Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the House of Delegates and is made up of six officers, sixteen elected directors and two appointed directors. Elected officers and directors are active members in good standing of NJAOPS, the AOA and their District Society for at least two years preceding their election or appointment. Student and Resident Directors maintain the appropriate membership.

The elected officers include a Senior Director, Student Director, three Resident Directors, Dean of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Faculty Director from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic MedicineThe executive director and a NJAOPS member of the NJSBME are appointed, non-voting directors.

2021-2022 Executive & Finance Committee

President: Hetal Patel, DO President-Elect: Stephen Scheinthal, DO Vice President: George Scott, DO Treasurer: Daniel De Feo, DO Secretary: Jonathan Torres, DO  These are our new 

Hetal Petal, D.O.

President Elect
Stephen Scheinthal, D.O.

Vice President
George Scott, D.O.

Daniel DeFeo, D.O.

Jonathan Torres, DO 

Immediate Past-Co-President:
Bollard, DO

Board Members:
C. Jonathan Foster, DO (3-2024)* 

Adedoyin Aderinto, DO (3-2024)* 
Shamik Patel, DO (3-2024)*

NJAOPS’ Past-Presid
ent, Dr. Michelina DeSanti, will serve as Dr. Hetal Patel’s senior advisor.

Senior Director
Antonios Tsompanidis?, DO

Dean, Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
Thomas Cavalieri, DO

Faculty Director, Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Scheinthal, DO

Resident Directors
Jamie Flynn, DO (Hunterdon Medical Center - Family Medicine Residency)
Lauren H. Parks, DO 

Student Director

Lauren Helen Gurenlian, MBS, OMS-III (Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine)

Frank Colarusso, DO (Mercer County)

Gina Delcurla, DO (Monmouth County)

Lisa Draucikas, DO (Passaic County)

Lyudmila Edshteyn, DO (Sussex County)
Kenneth Eng, DO (Monmouth County)
William Felegi, DO (Morris County)
Douglas Hargrave, DO (Cumberland County)
Ross Nochimson, DO (Sussex County)
Hetal Patel, DO (Hudson County)

Executive Director
Tajma Kotoric*