COM Alumni Association Board of Directors
Lisa Lucas, D.O. '09, President
Dr. Lisa Lucas is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2009.
She completed her family medicine training at UMDNJ-CentraState in Freehold, NJ. Prior to medical school, she completed her bachelors in chemistry at Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. After residency, Dr. Lucas spent some time as faculty at UNE COM in the OMM department and transitioned to Clinical Faculty at Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program in Augusta, ME.
Dr. Lucas is passionate about primary care and incorporating integrative and practical methods of osteopathy that improve health through nutrition, exercise, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.
Jodie Hermann, D.O. '06, Vice President/President-Elect
Dr. Hermann is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, class of 2006.
She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Bayside Medical Center/Tufts University in Springfield, MA from 2007-2010, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.
Upon completion of her residency program, she became the Head Hospitalist at the Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, ME from 2010-2013. In addition, Dr. Hermann has taught at teaching hospitals across New England including Maine Dartmouth Collaborative Care Center in Waterville, ME, and was hired as a Clinical Faculty/Assistant Clinical Professor at UNE COM from 2012-2014.
Dr. Hermann is currently the Chair of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department at UNE COM. In addition, she is a Hospitalist at the Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, ME and both Asante Three Rivers Medical Center and PeaceHealth in Oregon.
Dr. Hermann has been very active in her communities and has assumed various leadership roles over the course of her career. She currently volunteers her time for Colby College’s Women’s Rugby team treating sports-related injuries and managing individual care plans.
Dr. Hermann may be contacted at email@example.com.
Suzanne Berlin, D.O. '84, Secretary/Immediate Past President
Dr. Berlin is currently at Lahey Clinic practicing General Oncology. Her interests include participation in clinical trials, and Institutional Review Board (IRB), as well as Biomedical Ethics. She has recently completed her Master’s in Healthcare Ethics from Creighton University.
She received her DO from the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine, completed residency at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, and fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Boston University Medical Center.
Currently, she is active with the Oncology Club at UNE, with such activities that include presentation of tumor boards for the medical students.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Berry, D.O. '09
Dr. Berry is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2009.
She completed her family medicine residency at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz, PA. Prior to medical school, she completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.
After residency, Andrea moved back to her hometown in central New Hampshire to start her career. She currently practices general family medicine at a Federally Qualified Health Center, with special focus on addiction medicine and palliative care.
Andrea enjoys being involved with teaching, and loved having third and fourth year UNE COM students rotate with her. She is always available by e-mail at email@example.com.
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 an attending Adult Endocrinologist at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Maine. She is a board-certified internal medicine physician, and board eligible endocrinologist. She completed her Internal Medicine Internship at Mercy/St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH, Internal Medicine Residency at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY, and Fellowship in Endocrinology at LECOMT/Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.
She is an active member of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, American Osteopathic Association, Fellow of the American College Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and American Diabetes Association.
She currently lives in Portland, ME and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Gerald Coleman, D.O. '03
Dr. Coleman is a graduate of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine class of 2003. He is presently the assistant site director of emergency medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network Hazleton Campus. He also currently serves as the medical command medical director and director of medical educational education at his current site.
He completed a four year emergency medicine residency and a one year emergency medical service fellowship at Lehigh Valley Health Network where he served as chief intern. During his fellowship he graduated from the International School of Tactical Medicine, Palm Springs Police Academy, Palm Springs, CA, served as a NASCAR Emergency Medicine physician at Pocono Raceway, and was a flight physician for LVH medevac. Currently, Dr. Coleman is the medical director of 6 EMS units and the chief medical advisor to the City of Hazleton Police Department Special Operations Group / Tactical SWAT team. He has served on the American College of Emergency Medicine EMS Committee. Currently he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Dr. Coleman has lectured nationally on numerous emergency medicine topics and is currently an oral board examiner for the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine. He has numerous publications related to emergency and disaster medicine. He has appeared on the Los Angeles based show “The Doctors”. He currently lives in Breinigsville, PA and is happy married to his wife Samantha of over 18 years and has 3 children.
Joseph Dessent, D.O. '08
John Johnson, D.O. '13
John Johnson is completing a fellowship in allergy/immunology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He thoroughly enjoys serving the rural community of Ashtabula County, OH where he is a hospitalist for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Previously, he completed an internal medicine residency at the Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA. He is a proud member of the UNE COM 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.
Joan Pelletier, D.O. '08
Dr Pelletier is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2008 and has been living and practicing in Maine since moving here from California to attend UNE.
After completing her residency in Pediatrics at Maine Medical Center, she entered practice as a general pediatrician at Southern Maine Healthcare in Biddeford. She maintains an active role in medical education, serving as clinical preceptor to 3rd year medical students in the MMC-Tufts Maine Track program as well as nurse practitioner students. She is the school physician for local school districts and has special interests in parenting education and childhood nutrition. Dr Pelletier can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan Smith, D.O. '10
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 division 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 RSmith8@une.edu.
James Tracy, D.O. '84
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.
Steven Zanders, D.O. '99
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.
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Patricia A. Kelley, M.S.
Associate Dean of Recruitment, Student & Alumni Services