POFPS Leadership

POFPS Officers 2016-2018

President
Richard Ortoski

Richard A. Ortoski, DO
Erie

Richard A. Ortoski, DO, FACOFP, AAHIVS, is board certified in family medicine with certificates of added qualification in adolescent and young adult medicine. Dr. Ortoski is regional dean, chair of the primary care education department and a clinical professor of family medicine and human sexuality at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). He is also clinical director of the LECOM Primary Care Scholars Pathway and faculty advisor for the LECOM Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP).

A certified HIV specialist, he also serves as the HIV medical director of the Northwest Pennsylvania Rural AIDS Alliance and is chairman of the Erie County Board of Health. A graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and a 1984 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ortoski completed his postgraduate training at Flint (Mich.) Osteopathic Hospital. A fellow of the ACOFP, Dr. Ortoski was awarded the POFPS Frederick J. Solomon, DO, Award of Merit in 2004 and the POFPS Family Physician of the Year Award in 2013. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

 

Vice President
Deanne Endy

Deanne S. Endy, DO
Hummelstown

Deanne S. Endy, DO, in addition to being Vice President of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society is also program chairman of the 2017 POFPS CME Symposium. Board certified in family medicine, she is chief medical officer at the Harrisburg Military Entrance Processing Station and maintains a private family practice in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.

A graduate of Elizabethtown (Pa.) College and a 1986 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed an internship and family practice residency at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, now PinnacleHealth Community Campus, in Harrisburg. Dr. Endy was awarded the POFPS Family Physician of the Year Award in 2011. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Secretary/Treasurer
Ernest Gelb

Ernest R. Gelb, DO
LaPorte

Ernest R. Gelb, DO, FACOFP, is board certified in family practice/osteopathic manipulative medicine with a certificate of added qualification in geriatrics. He is medical director of the Sullivan County Medical Center in Laporte, Pennsylvania and an assistant professor of family medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

A graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, and a 1978 graduate of PCOM, Dr. Gelb completed an internship at Botsford General Hospital — Farmington Hills in Michigan, and served in the U.S. Public Health Service National Health Service Corps. Past president of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA), Dr. Gelb was awarded the POFPS Raymond J. Saloom, D.O., Memorial Award in 2000, the POMA Distinguished Service Award in 2007 and the POFPS Family Physician of the Year Award in 2010. A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, he is a board member of the POMA Foundation and the American Osteopathic Association.

Immed. Past President
Harry Morris

Harry J. Morris, DO
Philadelphia

Harry J. Morris, DO, MPH, CPE, FACOFP, is board certified in family medicine and preventive medicine. Dr. Morris is professor and chairman of the family medicine department at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). He is also a staff member at Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia and Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown.

A graduate of St. Joseph’s University, the Medical College of Wisconsin and a 1978 graduate of PCOM, he completed an internship and family practice residency at the Hospital of PCOM. A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and a certified physician executive, Dr. Morris was awarded the POFPS Frederick J. Solomon, D.O., Award of Merit in 1998. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association 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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