Member Roster


Council of Osteopathic Medical Admissions Officers

Committee Description

Responsibilities of COMAO include promoting osteopathic medicine and osteopathic medical education, to serve as osteopathic medical student advocates, advising AACOMAS on policies and procedures relative to member services, and provide recommendations for improvement of student service practices in cooperation with the Board of Deans.


Committee Leadership
Ms. Jill L. Harman, MEd
(Chair)
Director of Admissions
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH
United States

Dr. Katherine M. Ruger, EdD
(Vice Chair)
Assistant Dean, Admissions
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, MI
United States

Mr. Edward Dettling
(Secretary)
Associate Director of Admissions
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Old Westbury, NY
United States

Dr. Tania Arana, PhD
(Regular Member)
Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
United States

Mrs. Mattie Bendall
(Regular Member)
Assistant Dean of Student Services
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Meridian, ID
United States

Ms. Deborah Ann Benvenger, MBA
(Regular Member)
Chief Admissions Officer
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Mr. Ronnie Collins, MBA
(Regular Member)
Director of Admisssions and Recruitment
University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pikeville, KY
United States

Ms. Andrea Cyterski-Acosta, MS
(Regular Member)
Associate Dean of Admissions
University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
San Antonio, TX
United States

Dr. Nadege Dady, EdD
(Regular Member)
Dean of Student Affairs
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York
New York, NY
United States

Mr. Steven Davis
(Regular Member)
Director of Admissions
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - California
Vallejo, CA
United States

Dr. Linda J. Dunatov, EdD
(Regular Member)
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pikeville, KY
United States

Dr. William M. Falls, PhD
(Regular Member)
Associate Dean for Student Services
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, MI
United States

Ms. Meghan Farley
(Regular Member)
Director of Applications
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus
Blacksburg, VA
United States

Dr. David Fried, PhD
(Regular Member)
Director of Student Affairs
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Erie, PA
United States

Dr. Dennis Keith Fudge, PhD
(Regular Member)
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Smith, AR
United States

Ms. Linda W. Goodson, RN
(Regular Member)
Director of Admissions and Enrollment
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dothan, AL
United States

Ms. Susan M. Hanson, MS
(Regular Member)
Executive Director of Admissions
Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Pomona, CA
United States

Ms. Deanna Hughes, MEd
(Regular Member)
Associate Director - Residential Admissions
A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Mesa, AZ
United States

Ms. LeAnn M. Hunter, MSOD
(Regular Member)
Director, Enrollment Services
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine
Yakima, WA
United States

Ms. Patricia A. Kelley, MS
(Regular Member)
Associate Dean of Recruitment, Student & Alumni Services
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biddeford, ME
United States