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RSO Board of Directors 2017-12-01T14:39:36+00:00

The RSO Board of Directors serves as the governing body for the organization and is made up of both resident and student officers. The elected individuals work tirelessly to ensure our member’s interests are met on every front, including providing exclusive educational opportunities, benefits, networking, and support.

Officers are elected by their peers during the RSO general membership meeting that takes place each year at Fall Scientific Assembly. Currently, there is both a resident and student Board of Directors; however, in November of 2017 they will be combining forces.

Please click below for more information on how to get involved and to see what positions will be available in the upcoming elections. As always, please don’t ever hesitate to contact any of us with questions, concerns or suggestions you may have.

Dhimitri Nikolla, DO
Dhimitri Nikolla, DOPresident
Hometown: Tuxedo, NY
Undergraduate: Union College
Medical School: LECOM-Erie
Residency: St. Vincent Health Center
Professional Interests: Cardiac Arrest, Airway
Hobbies: Skiing, weightlifting, playing with my dogs

Email Dhimitri at RSOPresident@acoep.org

Olivia Reed, DO
Olivia Reed, DOVice President
Hometown: Paris, Texas
Undergraduate: Texas A&M University
Medical School: RVUCOM
Residency: Norman Regional- Oklahoma
Professional Interests: Critical care, Medical education
Hobbies: Running, rodeo, and traveling

Email Olivia at RSOVicePresident@acoep.org

Christina Powell, OMS III
Christina Powell, OMS IIIDirector of Student Affairs
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University
Medical School: LECOM – Bradenton, Class of 2019
Hobbies: Physical training, painting, singing, playing with my kids

Email Christina at RSOstudentdirector@acoep.org

Jacob Schwab, OMS III
Jacob Schwab, OMS IIISecretary
Hometown: Farmington, UT
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
Medical School: WVSOM, Class of 2019
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, water skiing, family trips

Email Jacob at RSOsecretary@acoep.org

Cameron Meyer, DO
Cameron Meyer, DOTreasurer
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Undergraduate: University of Utah
Medical School: WVSOM
Residency: Ohio Health, Doctors Hospital
Professional Interests: Medical education, Sports Medicine
Hobbies: Sports, exercise, cooking, playing with my kids

Email Cameron at RSOTreasurer@acoep.org

Kaitlin Bowers, DO
Kaitlin Bowers, DOImmediate Past President
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergraduate: University of Dayton
Medical School: OUHCOM
Residency: Ohio Health, Doctors Hospital
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Ultrasound
Hobbies: Baseball, pure barre, cooking, hanging out with friends and family

Email Kaitlin at RSOpastpres@acoep.org

Dominic Williams, OMS IV
Dominic Williams, OMS IVImmediate Past Director of Student Affairs
Hometown: Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
Medical School: LECOM – Bradenton, Class of 2018
Hobbies: Soccer, guitar, archery

Email Dominic at RSOpaststudentdirector@acoep.org

John Oh, MD
John Oh, MDConference Co-Chair Resident
Hometown: Newton, MA
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Umass med school
Residency: Kent Hospital
Professional Interests: Evidence based medicine
Hobbies: Karaoke, video games, guitar, basketball

Ryan Anderson, DO
Ryan Anderson, DOConference Co-Chair Resident
Hometown: Hampton, VA
Undergraduate: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Medical School: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Residency: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Professional Interests: Critical Care, Toxicology
Hobbies: Craft beer tasting, traveling, fishing, camping

Dana Vowels, OMS III
Dana Vowels, OMS IIIConference Co-Chair Student
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: University of Houston
Medical School: WCUCOM
Hobbies: Crafting, building things, anything active

Andrew Langille, OMS II
Andrew Langille, OMS IIConference Co-Chair Student
Hometown: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate: Monmouth University
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hobbies: Running, hockey, shooting skeet, fishing

Chris Swyers, DO
Chris Swyers, DOMedia Co-Chair Resident
Hometown: Mt. Sterling, OH
Undergraduate: Miami University
Medical School: OUHCOM
Residency: St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital
Professional Interests: Medical education, Palliative care, Narrative medicine
Hobbies: Running, hiking, cooking, homebrewing

Brittany McShane, DO
Brittany McShane, DOMedia Co-Chair Resident
Hometown: Edmond, OK
Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University
Medical School: Oklahoma State University-COM
Residency: Norman Regional Health System
Professional Interests: Ultrasound, Sports Medicine
Hobbies: Soccer, tennis, traveling, and spending time with my family

Richard Newman, OMS III
Richard Newman, OMS IIIMedia Co-Chair Student
Hometown: Rexburg, ID
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University – Idaho
Medical School: WVSOM, Class of 2019
Hobbies: Soccer, snowboarding, spending time with my family
Michael J. Brennan, OMS-III, MPH
Michael J. Brennan, OMS-III, MPHMedia Co-Chair Student
Hometown: Portland, ME
Undergraduate: University of Vermont
Medical School: LECOM- Bradenton
Hobbies: Racing sailboats, culinary odysseys, good coffee, long voyages
Clairisse Hafey, OMS II
Clairisse Hafey, OMS IIGME Chair- Student
Hometown: Torrington, CT
Undergraduate: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS University)
Medical School: LECOM- Bradenton, Class of 2020
Hobbies: Everything running, rugby, dog showing, hanging with my fiancee and friends

Sasha Rihter, DO
Sasha Rihter, DOResearch Chair- Resident
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin- Madison
Medical School: WVSOM
Residency: Ohio Valley Medical Center
Professional Interests: Wilderness and international medicine
Hobbies: Anything that takes me outdoors into the wild and wonderful