The MOMA Minute
Message from Executive Director
MOMA's New look
The President's Report
Welcome, New Members!
Annual Business Meeting
- Kerry Scott, DO – Meridian
- Katherine Pannel, DO – Oxford
- Beth Lindsey – DO – Corinth
- James Mitchell, DO – Biloxi
- Jonathan Reves, DO – Clinton
- David Roy, DO - Hattiesburg
2020 MOMA Delegates:
W Ashley Hood, D.O., Delegate and Delegation Chair
Dr. Hood serves as chairman of our Government Affairs Task Force. He is a MOMA Past-President (2013-2015) and has been active at the National level with the AOA and ACOOG. In 2019, he was the Chair of the OMED planning committee. Dr. Hood is an OB/GYN in Flowood, MS, and a fantastic advocate for osteopathic medicine.
Seger S. Morris, DO, MBA, Delegate
Dr. Morris is our current MOMA President, and he also serves as chairman of our Member Value Task Force. He is very involved in advocacy and health policy within our state and nationally. He currently serves on the board of directors for the AOF and the MMPAC, and just recently cycled off of the AOA BOT. In 2019, Dr. Morris was voted one of the Top 10 Emerging Leaders in the Nation by the AOF. Dr. Morris is an internist at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS, where he is Program Director for the proposed Internal Medicine Residency Program. He also is the Regional Assistant Dean for Clinical Rotations of Baptist Memorial Health Care and Director of Health Policy for WCUCOM.
Peyton Preece, D.O., Delegate
Dr. Preece is our current MOMA President-Elect. He is very involved in osteopathic clinical education and serves as the Director of Student Medical Education at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Dr. Preece was recently nominated by MOMA for the 2020 AOF James M. Lally Emerging Leader Award. Dr. Preece is an internist at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS, where he is the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Richard C. Calderone, D.O., MPH, Alternate Delegate
Dr. Calderone sits on the Executive Board for MOMA as Secretary. He is very involved in osteopathic clinical education and works directly with osteopathic medical students at WCUCOM and residents at Forrest General Hospital. In addition, he is the Medical Director for the FGH Preoperative Medical Clinic. Dr. Calderone was recently selected as a fellow for the CDC's Population Health Training in Place and Preventive Medicine Fellowship program. Dr. Calderone is residency-trained in internal medicine and pediatrics and works as faculty in the Family Medicine Residency program at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.
William S. Mayo, D.O., Alternate Delegate
Dr. Mayo is a MOMA Past-President (1984-1985 and 1990-1991) and a longtime supporter of our association. Dr. Mayo has been very active in his career in both state and national level advocacy, serving in leadership positions with MOMA, the MSBML, and the AOA. In fact, Dr. Mayo was the first Mississippian ever to serve as president of the AOA (2018-2019)! He is also currently a member of the AOA BOT as Immediate Past-President. Dr. Mayo is an Ophthalmologist in Oxford, MS.
Katherine Pannel, D.O., Alternate Delegate
Dr. Pannel is currently an At-Large member of the MOMA Board of Directors. She is a fierce advocate for mental health, osteopathic medicine, and health policy in the state of Mississippi. Dr. Pannel is also an active member of MSMA, serving on the COVID Task Force and Legislative Council. In addition to MOMA, she sits on the board of directors for both MSMA and the M.S. Psychiatric Association. Dr. Pannel is the first Mississippi Physician to ever serve on delegations at both the AMA and AOA House of Delegates! Dr. Pannel is a psychiatrist in Oxford, MS.
Tayler Thibodeaux, OMS 2, Student Delegate
St. Dr. Thibodeaux is the SGA President for the WCUCOM Class of 2023. She is a member of SOMA, SOMA Overdose Prevention Task Force, COSGP, the Gold Humanism Honors Society, and numerous WCUCOM student clubs. St. Dr. Thibodeaux was recently nominated as COSGP's "Most Influential General Council Member" and received a Silver Level for TOUCH hours from AACOM this past year. St. Dr. Thibodeaux is from Baton Rouge, LA, and is a graduate of Louisiana College. She has not decided on a specialty interest at this time.
Kory Christoffersen, OMS 2, Alternate Student Delegate
St. Dr. Christoffersen is the SGA Vice-President for the WCUCOM Class of 2023. He is also a member and secretary of Sigma Sigma Pi Alpha Mu Chapter, member and secretary of SOMA, COSGP and COSGP Legislative Affairs Committee, and treasurer of the WCUCOM ACOEP student chapter. St. Dr. Christoffersen is from Santa Cruz, CA, and is a graduate of the University of Oregon. He is interested in Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatric Endocrinology.
Post-doc Training in a pandemic:
William Carey university college of osteopathic medicine
|MOMA is proud to have a partnership with William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM).|
History of WCUCOM:
moma member spotlight
In honor of the first edition of The MOMA Minute, we have decided to do a double member spotlight. Meet Dr. Keith Speed and Dr. Robert Bailey.
Dr. Keith Speed grew up in Magee, Mississippi. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi in medical technology. He was the first in his family to become a physician. Dr. Speed received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1985. In 1986 he returned home to start a rural family medicine practice in Tylertown, Mississippi. He served as a preceptor for osteopathic and allopathic medical students and was part of the founding clinical faculty at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He currently serves as Senior Associate Dean for WCUCOM.
Dr. Speed has been a member of MOMA since 1986 and served as president in 1995. He is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Mississippi State Medical Association. He has served on the board of directors for Southeast Mississippi Air Ambulance District and Walthall County Airport Board. He continues to serve as an aviation medical examiner for the federal aviation administration.
Dr. Robert Bailey is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi and a master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bailey completed a rotating internship at Suncoast Hospital, completed a Neurology residency at the University of South Alabama, and he completed his Naval/Marine Flight Surgeon training at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute.
Dr. Bailey has served in general medicine, general neurology private practice, as a neurology consultant and physician with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, served on active duty with the United States Navy and Army, and has served on four combat tours with the United States Army, earning the Combat Medical Badge as well as the Combat Action Badge. He is a Naval/Marine and Army flight surgeon. Additionally, Dr. Bailey serves with the Alabama Army National Guard as an active reservist. Dr. Robert Bailey joined WCUCOM in 2010 and currently serves as Assistant professor of Clinical and Preclinical sciences.
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OMED 2020: Envision a path to success
Save-the Date MOMA's 40th annual Coast conference
|MOMA is proud to host a meeting each summer in beautiful Sandestin. We are even more excited to come back together for our 40th Annual Coast Conference on June 1-5, 2021! The CME program will feature outstanding speakers and experts in their fields. Sessions will address current and forthcoming medical issues of concern and interest. Topics will have particular appeal to primary care providers. Registration is now open, visit https://momanet.starchapter.com/CME_Events.|
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