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American Osteopathic Association Names Kristin Belleson Vice President of Affiliate and Membership Services

CHICAGO—December 6, 2017—Kristin Belleson was named vice president of affiliate and membership services by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the professional home of the nation’s more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students.

In her new role, Belleson is charged with driving member value by better aligning AOA products and services to the evolving needs of physicians. Belleson previously served as chief membership officer for the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, where she grew membership by 15 percent and maintained a 94 percent member retention rate.

“Kristin clearly understands that physicians’ needs have evolved and she has a long track record of adapting programs and services to better serve members. The osteopathic medical profession is in a period of exponential growth and we are confident Kristin will engage these young physicians and deliver value to our members,” said Adrienne White-Faines, AOA chief executive officer.

Belleson is a graduate of the University of Iowa. Her professional experience includes a variety of roles at the American Dental Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association and YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.

About the American Osteopathic Association

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) represents more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs and is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools.  To learn more about osteopathic medicine, visit

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