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Brian Bowles, MEd | (573) 634-3415, Ext. 21 |

Brian Bowles is the Executive Director for both MAOPS and the William L. Wetzel Foundation. He graduated from Missouri State University with his bachelor’s degree before completing his master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He taught in the Columbia Public School District for 15 years before becoming the Executive Director for MAOPS. Brian is a member and past-president of the Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors where he serves on a variety of committees, including the Technology and Online CME committees. He also serves on the American Osteopathic Association’s Council on Osteopathic Continuing Medical Education.


Wellness Escape

When Brian gets an opportunity for a mental wellness check he enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, fly fishing and hand-making bamboo fly rods. 



Michael Brown, DO | (816) 741-5542 |

Dr. Michael Brown is a graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his medical residency in Family and Community Medicine at Truman Medical Centers. Currently, he works for Meritas Health in North Kansas City, where he practices family medicine. Dr. Brown serves on the MAOPS board and holds the office of 1st Vice-Chair. He lives in Smithville, MO with his wife and five children.


Wellness Escape

In Mike’s spare time, he enjoys beekeeping with his family, photography and running.  



William "Russ" Carpenter, DO | (573) 632-5560 |


Dr. Russ Carpenter is a psychiatrist at the Center for Mental Wellness at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO. He is originally from St. Louis, where he completed his undergraduate degree at St. Louis University before attending medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. He then completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. Outside of general practice, Dr. Carpenter also takes a special interest in addiction psychiatry and is the Medical Director of an opioid use disorder treatment center at BHG in Kansas City, MO. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Physician and Health Professional Wellness Program sponsored by MAOPS.


Wellness Escape

Russ enjoys spending time with family, gardening, cooking, remodeling, traveling, outdoor activities and exercise, reading, and music/podcasts.



Victoria Damba, DO | (573) 747-1510 |


Victoria Damba, DO, is an Independent Family Medicine Physician. She initially began her career in medicine as a nurse working in a hospital setting and outpatient physician clinic for several years before attending medical school. She graduated from Truman State University with a BS in Biology and in 1997 graduated from ATSU-KCOM. She completed her Internship at Des Peres Hospital and her Family Medicine Residency in Farmington, MO where she still lives and practices. Dr. Damba has served on most of the MAOPS committees and is a Past President of the organization.

Wellness Escape

Victoria is married to a physician and has three children scattered all over the United States and takes every opportunity to go visit them. She loves to travel and explore new places. She exercises every day, even if it is only a two-mile walk. She enjoys a variety of exercise routines including yoga, running and bicycling.  




Katie Davenport-Kabonic, DO | (417) 827-1972 |


Dr. Katie Davenport-Kabonic is a graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine where she graduated with honors, and in 2012 was selected as a MAOPS Wetzel Scholar. She currently serves Cox Health Family Medicine with Obstetrics as a Faculty Physician and the SWMO AHEC – Springfield Director of Student Medical Education in Springfield, MO. Dr. Davenport-Kabonic is also an active member of the MAOPS Education and Convention Committee, the KCOM Curriculum Committee, and the Lead Physician for the Walk With A Doc program.

Wellness Escape

As time permits, Katie enjoys yoga, hiking, photography, art, movies, and books of fantasy. She also appreciates the practice of mindfulness and the study of psychology.  



Jeffrey Davis, DO | (660) 465-2828 |


Dr. Jeff Davis practices in Memphis, MO where he is the Chief Medical Officer and staff family medicine physician for Scotland County Hospital. In addition, he keeps busy as Medical Examiner for Scotland County and as a staff physician for Scotland County Care Center and Residential Care Facility, and Memphis Medical Services, a federally qualified hospital-based rural health clinic. Throughout his career, he has been providing well-woman, obstetrics and adolescent care, and continues to deliver babies. Dr. Davis serves the profession passionately. He is a past president of MAOPS and has served on every committee in the organization. He continues to serve as Education Co-Chair, and a member of the Leadership Development Committee, Finance & Audit Committee, and Legislative Committee. He is an AOA Delegate for Missouri and continues to stay active in the Northeast District. Dr. Davis is a graduate of ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at Southern Illinois University Quincy Family Practice in Quincy, IL.  Dr. Davis is board certified in Family Medicine.

Wellness Escape

In his free time, Jeff is an avid biker, fitness enthusiast, enjoys traveling and spending time with family. 



Heather Johns, LCSW | (573) 632-5600 |


Heather Johns is the Director of the Center for Mental Wellness at Capital Region Medical Center. She graduated from Missouri Western State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work before completing her master’s in Social Work at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Heather obtained her clinical license while practicing in an outpatient setting where she worked with all ages around mental health diagnosis and family life stressors. Heather is the clinical administrator for the MAOPS Physician and Health Professional Wellness Program serving physicians and health professionals throughout the State of Missouri.

Wellness Escape

Heather enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, yoga, walking her bassett hound and attending sporting events.


Richard Schooler, DO | (417) 625-3188 |


Dr. Schooler is the Dean of the School of Health Sciences of Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) and Executive Director of the MSSU Gipson Center for Healthcare Leadership. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and completed his residency in OB-GYN at Michigan State University in Lansing, MI. He practiced as an OB-GYN for 19 years in Joplin, MO before moving into Healthcare Administration. He served as the Medical Director of Freeman Health System in Joplin for two years before becoming the Chief Medical Officer for the system in 2006. After serving in this role for seven years he was appointed as the system's Executive V.P. and Chief Operating Officer in 2013 and served in that role until his retirement in 2016. Dr. Schooler was also Freeman's Director of Medical Education from 2004-2013. He joined Missouri Southern State University two months after his retirement from healthcare.

Wellness Escape

Richard enjoys hunting upland game birds in his spare time. He is also a fan of MSSU athletics, the KC Royals and the KC Chiefs. 



David Tannehill, DO, FACP | (314) 402-8244 |


Dr. Tannehill serves on the MAOPS Board of Trustees and the Board of Healing Arts. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Saint Louis University in his role as a faculty Intensivist and Associate Program Director for Mercy Hospital St. Louis and St. Louis University’s Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. During his time at Mercy Clinic and Mercy Virtual in St. Louis, MO, h has won multiple awards for teaching excellence and has held an integral role in developing Mercy’s sepsis program. A 1998 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis & a 2005 graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Tannehill is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine and is certified by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties in Neurocritical Care Medicine.

Wellness Escape

In his spare time, David enjoys fishing, skiing and spending time with his family.  



James "Jim" L. Wieberg, MEd, LPC | (573) 690-7691 |


Jim Wieberg is semi-retired from the Center for Mental Wellness at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO, which he founded and served for 35 years. He carried a patient load, managed the Center and was a founding member of the MAOPS Physician Health Program, which he continues to be invested in today. He served on the executive board of the Federation of Physician Health Programs for four years.

Wellness Escape

Jim and his wife Diane have 7 children between them who are literally scattered worldwide. This affords them many opportunities to travel and they adore helping care for their 9 grandchildren. They also love to garden and pretend that their 10 acres in the city is a large farm. They exercise frequently, and can’t get enough of the Cardinals, Chiefs, and Tigers.



Wanda Wilson, DO | (573) 230-5292 |


Dr. Wanda Wilson is board certified in Family Practice by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. She is a graduate of the A.T. Still University/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her postgraduate training with Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals in St. Louis, MO. From 2004 until her retirement, Dr. Wilson practiced with Capital Region Health Branch West Urgent Care and Edgewood Family Practice. She is very active within the AOA, MAOPS, and the Osage Valley District Osteopathic Association all of which she is still a member. She currently serves as a Trustee for the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, and past positions held include; delegate, alternate delegate, President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer.

Wellness Escape

Wanda rejuvenates by spending time with her border collies and horses. She spends quiet time reading, gardening, and photographing nature. Her wellness plan includes time with family and friends traveling, cooking, antiquing, hiking, biking, and group aerobics.

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