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  • Affinity Group

    Leadership - WGSA


    Richard Amini, MD (April 2022 - April 2024)
    Assistant Dean, Student Affairs Professor, Emergency Medicine
    University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson


    Tanisha N. Price-Johnson, PhD (April 2023 - April 2024)
    Associate Dean of Student Affairs
    Keck School of Medicine
    University of Southern California

    Immediate Past Chair

    Teresa A. Vigil, MD (April 2022 - April 2024)
    Professor, Department of Pediatrics 
    Assistant Dean of Students, Office of Medical Student Affairs
    University of New Mexico School of Medicine

    Executive Secretary/Treasurer  


    Committee on Admissions (COA) Representative

    Leila E. Harrison, PhD, MA, Med (November 2020 - November 2023)
    Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment
    Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

    Committee on Student Affairs (COSA) Representative

    Stephanie K. Zia, MD, MACM, FAAP, FACP, FHM (November 2022 – November 2025)
    Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics & Medical Education
    Keck School of Medicine of USC
    University of Southern California
    LAC+USC Medical Center

    Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) Representative

    David Garcia, MEd (November 2021- November 2024)
    Assistant Dean for Diversity, Health Justice, and Belonging
    Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
    Washington State University

    Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA) Representative

    Jessica R Le Duc, MS (November 2022 – November 2025)
    Director of Financial Aid
    The University of Arizona
    College of Medicine-Tucson

    Committee on Student Records (COSR) Representative

    Celeste Fowles Nguyen, EdD (November 2020- November 2023)
    Registrar, Educational Programs and Services – Office of Medical Student Affairs 
    Stanford School of Medicine


    Tejal Parikh, MD (April 2022 - April 2024)
    Associate Dean, Admissions
    Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
    University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

    Western Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) Liaison

    Youssef Aref (April 2022 - August 2023)
    Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education Student Affairs    
    California University of Science and Medicine School of Medicine

    GSA-PDI Liaison

    Sunny Nakae, PhD  
    Associate Professor, Medical Education
    Senior Associate Dean of Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Community Partnerships
    California University of Science and Medicine