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David J. Park, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP
Vice President and Founding Dean Montana COM

David Park, DO, is an AOBFP/ABFM dual board-certified osteopathic family physician and a graduate of the NYCOM class of 1998. He completed his postgraduate training in New York at the dually accredited Mt. Sinai Family Practice Residency Program at Jamaica Hospital. Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Park was recruited as residency faculty and has since pursued academic medicine as a career. Dr. Park has held many leadership roles including medical school department chair of primary care, family medicine residency program director, and was formally the Vice Dean of RVUCOM and was instrumental on the development of the Southern Utah campus. Dr. Park is now helping to build the prospective Montana College of Osteopathic of Medicine (MCOM) as the Vice President and Founding Dean. Dr. Park also enjoys working as an emergency department physician every weekend.

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Becky Anglin, DNP, RN
Director of Simulation

Becky Anglin, DNP, RN holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in Educational Leadership. Dr. Anglin comes to us from Montana State University – Billings (MSU-B), where she worked in health education of nursing students and in administration. Dr. Anglin has held various roles in healthcare and higher education, including working as a floor nurse and charge nurse (orthopedics, labor & delivery, long-term care), assistant professor, and simulation instructor. Dr. Anglin has also held leadership positions at MSU-B as nursing program director and department chair. Dr. Anglin's passion is to educate healthcare professionals through simulation, and has also worked as a consultant creating patient scenarios for simulation software.  In 2020, Dr. Anglin was awarded the Year of the Nurse Scholar. And like many of us, Dr. Anglin enjoys spending time with her family.

Terri Blevins

Terri Blevins, Ed.D.
Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Terri Blevins, Ed.D.: Dr. Blevins joins RVU-MCOM as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Equity from the University of Colorado after completing her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Iowa. Dr. Blevins has been in medical education for 15 years, coming to us from the University of Illinois College of Medicine where she was the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs on the Rockford campus, following 8 years in a similar position at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver.   Her roots are in osteopathic medicine, though, as her first position in medical education was with Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She has served in multiple leadership roles at the national level, serving as the Chair of The Central Group on Student Affairs at the AAMC from 2020-2021, and on the Careers in Medicine National Advisory Board in 2014-16. Dr. Blevins is an avid hiker, hiking over 50 miles in the Rocky Mountains last summer.

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Michele (Mischa) Coleman, DO
Discipline Director of OMM

Dr. Coleman joins RVU-MCOM as the Discipline Director of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). She earned her D.O. Degree from the University of Health Sciences (Now: KCOM) in Kansas City, MO. She completed a Family Medicine residency and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) Fellowship (+1) in Far Rockaway, NY and is boarded in both specialties. She comes to us from the Southern Utah Campus of RVUCOM. In addition to several years of private practice in Family Medicine and NMM, Dr. Coleman served as Interim OPP Department Chair, Assistant Professor of OPP, course director of first- and second-year OPP Courses at Pacific Northwest University and as Assistant Professor, 1st year course director and Fellowship Director at RVU-SU. Her excitement about Osteopathic Medicine led her to a "Rookie of the Year" award from RVU students. She has enjoyed volunteering at free clinics in Washington and Utah and hopes to find an opportunity to do so in Billings. Dr. Coleman enjoys visiting state and National Parks and taking lots of photographs, sharing good meals with friends, and traveling the world.

Mark Lee

Mark C. Lee, MD FACP
Assistant Dean of Clinical Education & GME

Mark C. Lee, MD FACP, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and Graduate Medical Education at Rocky Vista University’s Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lee has had a lifelong career as a clinician-educator and subscribes to the education philosophy that we can touch more patients through the promotion of medical education.  Prior to joining MCOM, Dr. Lee served in administrative, faculty, and clinical roles at Billings Clinic, RFU/Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, University of Washington School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, and Mayo Clinic. He spent over two decades of his initial career at the Mayo Clinic and served as one of the longest standing Associate Directors for its Internal Medicine Residency Program. Having received his formal training at Stanford University, Dr. Lee has been inducted numerous times into the Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame, and he has over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications.  In his spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys relaxing with his wife and daughter, with occasional indulgences in fishing, crafting bamboo flyrods, and stocking his trout ponds.

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Vanessa Lund
Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education & GME

Although Vanessa is a native Floridian, she calls Montana home after 30+ years of residence in Big Sky Country.  She and her husband Steve are blessed with five children and, at present count, four grandchildren.  Vanessa earned her bachelor's in administration from LeTourneau University and her master's in hospital administration from Tulane University.  She has held positions in med-surg, long-term care, and adolescent psychiatric healthcare facilities.  Vanessa's passion for books and education is evinced by her teaching roles in secondary and undergraduate institutions and by her continuing graduate work in education and library sciences.  She also acts as an advocate for foster children by serving on the advisory board of Promise686 Montana Initiative, an organization that provides resources to support families in crisis, foster families, and adoptive families throughout Montana.  When she does relax, her spare time is spent with her children and grandchildren boating, playing pinochle, and relaxing at the family cabin near Yellowstone National Park.

John Moore

John Moore, DO, MPH, FAAFP
Assistant Dean of Preclinical Education

John Moore, D.O., MPH, FAAFP: Dr. Moore earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and his Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Degree from Nova Southeastern University. He holds a master's degree in Public Health from the University of West Florida. He completed residencies in Family and Aerospace Medicine while on active duty with the U.S Navy and is Board Certified in Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. During his service with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, Dr. Moore had the privilege of caring for active-duty members of all service branches in peacetime and in combat, as well providing care for their families. After retiring from the Navy, he helped establish an integrated primary care and behavioral health clinic in Springfield, Oregon before joining the faculty of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. He served as the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Principles and Practice until joining the Rocky Vista University team. He is now serving as the Assistant Dean of Preclinical Education for the Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jaime Sparling

Jaime Sparling, MPH
Director of Admissions

Jaime joins RVU-MCOM as the Director of Admissions. Prior to joining RVU-MCOM, she spent five years as the Admissions Manager at A.T. Still University's College of Graduate Health Studies in Kirksville, Missouri. She earned her master's degree in public health from ATSU and her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University (Go Green!) where she was a student-athlete. She resides in Billings with her Fiancé and their two children. Jaime enjoys sports, reading, staying active, and spending time with her family and two American bulldog/labs.

Emma Stafford

Emma Stafford
Executive Assistant to the VP & Dean of the MT Campus

Montana has always been home for Emma, and she is proud to be part of the RVU-MCOM team that is bringing the first osteopathic medical school to her home state. Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling. Before joining RVU-MCOM, she worked as an event coordinator in downtown Bozeman for three years, and prior to that she worked for six years at Bozeman Health in administration and the Education Department. Emma enjoys travelling with her husband, hiking and camping in the Beartooth Mountains and taking long walks while on the phone with a good friend.

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Jody Stahl
Human Resources Manager

Jody Stahl, RVU MCOM Human Resources Manager, brings over 15 years experience in all areas of human resources. Before joining RVU and the unique opportunity provided by MCOM, Jody was the Montana State University Billings Human Resources Director. She worked at MSUB for 8 years and before that was an HR Specialist for the State of Montana.  Jody holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Montana State University Bozeman and an SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification. Born and raised in Montana, Jody enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, camping, backpacking, kayaking and snowshoeing.

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Jarred Wagner
Admissions Counselor

Jarred Wagner joins MCOM as the Admissions Counselor. He graduated from Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, MO in 2014 where he studied Creative Writing and met his future wife, Julia. Following their time in Saint Charles, Jarred and Julia moved to Bozeman, MT, got married, and started a family. After a near 5-year adventure in Harrisburg, PA, the Wagners found their way back to Big Sky country when they moved to Billings in July of 2021.  Jarred brings an unbridled passion for education to the MCOM team having spent the last 5 years working in Learning and Development. He is so excited to share that with students, applicants and the rest of the team. During his free time, Jarred enjoys playing Pokemon GO with his family, reading, watching anime, playing board and card games, and building and painting plastic models.

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Jacquelyn Waller, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Preclinical Education

Jacquelyn Waller, PharmD, BCPS, is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Preclinical Education at Rocky Vista University Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Montana and completed her residency at the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington. As a resident, Dr. Waller gained clinical experience with rotations in antimicrobial stewardship, pediatrics, internal medicine, critical care, transplant, and cardiology. She also held an adjunct faculty position at the Washington State University School of Pharmacy where she lectured in therapeutics and led small group case presentations. In addition to serving as a full-time faculty member at Rocky Vista University, Dr. Waller is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and has assisted in clinical trial coordination at the Rocky Vista Health Center.  Her current research interests include medical education, alternative products, and parental leave policies in United States medical schools. In her spare time, she loves to be outdoors skiing, hiking, running, and camping.

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Ben Wilde, DO
Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences

Dr. Ben Wilde, D.O. is an AOBFP board-certified osteopathic family physician, a fellow of the AAFP, and a 2008 graduate of Midwestern University—AZCOM. Following his residency training with Southern Illinois University, he practiced full-scope rural family medicine in northern Wyoming, which included in-patient care, and sports medicine. In 2017, Dr. Wilde became one of the inaugural faculty at RVUCOM-Southern Utah campus and served there as Vice Chair in the Department of Primary Care Medicine. Currently, Dr. Wilde is thrilled to have “returned home” to help establish MCOM and to be a part of its success by serving as MCOM’s Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Wilde continues his clinical practice locally and leadership at the state and national level as the president-elect of the ACOFP-Mountain West Regional Society and as a national faculty of the NBOME. Personally, family is important to Dr. Wilde. He and his wife homeschool their five children and also teach parenting classes in their community.

Michael Zawada

Michael Zawada, PhD
Chair of the Biomedical Sciences Department

Dr. Zawada joins RVU-MCOM as the Chair of Biomedical Sciences Department. He earned his doctorate in physiology and biophysics from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Zawada led a research team studying neurodegenerative diseases and taught at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for nearly 20 years. He is a founding faculty member of the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. He comes to us from the AT Still University, Arizona campus, where he served as Chair of Basic Medical Science Education Department. Beyond these leadership experiences, he led multiple cave mapping and exploration expeditions to northeast India. Dr. Zawada enjoys mountain biking and skiing and shares a passion for camping, hiking, and travel with his wife. They reside in Montana together with their daughter and an energetic husky.