Introducing PHR’s Volunteer Leaders
As we gear up for the new school year, the Student Program team is proud to offer the support of new volunteer leaders, who are dedicated to helping student chapters whenever possible. The volunteer leaders, who include Training and Education Coordinators, Regional Student Chapter Mentors, and Student Advisory Board Members, are available to support you in your work and provide helpful advice, connections, and resources to chapters nationwide.
Who They Are and What They Do
The Regional Training and Education Coordinators are leading student voices helping to ensure that PHR offers engaging and effective trainings that cultivate students’ unique contributions as health and human rights advocates. The key project the Coordinators are working on is organizing an educational, fun, and resourceful Regional Advocacy Institute this fall. Click here to learn about attending your region’s Institute.
- COORDINATORS: Alexandra Coria, Dartmouth Medical School (Northeast); Regan Gage, George Washington Medical School (Mid-Atlantic); Nia Imani Bodrick, Meharry Medical School (South); Shaheja Sitafawalla, Rush Medical School (Midwest).
The Regional Student Chapter Mentors serve the critical role of providing peer-based advising and support to student chapter leaders in their chapter development and organizing. They are great go-to people for chapter members who have questions, need encouragement, or have problems that need solving.
- MENTORS: Neil Chawla, USC Medical School (West); Mark Henin, Medical College of VA (Mid-Atlantic); Robin Reister, UTX School of Health and Science San Antonio (South); Lauren Reusing, Wright State (Midwest); Jen Vreeland, NY College of Osteopathic Medicine (Northeast).
The Health and Human Rights Education (HHRE) Mentors are student leaders who have successfully implemented formal HHR education in their school and are excited to share their advice, resources, and support with other student chapters who wish to take on similar initiatives. Specific Mentors will be introduced soon.
- HHRE MENTORS: Mentors will be introduced soon.
The National Student Advisory Board are a select group of student leaders who help advise the PHR Student Program and their input is crucial when planning Student Program events, such as the Regional Institutes and the National Conference.
- BOARD MEMBERS: Jake Imber, UKS Medical Center; Ali Khan, Medical College of VA; Saranya Kurapati, Loyola School of Medicine; Aliza Norwood, UTX School of Health and Science San Antonio; Sujal Parikh UMI School of Medicine; Katie Ratzan, Dartmouth Medical School; Sohil Sud, Tufts School of Medicine. See their bios here.
Connect with Your Region’s Leaders
Please contact me if you would like the contact information for PHR’s Volunteer Leaders.