Federal Nominations

AACOM monitors and advocates on federal issues that address or may impact osteopathic medical education. Below are recent nominations made or supported by AACOM. 

Department of Education (ED)

2021 Negotiated Rulemaking Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility Committee
  • Nominated 12/15/21
    John L. Hummer, MS (BCOM)
National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation
  • Nominated 2/8/22
    Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO, MACOI, FACP, AGSF (Rowan-Virtua SOM)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages
  • Nominated 4/26/22
    Sahil Misra, DO (ATSU-KCOM)
    Kevin Overbeck (Rowan-Virtua SOM)
Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
  • Nominated 2/17/22
    Brookshield Laurent, DO (NYITCOM at Arkansas State)
    Thomas Mohr, DO, MS (ICOM)
    Lisa R. Nash, DO, MS-HPEd (UNTHSC/TCOM)
  • Nominated 6/5/19
    Anne E. Musser, DO (PNWU-COM)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee
  • Nominated 9/23/19 and 12/13/21
    Richard T. Jermyn, DO, FAAPMR (Rowan-Virtua SOM)
National Advisory Council on Aging
  • Nominated jointly on 1/10/20 with the American Osteopathic Association
    Janice Knebl, DO, MBA
    Jay Shubrook, DO
National Cancer Advisory Board
  • Nominated jointly on 2/12/20 with the American Osteopathic Association
    Patricia LoRusso, DO
National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Nominated jointly on 1/10/20 with the American Osteopathic Association
    Timothy J. Barreiro, DO, MPH
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Advisory Council
  • Nominated jointly on 6/14/21 with the American Osteopathic Association
    J. Michael Finley, DO
National Institute on Drug Abuse's Advisory Council on Drug Abuse
  • Nominated jointly on 6/15/21 with the American Osteopathic Association
    Raymond G. Lande, DO

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)

Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee
  • Nominated jointly with the AOA on 6/14/19
    Steven Karp, DO (AZCOM)

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

National Academic Affiliations Council
  • Appointed 7/22/22
    Timothy J. Kowalski, DO (VCOM Carolinas)
  • Nominated 2/5/21
    Clinton E. Adams, DO, MPA, FACHE (RVU)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 
  • Nominated 2/11/22
    David Connett, DO, FACOFPdist. (WesternU/COMP)
  • Nominated 2/12/21
    David Connett, DO, FACOFP dist (WesternU/COMP)