Ron Ayres (64) is an obstetrician/gynecologist currently serving as Acting Chair/Associate Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- School of Osteopathic Medicine. He also is the chief of obstetrics and gynecology at the Kennedy Memorial Hospital University Medical Center located in Turnersville, NJ. After ENC, Ron graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1968 and did post-doctoral training as an intern in Dayton, OH, followed by a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital in Detroit, MI. Within his local hospital system Ron has served in a variety of leadership roles including chief of staff. He has also served as president of his professional college (the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists), and as chair of the certifying board for his specialty. He is currently serving appointments by the President of the American Osteopathic Association, including Advisor to the AOA Membership Policy Council and Chair of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists. Ron is the recipient of many awards including the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. His research has been widely published and he has presented as an invited lecturer for many medical conventions. Ron and his wife, Ruth Ann (Stetson, 65), have three children, all of whom graduated from ENC.