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. 

Chief Executive Officer
Jamie Thayer Scates
jthayer@amsa.org
National President
Isaiah A. Cochran, MD
pres@amsa.org
President-elect
Ali Bokhari
pres.elect@amsa.org
Vice President for Leadership Development
Avanthi R. Jayaweera
vpld@amsa.org
Vice President for Programming Development
Michael Walls
vppd@amsa.org
Vice President for Membership
Ton La, Jr
vpm@amsa.org
Vice President for Internal Affairs
Tanya Khan
vpia@amsa.org
Secretary
Mackenzie Carlson
secretary@amsa.org
International Trustee
Jason Fang
international.trustee@amsa.org
Premedical Trustee
Rico Carter
premed.trustee@amsa.org
Graduate Trustee
Rita K. Kuwahara, MD, MIH
graduate.trustee@amsa.org
Student Editor, The New Physician
Yvonne Cotterell
studenteditor@amsa.org
Immediate Past President
Perry Tsai, MD, PhD
ipp@amsa.org
  • All
  • Board of International Regional Directors
  • Board of Medical Regional Directors
  • Board of Premedical Regional Directors
Region 5
Rachel Wahhab
brd5.2@amsa.org
Region I
Catherine Phamduy
brd1@amsa.org
Region I
Ada Umeh
ird1@amsa.org
Region I
Sara Jensen
ird1.2@amsa.org
Region I
Sujay Ratna
prd1@amsa.org
Region I
Ryan O'Gara
brd1.2@amsa.org
Region I
Timothy Liu
brd1.3@amsa.org
Region II
Hannah Hendrix
brd2@amsa.org
Region II
Payden White
brd2.2@amsa.org
Region II
Jane Salutz
brd2.3@amsa.org
Region II
Fiza Farrukh
ird2@amsa.org
Region II
Peter Papaioannou
prd2@amsa.org
Region III
Blake Winston
brd3@amsa.org
Region III
Haley Franklin
brd3.2@amsa.org
Region III
Gabriel Ayala
prd3@amsa.org
Region IV
David Vavrinak
brd4@amsa.org
Region IV
Natalie Barnette
prd4@amsa.org
Region V
Neda Ashtari
brd5@amsa.org
Region V
Laura Shepherd
prd5@amsa.org
  • All
  • AMSA Academy
  • Community and Public Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy
  • Medical Education
  • Professional Development
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Race, Ethnicity and Culture in Health
  • Social Media
  • Wellness and Student Life
Advocacy Coordinator
Sara Tesfatsion
cph.advocacy@amsa.org
Advocacy Coordinator
Laura Arias
me.advocacy@amsa.org
Advocacy Coordinator
Cynthia Pathmathasan
pe.advocacy@amsa.org
Advocacy Coordinator
Molly Hulburt
wsl.advocacy@amsa.org
Advocacy Coordinator
Mattie White
gh.programming@amsa.org
Advocacy Coordinator
Valeria Gamarra
reach.advocacy@amsa.org
Advocacy Coordinator
Falguni Patel
eh.advocacy@amsa.org
Advocacy Development Coordinator
Jada Thompson
pd.advocacydev@amsa.org
Chair
Ashi Arora
cph.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Benjamin Duong
hp.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Britney Howard
me.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Paulo Andres Rodriguez
pe.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Haya Mehdy Al Any
pd.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Ramneek Hoonjan
wsl.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Roxanna Orozco Stapleton
gs.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Ashley Barker
gh.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Marium Raza
reach.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Jayant Bhandari
academy.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Susan Zhang
eh.chair@amsa.org
Education Development Coordinator
Mustafa Almukhtar
pd.educationdev@amsa.org
Environmental Justice Policy Coordinator
Christopher Mackintosh
hp.envjus@amsa.org
Gender & Sexuality Policy Coordinator
Graham Dersnah
hp.gendersex@amsa.org
Global Health Policy Coordinator
Zoreed Mukhtar
hp.globalhealth@amsa.org
Health Equity Coordinator
Courtnie Moodie
hp.healthequity@amsa.org
LGBT Advocacy Coordinator
James Ding
gs.lgbt.advocacy@amsa.org
LGBT Programming Coordinator
Benjamin Poholek
gs.lgbt.programming@amsa.org
Medical Education & Professionalism Policy Coordinator
Betzaida M. Pérez Burgos
hp.mededprof@amsa.org
Programming Coordinator
Eva Shelton
cph.programming@amsa.org
Programming Coordinator
Marcella Meykler
me.programming@amsa.org
Programming Coordinator
Komi Hodonou
pe.programming@amsa.org
Programming Coordinator
Victoria Kasprzak
wsl.programming@amsa.org
Programming Coordinator
Hanna Choi
gh.programming@amsa.org
Programming Coordinator
Karimah Prescott
reach.programming@amsa.org
Programming Coordinator
Shivani Mallela
eh.programming@amsa.org
Research Coordinator
Ashley Odai-Afotey
me.research@amsa.org
Social Media Strategist
Nicole Zambolla
socialmedia@amsa.org
Trainee Development Coordinator
Heba Hanna
pd.traineedev@amsa.org
Women’s Programming Coordinator
Rathisha Pathmathasan
gs.women.programming@amsa.org
Women’s Advocacy Coordinator
Lilliana Boyd
gs.women.advocacy@amsa.org
Student Editor, The New Physician
Yvonne Cotterell
studenteditor@amsa.org
Member
Cameron Hanson
eab@amsa.org
Member
Jordan Abrams
eab@amsa.org
Member
Aquila Lesko
eab@amsa.org
Board Member
Donald Chang
eab@amsa.org
  • All
  • AIDS Advocacy Network
  • Health Care for All
  • Just Medicine
  • Med Out The Vote
  • Med Students for Gun Safety
Chair
Anishaa Sivakumar
aan.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Martha "Mattie" Renn
msgs.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Vishnu Muppala
msgs.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Hanan Rakine
hcfa.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Tania Hameed
hcfa.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Daniel Yusupov
justmedicine.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Neda Ashtari
justmedicine.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Halea Meese, M.S.
team@medoutthevote.org
Chair
Jonathan Kusner
team@medoutthevote.org
Chair
Tristen Adams
ifmsa.chair@amsa.org
Chair
Michelle Sims
doab@amsa.org
Secretary/Recruitment Chair
Jessica Bhandari
doab@amsa.org
Vice Chair
Brandon Gilliland
doab@amsa.org

Ready to join the team?

The following positions are available:

  • Medical Regional Director – Region IV (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas)
  • AIDS Advocacy Network Chair

Reach out to amsa@amsa.org to learn more about applying.