National Leadership

Unlike any other medical student organization, AMSA is governed entirely by student leaders. Meet the premedical and medical students who are leading AMSA for the year ahead. The 2019-2020 National Leadership will be updated soon.

Isaiah Cochran

National President


Ali Bokhari

President-elect


Avanthi R. Jayaweera

Vice President for Leadership Development


Michael Walls

Vice President for Programming Development


Ton La, Jr

Vice President for Membership


Tanya Khan

Vice President for Internal Affairs


Mackenzie Carlson

Secretary


Jason Fang

International Trustee


Rico Carter

Premedical Trustee


Rita K. Kuwahara, MD, MIH

Graduate Trustee


Yvonne Cotterell

Student Editor, The New Physician


Perry Tsai, MD, PhD

Immediate Past President


Board of Medical Regional Directors


Catherine Phamduy

Region I


Hannah Hendrix

Region II


Payden White

Region II


Jane Salutz

Region II


Blake Winston

Region III


Haley Franklin

Region III


David Vavrinak

Region IV


Neda Ashtari

Region V


Board of International Regional Directors


Ada Umeh

Region I


Sara Jensen

Region I


Fiza Farrukh

Region II


Board of Premedical Regional Directors


Sujay Ratna

Region I


Peter Papaioannou

Region II


Gabriel Ayala

Region III


Natalie Barnette

Region IV


Laura Shepherd

Region V


Community and Public Health


Ashi Arora

Chair


Sara Tesfatsion

Advocacy Coordinator


Eva Shelton

Programming Coodinator


Health Policy


Benjamin Duong

Chair


Graham Dersnah

Gender & Sexuality Policy Coordinator


Betzaida M. Pérez Burgos

Medical Education & Professionalism Policy Coordinator


Courtnie Moodie

Health Equity Coordinator


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Zoreed Mukhtar

Global Health Policy Coordinator


Medical Education


Britney Howard

Chair


Marcella Meykler

Programming Coordinator


Laura Arias

Advocacy Coordinator


Professionalism & Ethics


Paulo Andres Rodriguez

Chair


Cynthia Pathmathasan

Advocacy Coordinator


Ellen Pappas

Programming Coordinator


Professional Development


Haya Mehdy Al Any

Chair


Jada Thompson

Advocacy Development Coordinator


Mustafa Almukhtar

Education Development Coordinator


Heba Hanna

Trainee Development Coordinator


Wellness & Student Life


Ramneek Hoonjan

Chair


Molly Hulburt

Advocacy Coordinator


Victoria Kasprzak

Programming Coordinator


Gender & Sexuality


Roxanna Orozco Stapleton

Chair


James Ding

LGBT Advocacy Coordinator


Benjamin Poholek

LGBT Programming Coordinator


Lilliana Boyd

Women’s Advocacy Coordinator


Rathisha Pathmathasan

Women's Programming Coordinator


Global Health


Ashley Barker

Chair


Mattie White

Advocacy Coordinator


Hanna Choi

Programming Coordinator


Race, Ethnicity & Culture in Health


Marium Raza

Chair


Valeria Gamarra

Advocacy Coordinator


Karimah Prescott

Programming Coordinator


AMSA Academy


Jayant Bhandari

Chair


Cameron Hanson

Board Member


Jordan Abrams

Board Member


Donald Chang

Board Member


Aquila Lesko

Board Member


AIDS Advocacy Network


Anishaa Sivakumar

Chair


Med Students for Gun Safety Campaign


Martha ``Mattie`` Renn

Chair


Vishnu Muppala

Chair


Health Care for All Campaign


Hanan Rakine

Chair


Tania Hameed

Chair


Just Medicine Campaign


Daniel Yusupov

Chair


Neda Ashtari

Chair


Tristen Adams

Chair


Michelle Sims

Chair


Brandon Gilliland

Vice Chair


Jessica Bhandari

Secretary/Recruitment Chair