Leadership & Governance


The NBOME is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of osteopathic physicians and public members. Board members are elected based on experience and expertise in clinical disciplines, medical education and assessment, and medical or regulatory administrative experience reflective of the needs of the public.

Executive Committee of the Board
Geraldine T. O’Shea

Geraldine T. O’Shea, DO

Jackson, California
Board Chair

Richard J. LaBaere II

Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, FAODME

Ortonville, Michigan
Board Vice-Chair

Lori A. Kemper

Lori A. Kemper, DO, MS, FACOFP

Glendale, Arizona
Board Secretary-Treasurer

Dana C. Shaffer

Dana C. Shaffer, DO

Pikeville, Kentucky
Immediate Past Chair

Susan I. Belanger

Susan I. Belanger, PhD, MA, RN

Lewiston, Maine

John L. Goudreau

John L. Goudreau, DO, PhD

East Lansing, Michigan

Mousumi Som

Mousumi Som, DO, MS

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Board of Directors
Juan F. Acosta, DO, MS

Juan F. Acosta, DO, MS

Smithtown, New York

Peter Ajluni

Peter B. Ajluni, DO

Bloomfield Hills, MI

James M. Andriole

James M. Andriole, DO

Sarasota, Florida

Terri Donlin Huesman

Terri Donlin Huesman, MBA

Columbus, Ohio

Mollie M. James

Mollie M. James, DO, MPH

Wildwood, MO

Brian A. Kessler, DO, FACOFP

Brian A. Kessler DO, FACOFP

Harrogate, Tennessee

David Kuo

David Kuo, DO

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Brookshield Laurent, DO

Brookshield Laurent, DO

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jed G. Magen

Jed G. Magen, DO, MS

East Lansing, Michigan

Elizabeth McMurtry

Elizabeth McMurtry, DO

Walla Walla, Washington

Tracy O. Middleton, DO, FACOFP

Tracy O. Middleton, DO, FACOFP

Glendale, Arizona

Michael F. Oliverio, DO

Michael F. Oliverio, DO

North Bellmore, New York

Richard A. Ortoski

Richard A. Ortoski, DO

Erie, Pennsylvania

Robert G. G. Piccinini, DO

Robert G. G. Piccinini, DO

Sterling Heights, Michigan

Donald H. Polk

Donald H. Polk, DO

Waynesboro, Tennessee

Anita L. Showalter

Anita L. Showalter, DO

Yakima, Washington

Sajid A. Surve

Sajid A. Surve, DO

Flower Mound, Texas

Executive Leadership

The Executive Leadership guides all facets of the organization to meet the vision, goals and objectives set out by the Board of Directors. Each member of our accomplished executive team brings expertise in their field to the day-to-day operations of the NBOME.

Executive Leadership Team

John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd

President & Chief Executive Officer

Steve Basile, MBA

Associate Vice President for Information Technology

Mark S. Dawley, MBA

Associate Vice President for COMAT Assessments

Joseph Flamini, MBA

Vice President for Administration & Chief Operating Officer

Marie R. Fleury, DO, MBA

Interim Vice President for Assessment Services

Maya Johnson, MBA

Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Doug Murray, Esq

General Counsel

Jeanne M. Sandella, DO

Associate Vice President for Research & Communications

Edward Tsai, PhD

Associate Vice President for Assessment Services & Research

Melissa D. Turner, MS

Associate Vice President for Strategy & Quality Initiatives

Sandra Waters, MEM

Vice President for Collaborative Assessment & Initiatives

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