MOA Board of Trustees

 

 Dr. Postelwaite

Jeffrey Postlewaite, DO, FACOOG, MBA
President, Director Department of Business Affairs

Dr. Postlewaite is the OB/GYN Program Director for Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming. He is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, completing his residency in OB/GYN at the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital. He is currently an AOBOG member and Board examiner, and is the Vice Chair to the Graduate Medical Education Committee. At Metro Health Hospital, he serves the Credentials Committee and has been the OB/GYN Program Director since 2011. Dr. Postlewaite was named Outstanding Physician of the Year in 2003 by Delnor Hospital, where he also served as President to the Delnor Medical Staff, Board of Directors and Trustees member, and was Chairman of the Credentialing Committee.

Glines

Craig Glines, DO, MSBA, FACOOG
Immediate Past President, Department of Business Affairs

Dr. Glines currently serves as Director of Medical Education, at Beaumont Trenton and Farmington Hills. He is also Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program and Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beaumont Trenton. Dr. Glines received his Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was board certified and granted Fellowship in the ACOOG. He has served as Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at both MSU and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Glines has thrice been honored as Outstanding Clinician of the Year at LECOM. He is on the ACGME OB Residency Review Committee and is on the State of Michigan Osteopathic Medical Licensing Board.

Prokop

Lawrence L. Prokop, DO
Past President, Department of Business Affairs

Dr. Prokop is an associate professor with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine's (MSUCOM) Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a clinical associate professor for the International College of Osteopathic Medicine in Milan, Italy. An MSUCOM graduate, Prokop holds numerous fellowships and is a member of several professional medical associations. He is on the governor’s Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management and is an Ingham Osteopathic Association past president.

Dr. Best

David Best, DO
President-elect, Co-Director Department of Business Affairs

Dr. Best is a family physician in the Traverse City area. He has an outpatient clinic in South Boardman and is the attending physician at the Meadowbrook Extended Care Facility in Bellaire, MI. Dr. Best is also a medical director for Heartland Hospice at their Traverse City office. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center in 2002 and completed his osteopathic residency at Garden City Hospital in 2005.

 Dr. Adair

 

Andrew D. Adair, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP
Trustee, Co-Director Department of Healthcare Technology & Informatics

Dr. Adair is currently a family practice physician within the Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Adair graduated from Bellarmine College with a B.A. in Biology before going on to get a degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University. Dr. Adair then did two residencies,
one with Mt. Clemens General Hospital and then with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Adair is also a member of the clinical faculty at both Des Moines University and Michigan State University, as well as being affiliated with the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Michigan Osteopathic Association, Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association.

 

Stephen R. Bell, DO, FACOI
Trustee, Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Bell attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa., and continued his medical education at Henry Ford Hospital in Wyandotte, where he completed a traditional internship, followed by his residency in internal medicine at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton where he was chief resident. He continues to be involved in the education of medical students, interns, and medical residents as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University.

 

 

Adam Hunt, DO
Trustee, Co-Director Department of Education

Dr. Hunt is currently a physician with Covenant Health System in Saginaw, MI. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) and Family Medicine (AOBFP). During his time as a student, and through residency, Dr. Hunt has been involved on numerous committees, served as President for the Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association (2017) and served as an MOA delegate to the AOA. His honors include Covenant Team of Excellence (2018), McLaren Oakland Resident of the Year (2016) and the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians Resident of the Year (2014).  

Dr. Hunt has a strong background in International Public Health participating in medical missions and study abroad programs in Guatemala, Malawi, Costa Rica and Bangladesh.

 Dr. Beyer

 

Kevin Beyer, DO
Trustee, Co-Director Department of Education

Dr. Beyer served as the President of the Southwest Michigan Osteopathic Association (SMOA) for 20 years leading up to this position, and has been an active member of the Michigan Osteopathic Political Action Committee and Membership Committee. After completing a clinical gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Missouri, Dr. Beyer proudly served a three-year tour of duty as a Lt. Commander in the Gastroenterology Division at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. He is Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology as well as being the author of multiple research journal publications. His contributions to the medical community include the education of physicians and students as he is a Clinical Instructor and Clinical Assistant Professor for both Schools of Medicine at Michigan State University.

 Dr. Hurst

 

Emily K. Hurst, DO
Trustee, Co-Director Department of Socio-Economics

Dr. Hurst attended Iowa State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology. She then attended medical school at Des Moines University where she received her D.O. Currently, Dr. Hurst is the Medical Director for the Canterbury on the Lake Retirement Community, Program Director for the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority, eICU Intensivist and eICU Medical Director for Avera Health Systems eCare Services, Intensivist for the Henry Ford Health System and Geriatric Intensivist for IMPACT. Dr. Hurst is also a member of Michigan State University's Clinical Faculty.

 

 

Jasper Yung, DO
Trustee, Co-Director Department of Membership

Dr. Yung is a physician at the Henry Ford Health System, fellowed in both Emergency and Internal Medicine.  He received his Osteopathic Degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton.  Dr. Yung completed a dual residency in Emergency and Internal Medicine with the St. John-Providence Health Systems.  He is serving on the Executive Board of the Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine as Treasurer, while also a member of the Detroit Medical Orchestra.  Dr. Yung received a degree in Communications from the University of Michigan and is also on clinical faculty with the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
With his background, Dr. Yung hopes to help strengthen our identity and expand our visibility of the Holistic culture to our community.

Kovala 

 

Chad Kovala, DO, Trustee

Trustee, Co-Director Department of Socio-Economics

Dr. Kovala is an emergency medicine specialist with the Rochester Emergency Group, PC in Rochester Michigan. He is also affiliated with the Emergency Medicine Specialist of TeamHealth in Fraser Michigan. Dr. Kovala received his osteopathic degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He is Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine Wayne State University School of Medicine.  Dr. Kovala served as President of the Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Association from 2014-2015.

 Bargouthe

Ursula Barghouth, DO
Intern/Resident Trustee, Co-Director Department of Healthcare Technology & Informatics

Dr. Ursula Barghouth received her degree in osteopathic medicine from A.T. Still University in 2016. She is currently completing her residency in Family Medicine at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. Dr. Barghouth has been a member of the MOA since 2019 and has served as a delegate at the MOA House of Delegates. She also is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of Emerging Leaders. Dr. Barghouth has received numerous honors and awards including the Translating Osteopathic Unity into Community Health (TOUCH) Service Award and the A. T. Still University Above and Beyond Humanitarian Award.  

 

Samantha Mackay
Student Trustee, Co-Director Department of Membership

Samantha Mackay is currently an OMSI at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM).

 Kris Nicholoff

Kris Nicholoff
Executive Director/CEO

Mr. Nicholoff joined MOA after serving Michigan Dental Association for 22 years as director of governmental affairs, assistant executive director and finally, senior vice president. Nicholoff serves on several community boards and foundations, including the Michigan Dental Association Foundation, Sparrow Home Care, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine's Advisory Board and The First Tee of Mid-Michigan. He also founded the Lansing Youth and Recreation Fund and served on Lansing’s City Council.

 

 
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