2021-2022 National Executive Board 

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“I’m extremely humbled to have been selected to lead a group of such outstanding and involved student leaders. I am looking forward to maximizing every opportunity this year and working to spread the passion for political advocacy to our current and future members!”

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Joshua Berko

National Director

Josh is a third-year medical student and OPP Fellow at NSU-KPCOM. Originally from the Tampa Bay Area, Josh graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Biomedical Engineering where he helped develop a prototype prosthetic tail from Winter the Dolphin. Josh has a passion from being outdoors including running, swimming, and hiking abroad. He also has a strong interest in investing in both finances and personal development and is always looking to mentor other students. 

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“It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve in this position for OBI. As future physicians, nothing is more important than advocating for the patients that we will serve and advancing public health policies. I look forward to working with the entire OBI Board to further grow our advocacy efforts.”

Bryce Beatty

National Operations Chair

Bryce is a second-year medical student at Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW in Oregon. He is originally from Canby, Oregon and completed his undergraduate degree in Biology and Health Care Administration at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Apart from advocating for improved health policy and public health, he has strong interests in economic and public policy as well. Bryce is passionate about mentorship, especially involving personal and professional growth and development. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, watching sports, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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"I'm so excited to work with the rest of the Omega Beta Iota National Board to make a difference and advocate politically for our future patients!"

Kristina Novotny

National Membership Chair 

Kristina is a second-year medical student at Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tampa Bay. She was born and raised in Florida and attended NSU for her Bachelor's in Biology. She is passionate about advocacy for bone health and osteoporosis. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, horseback riding, and going to the beach. 

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as your OBI-OPAC Liaison. I am extremely proud of our membership’s political involvement and hope to continue to lead &  provide opportunities for osteopathic students to get involved in healthcare advocacy efforts.”

Brooke Grill

OBI-OPAC Liaison

Brooke is a third-year medical student at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is originally from Halifax, Pennsylvania and graduated from Susquehanna University with degrees in Biology and Political Science and a minor in Biochemistry and Spanish. In addition to advocacy, Brooke enjoys traveling, hiking, mentoring pre-med/medical students, volunteering, and watching Survivor. 

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  • "I am extremely humbled to have been selected to serve on the OBI National Board and I am excited to collaborate with like-minded individuals regarding advocacy in our communities, states, and nation."

Jenna Seeley

National Recruitment Liaison

Jenna is a third-year medical student at PNWU. She is originally from Southern Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University with degrees in Microbiology and International Studies, where she researched pre-harvest sprouting in cereal crops and technologies that could be applied to decreasing world hunger throughout many impoverished countries. Jenna has a heart for traveling and serving the underserved. She is passionate about advocacy, co-authoring six resolutions that passed as SOMA National Policy, and believes that advocacy exists in many forms. Jenna is pursuing OB/GYN and is excited to advocate for her future patients through this fulfilling specialty. Jenna and her wonderful husband, Brendon, enjoy traveling, hiking, snowboarding, trying new foods, and snuggling their two adorable pups, Zeus and Zoey. 

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"I'm incredibly honored to be serving on the OBI board for a 2nd year! There's a lot I hope to accomplish with this position, and I look forward to working with our new board on initiatives that will encourage advocacy and outreach amongst both our current members and alumni."

Amanah Fatima

National Advocacy Liaison

Amanah is a third-year medical student at Kansas City University’s campus in Joplin, Missouri currently doing her clinical rotations in SE Michigan. She is originally from Canton, Michigan and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and minor in Religious Studies. Apart from advocacy, Amanah is passionate about volunteering in underserved communities at free health clinics and hopes to open her own in the future. Her current interests lie in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary/Critical Care. In her free time, she enjoys watching football (Boomer Sooner & Go Chiefs!), playing tennis, cooking new recipes, and photography. 

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“I am thrilled to be a part of the OBI National Board! This opportunity will enable me to continue working with bright, future physicians in our joined efforts advocating for the osteopathic profession and our future patients.”

Heidi Dreher 

National Public Relations Chair

Heidi is a second-year medical student at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, Idaho of her home state. She was raised on a farm in Blackfoot, Idaho, where her father is a local, potato farmer still today.  She graduated from University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a minor in Dance. She is interested in OB/GYN or internal medicine as a future specialty. In her free time, Heidi loves to spend time with family and friends, and spend as much time outdoors as possible. 

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"Being a member of OBI is an amazing realization of my passion for health policy and advocacy. I can not wait to help others achieve the realization of their goals for the same passion along with the rest of the OBI National Board"

Dr. Aerial Petty

Resident Physician Advisor

Aerial is a soon-to-be Family Medicine Resident at Columbia University. She completed her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan, AL. She is originally from Plant City, FL and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Florida and her Masters in Science from the University of South Florida. She currently serves as an ED to MED Ambassador and United Health Foundation/ National Medical Fellowships Diverse Medical Scholar, where she teaches a mental health curriculum that she created for underserved girls in her community. She loves baking, learning new languages (very slowly), and volunteering. 

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“It is such an honor to serve on the OBI board again, this time as a resident advisor. It’s a passion of mine to continue to advocate for our medical profession in all of my roles. As future young professionals, it is important to get involved in public health policies early and set the groundwork for changes we would like to see in the future.”

Dr. Manjot Mashiana

Resident Physician Advisor

Manjot received a BS in Neuroscience from University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Biomedical Science from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She attended WCUCOM for her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine as well. She will begin her journey in medicine as a resident at Merit Health Wesley. Manjot was the previous OBI National Operations Chair and she is on the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of Emerging Leaders. She is a huge advocate for the osteopathic profession, her patients, and the community. As a future physician, she aspires to build trusting and lasting relationships with her patients and have the privilege to treat many generations in each family that she sees. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her parents and brother, hiking/camping, traveling, cooking, and is an avid astronomy enthusiast.