TOM A. HAMILTON, DO – Chairman
Dr. Hamilton is a graduate of OSU-COM and completed his otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery residency at OSU Medical Center. He entered private practice in 2003 and is president of Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists of Tulsa. In 2013 he began serving as program director of the otolaryngology/facial plastic surgery residency which allowed the program to continue training residents in Oklahoma. Dr. Hamilton’s contributions to the profession were recognized when he was honored as the Foundation’s Outstanding Physician in 2014.
A. NICOLE FARRAR, DO, FACOI – Vice Chairman
Dr. Nicole Farrar is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following graduation, she entered the internal medicine residency at Oklahoma State University Medical Center and was awarded the James D. Edwards Excellence in Internal Medicine Award after serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Farrar was a practicing hospitalist in the intensive care unit at St. John Medical Center until 2018 when she returned to the OSU Center for Health Sciences. She currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medical Education (Internal Medicine), the Department Chair of Medical Education, and the Medical Director of Simulation for OSU-CHS. Dr. Farrar is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.
JEFFREY S. STROUP, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS– Secretary / Treasurer
Dr. Stroup is the Senior Vice President and Provost at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and COO for Oklahoma State University Medical Authority and Trust. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy at the Albany College of Pharmacy of Union University in Albany, New York. He completed a Pharmacy Residency at the Albany College of Pharmacy and The Endocrine Group in Albany, New York.
SHERRI L. WISE, CPA – President / CEO
Sherri Wise has served as President and CEO of the Osteopathic Founders Foundation since 1996. She is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and holds certification in Oklahoma as a Certified Public Accountant.
Ms. Wise serves in a variety of volunteer activities both locally and nationally. She was appointed to the Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board by Governor Brad Henry and reappointed by Governors Mary Fallin and Kevin Stitt before recently concluding her final term of service. She currently chairs the Oklahoma Seed Capital Investment Fund for the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.
Ms. Wise is Immediate Past-President of the National Association of Osteopathic Foundations and represents that group as an appointee to the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of Education and the AOA Bureau of Federal Health Programs. She serves ex-officio to the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association Bureau on Legislation. Ms. Wise served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Osteopathic Foundation and continues to serve the AOF as a member of the Council on Grants and Awards. She was awarded the Horizon Award by the American Osteopathic Foundation in 2005. Ms. Wise is former Chairman of the Oklahoma Educational Foundation for Osteopathic Medicine.
Locally, Ms. Wise was a long-time volunteer for Special Olympics having served on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Oklahoma and as a member of the President’s Advisory Council for Special Olympics International. Ms. Wise is a member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Oklahoma Planned Giving Council. She is an alumna of Leadership Tulsa.
LAURA ARROWSMITH, DO
Dr. Arrowsmith is a graduate of the Kansas City UMB. She completed her radiology residency at OSU Medical Center and currently practices with Diagnostic Imaging Associates. Dr. Arrowsmith served on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Transgender Equality in Washington from 2011 to 2017 and serves as the Medical Director for the medical clinic at Oklahomans for Equality. She is also an advocate and educator regarding transgender issues on local, state and national levels.
J. MARTIN BEAL, DO
Dr. Beal is an OSU-COM grad who completed his OB-GYN residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. After serving as a faculty member and director of the OB-GYN program, he entered private practice with Tulsa OB-Gyn Associates. In January 2019 he became the first DO Chief of Staff at St. John Medical Center. We congratulate him on being honored with the Foundation’s 2016 Outstanding Physician Award.
MICHAEL P. CARNEY, DO, FACOI, FACC, FSCAI
Dr. Michael P. Carney practiced interventional cardiology for more than thirty years prior to his retirement in 2014. After graduating from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Carney relocated to Tulsa for an internal medicine residency at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital (OSU Medical Center), then completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Oklahoma. He taught at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine for many years and was one of the first to participate in the college’s telemedicine program. Dr. Carney is a Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists, the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography. He was awarded the Osteopathic Founders Foundation’s Outstanding Physician Award in 2007 and the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association’s Doctor of the Year Award in 2021.
ANDREW S. CRAWFORD, DO, FACOI, MBA
Dr. Crawford began his career as a paramedic/fireman before attending medical school at OSU-COM. He then went on to Internal Medicine residency at OSU Medical Center and completed fellowship at Texas A&M University and Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic in 2002. In 2013 he received an MBA from OSU. Dr. Crawford currently works at Warren Clinic Gastroenterology.
MATTHEW L. ELSE, DO, MBA
Dr. Else completed medical school at OSU-COM then went on to a Family Medicine residency at OSU Center for Health Sciences. He currently works at Utica Park Clinic. He was awarded Rookie Physician of the Year in 2021 by the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association as well as receiving Outstanding Healthcare Awards in 2020 and 2021. Dr. Else previously served on the board of the Tulsa County Medical Society and is a current board member of Health, Outreach, Prevent, Education (H.O.P.E.).
JEREMY S. FULLINGIM, DO
Dr. Fullingim attended medical school at OSU-COM, then went on to complete his diagnostic radiology residency at OSU Medical Center in 2008 where he was chief radiology resident. He went on to complete a pediatric radiology fellowship at The Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics in Kansas City in 2009. Dr. Fullingim works for Diagnostic Imaging Associates.
JACOB K. TARABOLOUS, DO, FAOCA
Dr. Tarabolous was born in Athens, Greece and came to the U.S. when he was 9 years old. He attended medical school at University of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery in Des Moines, IA, then went on to complete his anesthesiology internship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and residency at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. He has served a Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Tulsa Regional Medical Center (OSU Medical Center) and at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS. Dr. Tarabolous is a Fellow of the American Board of Osteopathic Anesthesiologists and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists and Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists.
HENRY J. WILL, J.D.
Henry retired from legal practice in 2019 after 53 years with Conner & Winters, LLP. He was listed as a “Best Lawyer” in Oklahoma for over 27 years and as a “Super Lawyer” in Oklahoma each year since 2006 until his retirement. A member of ACTEC since 1996, he was a regular presenter at professional seminars. Henry has been a member of numerous exempt organization boards of directors and has served as president and chairman of many of them including Tulsa Philharmonic, Tulsa Opera, Dillon International and The Center for Individuals with Physical Disabilities. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.
KENNETH E. CALABRESE, DO, MACOI – Director Emeritus
Dr. Calabrese is a 1970 graduate of the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (KCUMB). After completing his internship at Lakeside Hospital in Kansas City he entered the Internal Medicine residency program at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital (now OSU Medical Center). In 1977, he completed a Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and returned to OOH to begin his practice and develop the renal dialysis program for the hospital. Dr. Calabrese served as President American College of Osteopathic Internists in 1997-1998 and President Oklahoma Osteopathic Association in 2017-2018. In 1998 he was recognized as the Osteopathic Founders Foundation’s Outstanding Physician and in 2019 received the Richard C. Staab, DO Legacy Award. He is currently medical director for acute dialysis at OSU Medical Center.