COM Alumni Association Board of Directors

Suzanne Berlin, D.O. '84, Interim President/Interim Secretary

New England Cancer Specialists-Kennebunk, ME

Dr. Berlin has recently relocated back to Maine. After receiving her DO from the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed an internship at Saddlebrook General Hospital in New Jersey. She went on to complete her residency at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital and did a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Boston Medical Center. 

Dr. Berlin has recently completed her Master’s in Healthcare Ethics at Creighton University and is actively involved in both the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Ethics committee at DFCI. She also has an interest in community medicine for the underserved in Boston and is involved with a local health center assisting with patient care.



Lisa Lucas, D.O. '09, Vice President/President-Elect

Romeo A. Lucas, D.O. '08, Treasurer, Social Events Committee Chair

Dr. Lucas is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2008.

Dr. Lucas is currently practicing OB/GYN at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, Maine. He lives in Cumberland Foreside and maintains strong ties to resident and medical student education in Maine. Dr. Lucas has special interest in female pelvic pain and multi-disciplinary approach in treatment of female pelvic pain disorders.

He is presently active in the local osteopathic education community. Dr. Lucas lectures at UNE COM and for the NEOMEN OPTI. 

Dr. Lucas is always happy to hear from UNE COM alumni and can be contacted at

Ryan Smith, D.O. '10, Immediate Past President

Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2010 in the D.O. program, and class of 2013 in the M.Ed. program.

He is presently a professor and the director of the department of psychiatry at UNE COM and Chair of the Curriculum Committee, and also is an attending psychiatrist and Director/Chief of Psychiatric Medicine at Eastport Health Care in Eastport and Calais, Maine. He serves on the Maine State Board of Osteopathic Licensure, is a Chair at the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) for Psychiatry, and also was named Professor of the Year at UNE COM in 2015 and Maine Young Physician of the Year in 2016 by the Maine Osteopathic Association. He served as the President of the Alumni Association at UNE COM from 2011-2017.

He completed his fourth-year of residency training (PGY-4) in child psychiatry at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME, after having completed residency (PGY-2,3) in general psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, which was undertaken after having completed his interim year (PGY-1) in general psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

He has completed his Master's degree in Medical Education at UNE COM.

In addition to his teaching at UNE COM, he is presently a Clinical Associate in Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. He currently lives in Portland and can be contacted at


Christina M. Bordeau, D.O. '09

Dr. Bordeau is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2009.

She is presently a Clinical and Academic Fellow in the department of Endocrinology at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY, and an Internal Medicine Board-Eligible physician. She completed her Internal Medicine Internship at Mercy/St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH and Internal Medicine Residency at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY.

Presently, she is active in the osteopathic profession, serving on UNE COM's Alumni Association Board of Trustees as Vice President.  

Dr. Bordeau is a clinical and academic instructor in both Endocrinology and Internal Medicine through the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine's training programs at Arnot Odgen Medical Center and Samaritan Medical Center.     

In addition, she is a COMLEX Level 1, 2 and 3 board preparatory instructor, and in that leadership role facilitates board review sessions for the first, second and third-year medical students at Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  

She is also an active member of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, American Osteopathic Association, and is a Fellow of the American College Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the Diabetes, Metabolism and Osteoporosis Committee. She serves on the Ethics  Committee at Arnot Ogden Medical Center from 2014-2015. She served as the Eastern Conference Hockey League Elmira Jackals team physician.

Dr. Bordeau is currently conducting a research trial within the departments of Endocrinology and Interventional Cardiology as the Principal Investigator in ascertaining biochemical relationships between Thyroid Function and Coronary Artery Disease. She currently lives in Elmira, NY and can be contact at



John Campbell, D.O. '92

Dr. Campbell is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 1992.

Dr. John Campbell spent 28 years in the US Army serving his country in many ways. Initially, he was Airborne Infantry and a Helicopter Pilot before going to UNE COM on a military scholarship. After graduation, he continued in the Army and did his residency training in Aerospace Medicine and Occupational/Environmental Medicine as well as obtained his Master of Public Health degree. In the Army, he held various positions that included: Master Flight Surgeon, serving different units as a Battalion Flight Surgeon (to include a combat tour to Iraq); Dean of US Army School of Aviation Medicine; and the Command Surgeon for the US Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

Upon retirement from the Army, Dr. Campbell continued serving the Army as the Medical Advisor and primary physician for the Army’s elite training course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE). During this time he was also able to teach OMT to students from the AT Still SOMA campus in Troy, AL.

Dr. Campbell is an Assistant Professor of SOMA and Adjunct Faculty member of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM). Dr. Campbell is currently living in Enterprise, AL- one of those Dam-Yankees who came south!! Go Red Sox and Patriots!! He is happily married to his high school sweetheart, Tish, and they have 4 children and a new granddaughter! Dr. Campbell can be contacted at

Robert Fitzpatrick, D.O. '84





John Johnson, D.O. '13

Dr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2013.




Eric Matthews, D.O. '07

Dr. Matthews is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2007.

He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts. He practices at Tri River Family Health Center in Uxbridge, MA and serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts where he teaches students in all classes as well as the Internal Medicine residents. He received an AOA Clinical Faculty Award in 2015.  Eric is the director of free clinic staffed by UMass faculty and students. He also serves as the Subacute Rehab Director at Beaumont Skilled Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Northbridge, MA.  When out of the office, Eric continues to play ice hockey weekly, and enjoys outdoor activities including golf, skiing, gardening, and hiking. 



Michael Vest, D.O. '01

Dr. Vest is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2001.

He is presently a pulmonary and critical care physician and medical director for Flex monitoring, and a Value Institute Scholar at Christiana Care Healthcare System. Dr. Vest is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Prior to coming to Christiana, he was an Instructor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care attending at the Yale-New Haven Hospital and Connecticut Veterans Administration Healthcare System. He completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Yale. His research seeks to better understand how we provide care to critically ill patients and those with lung disease and how this care can be optimized by overcoming barriers to practicing evidence based medicine. He has 6 peer-reviewed publications, including studies of use of new diagnostic and treatment modalities for lung cancer using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)- Medicare linked database in Chest and the Journal of Thorax Oncology, and an analysis of quality of life outcomes in older survivors of critical illness.  

Dr. Vest recently received an ACCEL-CTR pilot grant to conduct a study of nutrition in obese critically ill patients. In addition to this research and clinical work, he is the chair of the code blue committee and engaged in performance improvement activities for patients with cardiac arrest and simulation education to improve the performance of code terms. He enjoys teaching residents and medical students both during their pulmonary and ICU rotations as well as in his formal lectures.  


Student Representatives


Scott Morin, '18

Student Doctor Morin is a fourth year medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He received his Bachelors of Science from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in Durham, NH. He majored in Biology and minored in French.  He spend two years after graduating as a technician in a genomics sequencing core facility at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. While in Cambridge, Scott published his neuroendocrine research on the black sea bass in the Journal of Fish Physiology and Biochemistry.  Scott is currently a second-year medical student at UNE COM where he holds the role as the Alumni Representative for the Class of 2018. Scott is also involved in the UNE COM Student Government Association, is the chair of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Class of 2018, and is the Director of Community Outreach for the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Club at UNE COM.  

This past summer Scott enjoyed getting back on his road bike and also participating in the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program at Harvard's Training Campus.  


Sara Capobianco, '19

Student Doctor Capobianco is a third year medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She graduated from the University of New England (UNE) in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology. In her undergraduate years, she was heavily uinvolved with the St. Francis/UNE Alumni Council, Undergraduate Student Government, Alpha Chi Honor Society, International Medical Missions at UNE Club, and a Leader Scholar. Sara was awarded the Barbara J. Hazard Community Builder Award in 2014 for her leadership role on and off campus. Sara is currently involved with the Student Government Association, Global Health Club, Geriatrics Club, and Family Medicine Club.

Kevin Kennedy, '20

Kevin Kennedy is a second year medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2006. Prior to attending UNE COM, he worked at UNUM in Portland managing Long-Term Disability case files. While working, he completed a Master's in Business Administration and a Master's in Organizational Leadership at Southern New Hampshire University.

Kevin worked as a Gross Anatomy dissector/TA for the Physician Assistant students over the summer of 2017 and is an anatomy tutor for first-year medical students. Kevin is active on the Student Government Association as a member of the Curriculum Committee and as the chair of the Technology Committee.


Jacob Longfellow, '21

Jacob Longfellow is a first year medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He graduated from the University of Maine in 2014 with his Bachelor's in Microbiology and in 2017 with his Master's. During his graduate career, he researched the role of non-coding RNA in modulating the innate immune response to bacterial infection and arsenic exposure in a cystic fibrosis zebrafish model.


For more information contact:

Patricia A. Kelley, M.S.
Associate Dean of Recruitment, Student & Alumni Services
(207) 602-2329



Lisa Lucas, DO '09, Vice President/President-Elect

Lisa Lucas, DO '09, Vice President/President-Elect