The Board


The Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine plays a leading role in the ever-changing health care environment through dialogue with the public, the legislature, academia, and the community. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Five members are licensed osteopathic physicians and two members are laypersons. Despite the expiration of their term, Board members continue to serve until they have been replaced.

Are you a current or new board member? Helpful resources and information pertinent to your position are available on the new Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) board member website.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, the site contains material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role. To view the site, please visit flhealthsource.gov/board-members.

Members of the Board

Joel B. Rose
DO
Chair
Tampa, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Anna Hayden
DO
Oakland Park, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Sandra Schwemmer
D.O., FACOEP-D, FACEP, FAAOE, LHRM
Vice-Chair
Tavernier, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Michelle Mendez
DO
Jacksonville, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Valerie Jackson
Consumer
Jupiter, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2016
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Alicja Janson
Consumer
Sarasota, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2019
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Bridget Bellingar
DO
Seminole, FL
Term Ends:
10/31/2019
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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the board. The board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. All board members serve four-year terms. Despite the expiration of their term, board members can continue to serve until they have been replaced. To learn more about becoming a member of the board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office website or email appointments@eog.myflorida.com.

Board Councils & Committees

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Board Staff

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Legal Counsel

Donna McNulty
Senior Assistant Attorney General