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Donald E. Snyder Jr., DO, ’72, welcomed a new addition to his family. His daughter had a second son, George, on April 4.


Paul Burk, DO, ’83, an ear, nose, and throat physician, joined Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, Illinois.

R. Todd Dombroski, DO, FAAFP, ’87, Fort Worth, Texas, was elected to the board of governors of the American Academy of Osteopathy. He was one of four osteopathic physicians to be elected as a governor and will serve a two-year term.

Denise Clark, DO, ’89, Eustis, Florida, was named senior medical director of VITAS Healthcare’s hospice and palliative care program, serving Lake and Sumter counties. In addition to her position at VITAS, Dr. Clark is a clinical assistant professor at Florida State University College of Medicine.

Tracy L. Hall, DO, ’89, married Mark Jenner, PhD, on June 16. Dr. Jenner is dean of Briner School of Business at Greenville University in Illinois. Dr. Hall continues practicing family medicine in Greenville at the same location, under new management, since 1992. Both were featured recently in The RECORD, Greenville University’s alumni magazine.


J. Matthew Halverson, DO, FAAFP, ’92, was featured in the summer 2018 issue of Hampton Roads Physician magazine.

Michael J. Sampson, DO, FAOASM, ’92, Moultrie, Georgia, was named associate dean and chief academic officer of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine South Georgia.

Michael McKenney, MS, ATC, ’99, received the Humanitarian of the Year award from the ATSU-ASHS Alumni Chapter Board.

Kristin A. Severson-Solberg, DO, ’99, joined OakLeaf Clinics-Eau Claire Medical Clinic as a board-certified internal medicine physician with specialization in geriatrics. She formerly practiced at Hudson Physicians in Hudson, Wisconsin. Dr. Severson-Solberg completed her residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri, in 2002 and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee in 2003.


Michael Cruise, MS, PA-C, ’04, joined the Samaritan Walk-in Clinic in Newport, Oregon.

Earle M. Pescatore Jr., DO, MHA, ’04, Osceola, Iowa, joined Clarke County Hospital’s Specialty Clinic. He is subspecialty certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, he is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Linda Hodges, DO, ’05, published a new book, “Weight Loss that Works: Secrets to Restoring Confidence and Reclaiming Your Body.”

Jamie Moenster, DO, FACOS, FACS, ’05, Tucson, Arizona, was named Outstanding Plastic Surgeon at the 2018 Influential Health & Medical Leaders event in June.

David Tannehill, DO, FACP, ’05, Fenton, Missouri, was elected president of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Board of Trustees.

Carolyn Leyva, PT, DPT, ’07, became director of rehabilitation services at South Georgia Medical Center.

Katherine Hansen, DO, ’09, Arlington Heights, Illinois, joined Northwest Community Healthcare Medical Group as a breast surgical oncologist. She is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

Beth Hill, MS, PA-C, ’09, joined Eastern Plumas Health Care’s Pine Street Medical Clinic in Portola, California.

Abigail Mitchell, DHEd, MSN, RN, CNE, FHERDSA, ’09, is the 2018 Nurse of Distinction for DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda, New York. She was recently promoted to professor at D’Youville College in Buffalo, where she has been an educator for more than 13 years. Additionally, she was the 2009 Western New York Nurse of Distinction. Dr. Mitchell has been an RN for more than 27 years. She joined DeGraff Hospital in 2006 as per diem nursing supervisor who worked with the nursing team to increase knowledge, enhance best practices, and improve patient outcomes. She is now manager of clinical operations, helping drive the transformation of services at DeGraff. She is focused on improving quality initiatives, assisting with the new emergency department renovations, and building a culture of leading with care.

Rupesh Prasad, MD, MPH, ’09, is an internal medicine hospitalist and quality and utilization officer at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a senior fellow with the Society of Hospital Medicine and fellow with the American College of Physicians (ACP). He was the ACP Wisconsin Chapter’s Young Internist of the Year in 2015.

Kipp Van Meter, DO, ’09, MS, ’07, Winsted, Connecticut, joined Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Primary Care, part of the hospital’s multispecialty group of outpatient service providers and physicians.


Brandon McDaniel, MS, ’10, Santa Monica, California, joined Som Sleep Advisory Board. He is a Major League Baseball head strength coach.

Terez Yonan, DO, ’11, was featured in the April 2018 issue of The DO magazine and Rewire. News for her article on medicine and faith.

Clinton Lepetich, DMD, ’12, became co-owner of Children’s Dental Village in Tempe, Arizona. He joined the clinic in 2014.

Rebecca Toland, DHEd, ’12, joined Columbus State University as an assistant professor of health sciences.

Daniel Diaz, DO, ’14, a primary care sports medicine specialist, joined MidMichigan Physicians Group and serves on the medical staff at Mid-
Michigan Health.

Suzie Squires, MS, ’14, received the Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year for District 7.

Paula Arciaga, DO, ’15, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, joined Holy Cross Medical Group as an internist.

Leo E. Bay, DO, ’15, graduated from the St. Louis University Family Medicine Residency Program at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Following completion
of an obstetrics fellowship in Duluth, Minnesota, Dr. Bay will practice with Essentia Health in Ashland, Wisconsin.

Bhargav Chandrashekar, DO, MPH, MHA, ’15, started a new role as occupational health physician/medical director for GlaxoSmithKline, just outside of Philadelphia.

Nikki Kett, MS, ’15, Ann Arbor, Michigan, is an assistant men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at the University of Michigan. She earned her master’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in exercise and sports psychology from ATSU.

Melissa Key, MS, ATC, ’15, was awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Foundation doctoral scholarship.

Melissa Kuehl, DO, ’15, joined Mercy Hospital Fort Smith as a hospitalist. She completed an internal medicine residency at Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri.

Nilofar Sanaiha, DO, ’15, graduated from her family medicine residency at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles in June. She is currently completing a fellowship in geriatrics at UCLA for 2018-19.

Kathleen Saoud, DO, ’15, Munster, Indiana, joined Community Hospital as a pediatrician.

Joseph Tasch, DO, ’15, graduated from the West Virginia University Medicine Camden-Clark Internal Medicine Residency Program. He plans to continue his training in nephrology at Ohio State University.

James Tucker, DO, ’15, joined the family medicine team at Hannibal Regional Medical Group.

Chet Adams, DMD, ’16, Show Low, Arizona, received the Northland Pioneer College Outstanding Alumnus Award for the spring 2018 semester.

Andrew Goodrich, DO, ’16, was elected 2018-19 chief resident for the last year of his emergency medicine residency in Saginaw, Michigan. Dr. Goodrich just completed his year as president of the Emergency Medicine Resident Association of Michigan, as well as presenting his research at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in Indianapolis. He will begin a critical care fellowship in 2019 at the University of California at San Diego.

Dawn White, DHSc, ’16, and Phillip Stephens, DHSc, PA-C, adjunct professor, health sciences, ATSU-CGHS, published “State of evidence-based practice in physician assistant education” in the March 2018 issue of the Journal of Physician Assistant Education.

Mylhan Myers, DO, ’17, entered his first year of residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine –Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program at Via Christi Hospitals.

Corey J. Richardson, DHSc, MBA, ’17, presented his research on physician assistants at the Federation of State Physicians Health Programs Annual Education Conference & Business Meeting in Concord, North Carolina.

Christine Dowling, DMD, ’18, joined First Care Clinic in Hays, Kansas.


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