2023-2024 National Executive Board
Nishad Mysore graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.S. In Biology and is a 4th year medical student currently attending Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a passion for health policy and serves as the National Director of Omega Beta Iota. Nishad was the recipient of the Student Doctor of the Year award at NSU-KPCOM for 2022-2023 and was an honorable mention for the COSGP National Student Doctor of the Year award for that year as well. He is the immediate past president for the Student Government Association at NSU-KPCOM and still maintains a active role in helping develop opportunities for his fellow classmates. For fun he likes making music, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
National Operations Chair
Jessica is a non traditional med student who left a career in big tech to become a physician at the age of 31. She loves the problem solving involved in this field and is looking forward to using prior experience in advocacy to enhance the experience for patients and healthcare professionals alike. She is originally from Minnesota but has lived across the nation, over 11 states - soon to be 12! When not studying or doing school related work she enjoys time in Minnesota with her pupperoni Barry (a 4lb toy poodle mix) and fiancé. If not trying new restaurants, they are probably out finding hiking trails or planning trips to places they have never visited before. She is thrilled for the opportunity to work with OBI and looks forward to serving as the Operations Chair this year.
National Membership Chair
Syed is a third-year medical student at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. While born in raised in Toronto, Canada he immigrated with his family to the United States 10 years ago. He completed his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Sports Science (Hons.). Outside his passion for medicine, Syed is dedicated to promoting voices for whom he gets to represent and always ensures your voice is at the decision-making table and not simply on it. During his free time, Syed enjoys spending time with his friends & family, road-tripping, traveling abroad, and cooking.
Jantzen is a fourth-year medical student at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, OK. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in Biochemistry and a minor in History. Apart from advocacy, he is passionate about underserved communities, medical research, and global health. In addition, Jantzen enjoys reading, collecting rare books, traveling, visiting museums, and watching movies.
National Recruitment Liaison
Jett is currently a third-year student at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. Previously, Jett attended the University of Idaho, where he earned a B.S. in Biological Engineering. Currently, he is interested in pursuing a career in Surgery or an adjacent field. Jett’s advocacy interests include increasing research representation and funding for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, access to reproductive health services, and expanding residency opportunities for Osteopathic students. In his free time, Jett enjoys spending time with his wife and his golden retriever, playing the guitar, and mountain biking.
National Advocacy Liaison
Madison is a fourth-year student at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is originally from Kennewick, Washington and attended Central Washington University, where she completed a B.S. in Biomedicine and a B.A. in Psychology. She is interested in pursuing a career in OB/GYN. Her advocacy interests include pushing for access to affordable medications, access to reproductive health services, and lessening the student loan burden of physicians. Madison is passionate about expanding healthcare access in rural communities, and one day hopes to become a wilderness first responder. She enjoys being outdoors, and is attempting to visit every national park in America with her husband before she turns 40.
National Public Relations Chair
Amber is a third-year at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate campus. She is excited to combine her enjoyment of social media and passion for healthcare advocacy and political involvement together for Omega Beta Iota. Amber's advocacy interests include access to healthcare, medical education, and environmental health. Outside of OBI, Amber is also active in SOMA, serving on the political affairs task force and in the AMA where she is a Regional Delegate for the Medical Student Section, Vice Chair for the Region 4 Governing Council, Chair of a standing committee, and an Ambassador. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting Tennessee’s beautiful state and national parks and volunteers for several of them.
Dr. Heidi Dreher
Resident Physician Advisor
Heidi is currently an Obstetrics & Gynecology Resident at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, OK. She is originally from the small town of Blackfoot, Idaho, a small rural community where her family still resides and runs a successful farming business. She graduated medical school from the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) in Meridian, ID, and previously received her B.S. in Human Biology with a minor in Dance from the University of Montana. During her time as a medical student, she discovered a passion for healthcare policy and advocating for the osteopathic medical profession when she was elected president of ICOM’s Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) Chapter. Afterwards, she served two terms on the OBI National Board as National Public Relations Chair and National Membership Chair. She is particularly passionate about advocating for increasing graduate medical education funding for rural states. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her many pets (2 dogs, 2 cats), hitting the gym, or catching up on Netflix shows!
Dr. Bryce Beatty
Resident Physician Advisor
Bryce is a recent graduate of Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW in Oregon. He is originally from Canby, Oregon and completed his undergraduate degree in Biology and Health Care Administration at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Apart from advocating for improved health policy and public health, he has strong interests in economic and public policy as well. Bryce is passionate about mentorship, especially involving personal and professional growth and development. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, curling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.