IPCEA Board of Directors 2023
Royce K. Keilers, DO, FACOFP dist*
William J. Burke, DO, FACOFP dist*
Ronnie B. Martin, DO, FACOFP dist*
Joshua S. Coren, DO, MBA, FACOFP
Aaron A. Davis, DO, FAAFP
Royce K. Keilers, DO, FACOFP dist
Royce K. Keilers, DO, FACOFP dist., serves as a board member of the International Primary Care Educational Alliance (IPCEA) of which he was a founding director. He is retired from active medical care, having received his BS from Texas Lutheran College (now Texas Lutheran University) and his doctorate from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Keilers was board-certified and is a Distinguished Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He continues as an active member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the IPCEA. His past positions include serving as Associate Professor of Family Practice at the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, past president of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and past president of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Keilers has received many honors including the “It Only Takes One Award” from Heart To Heart International, a global humanitarian and disaster relief organization, the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award, and the American Osteopathic Association’s Great Pioneer Award for exemplary service to the profession.
- Founding Director
William J. Burke, DO, FACOFP dist
William J. Burke, DO, FACOFP dist serves as Dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM), Dublin Campus. His previous positions included Vice President of Medical Education and Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital. He is also an associate professor of family medicine with tenure at OUHCOM. Dr. Burke has been actively involved in graduate and undergraduate medical education for over 25 years. He received his BA in History from Capital University and his doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine in 1988 from Ohio University. Dr. Burke is board-certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He currently serves as past chair of the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA), is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association, and is a founding director of the International Primary Care Educational Alliance – an organization focused on providing Chinese physicians with education via a train-the-trainer program to assist in the development of family physicians providing primary care services in community health centers.
Ronnie B. Martin, DO, FACOFP dist
Ronnie B. Martin, DO, FACOFP dist *
Dr. Martin, born in Texas but currently retired and living in Muldrow, OK is proudly a graduate of Davis High in Davis, OK, moving to the state after living in southern California until 1964. He proudly identifies himself as a board-certified osteopathic family physician and medical educator. Dr. Martin entered medical school at Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979 after graduation from Southwestern University College of Pharmacy in 1973 and practicing hospital pharmacy in Enid OK. Graduating as a member of the third class in 1979, he completed a combined primary rural training program in family medicine at a consortium between Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital and Enid Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Martin practiced family medicine in Enid for the next 18 years, including acute, chronic, preventative adult and childhood medicine, obstetrics, sports medicine, emergency medicine, and the clinical education of students and residents in his practice throughout that period. Seeking an opportunity to enter medical education full time, he moved to Tulsa, OK in 1997, where he practiced with Springer Clinic and taught in conjunction with OSU-COM for two years.
Beginning a full-time medical education career in 1999, Dr. Martin’s professional education journey included his roles as a professor of family medicine on the faculty of six colleges of osteopathic medicine (COM), being the Chair of Family Medicine Departments at two COMs with advancement to Associate Dean of Medical Education and Vice Dean rank at three of the institutions over the next decade. Dr. Martin was recruited and ultimately selected to serve as the founding dean at two new osteopathic colleges of medicine, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Denver, CO in 2006 and Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, VA in 2012.
Dr. Martin entered the U.S. Army in 1968, moved over to the Oklahoma National Guard and Reserve Medical Corp (USARMC) before retiring in 1992 after Desert Storm after spending 22 years in service as a reserve non-commissioned officer in the USARMC.
He has had the honor, after serving on the boards of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association (OOA) and the American College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOFP) for more than a decade each, of being elected to serve as President of the OOA in 1996 and as the President of the ACOFP in 2008. He served on multiple regulatory and legislative boards, task forces and bureaus in Oklahoma, Iowa, Virginia, and Florida in addition to serving as president of the OKCOMS Alumni Association and on the Board of the OSU Foundation.
A Health Policy Fellow with extensive experience in Oklahoma City, Denver, Richmond, and Tallahassee as well as Washington, D.C., Dr. Martin has served on the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Federal Health Council over the past two decades and currently chairs the Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC) for the AOA. His professional service to the AOA and the greater osteopathic profession is diverse and deep, including multiple committees, task forces, and commissions. Dr. Martin’s personal feeling is his service is highlighted by his decades-long service on the AOA’s Bureau of Federal Health along with his service over a period of three decades for the Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and its precursor, the Predoctoral Committee, including one term as the chairperson of that body.
Dr. Martin has been blessed by having the opportunity to provide medical service and outreach more than three dozen times on medical outreach events in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America, as well as the U.S. after disastrous events, often with students and residents from colleges of osteopathic medicine. He is especially proud of his 15-year work with IPCEA and its efforts toward advancing the evolution of primary care and family medicine in China.
Dr. Martin has been married to Sherri L. Martin since 1968. They have three children, R. Shawn Martin, the CEO of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Natasha Bray, the Dean for Oklahoma State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, and Dr. Amanda Martin, an orthopedic surgeon who is one of the physicians for MLS and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. All three of the physicians in the family are graduates of OSU-COM. He has four grandchildren, Elliott, Preston, Parker, and Payton.
Dr. Martin retired from full-time educational efforts in 2019 after serving his last two years as the Interim-Dean of the KCUMB College of Osteopathic Medicine Campus in Joplin, MO. He retired to Muldrow close to where his daughter and grandsons live. He continues to provide medical care and education for future physicians as an adjunct faculty member for OSU-COM.
- Founding Director
Joshua S. Coren, DO, MBA, FACOFP
Joshua S. Coren, DO, MBA, FACOFP:
Interim Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Chair and Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Director of Continuing Medical Education
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Education: Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, St. Joseph’s University, MBA, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
American Osteopathic Board of Medicine
Additional Information: Dr. Coren was the Co-Founder and Medical Director of the Rowan University Covid-19 Vaccine Center who provided leadership and support for the core team while maintaining constant contact with State officials. As chair and professor of the department of family medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Joshua Coren is responsible for the predoctoral, post-doctoral, and clinical activities from the department. Dr. Coren has been PI on numerous state and federal grants including the Department of Health Services Office of Women’s Health and HRSA. As Director of the Continuing Medical Education department at RowanSOM, he designs, lectures, and implements both online and on-site educational content for international programming. He is also a co-director of the International Primary Care Educational Alliance in which I have been involved since 2007 in training and preparation of physicians from China in the field of family medicine. He enjoys mentoring faculty to succeed in academia and foster a collaborative learning environment for students, residents, and faculty.
Aaron A. Davis, DO, FAAFP
Aaron A. Davis, D.O., FAAFP
Family Medicine Residency
Naval Medicine Readiness & Training Command
F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
Florida State University Bachelor of Science, Biology; Bachelor of Arts Anthropology; Bachelor of Arts Psychology
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine; Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Aaron Davis, DO, FAAFP serves as co-director of the International Primary Care Education Alliance in Shenzhen, China. He is a board-certified Family Physician and specialist in Maternal & Child Health. He graduated from the Florida State University with degrees in Anthropology, Biology, and Psychology and later earned his Doctorate from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University.
Dr. Davis completed his internship at Maine-Dartmouth and Maine General Hospital, Family Medicine residency at the University of Kansas at Wesley Medical Center, and fellowship in Maternal & Child Health at Brown University at Women and Infant’s Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Wilderness Medicine Society.
He has travelled to six continents providing humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and serving as an expedition physician. Notable work includes living on the Navajo Nation offering full-scope family medicine including pediatrics, obstetrics, and hospital medicine, responding to the earthquake in Haiti and the EF5 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, and serving as the medical officer aboard the Barque Picton Castle in the South Pacific. He is currently faculty for the United States Navy’s Family Medicine Residency at Camp Pendleton in California and serves as an Assistant Professor at the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University.