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Announcements from MOA's 106th Annual Convention June 9-11th, 2017
Samoset Resort in Rockport, ME
MOA President Merideth Norris, D.O., FACOFP is Inaugurated by AOA President Dr. Boyd Buser
Service Award Recipients:
2017 MOA Awards Winners:
Angela Cole Westhoff, MOA Executive Director, Receives AAO Academy Award
Angela Cole Westhoff, MA is the 2017 recipient of the highest award that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) bestows on a non-physician. Ms. Westhoff received the AAO’s Academy Award at Convocation in Colorado Springs on March 23. Angela has served as the Executive Director of the Maine Osteopathic Association since 2008 and she is the current president of the Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors (AOSED).
The AAO’s Academy Award recognizes individuals outside of the Academy who have profoundly contributed to the profession by demonstrating commitment to osteopathic principles and to the osteopathic profession; exhibiting outstanding efforts or special contributions to promote osteopathic medicine; continuously showing support of and collaboration with osteopathic organization; and having a vision that is complementary to the Academy’s mission.
Ms. Westhoff was recognized for her advocacy efforts on behalf of the osteopathic profession and for her work on reimbursement issues related to osteopathic manipulative treatment in the Northeast region of the US. Please join the Maine Osteopathic Association in congratulating Angela on this well-deserved recognition.
MOA Executive Leadership Role Change
Angela Cole Westhoff will be moving into a consultant role for the Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) in early April. Ms. Westhoff has more than 16 years of experience managing nonprofits in health care and public health in Maine and has been with the MOA for nearly nine years. Angela recently began her own consulting business, Cole Westhoff Consulting, LLC. She will continue to lead strategic planning efforts for the MOA and serve as the lead spokesperson/ lobbyist.
Ms. Westhoff earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in communication with concentrations in health communication and public relations from the University of Maine at Orono.
Angela was also recently named as Executive Director of the Maine Dental Association. She will be splitting her time between the two associations and assisting the MOA with a transition plan