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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

Immediate Past Chair

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

Executive Secretary/Treasurer  

Richard Amini, MD (July 2019 – July 2021)
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

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

Wendy Clark (November 2017 – November 2020)
Financial Aid Administrator
University of Utah School 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

Amy Garcia, MD, MS (April 2020 - April 2022)
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
UME Associate Professor, Pediatric GI
Oregon Health & Science University

Western Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) Liaison

Christina Chopra (November 2019 – November 2020)
MD Candidate
California University of Science and Medicine

GSA-PDI Liaison

Susan Kaib, MD
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

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