Meet the 2017-2018 Board! Back Row: John Gimpel (US), Philippe Sterlingot (FR), Charles Hunt – Chair (UK), Ana Paula Ferrera (BR), Boyd Buser (US), Frank Mueller (DE) Front Row: Anthony Nicholas (AU), Stephen Hartshorn (UK), Bill Burke – Chair Elect (US) Not Pictured: Jane Carreiro – Past Chair (US)


Charles Hunt DO (UK)

Charles Hunt - At-Large Member
Chair Mr. Hunt has over 22 years’ experience in osteopathic education. He graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1989 and worked in private practice until 2011 with a special interest in sports medicine. He is currently Principal and Chief Executive at the British School of Osteopathy, previously having been Vice Principal with responsibility for clinical practice. He sat for four years on the Academic Board of the University of Bedfordshire, which was responsible for academic strategy. He is a member of the Council of Osteopathic Education Institutions in the UK, and has sat on the Quality Assurance Agency benchmarking working group for osteopathy.


William Burke DO (US)

William Burke - At-Large Member
Chair-Elect Dr. Burke has served on the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees since 2010 and has been appointed to numerous bureaus, councils and committees of the AOA. Dr. Burke, a board-certified Family Physician and Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, is dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Central Ohio campus (Dublin, Ohio, USA). Dr. Burke earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at OU-HCOM and completed his internship and residency at Doctors Hospital of Columbus, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Burke currently serves as Director of the International Primary Care Educational Alliance. As part of the China Primary Care Program Team, he has made annual trips to Chengdu, Deyang, Leshan and Luzhou, China, since 2007, where he provided formal and informal education on the outpatient approach to common primary care conditions and family practice residency training.


Jane E. Carreiro DO (US)

Jane Carreiro - Vice Chair
Past Chair Dr. Carreiro is doubly board-certified in Family Medicine with Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), where she currently is Section Head, Chair, and Associate Professor of OMM and DME/Program Director of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Carreiro specializes in OMM, pain management, pediatric musculoskeletal and sports medicine, and otitis media. Dr. Carreiro is the 2011-2012 president of the American Academy of Osteopathy.


John Gimpel DO (US)

Treasurer Dr. John Gimpel is President and CEO of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME). He has served in this position since 2009, and has been affiliated with the NBOME since 1995, including former roles of Board Member and Vice President for Clinical Skills Testing. Dr. Gimpel graduated with the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 1988. He completed a rotating internship and family medicine residency training at the Hospital of PCOM/Saint Agnes Medical Center and the Chestnut Hill Hospital/Thomas Jefferson University program. He also holds a master’s degree in Education from La Salle University. Board Certified and Recertified in Family Medicine, Dr. Gimpel has served as Director of Pre-doctoral Education and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and he is the former Dean and Vice President for Health Services at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) in Biddeford, Maine. Dr. Gimpel is also a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.


Ana Paula A. Ferreira DO (BR)

At-Large Member Ana Paula A. Ferreira is an osteopath in private practice in Rio de Janeiro and a teacher of osteopathic training since 2003. As part of IBO, Ana Paula has developed numerous new subject curricula and reviewed many exiting modules of the IBO training program. She graduated from the Instituto Brasileiro de Osteopatia (IBO) and registered with Registro Brasileiro dos Osteopatas (RBrO) in 2002. She worked as a volunteer at the first public osteopathic outpatient clinic at Rio de Janeiro from 1998 to 2004; was part of the IBO board from 2009 to 201; and is the past chair of the Registro Brasileiro dos Osteopatas (RBrO), which is leading the regulation process of osteopathy as a profession in Brazil and which Ms. Ferreira has been serving since 2007. In 2015, Ana Paula obtained a Master Degree at UNISUAM RJ. She is part of the team developing palpatory research on Pedro Ernesto University Hospital/UERJ in Rio de Janeiro. She is an international affiliated member of American Academy of Osteopathy.


Stephen Hartshorn DO (UK)

Allocated Seat Mr. Hartshorn graduated from the College of Osteopaths in 2007 and now runs a successful osteopathic practice in Swansea, England. Before his osteopathic training, Stephen held senior roles in both the public and private sectors, and his experience working with an NHS Trust has given him a thorough understanding of the various dimensions of health care delivery and its impact on patients, which has subsequently underpinned his experience as a clinician. Mr. Hartshorn was elected president of the British Osteopathic Association in 2013 (now the Institute of Osteopathy).


Antony Nicholas (AU)

At-Large Member Mr. Antony Nicholas has been the Chief Executive of the national professional association Osteopathy Australia since late 2007, and the Deputy Chair on the Allied Health Professions Australia’s Board, a peak alliance of 22 allied health professions, since 2010. Antony studied Biological Sciences at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia, with further post-graduate studies in Education and Natural Resource Management. Antony has a diverse career background in lobbying, policy development, health, health promotion, health-consumer rights, education and dispute resolution, mainly within the not-for-profit sector.


Boyd Buser DO (US)

Allocated Seat Dr. Buser, 2016 President of the American Osteopathic Association, an AOA board-certified physician in osteopathic manipulative medicine and family medicine. Upon earning his osteopathic medical degree from the Des Moines (Iowa) University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Buser completed his postdoctoral medical training at the former Cranston General Hospital in Cranston, Rhode Island.  Dr. Buser serves as the vice president for health affairs and dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM). He also serves as professor of osteopathic principles and practice, and professor of family medicine at UP-KYCOM.  Previously he served as the interim vice president and dean of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, as well as associate dean for clinical affairs.  A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Dr. Buser is past president of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO). In addition, he is a past chair of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) and was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Osteopathic International Alliance. 


Frank Mueller, MD, DO (Germany)

At-Large Member Frank Mueller is a medical doctor board-certified by the German Chamber of Physicians in orthopedic surgery, manual medicine, acupuncture, sports medicine, physical therapy, emergency care, and psychosomatic interventions. He is the vice-president of the German-American Academy of Osteopathy (DAAO), and is the current president of the European Register of Osteopathic Physicians. In addition, he is a founding member of the Professional Organization of German Osteopathic Physician Organizations (BDOAE) and has served as their delegate to the annual general meetings of the OIA since 2012. This is his first term on the OIA board.


Philippe Sterlingot , DO (France)

At-Large Member.  Phillipe Sterlingot has been a practicing osteopath for over 20 years. Since 2015 he has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Forum for Osteopathic Regulation in Europe (FORE) .He is President of the Syndicat Francais des Osteopaths and is the official representative of osteopathy to the French Government. In addition to his degrees in biology and osteopathy, Mr. Sterlingot also has a Master’s in Law.