Our organization was established in 1946 to support and promote osteopathic medicine throughout the great State of Michigan along with the Michigan Osteopathic Association. Over the years, our name has changed many times and our current name, Advocates for the Michigan Osteopathic Association (AMOA) was adopted in 2005. 

Throughout all of the changes, however, our mission has remained the same, to support and promote osteopathic medicine in Michigan through community outreach, academic scholarship, and legislative activity. Our membership consists of family members of osteopathic physicians and supporters of the osteopathic profession. There is a comprehensive historical museum of our organization on the campus of MSU-COM. The museum showcases the philanthropic works that the AMOA has achieved over the course of our existence. We look forward to sharing this influential collection with you. We are an affiliate of the Advocates for the American Osteopathic Association.

AMOA Spring 2018

For those of you new to the AMOA, welcome. We are glad you have found us, and we look forward to sharing this great organization with you. For those of you who are already familiar with the Advocates, welcome back! We know that you are aware of the exceptional work that this organization has done in the past, and can understand what the AMOA can do in the future. To everyone, the most important part of the AMOA is that we can't do it without you!

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AMOA's Angela Kalcec featured on Married to Doctors podcast

AMOA President, Angela Kalcec, is the featured guest on the podcast, Married to Doctors. 

The website and podcasts offer wonderful stories of how couples cope with the journey a physician and their families take. The Married to Doctor website offers podcasts, blogs and resources dedicated to sharing the ‘Married to a Doctor’ experience. Be sure to “Like” their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

Married to Doctors Podcast 
Married to Doctors website

AMOA Board
President- Angela Kalcec
President Elect- Pam Kolinski
Vice President- Rachel Jones
Treasurer- Lynette Goldberger
Recording Secretary- Tamera Schroeder 
Past President- Jennifer Magnatta
Immediate Past President- Lauren Stremers
Directors- Genell Wheeler, Aja Hicks and Rebecca Kielhorn

Distracted Driver Awareness programAMOA Distracted Driver Simulator
Our distracted driving simulator is one of our main outreach to the community. We get requests often to set up and display our simulator a
t schools, hospitals, and other events. The simulator challenges drivers to navigate typical driving scenarios while attempting to use a phone to text or make a phone call. The results are predictable- driving while texting simply does not mix. We also have drunk driving goggles to warn of the dangers of drinking and driving. 

Fortunately our simulator shows the hazards without real-life consequences, accidents, hospital visits, and a trip to the courtroom are all simulated, though could happen in reality if people choose to text or drink and drive. The AMOA offers this Distracted Driving Simulator to various groups, please reach out if interested.



Tree of Peace AMOATree of Peace

The Tree of Peace is our annual fundraiser that gives people the opportunity to remember a special person while supporting the programs of the Advocates. Each ornament is hand crafted by one of our board members, Dana Borenitsch, and the Tree is displayed in the lobby of our beautiful MOA building for the month of December. There are three levels of giving, the shining light, a keepsake ornament, and Tree of Peace sponsor, 

the last of which entitles you to keep the ornament in January when the tree is taken down. All proceeds of this fundraiser benefit our ongoing projects in support of the Osteopathic Profession. One such project, the Distracted Driving Simulator, continues to gain attention, and we are to reaching out across the state to interested hospitals, service organizations and schools.


MOA Convention
Each year at the MOA Scientific Convention the Advocates gather for their annual House of Delegates meeting and installation luncheon. Our meeting is a time for members to get together and celebrate osteopathic advocacy, as well as discuss important items and events for the good of our organization. Following our meeting is the installation of our President and board, and luncheon. We typically hold this event on the Friday and Saturday of the Scientific Convention.




AMOA Facebook Group Page
Join the AMOA on Facebook for news on events and links to partners and friends in the various programs we promote.  
AMOA Facebook group page
MSUCOM Student Advocate Association Facebook page
The Yellow Ribbon Program