Committees


NYSOMS welcomes YOUR input and interests! Committee involvement is a great way to become a leader in your medical profession at the state and national levels.
​We have several active committees, and others under development. Committee participants must be members of NYSOMS and can expect a minimal time commitment of a few hours per month. Most committee meetings are scheduled outside regular work hours, typically lasting no more than an hour with teleconference/zoom capabilities available.  CONTACT US today if you are interested in helping our Society grow!

ADVOCACY/LEGISLATIVE

Responsible for developing, analyzing, and influencing healthcare legislation and taking the lead on advocacy efforts to protect and promote osteopathic medicine on behalf of physicians, residents, and students in New York State. 

BYLAWS & CONSTITUTION
Bylaws

Responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Society's bylaws, which is composed of the rules that guide its operations and activities. 

Members:

David Broder, DO (Chair)

Steven Sherman, DO (Chair)

MEMBERSHIP and MEMBER BENEFITS

Works to further the growth of NYSOMS membership, retain current members, and develop and improve member benefits.

Members:

Larry Northorn, DO (Chair)

Richard Chmielewski, DO 

Richard Terry, DO

NOMINATIONS

Chair: Patricia Hunt, DO

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Advises the Society regarding Workers' Compensation, Medical Care Plans, Insurance Arbitration, and OMM

Chair: Jeffrey Perry, DO

PUBLIC HEALTH

This committee examines public health issues and recommends a public health agenda for the Society to achieve the greatest positive impact on the health and well-being of the public and to reflect the resources, mission and strategic direction of the Society.

Members:

Hallie Zwibel, DO (Chair)

SCHOLARSHIP
Barbara Capozzi, DO   

STATE AFFAIRS & CONVENTION

Responsible for professional development and continuing medical education for members, with particular focus on the annual Regional Osteopathic Convention. Members help organize the schedule, select a theme, and recruit speakers for the event, as well as help find sponsorship and exhibitors.

Members:

Bernadette Riley, DO (Chair)

Stephanie Zeszutek, DO (Chair)

YOUNG PHYSICIANS

Dedicated to helping residents, fellows, incoming and established young physicians by offering support as they move forward in their profession. Members will encourage other young physicians, support those transitioning into practice, and engage in growth opportunities for this demographic.

Members:

Adam Bitterman, DO (Chair)