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ABOUT

There are currently more than 700 DOs actively practicing in Utah. This offers our members the opportunity to take a greater leadership role in the medical profession by representing Utah's osteopathic physicians on a state level and on a national level at the American Osteopathic Association.

 

Our purpose is to serve osteopathic physicians and students in Utah through coordinated efforts of promoting and advancing medicine, supporting and delivering continuing education, and fostering the highest quality of medical care to the people of this state. 

Marcelle Smith received her Master of Professional Communication (MPC) degree from Westminster College. With over 15 years of experience in administration and project management, she has taken the role of Executive Director for UOMA. 

Marcelle Maxfield
Executive Director

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Kevin R. Duke, DO
President-Elect

Dr. Kevin R. Duke is certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He is currently practicing at Providence Family Medicine in Logan. Dr. Duke has held various leadership positions at Logan Regional Hospital and currently serves on several community boards.

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Bradley Root, DO
Board Member

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Dr. David Crimin is an Assistant Professor of Primary Care at RVUCOM-SU. He also is the Medical Director of IHC Hospice in Richfield. Dr. Crimin is dual-board certified in Family  Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He practiced rural family medicine in Richfield for 27 years.

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Dr. Fredrick Dressen

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Past President

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Jan E. Badertscher, DO
Education 
Chairman

Dr. Jan baderascher is board certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine and OMM. Dr. Jan has recently opened her clinic, Back to Basics Wellness in Payson, Utah where she offers integrative therapies and OMT. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty for Family Medicine and OPP for RVUCOM-SU

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K. Dean Gubler, DO
Ex Officio Board Member

Dr. Gubler is the Interim Dean of Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine, Utah Campus. He is a Professor of Surgery and Military Medicine.

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John Doughtery, DO
Ex Officio Board Member

Dr. John J. Dougherty, Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is recognized as a fellow in both Family and Sports Medicine as well as two Academic Leadership colleges. Before coming to Provo, Dr. Dougherty was Dean Touro University Medical School in Henderson, Nevada. 

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Dani Okelberry
Student Rep

Dani Okelberry, from Utah, obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with emphasis in Ceramics in 2022 from the University of Utah. As a medical student at RVU-UT, she is the SOMA VP/NLO. She is excited about her journey in medicine and committed to serving and advocating for her osteopathic community.   

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Yuna Celeste Jensen
Student Rep

Yuna Jensen grew up in Utah and spent a portion of each year in a small rural town in Japan. She shares being a Noorda COM student with her husband. In addition to having a passion for medicine and learning, Yuna has been a competitive violin player. She now plays violin as a study break. She looks forward to being a Noorda and UOMA representative.

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