AAO Board of Trustees

The AAO's Board of Trustees consists of the officers, six trustees-at-large, one resident member and one student member. Trustees-at-large are elected at the Academy's annual business meeting in March and serve for three years. Resident and student members serve for one year and are selected by the Resident American Academy of Osteopathy and the Student American Academy of Osteopathy, respectively.


Paul R. Rennie, DO, FAAO
2020-22 AAO president
Henderson, Nevada
Richard Schuster, DO
Richard. G. Schuster, DO
2020-22 AAO president-elect
Indianapolis, Indiana
Judith A. O'Connell, DO
Judith A. O'Connell, DO, MHA, FAAO
Beavercreek, Ohio
Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO
immediate past president
Fort Worth, Texas


Michael S. Carnes, DO, FAAO
Pikeville, Kentucky
Millicent Channell, DO
Millicent King Channell, DO, MA, FAAO, FNAOME
Stratford, New Jersey
Stefan Hagopian, DO
Stefan Hagopian, DO, FAAO
Santa Monica, California
Kurt P. Heinking, DO, FAAO
Downers Grove, Illinois
Karen Snider, DO
Karen T. Snider, DO, MS, FAAO, FNAOME
Kirksville, Missouri
William Harry Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP dist.
West Palm Beach, Florida
Brown, Amber 2021-22

Amber Brown, DO, MS
Resident member, RAAO Chair

Kaitlyn Thomas Headshot
Kaitlyn Thomas, OMS IV
Student member, SAAO Chair


John M. Jones, DO, Awarded AT Still Medallion

The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) has awarded the 2021 Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor to John M. Jones, DO, of Petal, Mississippi.

Walter C. Ehrenfeuchter, DO, FAAO, Receives FAAO Distinguished Service Award

Walter C. Ehrenfeuchter, DO, FAAO, of Suwanee, Georgia, received the Fellow of American Academy of Osteopathy Distinguished (FAAO) Service Award.

AOF/AAO Outstanding Resident in OMM Nominations for 2021

Submit your nomination for 2021 Outstanding Resident in OMM by May 9.