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2024 MOA Spring On Demand

Total Credits: 32.50 including 32.50 AOA Category 1-A Credit, 32.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™


Jonathan Beaulac DO's Profile

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Dr. Jonathan Beaulac DO, FACOI
System Medical Director of Medical Specialties, Munson Health
Cell: 586-6231440   Email:

Current Roles and Responsibilities: 

Medical leadership for multiple system service lines at Munson Health System inpatient and outpatient locations. Service line directors from various sections report to the medical director and executive director using a dyad model. Service lines include: Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Audiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuro Critical Care, Occupational Health, Employee Health, Rheumatology, Stroke, Infectious Disease, Sleep Medicine, Wound Care, Home Health Equipment, Pulmonary Critical Care, Endocrinology as well as Geriatrics. In this role I act as a liaison between providers and administration, to improve patient care, work flow optimization, with the focus to improve quality and safety for the health system and optimize health of Northen Michigan communities.

Prior Roles and Responsibilities:  

Medical Director for Geriatric and Palliative Medicine as well as Chair of Clinical Ethics, and elected Chair of Hospital Medicine Service Line at Henry Ford Health, Macomb Hospital.  These are some of the highlights:

• Developed from the ground up, a geriatric service in July of 2016 immediately after fellowship.  Meanwhile, successfully merging the new geriatric service with the hospital’s current palliative program.  Since 2016 the service has grown from a single provider to a staff of seven providers that are trained in geriatric and palliative medicine.  Seeing more than 3000 patients annually, grossing a revenue of more than $2,000,000.00 while training 20-30 residents annually as well as reviewed data to identify opportunities for improvement

• Expertise in complex medical/psychosocial and intellectual conditions which support hospitalists, specialists and primary care physicians.  Perform capacity assessments, neurocognitive testing, and offer recommendations with behavioral disturbances within the inpatient and outpatient settings

• Clinical Lead for Hospital Elder Life Program.  This program is designed to reduce cost, improve outcomes/efficiency for elderly hospital inpatients, while utilizing a team of trained volunteers to provide interventions to screened patients to reduce negative outcomes in elder inpatient population

• Alignment with Trauma service (evaluating and treating) prescreened patients to reduce readmission, fall risk reduction, pre-operative risk discussion, improved disposition and care for one of the oldest trauma populations in the country

• Co-manage with the MICU and SICU teams, rounding daily and collaborating with ICU leaders to increase early goals of care discussion meetings in efforts to reduce ICU length of stay

• Daily collaboration with case management/social work and hospice personnel to manage specific discharge needs

• Physician lead in educating and providing Advance Care Planning Procedural Coding for providers to improve code status completion and goals of care.  This improves revenue for the department and overall health system

• Elected to multiple hospital committees to improve quality/value of care

• Chair of Clinical Ethics since 2017 until present.  Provide leadership in the management of medical conditions based on the 4 primary medical ethics principles

• Chair of Hospital Medicine peer elected role as of December 2022.  Optimize quality of care for inpatient services, lead performance improvement by coaching, evaluating current medical staff, and in some cases issuance of FPPE (focus, professional, practice evaluation)

• Appointed Lead of Peer Evaluation.  This serves as a process to evaluate elderly medical staff members wellbeing and their ability to practice medicine based on a referral from Medical Staff Services

• Enacted COVID-19 Process Improvements.  These improvements included, code status review for all admitted patients, being appointed the physician representative on the Incident Command Team for Allocation of Scarce Resources, assisted in case management and social work for difficult discharges to improve throughput.

Kris Belland DO, MPH, MBA, MSS's Profile

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Kris M. Belland
1804 Kinsale Drive
Keller TX 76262
Cell: (850) 516-8416

Dr. Kris M. Belland, an Osteopathic physician, is the President of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine (AOCOPM) and currently the President and CEO of the Aerospace Medical Strategic Consultation, PLLC. He recently served as the FAA Southwest Regional Deputy Flight Surgeon. Prior to that he was an Aeromedical consultant to Pilot and Flight Attendant Unions, Corporate and Chief Medical Officer for American Airlines and completed a full 30+ year career in the US Navy (USN). He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and board certified in Family and Aerospace Medicine with master’s in business administration, Public Health, and Strategic Studies. During his time in the USN, he was qualified as both a flight surgeon and pilot, where he accrued 2,000 flight hours, 112 arrested landings, and 25 combat missions in aircraft like the F/A-18 Hornet, A-6 Intruder, EA-6B Prowler, and the F-14 Tomcat. During his career he was recognized with the Legion of Merit, Air Medal, US Navy Flight Surgeon of the Year, Sonny Carter Memorial Award, US Air Force Historical Foundation’s Award in Research and Writing, Aerospace Medical Association’s Lyster Award, Society of US Naval Flight Surgeons (SUSNFS) Graybiel Award, and Collins Award for outstanding publication in the field of human factors and the SUSNFS’ and the CAPT Robert E. Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical, Human Factors Associations, AOCOPM, Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA) and is a past President of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), 2015-16.

David Boes DO, FACOOG's Profile

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 Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Practice since 1983, AOBOG certification.
    • Private Practice  
    • Associate Professor at MSU-COM, Female Reproductive: Teaching Medical Students in Pre-clerkship curriculum and Clerkship.
    • Residency training.  Program Director: 1994-2015 (McLaren Greater Lansing); Metro Health-UM Health, 2015-2020.
  • Past President, ACOOG
  • AOBOG: Board examiner, Vice Chair, AOBOG.
  • ACGME OB-GYN RC: Ex-Officio member representing AOA


Michael Brennan DO, MS, FACP, FACE's Profile

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With a focus on both acute and chronic endocrine diseases, Dr. Brennan provides comprehensive, expert care to adults and adolescents transitioning to adulthood. He does not treat patients under the age of 18. 
Dr. Brennan is board-certified in internal medicine and internal medicine with a subspecialty of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including, but not limited to, the Endocrine Society, Thyroid Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. 
His clinical interests include: bone disease such as primary hyperparathyroidism and osteoporosis, continuous blood glucose monitors, insulin pumps and injectable medications for diabetes, pituitary, adrenal and gonadal diseases, thyroid nodule diagnostic ultrasound and biopsy.

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Pacific Northwest University-Health Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2022 PNWU OPP Scholar, 2020-2021

Amelia Bueche DO's Profile

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Dr. Bueche received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2002 with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences where she was a member of the Symphony, Rowing Club and spent one year at Kingston University in England. She completed her internship at Mercy Health in Muskegon, Michigan through the MSU COM State Wide Campus System in 2008. Dr. Bueche was a founding resident of the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Mercy Health and served as Chief Resident for two years, graduating in 2010.  She is board certified in NMM/OMM.

Dr. Bueche served as faculty (2010-2013) and then as Program Director of the NMM/OMM Residency at Mercy Health (2013-2015) where she also assisted in didactic development for the MSU COM OMS III base students. Dr. Bueche moved to Southern Oregon in 2015 where she established a solo private practice and has since merged with fellow NMM/OMM specialists at the Osteopathic Consultants. She serves as Clinical Faculty for students of Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest. In 2018, Dr. Bueche assisted in program development at Table Health, an integrative medicine practice focused on whole-person care and community connection. 

Dr. Bueche is a member of the AOA and the AAO. She has lectured locally, regionally and nationally on osteopathic philosophy, treatment and launched her website and podcast (This Osteopathic Life) in 2019, expanding awareness and broadening the application of osteopathic principles and practice. 

Dr. Bueche extends her passion for the health of all things in her work as a youth soccer and running coach, through engagement with CrossFit Health as an affiliate owner and coach, with experience racing for Team USA in triathlon and as parent to three active children.

Aarthi Chandarana DO, DipABLM's Profile

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Dr. Aarthi P. Chandarana DO, DipABLM Board-Certified Family Medicine & Lifestyle Medicine Physician
🌿 About Me Dr. Aarthi Chandarana is a dedicated and compassionate Family Medicine Osteopathic Doctor with a strong commitment to promoting holistic health and well-being. With dual board certification in Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Chandarana focuses on the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional health to provide comprehensive care to her patients.
👩‍⚕️ Medical Background Dr. Chandarana graduated from Nova Southeastern University and completed her Family Medicine residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. 
💡 Expertise in Lifestyle Medicine As a testament to her commitment to promoting a healthier lifestyle, Dr. Chandarana pursued board certification in Lifestyle Medicine. Her expertise in this field enables her to guide patients towards sustainable lifestyle changes that prevent and treat chronic diseases. She firmly believes that through personalized nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and other positive habits, individuals can enhance their quality of life and reduce the risk of disease.
🌱 Holistic Approach Dr. Chandarana's approach to patient care goes beyond symptom management. She takes the time to listen to her patients' concerns and tailors her treatment plans to their unique needs and goals. Her patients appreciate her warm demeanor, open communication style, and collaborative approach to decision-making.
Dr. Aarthi Chandarana is a caring and knowledgeable physician who believes that true health is achieved through a balanced integration of mind, body, and spirit. 


Mangal Chandarana DDS, DMD's Profile

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Dr. Mangal Chandarana DMD is a general dentist practicing in Clinton township Michigan. Born and raised in Kenya, he pursued his undergraduate education at Arizona State University in molecular biosciences and followed through with his dental degree journey at Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine. He has a profound passion for promoting health and wellness, particularly concerning oral health, which he perceives as a cornerstone of overall well-being.
Since obtaining his dental degree in 2009, Dr. Chandarana has been actively engaged in clinical practice, providing comprehensive dental services to patients with dedication and compassion. His approach to dentistry extends beyond mere treatment; he strives to educate and empower individuals to take charge of their oral health, recognizing its significant impact on their overall quality of life. He continues his pursuit of understanding how lifestyle choices, nutrition, and systemic health influence dental health outcomes. 
Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Chandarana is actively involved in community outreach initiatives aimed at promoting oral health awareness and preventive care. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, hiking, preparing plant based meals and playing basketball.


Sarah Denham DO's Profile

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Sarah Denham DO, is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician, specializing in holistic care and osteopathic manipulation treatment.  She graduated with a double bachelor degree in science from Michigan State University in 2006, her medical school degree from MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011, and completed FM residency at McLaren Greater Lansing in 2014. After residency she started her holistic practice with CIMA in the Greater Lansing area to provide care to those patients who are looking to work on the cause of a problem rather than a quick fix, and became the residency program director for MGL from 2014-2018.

Nathan Dewey MD's Profile

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Board Certification and Education
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
Creighton University School Of Medicine, NE, 2018
Residencies & Internships
Carilion Clinic, Internal Medicine, VA, 2021
University of Virginia, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, VA, 2022
About Me
Biographical Statement

Dr. Nathan Dewey is approved as a licensed telemedicine provider in both the states of Michigan and Florida.

Care Philosophy

"Palliative care is my calling. I feel a strong sense of purpose aiding people who are seriously ill or dying and those who are important to them."


Mary Goldman DO's Profile

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Employed at Osteopathic Healthcare Associates, office of M. Shane Patteson, DO, Utica, Michigan to perfom Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. Graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 1980 and Masters in Health Professions Education in 2014, a joint treaching effort between MSUCOM and MSU Education Department. Internship and Family Medicine Residency at Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center, Detroit Michigan in 1981. Osteopathic Manual Medicine Instructor in Department of Education at Ascension Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Michigan, OMT Clinic at Downtown Flint Campus. Board Examiner American Board of Osteopathic Family Practitioners. 

Peter Gulick DO, FACOI's Profile

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I am board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Infectious Diseases and have taken care of HIV patients for over 30 years. I have also taken care of hepatitis C patients for 20 years. I am a professor at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and I have developed courses in HIV and hepatitis. I teach medicine residents as well as ID fellows on HIV and hepatitis C at my clinical sites.

I am currently the Director of HIV/Hepatitis clinics at three sites:

  1. Ingham County Health Department
  2. Central Michigan Department of Community Health
  3. Great Lakes Community Health Clinics

All three sites are FQHC sponsored clinics, and all are funded by Ryan White for HIV Care. I am currently taking care of over 1000 HIV patients and over 500 Hepatitis C and B patients.

I am the Director of the HIV Registry at Michigan State University. The registry has data on over 600 HIV patients and we are currently doing translational research at MSU, which have been NIH sponsored grants.

Kate Hodgkins LLMSW's Profile

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Kate received her Bachelor of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University in Family Studies. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Michigan State University in 2016 and is now in her first year in the Doctor of Health Administration at Central Michigan University. 

Kate accepted the position of Director of Clinical Services for the Carls Center for Clinical Care and Education at Central Michigan University (CMU) slightly over a year ago. She has have worked closely with the clinical leadership team of the various clinics – audiology, psychology, autism assessment, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology – to ensure an environment that promotes best practices in clinical care as well as a strong education experience for CMU students.

Before CMU, Kate spent the past 10 years of her work experience in various roles, including leadership positions, at Ingham County Medical Care Facility (ICMCF). During her social work position at ICMCF, she obtained her master’s in social work from Michigan State University in organization and community leadership (or macro) emphasis. After receiving her MSW, she served in various leadership roles, such as the Outpatient Therapy and Wellness, the Director of Post-Acute Care Network and Wellness, and Interim Director of Social Work. 

Throughout Kate’s healthcare experience, she has collaborated with clinicians (physical, occupational, and speech therapists; hospitalists, primary care, and rehab physicians; social workers, nurses, and internal/external administrators) across the care continuum. She believes this collaboration is pivotal in the ever-changing healthcare arena. 

Kate and her husband just celebrated their 13th anniversary. Together, they have two children—Liam (9) and Rosie (5) –and a German Shepherd named Kylo.  When she’s not attending a sporting event, Kate enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her family. 

Joel Kahn MD, FACC's Profile

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Joel Kahn, MD, FACC of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School. Known as "America’s Healthy Heart Doc", Dr. Kahn has triple board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology.  He was the first physician in the world to certify in Metabolic Cardiology with A4M/MMI and the University of South Florida. He founded the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity in Bingham Farms, MI.

Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters and monographs. He writes health articles and has five books in publication including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses and The Plant Based Solution. His 6th book, Lipoprotein(a): The Heart’s Silent Killer, is about to be published. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show, Dr. Oz, Larry King Now, Joe Rogan Experience, and with Bassem Yousef. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business. He owns GreenSpace & Go, a health restaurant in suburban Detroit. He serves as medical director of the largest plant support group in the USA, 

Dr. Kahn can be found at

Aaron Kemp JD's Profile

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Aaron Kemp is a Senior Attorney and Chair of the Professional Licensing & Regulatory Affairs Practice Group with Chapman Law Group, a national health care law firm, with offices in Troy, Michigan, Los Angeles, California, Miami and Sarasota, Florida, exclusively dedicated to defending the interests of physicians, nurses and other licensed health professionals. Aaron joined Chapman Law Group in 2015 bringing over a decade of experience in the defense of medical malpractice litigation along with representing physicians in credentialing and licensing matters and counseling physician practice groups. He focuses his practice on the defense of healthcare professionals in professional licensing, credentialing, peer review and NPDB dispute resolution matters.

Chad Link DO, FACC, FACOI's Profile

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Chad A. Link, D.O. FACC FACOI received his medical degree from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. He completed both his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing, Michigan. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology and serves as the Cardiology chairman for Sparrow Eaton and Ionia Hospitals.

He specializes in invasive cardiology with the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Link’s background includes all aspects of clinical cardiology with specialized interest in the management of coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, echocardiography including transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and pulmonary hypertension. Professional memberships include: the American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

Christina Lucas-Vougiouklakis DO, DipALM's Profile

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Medical Director, Family Medicine Residency Center. Director of Osteopathic and Lifestyle Medicine Education. Board Certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine & Lifestyle Medicine 

My mission as an Osteopathic Family Practice physician is to provide quality and thorough care to my patients to the best of my ability. I strive to educate, support, reassure, and demonstrate humor, and compassion for my patients. I use my language skills in Greek and Spanish to enhance communication and decrease barriers. 
       My goals are to provide the highest quality of care and set a standard of excellence for my patients. From a business standpoint, I strive to continue to optimize effective billing and coding by providing a full variety of unique services and procedures including Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. 
      OMT is an excellent alternative to standard forms of pain treatment and offers patients a means to deal with pain that is non-addictive. My patient testimonials and sustained colleague referrals endorse my success in providing a more integrative approach to acute and chronic pain control.
        My 12+ years of patient service have taught me the importance of active listening, empathy, patience, and connecting with others. I am interested in exploring other fields of medicine such as integrative nutrition, anti-aging, and preventative medicine. I am working to broaden my knowledge in these fields. 
       I am patient, empathetic, understanding, and work diligently to serve my patients in a full care setting. I have a strong work ethic and high integrity and will rise to the highest level of expectation.  I look to maximize my skills among other physicians with whom I work and learn from their knowledge in order to improve my own knowledge base. I look forward to working with others in the fields of Osteopathy, Integrative and Family Medicine.

Favorite Quotes: “People don’t care how much you know unless they know how much you care.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Everything great that has ever happened to humanity has begun as a single thought in someone’s mind” YANNI

Motto: “Listen to Learn and Learn to Listen” – Dr. David Law

Jed Magen DO, MS's Profile

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Jed Magen, DO, MS, is associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Magen graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, and did a rotating internship at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
He was a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service and served with the Indian Health Service for three years. Dr. Magen completed a general psychiatry residency and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he was chief resident in child and adolescent psychiatry and later departmental chief resident.

In 2003, Dr. Magen completed a Master of Science degree in Medical Management at the University of Texas, Dallas School of Management. He is an expert in the area of funding of graduate medical education in the United States. He is a part of a research group studying neuropsychiatric outcomes of cerebral malaria in children in Africa.

Dr. Magen is a past president of the American Osteopathic College of Neurologists and Psychiatrists and of the Michigan Psychiatric Society. He was a member of the Executive Council of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training and is an appointed member of the Council of Academic Societies of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Manzur Moidunny MD's Profile

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I'm a family medicine trained physician, and practice lifestyle & obesity medicine. My goal is to help you lose weight & improve your overall metabolic health. My experience in the field began when I lost about 70lbs myself over the last few years. I used everything I learned from my own journey, along with my medical knowledge, to educate & help my patients lose weight. As I helped my patients lose weight, I was also able to help them get off of their blood pressure & diabetes medications. Their whole lives improved. They were healthier, had more energy, were moving better, felt happier, & felt like whole new people. A common downside my patients faced was that they had to buy a new wardrobe. Most would say that's not a bad problem to have if they're losing weight. 

I believe lifestyle and obesity medicine should be the bedrock of healthcare to make our population healthier. Join me at my lifestyle and obesity medicine practice, Valiya Health, to improve your health. If you need to lose weight, let's start there.

I have a virtual practice in Michigan and Ohio, & I also have physical locations in Ohio. I hope to be in Michigan physically as well soon. Hope to help you on your journey.

Carol Monson DO, MS's Profile

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Carol L. Monson, DO., MS. received her Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health from Northern Illinois University. After serving as an inpatient and outpatient psychotherapist in Illinois and Michigan, she entered MSUCOM to become an osteopathic physician.  Dr. Monson completed her post graduate training at Lansing General and Ingham Medical Hospitals and founded a solo practice in family medicine and obstetrics. After joining the faculty of MSUCOM in 1988 as family medicine residency training supervisor, she served as one of the original members of the Family Medicine Professional Advisory Committee of COGMET ?later the State Wide Campus System.  Dr Monson served as the Residency Director of the MSUCOM Family Medicine Residency from 1994-1997.  In conjunction with Robert Ward DO, she co-founded the FM-OMM plus one Residency Training Program leading to dual certification of ACOFP and AAO.  After becoming chairperson of the MSUCOM Department of Family and Community Medicine in 2005 until 2012, she then served as a Senior Advisor to the MSUCOM Dean until January of 2019.

Dr. Monson served as the first woman president of the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Practitioners in 1996, president of the Michigan Osteopathic Association President in 2002, and served twelve years as a Trustee of the American Osteopathic Association.  She also served three years as president of the Michigan Osteopathic College Foundation and four years as president of the Michigan Council on Graduate Medical Education.  After receiving fellowship status in the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice and the American Academy of Family Practice, she received the prestigious MSUCOM Patenge Medal in 2003 for her community service.  Dr. Monson was the Principal Investigator of MSUCOM’s Health Resources and Services Administration Grant to establish geriatric fellowships across Michigan to current writing of a book titled,  Aging Optimally, Healing the Wounds of Body, Mind and Spirit.

David Neff DO's Profile

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Dr. David Neff is currently the COO/CMO at Redicare in Okemos, MI and Grand River Family Care, a combined urgent care and family medicine practice. He graduated from MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and in 1980 where he received the MOA Distinguished Student Award and the Fred Mitchell Award for Excellence in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT). He has been on clinical faculty in the MSUCOM Department of Family and Community Medicine since 1981. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Michigan Osteopathic Association. He is board certified by American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and completed a two-year fellowship in Osteopathic Manual Medicine and Clinical Biomechanics. 
Dr. Neff has spent his 41-year career caring for patients with spine and spinal cord conditions including those with severe intractable and uncurable pain. He utilizes manual medicine and other multimodal team-based approaches. He also has extensive background in the pharmacologic pain management. He has been studying the impact of the opioid mortality crisis since 2010. He has chaired several P&T Committees and Drug Utilization Review Boards. He was a founding member of the Michigan Health Society Opioid Safety Collaborative and the Michigan Osteopathic Association’s Presidential Ad Hoc Committee to address the opioid crisis since their inception in 2016.  While performing roles in private practice, academia, government, and the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Neff has been involved in large scale health systems strategy and design projects for chronic pain conditions and several other disease states.  He has worked on several projects within the D.C. beltway with the FDA, CDC, CMS, PCORI, & the NQF.  

Coco Newton MPH, RD, CNS's Profile

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Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CNS is the owner of Lifetime Nutrition, LLC, a virtual private practice in Maple City, Michigan. She has expertise in Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (FMNT) for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and syndromes. Currently she is devoted to helping patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (pALS) throughout the world, collaborating with interest groups, and educating healthcare professionals.

Coco received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Dietetics & Community Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, Master of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. She completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of California, San Diego. 

She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) through the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists at the American Nutrition Association.

Coco co-founded and served on the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board from 2007-2010. In 2010, she co-founded the University of Kansas’ Nutrition Fellowship Program, a collaborative program through the University’s departments of Integrative Medicine and Dietetics & Nutrition.

From 2007 - 2013, Coco was Vice-Chair for the Michigan Board of Dietetics and Nutrition, and she championed the repeal of the anti-competitive and discriminatory Dietetics/Nutrition Licensure Law in 2014, the first repeal in the United States.

Since 2021, Coco has served as Director, ALS Clinicians Council, through 

Coco is an active presenter to several academic, professional, and non-profit organizations to educate pALS and medical professionals on nutritional approaches to potentially slow or stop ALS progression, as well as reversing symptoms and gaining function.  

Coco authored the chapter: “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): The Application of Integrative & Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT)”

published April 2020 by Springer in the textbook: Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles & Practices.

Coco received awards from Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine (DIFM), a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

• 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

• 2021 Visionary Award

Kim Pfotenhauer DO's Profile

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Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, FACOFP, is a Board Certified Osteopathic Family Physician and a Fellowship trained Diabetologist. She is currently the Assistant Dean for Clerkship Education and an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She serves as National Faculty for the NBOME, on the board of the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and on the American Diabetes Association Primary Care Advisory Group.  She previously served on the American Diabetes Association Women’s Interprofessional Network Advisory Group where she helped develop the WIN ADA Professional Development Course. She is also a founding board member and currently the Public Relations Chair of the American College of Diabetology.  She has worked on educational initiatives with the American College of Osteopathic Family Medicine, the Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association. Speaking regionally and nationally on diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and vitamin D, she focuses on empowering primary care physicians to improve patient metabolic health. 


Nick Poponea DO's Profile

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Dr. Poponea grew up in Waterford, MI and has spent most of his adult life there. He attended Michigan State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science with a minor in Hispanic Studies in 2009. In 2010, he began his medical education at MSUCOM Detroit campus and entered residency training in internal medicine at Mclaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, MI. Dr. Poponea went on to complete a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Mclaren Oakland in 2019 and he began his post-training career by traveling around the country working in ICUs during the covid-19 pandemic. For the last three years, Dr. Poponea’s practice has consisted of travel work in 10 states and dozens of hospitals ranging from small community hospitals to large academic referral centers in the capacity as both an inpatient intensivist and also an outpatient pulmonologist. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and he is pursuing board certification in neurocritical care. His academic interests include advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, neurocritical care, asthma, and medical education. Outside of medicine, he enjoys outdoor pursuits involving camping, hiking, rock climbing, and skiing. Later this year he will be moving to the southwest to join a private practice pulmonary group in Phoenix; but despite this, he remains a Michigander at heart.


Mary Sand PhD's Profile

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Mary Sand, PhD is a proven leader with 40 years of professional experience in healthcare and higher education.  She began her healthcare career as a physical therapist and over the years held various leadership positions.  Mary had the privilege of leading teams in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, long term care, a healthcare system, and a university.  She worked as Vice President of Strategic Operations and Performance Excellence for a well-respected health care system, and prior to that served as Vice President of Leadership and Organizational Development.  
Mary has taken strategic plans from vision to execution as a health care executive. As a facilitator, she has guided many organizations in their strategic planning efforts, helping them generate new ideas, prioritize opportunities and keep moving forward.
She has devoted many years to developing physician leaders and has designed a physician leadership program for a large health care system. Her work with physician and administrator dyad leaders of clinical service lines provides valuable experience. Mary has helped many physicians grow their leadership skills and has served as a mentor to many.   
As an experienced executive, Mary now plays to her strengths by facilitating strategic planning sessions, developing leaders including physicians, and speaking at conferences/events.


Patricia Scheuerman DO's Profile

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Patricia Scheuerman, DO, is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. She received her BS in microbiology at Michigan State University.  She graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 then completed family medicine residency at Ascension Providence Hospital in 2013.  She worked for almost a decade in multifaceted private family practice incorporating osteopathic manipulation in a busy clinical practice, urgent care, and inpatient medicine.  Dr. Scheuerman is now a member of the teaching faculty at Ascension Providence family medicine residency program and recently became their Director of Osteopathic Education.  She currently practices out of the Ascension South Lyon office. 

Daniel Schulte JD's Profile

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Daniel J. Schulte has more than 25 years of experience helpng clients solve tough problems and capitalize on opportunities that require a blend of business and legal expertise. 
Dan's practice includes a focus on addressing the legal, business, licensing, and regulatory challenges of health care professinals, organizatins, and facilities. 
Through his experience as a Certified Public Accountant, his role as a former managing partner and current executive committee member of the firm, and as co-chair of the firm's Health Care Practice Group, Dan understands how legal issues impact business objectives and, as a result, offers his clients practical, results-oriented advice.
Dan's practice involves representing health care clients in state regulatory matters, including disciplinary and other llicensing disputes wiht the State of Michigan, and federal regulatory matters including fraud and abuse issues. He also counsels on the anti-kickback and Stark laws, preparation of compliance programs, and responding to and negotiating settlements in connection with government enforcement actions. In addition, Dan assists health care clients with a number of corporate, transactional, and contractual issues. 

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Asha Shajahan, MD, MHSA
GME Director of Health Equity/Disparities, Corewell Health
Attending Physician, Family Medicine
Associate Professor, OUWB School of Medicine
Podcast Host, Corewell Housecall


Virginia Skiba MD's Profile

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Virginia Skiba, M.D. received her Medical Doctor degree in 2004 when she graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School.  She spent the next 9 years of her career serving in the US Navy, when she worked as a primary care provider and later as a neurologist. In 2014, Dr. Skiba completed a sleep medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan. 

Currently, she works at the Henry Ford Sleep Disorders and Research Center in Southeast Michigan. She is the Associate Medical Director of the Henry Ford Medical Group sleep labs and Section Head of the Sterling Heights clinic.  Dr. Skiba in active in the Michigan Academy of Sleep Medicine where she served as President in 2020, led several annual conferences, and is currently collaborating with other groups on ending early school start times in Michigan. She is enthusiastic about educating others on the value of good sleep and recognizing and managing all sleep disorders.

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Dr. M. Elizabeth Swenor has 20 years of clinical practice and is the director of the Lifestyle, Integrative, and Functional Medicine Department at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI.  Dr. Swenor is board certified in Family Medicine and also board certified in Functional, Regenerative and Metabolic Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.  She has additional board certifications in Aesthetics Medicine.  Dr. Swenor has achieved certifications in plant-based nutrition through T. Collin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies Plant-Based Nutrition and completed the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) certification training program. 

Dr. Swenor’s medical practice focuses on evidence-based lifestyle and functional medicine approaches to promote and optimize wellness while preventing, treating, or reversing chronic disease.  Her medical practice encompasses all demographics and patient populations from all medical specialties.  Dr. Swenor emphasizes patient education promoting patient empowerment to transform patient health and longevity.  She has a strong commitment to providing personalized, highly service-oriented care.

Her clinical focus areas include all chronic diseases, gut and microbiome health, weight loss management, and plant-based nutrition.  Office visits are conducted in-office, and group medical office visits, as well as telemedicine office visits. 

Dr. Swenor has lectured nationally on Functional, Lifestyle, and Preventive Medicine.  She is an educator and board member of the Michigan based Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG).

Dr. Swenor has a master’s degree from Michigan State University in Education and K-12 Administration and formerly for several years was an elementary school teacher.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College.  She completed her medical education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania and residency in Family Medicine in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She was the owner and medical director of Swenor Medical and Aesthetics Center in Petoskey, MI prior to joining HFHS.


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Graduating from Michigan State University and Wayne State University, Mr.  Ted Varkas holds a MSW degree as a licensed  social worker in the state of Michigan.  Working as a psychotherapist for nearly 30 years, Mr. Varkas has worked in mental health and medical settings helping people of all ages, couples, caregivers, and families overcome struggles in their lives.

Mr. Varkas has worked extensively through Henry Ford Health, as well as a variety of health systems, in emergency room, adult, geriatric, and adolescent inpatient psychiatric settings, as well as providing supportive and coordinative services to cancer patients and their families.  

Mr. Varkas’ appointments include serving on the faculty at Wayne State University, developing an electronic distress screening protocol and implementing an integrative, multidisciplinary model of supportive care for cancer patients and caregivers.  

Mr. Varkas has presented nationally on his aforenoted accomplishments as well as best practices in mental health and cancer care.  Mr. Varkas’ publications include an in-depth examination of childhood trauma and post traumatic play.

Mr. Varkas remains affiliated with Henry Ford Health and maintains a private practice through Michigan Modern Psychology where he currently counsels individual clients and couples of all ages. 

Mr. Varkas is an avid runner and triathlete who has coached cancer survivors and their loved one’s complete marathons as well as competed and raised funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as Game On Cancer which he helped develop and manage. 


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Ramona Wallace D.O. IFMCP, is an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at WMED. Currently in Battle Creek teaching in the Family Medicine Residency Program. She became Certified in Functional Medicine in 2018. Since then she has piloted a Functional Medicine Residency track. Prior to coming to Battle Creek, she worked in Muskegon at a FQHC and developed various programs to address the disparities in care, focusing on nutritional insecurity as well as building community resilience. Her current focus of research is to develop a nutritional deficiency data base. 

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Pre-survey: U-M Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Unconscious bias (pre) Course Evaluation (

Post-survey: Building Toward Belonging: Implicit Bias Training 1 (

Ashli B. Wilson has master’s degrees in Biology and in Higher Education. She is currently a Program Manager at the Michigan Medicine. In her current role, she supports the work of 120 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) leads and implementing the Michigan Medicine the 5-year DEI plan. Her work also includes consulting with departments in Michigan Medicine to promote health equity and providing trainings including LGBTQIA+ and implicit bias. Ashli has over 8 years’ experience working in a variety of roles related to Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and prides herself on advancing equity and inclusion of underrepresented groups.