Advocates for the POMA

Who We Are


The Advocates are diverse in membership and tied together with the purpose of promoting osteopathic medicine to the public and strengthening the osteopathic family. We reach out to physicians (active and retired), spouses/significant others, widows, family members, friends and supporters of osteopathic medicine to support and promote the osteopathic profession, learn about issues facing the osteopath in your life and build a network of people sharing similar concerns and life experiences.


President: Sally Ann Rex, DO, Bethlehem
Vice President: Lori Hildebrand, Northampton
Secretary: Elizabeth Swallow, Lewistown
Treasurer: Caryn Helhowski, Huntingdon Valley

Contact APOMA

Mail: APOMA, 1330 Eisenhower Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2395
Email: [email protected]

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Mission Statement

The Advocates for the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (APOMA) shall promote and support the osteopathic profession through education, osteopathic profession through education, advocacy and collaboration.  In furtherance of its mission, APOMA shall: (i) promote and support public health and educational activities of the osteopathic profession; (ii) render service in national, state and community health endeavors; (iii) function as an affiliate of the Adovcates for the American Osteopathic Association ("AAOA"); and (iv) assist and work with POMA in achieving their charitable objectives.  APOMA is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code").  The assets of APOMA are to be used to the attainment of its purposes as set forth in this Section 1.2 and shall not inure to the benefit of any person or organization.

 Please Join Us During the POFPS 43rd Annual CME Symposium

The Advocates of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (APOMA) will hold a meeting on Saturday, August 4, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Wild Rose A room on the Confection Hall Level at the Hershey Lodge. The meeting will be held concurrently with the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society’s 43rd Annual CME Symposium. Topics of discussion will include reviewing the prior year including activities and treasury, plans for OMED and the AAOA House of Delegates along with any new business.

Make sure you also stop by the APOMA booth in the Chocolate Lobby and check out the mini-silent auction on Friday, August 3, 2018.

Contact Liz Swallow, APOMA Secretary if you have any questions. 
Email: [email protected]