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Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation COCA Members

COCA Members

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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.

2019-2020 COCA membership roster

David A. Forstein, DO, FACOOG, Chair
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York, NY
Educator (2017-20)
COCA Executive Committee Member

John M. Kauffman, Jr., DO, FACOI, FACP, Vice Chair
Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Campbell University-Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Buies Creek, NC
Member-at-Large (2019-22)
COCA Executive Committee Member

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

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

William T. Betz, DO, MBA, FACOFP, dist.
(Senior Associate Dean for Osteopathic Medical Education University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Member-at-Large (2019-22)

Linda Boyd, DO
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ
Member-at-Large (2019-22)

Michael B. Clearfield, DO, FACOI, FACP
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CA
Vallejo, CA
Dean, Private College (2019-22)

Jennifer L. Gwilym, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP
Assistant Dean, Southeastern and Central Ohio
Ohio University-Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH
Member-at-Large (2017-20)
COCA Executive Committee Member

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

Brian A. Kessler, DO, FACOFP
Vice President and Dean
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Harrogate, TN
Member-at-Large (2019-21)

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

J. William McCord, Jr., DO, FAAFP
McCord Anesthesia and Consulting
Huntsville, AL
Member-at-Large (2017-20)

Richard C. Osborn, MA, PhD
Vice President
WASC Senior College and University Commission
Almeda, CA
Public Member (2019-21)

Robyn Phillips-Madson, DO, MPH, FACOFP
Founding Dean
University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
San Antonio, TX
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, ME
Member-at-Large (2018-21)

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

Jane Sistek, RN, BSN, MPA
Nurse Surveyor
Health Care Facilities Accreditation Program
Sewell, NJ
Public Member (2019-22)

Jeffrey Stroup, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Chief Operating Officer
Oklahoma State University Medical Authority and Trust
Interim Provost and VP of Strategy
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Tulsa, OK
Hospital Administrator (2019-22)
COCA Executive Committee Member

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

AOA Staff to the Commission
Joshua L. Prober, JD, Interim Secretary, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation

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