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2022-2023 National Executive Board 

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Bryce Beatty

National Director

Bryce is a fourth year medical student at 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. 


Nishad Mysore

National Operations Chair

Nishad is a third-year medical student at NSU-KPCOM and currently serves his school as the Student Government Association President. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Nishad graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Biology and post-graduation spent time teaching high-school biology and chemistry to middle school and high school students. Professionally, he is inspired to advocate for improved health equity and policy. During his free time, he enjoys making music, sculpting, and spending time watching critically acclaimed films. 


Heidi Dreher

National Membership Chair 

Heidi is a fourth-year medical student at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in
Meridian, Idaho. She was raised on a farm in Blackfoot, Idaho, where her parents
continue to manage a successful farming business today.  She graduated from University
of Montana with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a minor in Dance. She is
interested in OB/GYN as a future specialty. In her free time, Heidi loves to spend time
with family and friends, animals, and spend as much time outdoors as possible.


Jantzen Faulkner

OBI-OPAC Liaison

Jantzen is a third-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. 

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Brianne Howerton

National Recruitment Liaison

Brie is a fourth year medical student at LECOM-Bradenton and is the National Recruitment Liaison for OBI. She is excited to share her love of policy with the osteopathic community and is passionate about issues relating to residency positions and access to rural healthcare. In her free time she likes to bake, paint, and watch the St. Louis Blues. She plans to pursue general surgery at this time.

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Madison Summers

National Advocacy Liaison

Madison is a third-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 or Family Medicine. 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.

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Samantha Pignatelli

National Public Relations Chair

Sam is a fourth-year medical student at NSU-KPCOM.  She is originally from Parsippany, New Jersey and attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT where she majored in Biology and Psychology.  She hopes to pursue psychiatry as her future specialty.  Her advocacy interests include mental health access and resources, medical education, and social determinants of health.  In her free time, Sam enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, exercising, and catching the sunset at the beach. 

Dr. Brooke Laudenslager

Resident Physician Advisor

Brooke is a pediatric resident at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital in Allentown PA. She is originally form Halifax, PA and attended Susquehanna University, where she majored in public policy & biology. She went to medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and found passion in being a National leader in SOMA, OBI, and OPAC. Brooke especially enjoys attending events like DO Day on the Hill, meeting fellow osteopathic leaders, and educating others on osteopathic medicine. She and her husband Noah love to travel, watch Survivor, and relax outdoors.


Dr. Amanah Fatima

Resident Physician Advisor

Amanah is currently an Internal Medicine resident at Wayne State University SOM/Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI who hopes to practice either Primary Care or Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. She graduated medical school from the Kansas City University-Joplin campus in Missouri and received her B.S. in Microbiology with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Oklahoma. During her time as a medical student, she served two terms on the OBI National Board as National Recruitment Liaison and National Advocacy Chair. She is passionate about advocating for the legislative priorities of the osteopathic medical profession, and she is especially keen on working to end the bias towards osteopathic medical students applying for residency. Her professional interests also include improving health equity and access to care in underserved communities, teaching medical students, and global health. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, watching period dramas, cooking new recipes, and photography.

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