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The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA)  is governed by a board of trustees who represent different geographical areas in Michigan. The board has more than 25 committees that focus on specific areas of medicine.  We have nearly 5,300 members, over 70 percent of all licensed osteopathic physicians in Michigan.  In fact, Michigan has one of the strongest presences of osteopathic medicine in the country.

The 13-member MOA Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the organizations internal workings and driving its legislative agenda. MOA staff members handle association administration, advocacy efforts, communication and educational programming from two offices located in Okemos and Trenton.


MOA Board of Trustees

The 13-member MOA Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the organizations internal workings and driving its legislative agenda. MOA staff members handle association administration, advocacy efforts, communication and educational programming from two offices located in Okemos and Trenton.

The Board of Trustees consists of the President, President-elect, the two immediate Past Presidents, an Intern/Resident Trustee, a Student Trustee and such number of additional Trustees such that the total number of Trustees shall be thirteen (13). The President-elect must have been a Trustee for at least one (1) year at the time of his/her nomination and election as President-elect. The Secretary-Treasurer shall be appointed by the President from the Board of Trustees. Each Past President shall serve as Trustee for the period of two (2) years from the time of retirement from the office of President.

 

MOA Past Presidents

The MOA celebrates a rich past. While the association began in 1898, the first president began in 1901 with Samuel L. Landes, D.O. Today, 116 Presidents later, MOA is lead by Myral R. Robbins, D.O., FAAFP, FACOFP of Kalamazoo, MI.

House of Delegates

The MOA House of Delegates is the legislative and policy-making body of the association. The House is responsible for adoption of the annual budget, election of officers and directors, election of AOA delegates and alternates, bylaw amendments, component societies and various policies and positions.

Component Societies

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) extends to 12 local component societies to represent the specific interests of osteopathic physicians within their specific district or county. 

Component societies exist to provide an opportunity for osteopathic medical professionals to network, advocate for the physicians, support each other and legislative issues and develop future state and national osteopathic medical leadership.

Additionally, each component society is entitled to identify a number of delegates based on the MOA bylaws, to serve to the MOA House of Delegates, the voting body of the MOA which acts on resolutions and matters of policy.

Departments and Committees

We are a membership organization that is governed by our members to benefit our members. With an extensive infrastructure of osteopathic groups, committees and affiliate organizations, our members provide valuable input and guidance that directs us as it serves to represent the interests of osteopathic physicians at the local, state and national level.

We host more than 20 committees within our organization that advise on areas that include education, managed care, technology and personnel. We maintain a close relationship with various specialty groups, such as the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Michigan Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as component societies, such as the Ingham Osteopathic Association and the Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Associations.