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, as of November of 2017 they combined forces.

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

Kaya Smith, DO
Kaya Smith, DOPresident
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: University of Toledo
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Erie, PA
Residency: Norman Regional
Professional Interests: Teaching, Ultrasound, Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Equality in Medicine
Hobbies: Powerlifting/weightlifting, Football, Karaoke, Trivia, Game Nights, Travel, Music, Taco Tuesdays

Andrew Langille, DO
Andrew Langille, DOVice President
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
Mehgan Lazenby. OMS-3
Mehgan Lazenby. OMS-3Director of Student Affairs
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
Anastasia Ambrosio, OMS-4
Anastasia Ambrosio, OMS-4Secretary
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
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.
Christina Hornack, DO
Christina Hornack, DOPast-President
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
Melinda Kizziah, OMS-4
Melinda Kizziah, OMS-4Past Director 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!
Blake Pruitt, OMS-3
Blake Pruitt, OMS-3RSO-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!
Alyka Glor Fernandez, OMS-4
Alyka Glor Fernandez, OMS-4Student 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!)
Christina Powell, DO
Christina Powell, DOResident Media Chair
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University
Medical School: University of Maryland- LECOM-Bradenton
Professional Interests: Neurocritical Care, Neurology, Trauma
Hobbies: Hiking, painting, hanging out with my family and friends
Harshit Singh, OMS-3
Harshit Singh, OMS-3Student Media Chair
Hometown: Logan, UT
Undergraduate: Utah State University
Medical School: KCUMB COM
Hobbies: Really love being around mountains: hiking, biking, camping, climbing, traveling. Also a big sports fan, but particularly a huge hockey fan (Go Devils!)
Coral Byrns, OMS-2
Coral Byrns, OMS-2Student Conference Chair
Hometown: Conway, AR
Undergraduate: University of Central Arkansas
Medical School: VCOM-Auburn
Hobbies: Cooking, eating fancy foods I can’t afford, anything related to true crime, and watching football! War Eagle!
Christoper Euell, OMS-2
Christoper Euell, OMS-2Student Conference Chair
Hometown: Princetown, NJ
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: PCOM
Hobbies: Playing with my dog, cooking, watching baseball, video games, and hanging with friends!