POMA District 12

District 12 represents Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest and Jefferson counties.


District 12 Officers
Chairman Lisa A. Witherite-Rieg, D.O., Corsica
Vice Chairman Janice M. Kenneson, D.O., Shippenville
Secretary/Treasurer Cynthia L. Hoffmeier, D.O., Clarion
Trustee Benjamin L. Park, D.O.,  DuBois


 District Meeting:

District 12 Recap - July 17, 2019

POMA 12 Members gathered at the Pinecrest Country Club for a product theater and CME event on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. 

The evening commenced with a product theater presentation titled "Selecting a Treatment for Adults with T2D – Two Once Daily Therapy Options," Jeffrey Freeman, DO and a CME Presentation on the "Overview of Medical Care in Adults with Diabetes," Kyle Diller, DO PGY3.

After the presentations, members received a Legislative Update from Dr. Johnson who reviewed several current bills in the Senate and House of Representatives along with POMA’s position and the impact this legislature has on our patients and our profession. In particular, Senate Bill 25, SB 675, SB 699 and House Bill 3 were discussed. The roll of the Political Action Committee was discussed and all were encouraged to contribute to the PAC. The group was encouraged to regularly read the POMA Newsletter for updates from Andy Sandusky, POMA Executive VP Public Policy & Association Affairs.


District 12 Recap - February 2, 2019

POMA District 9 and 12 Members gathered at the Tavern at the Nemacolin Woodlands resort to socialize and get localized updates from their District Leadership. The meeting was held in conjunction with the DVIII Winter Seminar.

Dr. Lisa Witherite – Rieg, district chair, updated the group on their previous meeting. She also brought forth exciting news about a golfing event at the Pine Crest Country Club this summer to include a CME activity and meal. Her, along with other district members are organizing the event. More details to come.  


District 12 Recap - November 14, 2018

Understanding the impact of suicide and increasing awareness of mental wellness is vital to our roles as physicians. The Clarion County Suicide Prevention Task Force recently presented the documentary SUICIDE: THE RIPPLE EFFECT at the Clarion University Theater CU on Main. Members of POMA District 12, including district leadership, family medicine residents and osteopathic medical students training in the area, attended this presentation as a group. A discussion on wellness and awareness was held following the presentation.