The Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association sent a delegation to the 2019 American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates meeting in Chicago, IL, in July, where one of our own, Thomas Ely, DO, was elected President-Elect of the AOA! He will officially become President during the 2020 AOA House of Delegates meeting on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
Additionally, TOMA President-Elect, Michael Wieting, DO, was inducted into AOA’s OPAC Oliva Circle for his support of political advocacy of osteopathic medicine.
TOMA Board Member Michelle Dilks, DO, sat on the Public Affairs Reference Committee.
TOMA Immediate Past President, Tim Bell, DO, was reappointed to the AOA Bureau of State Government Affairs.
The 2019 Tennessee AOA HOD Delegation included the following, who were elected during TOMA’s 2019 Annual Convention in April.
Paul Grayson Smith, Jr., DO, Senior Delegate
Tim Bell, DO
Gina DeFranco, DO
Don Polk, DO
Paul Grayson Smith, III, DO
Jan Zieren, DO
Michelle Dilks, DO
Brian Kessler, DO
Dan Logan, DO
Gabe Polk, DO
Michael Wieting, DO
DOs account for 64% of all primary physicians worldwide.