Hunter Sharp D.O., C-NMM/OMM, Director of ONMM 2
Name: Eric Hunter Sharp, DO
Hometown: Newberry, S.C.
Residency: Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Virginia
Internship: Logan General Hospital, Logan, West Virginia
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM)
Undergraduate: Davidson College
Major: Chemistry; Minor Medical Humanities
Board Certification:AOBFM, AOBNMM
I served as the DOME as well as the OMM Plus One Fellowship Director at Eastern Maine Medical Center FMR before joining the CMMC faculty in August of 2012. It has been a fun transition for me given that I joined a great faculty group with a long tradition of commitment to osteopathic education and also was able to relocate to be closer to my daughter and be more involved in her life than I could be living two hours away. I had known Dr. Rivard, a current Swift River Rural Track faculty, when he was a medical student and had worked with him on various committees through the osteopathic medical education network in Maine. We are making great strides going from "good to great" in the area of osteopathic skill training and have been working to create an osteopathic preceptor of the day, more OMM skills building clinics and trying to increase our inpatient consultations for osteopathy. In addition to my strong commitment to my daughter, I am an avid downhill skier, kayaker, biker and hiker - actually all outdoor activities jazz me! Living in Maine is the perfect place for this southerner to have landed to live and work.
Josephine Conte D.O., C-NMM/OMM, Assistant Director of ONMM 2 Residency
Hometown: Schenectady, NY
Fellowship: Plus One Year in Neuromuscular Medicine at Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, Augusta ME
Residency: Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
Post Baccalaureate/Premed: University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
Undergraduate: State University of New York College at Brockport
Degree: Dance, minor in Psychology
Board Certification: ABOFM, AOBNMM, Diplomate Integrative Medicine, AIHM
I grew up in Schenectady, NY and had been dancing since I was four. My time was spent with my hands in the earth fostering my fascination with the natural world and developing my connection with plants. When I was not up to my elbows in mud, I was either in a dance class or in rehearsal for a theater production. I continued with both these interests through my undergraduate studies so as I dove deeper into human movement, I continued to study botanical medicine in a more formal fashion. I completed a Masters in Herbology through the Emerson College of Herbology and afterwards, moved to New York City.
I worked as a performance artist for the next nine years in New York City. During this time I had an opportunity to learn more about energy medicine while working in a lovely shop in the Village exploring vibration healing, mind body techniques and eventually completed more formal training at the Swedish Institute for Massage. In New York I met my husband, Nick. One intense muggy week in August we ventured up to Portland with our toddler and fell in love with Maine on the spot. I remember arriving at one am after escaping the city to the cool and misty air of Portland, the call of seagulls and the fog horn sounding in the distance. Needless to say, we returned to New York, gave notice and were residing in Maine by November 1992.
During my early years in Maine I continued to perform and teach dance and at the same time developed my niche providing bodywork and support for women and families in the childbearing year. As a doula and childbirth educator I attended births in hospital settings and in the birth center, witnessing and supporting women becoming mothers and welcoming the newly born in to the world. My role was to create a respectful space which would allow the flow of life to gently unfold.
Osteopathy came in to our lives when my children were young; a very special osteopath treated my family and made such an impact on my view of manual medicine that I was inspired to pursue osteopathy and began my studies at UNECOM. Through my medical training and residency I had amazing support through my community of friends and family and dance folks. I feel a special connection to the coast but am very happy in central Maine with the inspiring faculty, staff and residents at CMMC.
My interests continue in the desire to be an Integrative Osteopathic physician and teacher. My focus is on resiliency and wellness. I bring my tools of touch and movement, yoga, aromatherapy and mind body medicine along with me in the clinic and on the inpatient service.