Board of Directors

downloadPresident: Tiffany Lowe-Payne, DO

Dr. Tiffany Lowe-Payne is a board certified family physician with over 14 years of experience. She is currently practicing at City Center Medical Group in Raleigh, N.C., part of WakeMed Physician Practices.  She is also an assistant clinical professor at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Buies Creek, N.C.

Dr. Lowe-Payne earned her medical degree and completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM).  She  taught with the Department of Family Medicine at UMDNJ-SOM, and worked with Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers.   Additionally, Dr. Lowe-Payne has served as a clinical family practitioner at Duke Primary Care, a subsidiary of Duke University in North Carolina. Most recently, she has been appointed to the executive board of the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association (NCOMA) as Membership Chair. Dr. Lowe-Payne is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association.  She and her husband are devoted parents of two sons, and she enjoys singing, cooking and recreational boxing.

   President ElectDavid L Tolentino, DO, FACOI photo:  David Tolentino, DO

Dr. David Tolentino serves as associate dean for clinical affairs at CUSOM.  A graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, he received a Doctor of Osteopathy from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002.  Dr. Tolentino completed his Internal Medicine residency at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio where he served as Chief resident 2004-2005.

Dr. Tolentino is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and was an Internal Medicine Attending Physician/Resident Service Attending at Westshore Primary Care Associates in Westlake, Ohio for eleven years.  Dr. Tolentino also served as Medical Director at The Belvedere of Westlake and Assisted Living and Rae-Ann Suburban Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation as well as Medical Advisor for Westlake Village Assisted Living/Independent Living all in Westlake, Ohio.

Dr. Tolentino serves on the Governor’s Advisory Council for the North Carolina chapter of the American College of Physicians, NC Chapter, Governor’s Advisory Council and on the Southern Regional AHEC Board of Trustees.  He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Internists, American College of Physicians, American College of Physician Executives, and was very involved in the American Philippine Physicians in Ohio.

Semurphycretary Treasurer:  Mike Murphy, DO, FACOFP, dist, FAODME

Dr. Murphy serves as a primary care physician at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner Veterans Medical Center, Salisbury, North Carolina.  Prior to that, he served as the director of medical education at the Bluefield (West Virginia) Regional Medical Center (BRMC).  Following a 30-year in the US Navy, he served as the Dean of the Des Moines (Iowa) University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He is currently serving his second term as an AOA Board Member.

bryan cox Past President:  James Bryan Cox, DO

Dr. Cox moved to North Carolina in 2005 after his residency training to open a solo family practice with the support of his current employer Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge. His practice grew and evolved into a new Family Medicine Residency Program in 2011 currently affiliated with the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was named the founding Program Director. In addition to his role as program director, he serves as the President of the medical staff at Blue Ridge. He represented North Carolina at the AOA House of Delegates in 2016 and serves on the North Carolina Society of the ACOFP Board as Member at Large.


mahartyBoard of Trustees: Donald Maharty, DO

Dr. Maharty is currently serving as the Vice Chair of Family Medicine at the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the former founding Director of Medical Education and Program Director for the EVVCOM//Southern Regional AHEC Family Medicine Residency. He is a Family Medicine physician practicing in the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg Community for the last 19 years. Dr. Maharty is a board certified family physician.


BoarJohn M Kauffman photod of Trustees: (Dean) John Kauffman, DO

John M. Kauffman, Jr., DO, is the Founding Dean of Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine.

A medical educator for the past 22 years, Dr. Kauffman obtained his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate education at Allegheny College.

From 2001-2006, Dr. Kauffman worked for University Hospitals of Cleveland and established University based osteopathic residencies in Dermatology and Pediatrics. In 2006, he joined the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Virginia, as the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Affairs and was promoted to Vice Dean for Postgraduate Affairs over the Virginia and South Carolina campuses in 2010.


sucheckiBoard of Trustees: Slade Suchecki, DO

Dr. Suchecki is a board certified family physician in private practice at Brunswick Family Medicine, in Southport, NC. Serving as NCOMA’s past president, secretary/treasurer and membership chair, Dr. Suchecki has represented North Carolina at the AOA House of Delegates, and served on last year’s AOA Public Affairs Committee. He is on the clinical faculty for the Residency in Family Medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. He is credentialed at Dosher Memorial Hospital, where he serves as chairman of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and sits on the credentialing committee. For the last four years, he has served as Dosher’s Chief of Primary Care.  His strengths are in his caring approach to patient care and patient advocacy.


DONALD MORANDOBoard of Trustees: Donald Morando, DO

Dr. Donald Morando is a board certified family physician practicing at the Fairmont Medical Clinic in Fairmont, NC. Dr. Morando is originally from Southern California. He attended the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where he also completed both his internship and residency. Later, he was appointed Director of Medical Education and Residency Program Director at the Pikeville Medical Center Family Practice Clinic in Pikeville, Kentucky. Dr. Morando finds working in an underserved area, such as Fairmont, where he treats a significant number of patients with COPD, hypertension, heart disease and diabetes to be very rewarding. Dr. Morando is certified in wound care and hyperbaric treatment and incorporates these skills into his medical practice. Dr. Morando has obtained his private pilot’s license and loves to fly.


WalkerBarbara DO2013 crop (2)Board of Trustees: Barbara Walker, DO, Consultant (President Emeritus)

Barbara E. Walker, D.O. received her D.O. degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), completed her Residency in Family Medicine at Womack Army Community Hospital, completed a Faculty Development in Family Medicine Fellowship at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and received a Doctor of Sciences Honoris Causa degree from Campbell University in 2011.

She retired from the United States Army as a full Colonel in 2006 after more than 25 years of service.  Dr. Walker was one of the three founding physician faculty at the Family Medicine Residency in Wilmington, North Carolina and later established this as an American Osteopathic Association approved program. She has served as President of the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association, a delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for many years, and currently is serving on the AOA Board of Trustees.


Kailey Remien Student Representative:  Kailey Remien, OMS II

Kailey is the Vice President of CUSOM Chapter of SOMA and serves as the Community Outreach and Social Media Strategist for the CUSOM Community Care Clinic.




nancy-guy-small Executive Director:  Nancy Guy

Nancy serves in a joint role linking the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) with the NC Osteopathic Medical Association (NCOMA) and the NC Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (NCS-ACOFP).  Nancy serves as the Executive Director for each of the Associations, and coordinates continuing medical education initiatives for all three organizations.  Nancy is based at CUSOM in office # 137.