Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for conducting all business of the Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine. Elections are held annually at the fall membership meeting and Executive Committee terms run from January 1st - December 31st.

Bylaws prior to 2023 which will expire To view the current Bylaws, click here.

Bylaws 2023 for Member Review / approval To view the proposed Bylaws, click here

 

Executive Board

President

President

Kelly A. Raj, DO
President 2022-2024

 

First Vice President

First Vice President

Susan M. Ratay, DO
First Vice President

 

Secretary/Treasurer

Secretary/Treasurer

John J. Wolf, DO
Secretary/Treasurer

Immediate Past President

Immediate Past President

Katherine H. Eilenfeld, DO
President 2020-2022

2nd Vice President

Vacant

 

Council Members

Council Member

Council Member

Sandra L. Cook, DO

Council Member

Council Member

Gerald F. Lackey, DO

Council Member

Council Member

Lawrence K. Lief, DO

Council Member

Council Member

Michael P. Rowane, DO

Council Member

Council Member

Andrew K. Culver, DO

Council Member

Council Member

George J. Friedhoff, DO

Council Member

Council Member

Molly E. McDermott, DO

Council Member

Council Member

Korrie Beverley-Waters, DO

Council Member

Council Member

Gabrielle M. Kozcab, DO

Council Member

Council Member

Louis D. Leone, DO


Fellow and Resident Representatives

Resident Representative

Resident Representative

Noor Ramahi, DO, PGY-2
Cleveland Clinic, Internal Medicine, Class of 2025

Resident Representative

Resident Representative

Nathan Katz, DO, PGY-2
Metro Health Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Class of 2025

Resident Representative

Resident Representative

Palmer D. Coleman, DO, PGY-3
Cleveland Clinic, Family Medicine, Class of 2024

Resident Representative

Resident Representative

Tyler Birkholz, MS, DO, PGY-1
Cleveland Clinic, Internal Medicine, Class of 2026

Fellow Representative

Fellow Representative

Nicholas Salupo, DO, PGY-1
Cleveland Clinic, Nephrology Fellow, Class of 2025

 

Student Members

Student Representative

Student Representative

Julia Gaspare-Pruchnicki, OMS-IV
OU-HCOM - Cleveland Campus
Class of 2024

Student Representative

Student Representative

Ayoub Harb, OMS-II
OU-HCOM - Cleveland Campus
Class of 2025, SGA President 2022-2023

Student Representative

Student Representative

Elizabeth Rohde, MA, OMS-IV
OU-HCOM - Cleveland Campus
Class of 2024

Student Representative

Student Representative

Kathleen D. Tuggle, OMS-IV
OU-HCOM - Cleveland Campus
Class of 2024

Student Representative

Student Representative

Marisa Vislay, OMS-II
OU-HCOM Cleveland
Class of 2026, SGA President 2023-2024

 

CAOM Members Active at the State and National Levels

 

National Level

Trustee, American Osteopathic Association: Robert W. Hostoffer, Jr., DO (see full list of trustees, here)
Chair, Ohio Delegation to the American Osteopathic Association House: George Thomas, DO

State Level

Trustee, Ohio Osteopathic Association: Katherine H. Eilenfeld, DO (see full list of trustees, here)

 

Past District State and National Leaders

National:

American Osteopathic Association, Past President #118: Robert S. Juhasz, DO, 2014
American Osteopathic Association, Past President #108: George Thomas, DO, 2004
American Osteopathic Association, Past President
#100: John P. Sevastos, DO, 1996


State:

Past President, Ohio Osteopathic Association: Sandra L. Cook, DO, 2020 (see full list of trustees, here)
Past President, Ohio Osteopathic Association: Robert W. Hostoffer, Jr., DO, 2015
Past President, Ohio Osteopathic Association: Christopher J. Loyke, DO 2009
Past President, Ohio Osteopathic Association: Robert S. Juhasz, DO, 2000
Past President, Ohio Osteopathic Association: Amy Tunanidas Pantelis, DO, 1997
Past President, Ohio Osteopathic Association: Emil E. Pogorelec, DO, 1994
Past President, Ohio Osteopathic Association: George Thomas, DO, 1989
Past President, Ohio Osteopathic Association: John P. Sevastos, DO, 1981

National and State Specialty College:

Past President, American College of Osteopathic Internists:  Michael A. Adornetto, DO, 2020-21

Past President, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians: John P. Sevastos, DO, 1975-76

Past President, Ohio State Society of American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians: Lili A. Lustig, DO, 2020-21
Past President, Ohio State Society of American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians: Ioanna Z. Giatis, DO, 2010-11
Past President, Ohio State Society of American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians: Brian A. Kessler, DO, 2009-10
Past President, Ohio State Society of American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians: John P. Sevastos, DO,1969-70

 

CAOM Past Presidents

Caom Past Presidents Jan 2023

Back Row (L to R): Sandra L. Cook, DO (2013), Dale Balkovec, DO (1996) Robert S. Juhasz, DO (1995), Robert W. Hostoffer (2007), Louis D. Leone, DO (2018), Gerald F. Lackey, DO (2006), John J. Wolf (2015), Michael Rowane (2014) , Katherine Eilenfeld, DO (2020)

Front Row (L to R): Susan Ratay, DO, Robert Tupa, Do, Richard Garwood, DO, Philip Blitz, DO (1970), Kelly A. Raj, DO (2022)

 

Kelly A. Raj, DO (2022-current)
Katherine H. Eilenfeld, DO (2020-2022)
Louis D. Leone, DO (2018-2020)
Christopher J. Loyke, DO (2017)
John J. Wolf, III, DO (2015-2016)
Michael P. Rowane, DO (2014)
Sandra L. Cook, DO (2013)
David L. Tolentino, DO (2012)
Gary W. Dinger, DO (2011)
Ioanna Z. Giatis, DO (2009)
Brian A. Kessler, DO (2008)
Robert W. Hostoffer, DO (2007)
Gerald F. Lackey, DO (2006)
Larry J. Witmer, DO (2004-2005)
John M. Kaufman, Jr., DO 
Vincent R. Cipolla, DO (2003)
Robert J. Hampton, DO (2002)
Christopher J. Loyke, DO (2001)
Levente G. Batizy, DO (1998)
Christopher J. Loyke, DO (1997)
Dale A. Balkovec, DO (1996)
Robert S. Juhasz, DO (1995)
Joseph D. Baker, II, DO (1994)
Robert M. Tupa (1986-1987)
Terry Scanlon, DO (1985-1986)
Philip M. Blitz, DO (1970-1971)
Norman Jankowski, DO
 
Paul Wehrum, DO
Fredrick J. Jaegher, DO
John Sevastos, DO
Emil E. Pogorelec, DO
Andre Gibaldi, DO
George Thomas, DO
William A. Larrick, DO

 

Past CAOM Board Members

Haleigh Minor, OMS-IV, Student Representative 2022-2023
Amy Horwitz, DO  Resident Representative 2020-2022
Tyler Coolman, DO, Resident Representative 2022

Karen Rickert, DO
Katie Pestak, DO
Philip Blitz, DO
Philip Starr, DO
Christopher Tangen, DO