SAAO Executive Council


Urja Shah, OMS IV
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Chair and student member of the AAO Board of Trustees
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Paula Swiercz, OMS IV 
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (PNWU-COM) OMM Fellow
Immediate Past Chair 
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Tanner Roberts, OMS III
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Southern Utah
Vice Chair
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Audrey Burnette
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine 
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Tehya White
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Seton Hill
National coordinator
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Sadie Daugereaux, OMS IV
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine South Georgia
National Undergraduate Fellows Association (NUFA) liaison
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 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 immediate past chair works with the regional coordinators to establish the pre-SAAO initiative, improve collaboration between COMs, and promote osteopathy in the community and other local institutions.
  • 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.


Anthony Enniss, Western Region, 

Sydney Moriarty, MidAtlantic Region

Robert Valencia, Northeastern Region

Gabriella Orta, Southeastern Region

Mike Cella, Midwestern Region

Kelly Anderson, Central Region