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.

As always, please don’t ever hesitate to contact any of us with questions, concerns or suggestions you may have.

Christina Hornack, DO
Christina Hornack, DOPresident
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: VCOM Virginia
Residency: Adena Regional Medical Center
Professional Interest: Critical care, toxicology, equalizing health disparities, addiction medicine
Hobbies: Photography, cooking, travel, video games, reading, television, spending time with family & friends

Email Christina at RSOPresident@acoep.org

Christina Powell, DO
Christina Powell, DOVice President
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University
Medical School: LECOM-Bradenton
Residency: University of Maryland
Professional Interests: Med Ed, Neuro Critical Care
Hobbies: Hiking, Tough Mudder, Nerf wars at a playground, painting, singing too loudly in the car

Email Christina at RSOVicePresident@acoep.org

Melinda Kizziah, OMS-3
Melinda Kizziah, OMS-3Director of Student Affairs
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergraduate: University of Mount Union
Medical School: WVSOM
Hobbies: Reading, concerts, traveling, spending time with my family, and hanging out with my adorable dog!

Email Melinda at RSOstudentdirector@acoep.org

Andrew Langille, OMS-4
Andrew Langille, OMS-4Secretary
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

Email Andrew at RSOsecretary@acoep.org

Dana Vowels, DO
Dana Vowels, DOTreasurer
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: University of Houston
Medical School: WCU COM Sunrise GME
Residency: WCU COM Sunrise GME
Professional Interests: International medicine, Teaching, EMS
Hobbbies: Traveling, hiking, snowboarding, and going to shows.

Email Dana at RSOTreasurer@acoep.org

Dominic Williams, DO
Dominic Williams, DOImmediate Past President
Hometown: Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
Medical School: LECOM-Bradenton
Residency: University of Maryland
Professional Interests: Pediatric emergency medicine, medical education, & trauma
Hobbies: Soccer, guitar, archery

Email Dominic at RSOpastpres@acoep.org

Clarisse Hafey, OMS-4
Clarisse Hafey, OMS-4Immediate Past Director of Student Affairs
Hometown: Torrington, CT
Undergraduate: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS University)
Medical School: LECOM- Bradenton
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, running, being a foodie

Email Christina at RSOpaststudentdirector@acoep.org

John Oh, MD
John Oh, MDResident Media Chair
Hometown: Newton, MA
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: UMass Medical School
Residency: Kent Hospital
Professional Interests: Evidence Based Medicine
Hobbies: Karaoke, video games, guitar, basketball

Alyka Glor Fernandez, OMS-3
Alyka Glor Fernandez, OMS-3Student Media Chair
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: Kansas City University COM
Hobbies: cooking, eating my way around the world, brewery hopping, watching football (Go Gators!)
Sean Creegan, OMS-3
Sean Creegan, OMS-3Student Media Chair
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Undergraduate: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Medical School: Wilderness Medicine, International Medicine
Hobbies: Rock climbing, writing
Brittany Mcshane, DO
Brittany Mcshane, DOResident Conference Chair
Hometown: Edmond, OK
Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University
Medical School: Oklahoma State University-COM
Residency: Norman Regional

Anastasia Ambrosio, OMS-3
Anastasia Ambrosio, OMS-3Student Conference Chair
Hometown: Kings Park, NY
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Medical School: KCUMB COM
Hobbies: Skiing, The Mets, weight lifting, The Mets, crossfit, playing and listening to music… The Mets
Mehgan Lazenby. OMS-2
Mehgan Lazenby. OMS-2Student Conference Chair
Hometown: Montgomery, AL
Undergraduate: AUM- Bachelor’s; UAB- Masters
Medical School: VCOM Auburn
Hobbies: Running, Wakesurfing, Being a Mom and spending time with family, Concerts

Blake Pruitt, OMS-2
Blake Pruitt, OMS-2RSO-GME Chair
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Undergraduate: University of Arkansas
Medical School: UNTHSC-TCOM
Hobbies: Anything to do with soccer, taking my dog to the park, travelling to new places, and spending time with my family and friends!
Kaya Smith, DO
Kaya Smith, DOCo-Conference Chair
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: University of Toledo
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Erie, PA
Residency: Norman Regional