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Still OPTI is a consortium of teaching hospitals, colleges/universities and physicians working together to provide osteopathic graduate medical education. Still OPTI is recognized as an Institutional Sponsor by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Still OPTI collaborates with other OPTIs and Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine to develop evaluation tools, curricula and other key components necessary for quality medical education of interns, residents and fellows so they become competent healthcare professionals who demonstrate compassion, integrity, and ability.

Still OPTI Members


A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

A.T. Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

Still OPTI as ACGME Institutional Sponsor

Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville Traditional Internship plus residencies in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Dermatology (and Mohs fellowship), Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, IM/NMM combined program, NMM +1.

Peak Vista Community Health Centers, Colorado Springs Family Medicine

Osteopathic Partners

Summa Health System Family Medicine Residency, Akron

Hospitals & Teaching Health Centers


Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal Family Medicine, Neurology, and Neurological Surgery residencies

Methodist Medical Center, Peoria

Southern Illinois University Family Medicine Residency at Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Family Medicine Residency at Quincy

Southern Illinois University Family Medicine Residency at Springfield


Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City Traditional Internship and Family Medicine residency


Medical College of Wisconsin Family Medicine program Family medicine


The Wright Center Family Medicine Residency Tucson, Arizona; Washington, DC; Brooklyn, New York; New Richmond, Ohio; Auburn, Washington

Still OPTI Staff

Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, FAODME Associate Dean of Postgraduate Training, ATSU-KCOM OPTI Academic Officer & Designated Institutional Official (DIO)


Sondra M. Jepson, DHSc, MSW Executive Director




Dana Nelson, M.A. Institutional Accreditation & Data Coordinator





Lisa McDow. Administrative Assistant



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Still OPTI Governing Board

Thomas E. McWilliams, DO, FACOFP, Senior Advisor to Deans for Graduate Education Professor of Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine, ATSU-SOMA, Chair

Meaghan Ruddy, PhD, MA, Director of Transformative Education and Director of Medical Education, The Wright Center for GME, Vice Chair

Kent Blanke, DO, FACOS, Director of Medical Education, Northeast Regional Medical Center

Ronald Blonder, DO, FACC, FACOI, Director of Medical Education and Associate Designated Institutional Official, Peak Vista Family Medicine

Thomas C. Gentile, Jr., MSA, Retired Chief Academic Office- St. John Health, Genco Med Ed

Dan Gibson, DO, Director of Medical Education, Capital Regional Medical Center

Sondra Jepson, DHSc, MSW, Executive Director, Still OPTI

Todd Kettering, DO, FAAFP, Director of Medical Education, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center

Cynthia Kelley, DO, VP Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official, Summa Health System – Akron Campus, Ohio

Gary Knepp, DO, FACOFP, Program Director & Director of Medical Education, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, FAODME, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Training and OPTI Academic Officer, Still OPTI DIO

Paula Mackrides, DO, Program Director & Director of Medical Education, Southern Illinois University – Quincy Family Medicine

Jeffrey Morgan, DO, MA, FACOI, Dean, ATSU-School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona

Michael Plotkin, DO, Program Director & Director of Medical Education, Medical College of Wisconsin

Scott Robinson, DO, VP Medical Education, Residency Program Director, Peak Vista Family Medicine

Margaret A. Wilson, DO, Dean, ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)