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Leadership - WGSA

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Chair

Teresa A. Vigil, MD  (July 2020 - April 2022)
Professor, Department of Pediatrics 
Assistant Dean of Students, Office of Medical Student Affairs
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Vice-Chair

Richard Amini, MD (April 2020 – April 2021)
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Immediate Past Chair

Cherie Singer, PhD (June 2018 – April 2021)
Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs
University of Nevada School of Medicine

Executive Secretary/Treasurer  

Lisa Burch-Windrem, MEd (Jul 2019 - July 2021)
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Committee on Admissions (COA) Representative

Leila E. Harrison, Phd, MA, Med (July 2019 - July 2022)
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Committee on Student Affairs (COSA) Representative

Jeffrey Druck, MD (July 2019 - November 2022)
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) Representative

Cherie Singer, PhD (November 2018 - November 2021)
Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs
University of Nevada School of Medicine

Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA) Representative

Rich Ronnestad, MS, CFP  (November 2020 - November 2022)
Director of Financial Education, Scholarship Support    
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Committee on Student Records (COSR) Representative

Davette De La O-Sandoval, MBA (November 2019 – November 2022)
Manager of Student Success/MD Registrar    
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Members-at-Large

Tejal M Parikh, MD (April 2020 - April 2022)
Assistant Dean, Admissions
Director, Life Cycle Block
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine 
University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Tucson

Stephanie Zia, MD 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Clinician Educator)
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Director of Medical Student Coaching
Keck School of Medicine - University of Southern California

Western Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) Liaison

Christina Chopra (November 2020 – November 2021)
MD Candidate
California University of Science and 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

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