The RSO Board of Directors serves as the governing body for the organization and is made up of both resident and student officers. The elected individuals work tirelessly to ensure our member’s interests are met on every front, including providing exclusive educational opportunities, benefits, networking and support.

Officers are elected by their peers during the RSO general membership meeting that takes place each year at the Scientific Assembly. 

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us with questions, concerns or suggestions you may have.

Coral Byrns, DO, PGY1
Coral Byrns, DO, PGY1President
Hometown: Conway, AR
Residency Program: EVMS
Medical School: VCOM-Auburn
Hobbies: Cooking, eating fancy foods I can’t afford, anything related to true crime, and watching football! War Eagle!
Blake Pruitt Chatham, DO, PGY2
Blake Pruitt Chatham, DO, PGY2Past President
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Residency Program: Norman
Medical School: UNTHSC-TCOM
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, listening to true crime podcasts, obsessing over my dog, cooking and trying new restaurants with my husband, you can always find me where there’s margaritas/chips+salsa!
Spencer Sage Heath, DO, PGY1
Spencer Sage Heath, DO, PGY1Vice President
Hometown: Graham, TX
Residency Program: JPS
Medical School: NYITCOM-Arkansas
Hobbies: Looking like that one guy (you know, from that thing), kayaking, cycling, loading the dishwasher wrong, cooking Sichuan food, and having too many pets!
Janelle DePriest, OMS II
Janelle DePriest, OMS IISecretary
Hometown: Haysville, KS
Medical School: KansasCOM
Hobbies: My dog and I like to try different breweries, hike when we aren’t in the flat area of Kansas, and gravel bike through the Flint Hills when I have the chance!
Kayla Shorten, DO, PGY1
Kayla Shorten, DO, PGY1Treasurer
Hometown: Cypress, TX
Residency Program: Christus Spohn/TX A&M
Medical School: KCU
Hobbies: Baking macarons, running with my dogs, traveling, finding and collecting beautiful seashells, and any high adrenaline activity like sky diving and scuba diving
Alexandra Sappington, OMS IV
Alexandra Sappington, OMS IVDirector of Student Affairs
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Undergraduate: Furman University (BS) Troy University (MSEd)
Medical School: ACOM
Hobbies: I’m a retired D1 softball player who re-lives the glory days through slow-pitch, I teach spin classes at several gyms in the area, I enjoy trying new breweries, watching football (roll tide), and spending time with my fiance and dog!
Savannah Dimick, OMS IV
Savannah Dimick, OMS IVPast Director of Student Affairs
Hometown: Northfield, MN
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Medical School: UNECOM
Hobbies: Running, cooking, going on adventures with my two dogs, cross-country skiing, traveling, and spending time outdoors (lakeside in Minnesota, and oceanside in New England!)
Gordon Calhoun, OMS III
Gordon Calhoun, OMS IIIStudent Publications Chair
Hometown: Parker, CO
Medical School: ICOM
Hobbies: Nature photography, skiing, travel, live music, golf- just being outside in the mountains!
Ellis Bloom, OMS IV
Ellis Bloom, OMS IVResident Conference Chair
Hometown: Conshohocken, PA
Medical School: PCOM
Hobbies: Playing with my American Cattle Dog, Pumpkin, hiking, skiing, running, traveling, playing board games
Sarah Turley, OMS III
Sarah Turley, OMS IIIStudent Conference Chair
Hometown: Spring Hill, TN
Medical School: LMU DCOM
Hobbies: running, playing with my pug puppy named Frank, trying new foods and restaurants, watching The Office
Miranda Kennedy, OMS II
Miranda Kennedy, OMS IIStudent Conference Chair
Hometown: Blue Springs, MO
Medical School: KCU-KC
Hobbies: Playing fetch with my cat (yep, cat), finding new wineries, and exploring the great outdoors in the US and Australia (where my husband is from). Most of all I love to adventure with my family and friends!
Amber Andrade, OMS III
Amber Andrade, OMS IIIGME Chair
Hometown: Goodyear, AZ
Medical School: Western University – COMP
Hobbies: You can find me at your nearest music festival or house music show. I am a sneakerhead and love fashion, I play competitive volleyball, and love to try new restaurants and breweries.
Marykate Decker, OMS IV
Marykate Decker, OMS IVResident Publications Chair
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Medical School: PCOM
Hobbies: Will play any and every sport, current favorites are basketball and tennis. I also love cooking, painting, and reading. In my spare time you’ll find me rescuing cats or trying to find the best Birria tacos in Philly!