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MAOPS Central Office Team
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Executive Director
Brian Bowles
(573) 634-3415, Ext. 21

Brian represents MAOPS at all local, state and federal meetings, as well as with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). He also directs legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts. Along with the Association's president, Brian visits osteopathic district affiliates, colleges of osteopathic medicine and postgraduate programs. He serves as the staff liaison to the Association's Executive, Legislative, Leadership Development and Physician Health Committees, as well as various task forces and fast action teams. He is a past president of the Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors.

Brian has been married to his wife Chris for 25 years. They have four children: Miller, Sam, Elly and Mikaela. When not working, Brian spends his time traveling to his kid's events, reading, hiking, fly fishing and making bamboo fly rods.


Associate Executive Director
Chris Bowles
(573) 634-3415, Ext. 22

Chris wears many hats at MAOPS, serving as the associate executive director, chief financial officer, human resources manager and Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention coordinator. The MAOPS Central Office team has also dubbed Chris as the "database queen," given her keen ability to make sense out of data and essentially make data magic happen with ease.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her four children, baking, reading and pursuing family activities.

Leigh Haslag
Executive Assistant
(573) 634-3415, Ext. 20

Leigh joined the team at MAOPS with an extensive background as an executive assistant. Her strong interpersonal and communication skills make her an ideal fit for the organization. Her primary role at MAOPS is to assist the executive director as well as coordinate a variety of projects, including Missouri Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Day, district events and the annual awards program.

In her spare time, Leigh can most often be found spending time with her husband, two children and family. She also enjoys reading, catching up with friends and flexing her culinary skills through attempts at baking "the perfect batch of chocolate chip cookies.”



Gabby Keller
Communications Coordinator
(573) 634-3415, Ext. 23

Gabby is a graduate of Missouri State University, where she studied Photography, Advertising and Promotion. She has a background in design, marketing and nonprofit business.Her duties at MAOPS Include the monthly and weekly newsletters, design, marketing and more. 


She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, photography and staying active in the community any chance she gets. She looks forward to combining her passions for design, communications and nonprofit business to serve MAOPS and its members. 


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