Member Roster


Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles

Committee Description

The purpose of the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles is to discuss ideas pertaining to the teaching of osteopathic principles and practices for the member institutions of AACOM, present recommendations for the improvement of curriculum in these areas on behalf of osteopathic medical education to the Board of Deans, assist new and developing colleges of osteopathic medicine in developing and implementating sound curriculum in osteopathic prinicples and practices, and to further develop consensus in the teaching of osteopathic principles and practices.

ECOP Coordinated the Glossary of Osteopathic Terminology.pdf (Adobe PDF, 856k)


Committee Leadership
Dr. Kendi Hensel, DO, PhD
(Chair)
Associate Professor, NMM/OMM Residency Director
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Worth, TX
United States

Dr. Anthony Michael Will, DO
(Vice Chair)
Clinical Associate Professor, Board Certified NMM, Board Certified Family Medicine
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ
United States

Dr. Christopher A. Frothingham, DO
(Past Chair)
Facutly/Interim Chair OMM Dept/Course Director
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biddeford, ME
United States

Dr. Evan A. Nicholas, DO
(Sergeant at Arms)
Associate Professor of OMM
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Dr. Regina Asaro, DO, PhD
(Regular Member)
Chair of OMM
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
United States

Dr. David Boesler, DO, MS
(Regular Member)
Chairman and Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States

Dr. Angela Branda, DO
(Regular Member)
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biddeford, ME
United States

Dr. David Coffey, DO, FAAO
(Regular Member)
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn Campus
Dadeville, AL
United States

Dr. Danielle Cooley, DO
(Regular Member)
Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Associate Professor, Medical Director of Family Medicine
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ
United States

Dr. Jay B. Danto, DO
(Regular Member)
Program CO-Director, Chair OMM Joplin Campus
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine - Joplin
Joplin, MO
United States

Dr. Lisa A. DeStefano, DO
(Regular Member)
Chairperson Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, MI
United States

Dr. Robin Dyer, DO, MME
(Regular Member)
Chair and Professor of OMM
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, OK
United States

Dr. Walter Ehrenfeuchter, DO, FAAO
(Regular Member)
Professor and Director, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Suwanee, GA
United States

Dr. David Eland, DO, FAAO
(Regular Member)
Professor Department of OMM
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH
United States

Dr. Heather Ferrill, DO, MS, MEdL
(Regular Member)
Chair and Professor OPP
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Parker, CO
United States

Dr. Eric Gish, DO, FHP
(Regular Member)
Founding Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Lynchburg, VA
United States

Dr. Rebecca Giusti, DO
(Regular Member)
Chair for the Department of OMM and Assistant Professor of OMM
Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Pomona, CA
United States

Dr. Laura E. Griffin, DO
(Regular Member)
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of OPP, Program CO-Director
University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pikeville, KY
United States

Dr. Sharon Gustowski, DO, MPH
(Regular Member)
Director, Integration of Osteopathic Principles and Practices
University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
San Antonio, TX
United States

Dr. David G. Harden, DO
(Regular Member)
Discipline Chair for OMM
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus
Blacksburg, VA
United States