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.

Dominic Williams, DO
Dominic Williams, DOPresident
Hometown: Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
Medical School: LECOM
Residency: Bradenton University of Maryland
Hobbies: Soccer, guitar, archery

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John Oh, MD
John Oh, MDVice President
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

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Clairisse Hafey, OMS IV
Clairisse Hafey, OMS IVDirector of Student Affairs
Hometown: Torrington, CT
Undergraduate: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS University)
Medical School: LECOM- Bradenton, Class of 2020
Hobbies: Anything related to rugby, dogs, traveling, and hanging out with my husband and friends

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Andrew Langille, OMS IV
Andrew Langille, OMS IVSecretary
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

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Andy Leubitz, DO, MBA
Andy Leubitz, DO, MBATreasurer
Hometown: Akron, OH
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Medical School: OUHCOM- Athens
Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital
Professional Interest: Med Ed, Research/Health Policy, and Preventative Medicine in the ED
Professional Interests: “I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.” -R.B. I also enjoy basketball, running, travel, and watching tv with friends and family

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Dhimitri Nikolla, DO
Dhimitri Nikolla, DOImmediate Past President
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

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Christina Powell, DO
Christina Powell, DOImmediate Past Director of Student Affairs
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University
Medical School: LECOM- Bradenton, Class of 2019
Hobbies: Hiking, Tough Mudder, Nerf wars at a playground, painting, singing too loudly in the car

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Kaya Smith, DO
Kaya Smith, DOConference Co-Chair Resident
Medical School:
Professional Interests:

Hailey Bossio, MD
Hailey Bossio, MDConference Co-Chair Resident
Medical School:
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Zach Mauro, OMS IV
Zach Mauro, OMS IVConference Co-Chair Student
Hometown: Austin, TX
Undergraduate: University of Texas
Medical School: CUSOM, Class of 2020
Hobbies: Hiking, cooking, traveling

Danielle Sultan, OMS IV
Danielle Sultan, OMS IVConference Co-Chair Student
Hometown: Chelmsford, MA
Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Medical School: UNECOM, Class of 2020
Hobbies: Snowboarding, guitar, traveling

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

Melinda Kizziah, OMS III
Melinda Kizziah, OMS IIIMedia Co-Chair Student
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergraduate: University of Mount Union
Medical School: WVSOM, Class of 2021
Hobbies: Reading, concerts, traveling, spending time with my family, and hanging out with my adorable dog!
Jeffrey Davis, OMS IV
Jeffrey Davis, OMS IVMedia Co-Chair Student
Medical School: CUSOM, Class of 2020
Kara Smith, OMS III
Kara Smith, OMS IIIGME Chair- Student
Hometown: North Carolina
Medical School: CUSOM, Class of 2020
Hobbies: Playing 4-wall handball, camping, snowboarding, rock climbing, and spending time with my fiancé, Aaron, and cats, Jasmine and Ariel!

Anna Trtchounian, MD
Anna Trtchounian, MDResearch Chair- Resident
Hometown: LaCrescenta, CA
Undergraduate: University of California, Riverside
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Professional Interests: Ultrasound, toxicology, critical care
Hobbies: Solving puzzles, baking, and dancing