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Geraldine O’Shea, DO


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Geraldine T. O’Shea, DO
Jackson, California

Geraldine T. O’Shea, DO, an osteopathic internist from Jackson, California, has been medical director of the Foothills Women’s Medical Center in Jackson, California, since 1998.

Dr. O’Shea Chaired the AOA Strategic Planning Committee and, along with the entire Strategic Planning collaborative, presented the AOA Strategic Plan 2021–2026 to the AOA Board of Trustees at their Midyear meeting in February of 2020. The Strategic Plan will guide as a ’North Star’ the value statements and priority objectives of the AOA as we strive to be more a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community. It was met with unanimous approval.

Dr. O’Shea has been an AOA Board of Trustee since 2013 and will continue to serve this year on the Committee on AOA Governance and Organizational Structure, Council on State Health Affairs and the Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. O’Shea is a Past Chair of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME). The NBOME’s mission is to protect the public by providing the means to assess competencies for osteopathic medicine and related health care professionals. She assumed this position in December of 2019 and has carefully helped guide the organization through the many challenges presented by the COVID pandemic.

Dr. O’Shea currently serves on the AOA’s Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Strategic Planning Committee, and is chair of the AOA’s Department of Business Affairs. Last year, Dr. O’Shea participated in the same committees while serving as chair of the AOA’s Department of Professional Affairs. Prior to that, she was chair of the Department of Research and Development, which oversaw the five task force initiatives in public health. In the 2014-2015 cycle, Dr. O’Shea served the AOA as first vice president and vice chair of the Department of Education. In her first year on the board, she served the AOA as second vice president, liaison to the Bureau of Socioeconomic Affairs and member of the Bureau of State Affiliate Concerns.

As past president of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC), Dr. O’Shea was chair of the California delegation to the AOA’s House of Delegates between 2006 and 2014. She was honored to receive the OPSC’s Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2012.

Additionally, Dr. O’Shea has served since 2009 on the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, where she is currently on the Executive Committee as secretary/treasurer. She also is past president of the American Association of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.

Dr. O’Shea is a graduate of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California, as is her husband, Mark E. Eastman, DO, and their daughter, Amelia S. Eastman, DO.

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