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Leadership - NEGSA

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Chair

Sonia Chimienti, MD (April 2022 - April 2023)
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
Geisel School of Medicine- Dartmouth

Chair-Elect

Sonia Garcia Laumbach, MD (April 2022 - April 2023)
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Vice-Chair

Elizabeth Lamos, MD (September 2022 - April 2023)
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Immediate Past Chair

Kristin DeSimone, MD (April 2022 - April 2023)
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Career Counseling
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Holly Khachadoorian-Elia, MD (August 2020 - April 2023)    
Advisor and Associate Director, Peabody Society    
Harvard Medical School    

Committee on Admissions (COA) Representative

Liesel Copeland, PhD (November 2020 - November 2023)
Assistant Dean of Medical Education and Admissions
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson

Committee on Student Affairs (COSA) Representative

Katherine Chretien, MD (November 2021 - November 2024)
Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) Representative

Maria Garcia, MD, MPH (November 2021 - November 2024)
Professor in Medicine
Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success & Diversity    
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA) Representative

Michael Sabara, MEd (November 2021 - November 2024)
Director of Financial Services
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine

Committee on Student Records (COSR) Representative

Hayley Erickson, MA (November 2021 - November 2024)
Registrar
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (November 2021- November 2024)

Members-at-Large

Seema Baranwal, MD (April 2021 - April 2022)
Assocaite Dean for Student Affairs
Drexel University College of Medicine

Erica Townsend, MSHE (April 2021 - April 2023)
Student affairs Coordinator
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University/St. Luke's U Health Network

William Bryant Faust, EdD (April 2021 - April 2023)
Associate Dean and registrar
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Northeast Organization of Student Representatives (NEOSR) Liaison

Marc Hem Lee (November 2020 - June 2022)
MD Candidate    
Drexel University College of Medicine

COSA Wellbeing Working Group Representatives

Christa Zehle, MD 
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont 

Alicia Hurtado, MD
Associate Dean for Medical Student Wellbeing and Student Affairs  
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

GSA-PDI Liaison

Holly Khachadoorian-Elia, MD
Advisor and Associate Director, Peabody Society    
Harvard Medical School

Sonia Garcia Laumbach, MD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School    

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