Alumni Association Board
Roy Ward, D.O., M.H.A., Past President
Dr. Ward graduated from OSUCOM in 2011. He is residency trained in Family Medicine at OSU Medicine. Dr. Ward currently practices at the W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where he is a staff physician in the emergency department. He also serves as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Cherokee Nation Medical Staff, Site Director for the US Army Special Forces Medical Sergeant Clinical Training Course at Cherokee Nation, faculty for the Cherokee Nation Family Medicine Residency, and as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professorin Rural Health and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for OSU-CHS.
Abby Housman, D.O., President
Dr. Housman is a 2010 graduate of OSUCOM. She is residency trained in Family Medicine at OSU Medicine. Dr. Housman currently practices at Five Oaks Medical Group in Chickasha.
Amanda Carey, D.O., Vice President
Dr. Carey graduated from OSUCOM in 2013. She currently practices at OSU Family Medicine at Eastgate and Health Care Center. She is the Associate Program Director for the OMECO THC Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Carey and her husband are both graduates of our medical school.
Greg Gray, D.O., FACEP Treasurer
Dr. Gray graduated from OSU in 1985 with a BS in Biochemistry. He worked for the athletic department as a student trainer and EMT from 1980-1984, then OSU Fire and Safety (now Environmental Health) in 1984-1985 as an EMT. Gray graduated from OSUCOM in '89 and completed his rotational-internship at Hillcrest in OKC. He later completed his ER residency at OSU Medical Center in 1993. He has been a staff member with St. Francis System since 1992 in the ER. Presently, he works at St. Francis Hospital -South and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Education at OSU Medicine.
Garrick Shrek, D.O., Secretary
I am a family practice physician in Stillwater, OK. We have a group practice called Stillwater Family Care. I was in the original class that made OSU-COM the medical school of choice in the state of OK and I really enjoyed going to school there. I have been active with the school teaching as a rural hospital and rural clinic facilitator and I've also been very active in recruiting students from OSU to our school by allowing them to shadow with me. I would be honored to represent the alumni of our great medical school.
John Westlake, MHA, BSN, RN, Graduate Representative
I have been a student of healthcare for as long as I can remember. My very first job was working at a vet clinic in Tulsa and then for Saint Francis as a Patient Transporter. From there I have had several degrees and when the opportunity to obtain my Healthcare Administration degree from OSU was finally upon me I couldn't have been more ecstatic and honored. I have been in healthcare for 20 years working in various capacities. I oversaw a Covid Field Hospital and Directed a Mass Covid Vaccine Site for different states. Healthcare has and always will be my passion, my driving force. We are in an industry that is ever changing and innovative while still holding some basic oaths in place from the 5th Century B.C.
Linda Nguyen, OSU-COM at Cherokee Nation Student Representative
I completed my undergraduate studies at University of Houston and continued my graduate education at OSU-CHS before matriculating into OSU-COM class of 2025. I am an incoming second year medical student and am currently interested in pursuing emergency medicine. I love OSU's friendly environment and consider myself very lucky to be a part of this family. I hope to contribute as much as I can to this organization and help everyone in the best way possible.
Madison Pastor, OSU-COM Student Representative
I am the daughter of an Air Force pilot, so I moved around a lot when I was little. We ended up in Enid, OK for most of my school, and that is where I consider my hometown. I am a graduate of Oklahoma State University two times over. I earned my Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nutritional sciences at the Stillwater campus, and sat for my exam to become a Registered Dietitian in 2021. I am working on a third graduation from OSU in the Class of 2024 at the Tulsa campus, working to become a D.O.
Forrest LaFleur, CHS Student Representative
My name is Forrest LaFleur. I am master's candidate in Human Anatomy and Vertebrate Paleontology specializing in Crocodylian Neuroanatomy. I want to foster an all-inclusive environment for students at OSUCHS from all walks of life. I am interested in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia and am open to speaking to anyone who wants advice, help, or just someone to talk to. I'm excited to serve as the CHS student representative for the OSUCHS Alumni Association Board of Directors, and I will do my best to represent all students.