Board of Directors

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Boris J. Leheta, M.D.
President

Andrew I. Dzul, M.D.

Secretary

Bogdan Boyko

Treasurer
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Hon. Lubomyr M. Jachnycky
Director
Past President
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Lubomyr A. Lypeckyj
Director
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Sergiy Nesterenko, M.D.
Director
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Bohdan M. Pichurko, M.D.
Director

Boris J. Leheta, M.D.
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Dr. Leheta completed his undergraduate work at Wayne State University, then in 1983 received his medical degree from Nikolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine in Krakow, Poland (Jagiellonian University Medical College). His postgraduate education included training in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan, Residency in Neurology at University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from 1986 to 1989, and a fellowship in epilepsy and neurophysiology at Rush Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, from 1989 to 1990. During his training as an epileptologist, he received several honors, including the junior Investigator Travel Awardee of the American Epilepsy Society (1990) and the Epilepsy Foundation of America, Merritt Putnam Clinical Research Fellowship Award (1988). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Society of Neuroimaging Comprehensive Neurosonology examination, Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA) Executive Committee- secretary (2005-2007). In addition to his appointment as President of Michigan Neurology Institute, he is Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan.
Professional web site: www.michiganneurology.com
E-mail address: bjleheta@aumf.net


Andrew I. Dzul, M.D.
Secretary

Otolaryngologist, Lecturer in Immunology. Member of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Ukrainian Medical Association of North America, American Medical Association and others. Staff member of the Lakeshore Ear, Nose and Throat Center, St. Clair Shores, Michigan.


Bogdan Boyko
Treasurer

Mr. Boyko was born in L’viv, Ukraine and moved to Michigan with his family at an early age. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master of Accounting Degree at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan.He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Michigan, a member of The America Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Michigan Association of CPAs (MICPA). After attaining his master’s degree he joined the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young (EY), a multinational professional services firm maintaining operations in Europe, Africa and North America. EY is one of the “Big Four” audit firms which is also the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014. Mr. Boyko serves as a tax senior providing global compliance and reporting solutions for multinational companies, with a diverse range of manufacturing, retail and shipping clients.
E-mail address: bboyko@aumf.net


Judge Lubomyr M. Jachnycky (Ret.) Director,
Past President (2013-2017)
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U.S. Administrative Law Judge from 1990 to 2009 with jurisdiction over evidentiary appellate hearings from federal administrative agencies, primarily from the Social Security Administration and Medicare. Prior to his judicial appointment, he served for 18 years as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. in staff and litigation positions. Notable cases including representing President Nixon in a constitutional tort case and President Carter in a case challenging his pardon of draft evaders during the Vietnam War. Member of a U.S. State Department delegation to Ukraine in 1993. Co-authored articles on national security law published in the Judge’s Journal. Previously served as Chairman of the Bishop’s Advisory Board of the Chicago Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy and was Chairman of the Eparchy’s Review Board. Currently serves as member of the Board of Directors, Ukrainian Selfreliance Michigan Federal Credit Union. Served two years in the U.S. Army as an officer. Decorated Vietnam veteran, awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Achievement in Ground Operations against Hostile Forces. Received B.A. degree from Providence College, M.A. degree from Georgetown University, and J.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame.
E-mail address: foundation@aumf.net


Lubomyr A. Lypeckyj
Director

Born in Drohobych, Ukraine. His family moved to Bayreuth, Germany and then to the United States. They lived in Ambridge, Pennsylvania for several months before settling in Michigan. Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration: Management and Supervision. Employed as an engineer, Supervisory Industrial Engineer and Assistant Project Manager. Retired in 2008. Married Christina Romana Semaniuk, a nurse and professional singer, specializing in classical music. They have a son Alexander Ihor, daughter Natalia Christina Tarnavsky with three grandchildren – Roman, Christina and Melania. His hobbies include classical music, computers and community service. He was President of: Plast – Detroit Branch, the Warren Symphony Orchestra and Ukrainian Engineers’ Society of America – Detroit Branch. Editor of Ukrainian Metro News for ten years.  Executive Vice-President and Treasurer of American Ukrainian Medical Foundation, a public charity, which holds a 501(c)(3) IRS tax-exemption, established to translate and publish medical books for distribution in Ukraine.  Member of Ukrainian Selfreliance Michigan Federal Credit Union since 1955, Board member for 50 years, Board Chairman 20 years, Vice Chairman 2 years, Treasurer 8 years and Secretary 2 years.


Sergiy Nesterenko, M.D.
Director
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Dr. Sergiy Nesterenko was born and raised in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine. In 2002 he graduated from medical school and in 2006 finished his orthopaedic residency and clinical fellowship at Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy. In 2002 he spent three months doing clinical rotations at the University of Rochester, NY. Since 2006 he spent two years as a research fellow at Mayo Clinic, five years as an orthopaedic surgery resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and one year as a clinical fellow in spine surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Starting in 2014 Dr. Nesterenko has been working as an orthopaedic spine surgeon in private practice in Lubbock, Texas. He shares his experience as a Ukrainian physician in American medicine in his blog.
Blog: SergiyNesterenko.com
Professional web site: DrNesterenko.com
Email address: sergiynesterenko@aumf.net


Bohdan M. Pichurko, M.D.
Director

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Pichurko completed Baccalaureate studies Magna cum Laude at the University of Notre Dame.  He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Chicago’s Loyola U. School of Medicine.  Internal Medicine  Residency and Chief Medical Residency were completed at the U. of Illinois.  Specialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital was followed by a faculty appointment to the Harvard Medical School from 1984-89.  During this period, he was named the first Shipley Fellow in Pulmonary Research, and was awarded the Parker B. Francis Fellowship to support his Asthma investigation. In 1989, Dr. Pichurko was appointed Director of Pulmonary Fellowship, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Sinai Hospital; and Associate Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University.  Subsequently, he became Chief of Pulmonary Medicine and Director of Respiratory Therapy at Providence Hospital. Since 2010, Dr Pichurko is Director of Pulmonary Function Laboratories at the Cleveland Clinic. He has authored  over 75 published original articles, abstracts and book chapters on pulmonary topics, chiefly asthma and cystic fibrosis.