is a 2022 graduate of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Washington state. Here she also completed an undergraduate fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine during the 2020-2021 academic year. Upon graduating, she moved to Michigan state to complete an Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine residency at Michigan State University.

Now Dr. Bryan is a current second year MSU ONMM resident with interests in post-surgical care, dry needling, and teaching. She was also recently chosen as one of the chief residents for her residency program. After graduating residency, she hopes to return to Washington state to practice clinically and continue teaching. Until then, outside of her professional responsibilities you can find Dr. Bryan exploring the museums of Michigan with her husband or playing games with her friends.

Dr. Bryan’s passion lies in peri-operative care and she looks forward to continuing to share manipulative medicine as an important aspect of care for the surgical patient.

Theresa Stepanek, DO 
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Theresa Stepanek is a PGY-2 going on PGY-3 in Family Medicine at Southern Regional AHEC in Fayetteville, NC in the Osteopathic tract. Prior to this she graduated from CUSOM in NC. She obtained her BA in Neuroscience at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. She attended high school at Bergen Academy in Hackensack, NJ.

She plans to pursue an ONMM3 and teach OMT. Her hobbies include raising animals, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Megan Brooks, DO
National coordinator
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Megan Brooks is a PGY-1 Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Resident at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan. She obtained her medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.