POMAF Leadership

POMA Foundation Officers 2017-2018

Joan Grzybowski DO

Joan M. Grzybowski, DO, Chairman

Joan M. Grzybowski, DO, FACOFP, was named POMA’s 107th president in 2018. She is board-certified in family medicine and resides in Conshohocken, PA. She is employed by the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as an Assistant Professor and practicing physician.

A member of the POMA Executive Committee and the POMA Foundation Board of Directors, she serves as a delegate to the POMA, the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). Dr. Grzybowski is also a director on the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, a fellow of the ACOFP, and a past president of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society (POFPS).

 

Gene Battistella DO POMAF

Gene M. Battistella, DO

Gene Battistella, DO is board-certified in internal medicine and is a practicing physician for St. Clair Medical Services-West Hills Medical Division with an office at Ohio Valley Hospital in McKees Rocks, Pa. Dr. Battistella is also past vice chairman of the Board of Directors and past president of the medical staff at Pittsburgh’s Ohio Valley Hospital in McKees Rocks.

Prior to being elected vice president of POMA, Dr. Battistella served as vice speaker of the POMA House of Delegates. He is a member of the POMA Foundation Board of Directors, the chairman of POMA’s District 8 and a member of the POMA executive committee. Dr. Battistella is also a delegate to the POMA and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Battistella is a 1988 graduate of St. Vincent College, Latrobe Pa, and graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992. He completed his osteopathic rotating internship at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown Pa, in 1992-1993 and internal medicine residency at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1993-1996.

Anthony DiMarco DO POMAF

Anthony E. DiMarco, DO

Anthony E. DiMarco, DO, FACOFP, is a resident of Kennett Square, PA. Dr. DiMarco is a board certified family physician at MainLine Health Primary Care Concordville in Glen Mills, PA. A board certified independent medical examiner, he is also an adjunct faculty member at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, and a Level 1 faculty member at Christiana Health System.

A member of the Association for 26 years, Dr. DiMarco has served as chairman of POMA’s District 2, speaker of the House of Delegates, and as a member of the Executive Committee. Chairman of the POMA Foundation, he also serves as a delegate to the POMA, the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). A fellow of the ACOFP, he is also a member of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society.

 Pamela Goldman DO

Pamela S.N. Goldman, DO

Pamela S.N. Goldman, DO, MHA, FACOI, POMA's President-elect, is a resident of Yardley, PA. She is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Goldman is the interim chair and associate chair of the Division of Hospital Medicine and an academic hospitalist with Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Goldman is also a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and a delegate to the POMA and the American Osteopathic Association. Additionally, she is a member of the American College of Physicians.

Suzanne Kelley DO

Suzanne K. Kelley, DO

Suzanne K. Kelley, DO, MPA, FACOFP, is a retired board certified family physician residing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  A graduate of Elizabethtown (Pa.) College and a 1977 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Dr. Kelley completed her postgraduate training at the Hospital of PCOM.  She also completed a quality assurance and utilization review fellowship at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and earned her master of public administration degree from Pennsylvania State University.  Past president of POMA and POFPS, Dr. Kelley is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.

Kieren Knapp DO POMAF

Kieren P. Knapp, DO

Kieren P. Knapp, DO, FACOFP dist., is director of medical education at Memorial Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. Board certified in family medicine, he is also a physician at Jacobus (Pa.) Medical Center.

A graduate of Iowa State University and a 1979 graduate of the Des Moines (Iowa) University — Osteopathic Medical Center College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Knapp completed his postgraduate training at Memorial Hospital.

A distinguished fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), Dr. Knapp is past president of the POMA and the ACOFP. He is vice chairman of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Dr. Knapp is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the York County Osteopathic Medical Society and the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

Mark Monaco DO 

Mark A. Monaco, DO

Mark A. Monaco, DO, FACOFP, is a board certified family physician with Delaware County Family Practice Associates in Broomall, Pennsylvania.  He is also a staff member at Bryn Mawr Hospital and Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, as well as at several area nursing homes.  Dr. Monaco is a graduate of Villanova (Pa.) University and a 1989 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).  He completed an internship and family practice residency at the Hospital of PCOM. 

A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, he is past president of POMA and a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society.

Glenn Ortley DO

Glenn R. Ortley, DO

Glenn R. Ortley, D.O., a family medicine physician in Drexel Hill, is board certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualifications in geriatrics. Dr. Ortley is medical director of the Delaware County Memorial Hospital Home Care Services Program in Drexel Hill.  He is also an active staff member with the Crozer-Keystone Health System. 

A delegate to the POMA, the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Dr. Ortley is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, the Pennsylvania Medical Directors Association and the American Medical Directors Association.

Dr. Ortley is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College and the Des Moines (Iowa) University – Osteopathic Medical Center College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.  He completed his postgraduate training in family medicine at the former Parkview Hospital in Philadelphia.  He continued his medical training at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, and was a family practice attending at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital.  Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Ortley was a physician with the United States Navy Reserve in Philadelphia.

Frank Tursi DO 

Frank M. Tursi, DO

Frank M. Tursi, DO, is a family physician with Medical Associates of Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania.  He is board certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualifications in geriatrics, and is certified by the American Medical Directors Association.  A Federal Aviation Administration medical examiner, Dr. Tursi is a professor of family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine and geriatrics at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie. An active staff member and resident trainer at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, he is also a staff member at Presque Isle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Golden Living — Walnut Creek. A graduate of Widener College and a 1981 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Tursi completed postgraduate training at Millcreek Community Hospital. 

Past president of POMA, he serves as chairman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and is a member of the AOA Board of Trustees.  He is also a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society and the Association of Osteopathic Directors of Medical Education.

George Vermeire DO POMAF

George D. Vermeire, DO

 George D. Vermeire, DO, was named POMA’s 106th President in 2017. From Oreland, Pennsylvania, Dr. Vermeire is board certified in family medicine. He is the medical director in the Northeast Region for Aetna, Inc., in Blue Bell as well as the Aetna liaison to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

A member of the Association for over 40 years, Dr. Vermeire has served as a trustee of POMA’s District 10 and a member of the Executive Committee. Chairman of the POMA Foundation, he also serves as a delegate to the POMA and the AOA, and is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society (POFPS).

William Wewer DO POMAF

William A. Wewer, DO

William A. Wewer, DO, FACOFP, is a resident of Steelton, PA. Dr. Wewer is board certified in family medicine and has been practicing family medicine in Steelton since 1981. He is currently a partner of Family Practice Center, P.C.  as well as a member of the medical staff of PinnacleHealth System in Harrisburg.


Dr. Wewer is past president of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society, a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and a member of the POMA Foundation Board of Directors. He also serves as a delegate to the POMA and the American Osteopathic Association.

Lisa Witherite-Rieg DO POMAF

Lisa A. Witherite-Rieg, DO

Lisa A. Witherite-Rieg, DO, is director of medical education and director of the family medicine residency program for Penn Highlands Healthcare in DuBois, Pennsylvania. She also practices at Penn Highlands Brookville (Pa.). Board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine, Dr. Witherite-Rieg is a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and a 1992 graduate of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internship at the former Youngstown (Ohio) Osteopathic Hospital and a family medicine residency at Clarion (Pa.) Osteopathic Community Hospital, now Clarion Hospital.

A board member of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA) and chairman of POMA District 12, she served as a trustee to the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Joseph Zawisza DO POMAF

Joseph M.P. Zawisza, DO

Joseph M.P. Zawisza, DO, of Orwigsburg is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Zawisza is an associate physician with Michael J. Zawisza, DO, P.C., with offices in Schuylkill Haven, New Philadelphia and Orwigsburg. 

A delegate to the POMA and the American Osteopathic Association, he is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and the American College of Physicians. 

Michael Zawisza DO 

Michael J. Zawisza, DO

Michael J. Zawisza, DO, FACOFP, is a board certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in geriatric medicine.  He maintains offices in New Philadelphia, Schuylkill Haven and Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with Covenant Home Care and Hospice in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania, as well as several nursing homes.  He is also an associate clinical professor of family medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).  Dr. Zawisza is a graduate of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a 1986 graduate of PCOM.  He completed his postgraduate training at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia. 

A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Dr. Zawisza is a past president of POMA, chairman of the POMA Membership Committee, and a member of the POFPS and the American Osteopathic Association.

Eric Milie DO

Eric J. Milie, DO, Secretary-Treasurer
 Eric J. Milie, DO, F.A.C.O.I., of Erie, is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Milie is assistant clinical professor of internal medicine at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a physician at Medical Associates of Erie. He is also medical director of outpatient services and director of the internal medicine residency program at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie.

Chairman of POMA’s District 7, Dr. Milie is also a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and is a delegate to the POMA and the American Osteopathic Association.

Diana Ewert

Diana M. Ewert, MPA, CAE

Diana M. Ewert, MPA, CAE, is the chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA). A graduate of the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Ms. Ewert holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and master’s degree in public administration with nonprofit management emphasis. She earned the designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 1999. She has authored several articles on association management, as well as facilitated strategic planning and conducted a number of educational programs with nonprofit organizations.

Ms. Ewert previously served as the Vice President of Affiliate Affairs for the American Osteopathic Association in Chicago, Illinois. She also served as senior manager of state government relations for the American Academy of Family Physicians in Washington, DC, and executive director of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians in Jefferson City.

In addition to serving on the POMA Board, Ms. Ewert also serves as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society Board and CEO of the POMA Foundation.


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