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Meet the members of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)

COCA oversees accreditation standards and procedures for colleges of osteopathic medicine.

2018-2019 COCA membership roster

Janice A. Knebl, DO, MBA, FACOI, FACP, Chair
Director, Center for Geriatrics
DSWOP Endowed Chair and Professor in Geriatrics
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas
Educator (2018-21)

David A. Forstein, DO, FACOOG, Vice Chair
Dean
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York, New York
Educator (2017-20)

Juan F. Acosta, DO, MS, FACOEP-D, FACEP
Associate Medical Director
Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center
Smithtown, New York
Director of Medical Education (2018-21)

Susan Belanger, PhD, MA, RN, NEA-B
System Ethicist
Covenant Health
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Public Member (2018-21)

William T. Betz, DO, MBA, FACOFP, dist.
Retired
(Senior Associate Dean for Osteopathic Medical Education
University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Member-at-Large (2016-19)

Michael B. Clearfield, DO, FACOI, FACP
Dean
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CA
Vallejo, California
Dean, Private College (2016-19)

Jennifer L. Gwilym, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP
Assistant Professor Family Medicine
Ohio University-Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, Ohio
Member-at-Large (2017-20)

John M. Kauffman, Jr., DO, FACOI, FACP
Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Campbell University-Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Buies Creek, North Carolina
Member-at-Large (2016-19)

Lori A. Kemper, DO, MS
Dean
Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Glendale, Arizona
Member-at-Large (2017-20)

J. William McCord, Jr., DO
McCord Anesthesia and Consulting
Brownsboro, Alabama
Member-at-Large (2017-20)

Franklin J. Medio, PhD
President
Consulting Services for the Health Professions
Charleston, South Carolina
Public Member (2016-19)

Robyn Phillips-Madson, DO, MPH, FACOFP
Founding Dean
University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
San Antonio, Texas
Member-at-Large (2017-20)

Evelyn A. Schwalenberg, DO, FACP, FACOI, FNAOME
Associate Clinical Professor/Director Medical Student Clinical Education and Advising
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biddeford, Maine
Member-at-Large (2018-21)

Kayse M. Donnelly Shrum, DO
President and Dean
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dean, Public College (2018-21)

Jeffrey Stroup, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Chief Operating Officer
Oklahoma State University Medical Authority and Trust
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hospital Administrator (2016-19)

James M. Turner, DO, FACOFP, FACO
Dean
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hattiesburg, MS
Member-at-Large (2018-21)

AOA Staff to the Commission
Brian G. Kim, JD, Secretary, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation

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