Roger Wohlwend, D.O. - Trustee

Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH  Internship: Parkview Hospital, Toledo, OH

Residency: Parkview Hospital, Toledo, OH

Fellowship: Ohio University, Athens, OH

Memberships: American Osteopathic Association; Ohio Osteopathic Association;  

                        Master Faculty, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine


John Rooney, D.O. - Treasurer

Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Residency: St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH

Memberships: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians;

                        VVMC Medical Staff 2014

Nicholas G. Espinoza, D.O. - State Trustee 

Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Internship: Parkview Hospital, Toledo, OH

Positions: Assistant Dean, CORE, OUHCOM;

                 Medical Equity Teacher, OSU College Of Medicine

Joy A. Studer, Executive Director

Executive Director Since 2003

Our Board Members & Staff

         The Northwest Ohio Osteopathic Association (NWOOA) is District 1, of eleven districts of the Ohio Osteopathic Association, which has been supporting osteopathic physicians since 1898.  The Ohio Osteopathic Association is a non-profit professional association that advocates for Ohio's 4,441 licensed osteopathic physicians (DOs), who reside in Ohio, 21 health-care facilities accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens.  DOs represent 13 percent of the total physicians practicing in Ohio and 26 percent of the state's family physicians.
          The Ohio Osteopathic Association, a divisional society of the American Osteopathic Association, has been serving the osteopathic profession and the citizens of Ohio since 1898.  The OOA's mission includes promoting Ohio's public health and advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.

Northwest Ohio Osteopathic Association

Jennifer Pfleghaar, D.O. - Trustee

Board Certified, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA

Internship: St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH 

Residency: St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH  ‚Äč

Tim Polakowski, Conference Assistant/Webmaster

Involved since 2012

Kris L. Lindbloom, D.O. - Vice President
Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Internship: St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH

Residency: St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH

Nick Pfleghaar, D.O. - President 

Board Certified, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Medical School: Ohio University  College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH  Internship: St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH
Residency: Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, OH

Tracey O'Neal Hooker, D.O. - Trustee

Board Certified, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Advanced Training: Master's in Healthcare Administration, Ohio University

Medical School: Ohio University  College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH  Internship: St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH

Residency: St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH 

Honors/Memberships:  Medical Review Officer, 2012; Diplomat in the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, 2007; Ohio Department of Aging Award, 1997