2020-2021 National Executive Board 

Sean Friefeld

National Director

Sean is a second year medical student at NSU-KPCOM. He is originally from Miami, FL and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida. He loves going to the beach, spending time with his family, and doing medical volunteer work in his community and abroad. He is interested in dermatology, a specialty that has dearly touched his life as well as the lives of his family members. Sean served on the OBI National Board last year as the National Recruitment Liaison and plans on using his experiences to help lead the board into an even better year.

Manjot Mashiana

National Operations Chair

Manjot is a third-year medical student at WCUCOM. She graduated from University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Neuroscience. She cherishes spending time with her parents and brother. Manjot enjoys volunteering, hiking/camping, traveling, reading, cooking, and photography, and is an avid astronomy enthusiast. She is interested in Family Medicine as it will allow her to build a relationship with her patients and have the privilege to treat many generations in each family that she sees. She is also interested in opening up a low-cost traveling clinic that can go to underserved areas and treat patients who do not have access to transportation or healthcare. 

Joshua Berko 

National Membership Chair 

Josh is a second-year medical student and future 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 for Winter the Dolphin. Josh has a passion for being outdoors including swimming at the beach 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.

Brooke Grill

OBI-OPAC Liaison

Brooke is a second-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. Brooke enjoys crafting, going on hikes, and watching The Good Doctor & Survivor.

Amanah Fatima

National Recruitment Liaison

Amanah is a second-year medical student at Kansas City University College of Medicine’s campus in Joplin, Missouri. 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!), exercising, and going to art walks.

David Bassa

National Advocacy Liaison

David is a second-year medical student at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, Idaho. He is originally from Beaumont, Texas and graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and from Texas A&M with a Master of Science in Biomedical Science. He loves playing basketball, spending time with family and friends, and advocacy. He is interested in specializing in Interventional Cardiology.

Aerial Petty

National Public Relations Chair

Aerial is a third-year medical student at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan, AL. She is 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 she created for minority girls in her community. She plans on pursuing a residency in internal medicine. She loves baking, learning new languages (very slowly), and volunteering.

Dr. Nathaniel Aquino

Resident Physician Advisor

Dr. Aquino is excited to be serving his second term on the OBI Executive Board as a Resident Physician Advisor. Dr. Aquino is a recent graduate of Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and a current PGY-1 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY, where he is training in the Integrated Child/Adult Psychiatry program. He previously served as the National Membership Chair on the Executive Board for Omega Beta Iota. Dr. Aquino has been involved in numerous grassroots movements, including efforts to promote access to healthcare in rural areas by increasing funding for rural residency programs and telemedicine. After training in both Child and Adult Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Aquino plans to practice in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry while advocating for the needs of the same patient population in the political realm. Outside of medicine and activism, Dr. Aquino enjoys spending time outdoors and playing the banjo.

Dr. Kelsie Smith

Resident Physician Advisor

Kelsie is from a rural farming community in Illinois. She went to Bradley University for undergrad, where she got a BS in Biology and a BA in Spanish. She attended LUCOM for her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. She will be beginning residency at Spokane Teaching Health Center Family Medicine Residency in the summer of 2020. Kelsie has a special interest in Obstetrics as a PCP and Rural Medicine. She has served two prior terms on the OBI National Board and terms in the AOA Bureau of Scientific Affairs and Public Health and the AOA Bureau of Membership. Kelsie values political advocacy, service, and leadership and will continue to advocate for her patients and the osteopathic profession throughout residency and her future career.   

Founded in 2007

For more information, reach out to the Executive Board

Kelsie Smith
Resident Physician Advisor

OBIPhysicianAdvisor@gmail.com

Manjot Mashiana

 National Operations Chair

OBIOperationsChair@gmail.com

Joshua Berko
National Membership Chair OBIMembershipChair@gmail.com

Sean Friefeld

National Director

 OBINationalDirector@gmail.com

Aerial Petty

National Public Relations Chair

OBIPublicRelations@gmail.com

 

Brooke Grill
OBI-OPAC Liaison

OBIOPACLiaison@gmail.com

Nathaniel Aquino
Resident Physician Advisor  OBIPhysicianAdvisor@gmail.com

David Bassa

National Advocacy Liaison

OBIAdvocacyLiaison@gmail.com


Amanah Fatima
National Recruitment Liaison

OBINationalRecruitmentChair@gmail.com

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