POMA Leadership

The POMA Board of Directors is made up of active and respected DOs in Pennsylvania. They are voted into position each year at the Annual Clinical Assembly. Find out more about this year's officers and other POMA leadership.

Gene M. Battistella, DO
2020 POMA President
Oath of Office & President's Speech

Pamela SN Goldman, DO
Immediate Past President
We DO - A Year in Review

 

 

POMA 2020 - 2021 Officers

 President

Gene Battistella, DO
Gene M. Battistella, DO
McKees Rocks

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

Chairman of POMA District 8, he is a member of the executive committee and the Committee on Young Physicians.  Prior to being elected vice president of POMA, he served as vice speaker of the POMA House of Delegates.  He serves as a delegate to the POMA and the American Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Battistella also serves as chair of the POMA Foundation.

Interim President-elect 

Joseph M.P. Zawisza, DO
Joseph M.P. Zawisza, DO
Orwigsburg

Joseph M.P. Zawisza, DO, FACOI, FACOP, is a board certified internist and pediatrician with offices in Schuylkill Haven, New Philadelphia and Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, where he practices primary care with his father and sister.

Chair of the Public Relations and Credentials Committees and leader of the Committee on Professional Guidance/Young Physicians - Central Region, he serves as a delegate to the POMA and the American Osteopathic Association. A member of the POMA Foundation Board of Directors, Dr. Zawisza is also a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. He is also a proud Eagle Scout.

Interim Vice President

Lisa Witherite-Rieg DO 
Lisa Witherite-Rieg, DO
Corsica

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.

 Interim Secretary/Treasurer

Eric Milie DO
Eric J. Milie, DO
Erie

Eric J. Milie, DO, FACOI, 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.

Immediate Past President 

Pamela SN Goldman, DO
Pamela S.N. Goldman, DO
Yardley

Pamela S.N. Goldman, DO, MHSA, FACOI, is immediate past president of POMA. Board-certified in internal medicine, she is a medical director for a major healthcare company and a specialist in hospital medicine and utilization medicine. She is also a clinical instructor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and an adjust professor for the Masters of Health Services Administration program at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Goldman is 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.

Chief Executive Officer

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 CEO of the POMA Foundation.

 

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