POMA District 8

District 8 represents Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties.


District 8 Officers
Chairman Gene M. Battistella, D.O., McKees Rocks
Vice Chairman/ Trustee Peter F. Stracci, D.O., Pittsburgh
Secretary Christopher S. Poggi, D.O., Somerset
Treasurer Jessica L. Masser, D.O., Johnstown
Chairman Emeritus Les Pallone, D.O., Beaver


District Meetings:

The District Dish

Miss a meeting? Find out what happened in the District Dish Recaps. 

District VIII 32nd Annual Educational Winter Seminar - January 31 - February 3, 2019

Another successful winter seminar from District VIII is in the books. There were 281 attendees at this year's seminar which offered 20 Category 1A AOA CME credits, including 4 patient safety credits.  Additional 1A credits were also available by attending the Friday and Saturday afternoon workshops.

District VIII had a well-attended business meeting at this year's Winter Seminar. Elections were held, and you can see those results below. Members also discussed and agreed upon giving a scholarship to one medical student who has roots in District VIII from each PA osteopathic school; LECOM, LECOM Seton Hill, and PCOM. More details to come.