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The GSA Steering Committee is the executive committee for the Group on Student Affairs and is comprised of the executive leadership, the chairs of the GSA National Committees, the GSA regional chairs, as well as liaisons from the Council of Deans (COD), Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) and National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP). The areas represented by the GSA encompass a wide range of issues, policies, and operational characteristics that require study and deliberation on an ongoing basis. In order to provide a mechanism for the study of issues and problems associated with this full range of complex and diverse issues, the GSA Steering Committee established national committees in the areas of admissions, student affairs, student diversity affairs, student financial assistance, and student records.

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Please send any questions, suggestions, or requests for meeting minutes and archived agendas to gsa@aamc.org.

Steering Committee Members

Chair
Wanda Dean Lipscomb, PhD (November 2018 – November 2019)
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Chair-Elect
Anita Pokorny, MEd (November 2018 – November 2019)
Assistant Dean of Students
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
College of Medicine
Office of the Dean and Medical Education
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Vice-Chair
Charles A. Pohl, MD (November 2018 – November 2019)
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Vice Dean for Student Affairs and Career Counseling
Professor of Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University

Immediate Past Chair
Donna Elliott, MD, MSEd, EdD (November 2018 - November 2019)
Vice Dean for Medical Education and Chair, Department of Medical Education
Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Previous Past Chair
Thomas Koenig, MD (November 2018 – November 2019)
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

Committee on Admissions (COA) Chair
Tanisha N. Price-Johnson, PhD (November 2017 – November 2020)
Executive Director of Admissions
Research Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Committee on Student Affairs (COSA) Chair
Kathleen Kashima, PhD (November 2017 – November 2020)
Senior Associate Dean for Students
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) Chair
Ann-Gel S. Palermo, MPH, DrPH (November 2018 – November 2021)
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedical Education
Associate Professor of Medical Education and Pediatrics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA) Chair
Damien Jackson, MEd (November 2018 – November 2021)
Assistant Dean for Student Finances
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Yeshiva University

Committee on Student Records (COSR) Chair
Teresa Cook, MEd (August 2016 – November 2019)
Director of Student Affairs/Registrar
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Central Region (CGSA) Chair
Joanne Lynn, MD (April 2019 – April 2020)
Associate Dean for Student Life
Ohio State University College of Medicine

Northeastern Region (NEGSA) Chair
Amy Kuhlik, MD (April 2018 – April 2019)
Dean for Student Affairs
Tufts University School of Medicine

Southern Region (SGSA) Chair
David McIntosh, PhD (April 2019 – April 2020)
Associate Dean for Urban Health and Chief Diversity Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Western Region (WGSA) Chair
Karen Mulloy Restifo, MD, JD, FACEP (September 2018 – April 2020)
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Council of Deans (COD) Liaison
Augustine MK Choi, MD (November 2018 – November 2021)
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean
Weill Cornell Medicine
Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University Weill Cornell Medicine

National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) Liaison
Cassandra Flambouras, MA (June 2018 – June 2020)
Past President, NAAHP
Senior Associate Director, UChicago Careers in Health Professions
University of Chicago

Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) Liaison
Alex Lindqwister (November 2018 – November 2020)
MD Candidate
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

AAMC Staff Liason
Irena Tartakovsky, MD, MS
Association of American Medical Colleges

 

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