The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) welcomes Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO, as the organization’s Board President for 2018.
Dr. Tooke-Rawlins is President and Provost of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus (VCOM-VC) in Blacksburg, Virginia, as well as its branch campuses in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Auburn, Alabama. As VCOM's founding dean, she played a key role in establishing VCOM's first campus in 2001.
Fostering personal connections, ensuring relevancy in a rapidly changing landscape, and seeking new opportunities that enrich and advance osteopathic medicine will be key goals during her tenure as AOF President, which began on January 1, 2018.
"Being elected president during this transformative time in our profession is exhilarating, as there are many opportunities for the AOF to provide leadership and direction to ensure sustainable, impactful programs are administered that will have a lasting impact on the health of patients across the country," she says. "While the AOF has a strong and proud legacy, I'm excited for the future, as the AOF is positioned to help advance activities of osteopathic doctors that improve health care in communities around the world."