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AMWA Committee & Task Force Chairs

AMWA Committee / Task Force Chair Resources and Requirements Committee Descriptions


Advancement of Women in Medicine

Development Committee-Strategic Plan Implementation

Dr. Connie Newman Co-Chair
Dr. Jan Werbinski Co-Chair

Mentoring Committee

Dr. Chemen Neal Chair Emeritus
Dr. Kate Sharkey Chair
Dr. Elizabeth Jeans Resident Chair

Wellness Committee

Dr. Kim Templeton Chair

Medical Humanities

Literary Arts

Dr. Anju Goel Physician Co-Chair Literary AMWA
Cristina Denise Go Co-Chair Literary AMWA

Media AMWA

Mollie Marr Student Co-Chair
Emily Chen Student Co-Chair
Dr. Eliza Chin Co-Chair
Mallory Dameron Pre-med Co-Chair

Music in Medicine

Dr. Tina Wang Physician Co-Chair Music in Medicine
Dr. Mary Rorro Physician Co-Chair Music in Medicine
Rebecca Hurwitz Pre-Med Co-Chair
Lori Horhor Pre-Med Co-Chair

Studio AMWA

Dr. Karen Poirier-Brode Chair Studio AMWA and Artist in Residence 2020-2021 Studio AMWA

History AMWA

Dr. Eliza Chin Chair History AMWA
Iris Dupanovic Student Co-Chair History AMWA
Victoria Sefcsik Student Co-Chair History AMWA

AMWA Advocacy

Gender Equity Task Force

Dr. Roberta Gebhard Interim Co-Chair
Dr. Wendy Bernstein Co-Chair
Remi Welbel Student Co-Chair

Public Policy and Advocacy Committee

Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber Chair
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman Regional Director West
Dr. Jan Werbinski Co-Chair (Board liaison)
Dr. Tara Shrout Resident Chair
Amanda Severn Student Chair
Mary Shahinyan Pre-Med Chair

Section of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Neelum Aggarwal Chief Diversity Officer
Dr. Laurel Waters Physician Chair LGBTQIA Coalition
Mollie Marr Medical Student Co-Chair (LBGTQiA)
Dr. Danielle Barnes Co-Chair — Military/Veteran
Dr. Leah Triolo Co-Chair — Military/Veteran
Ms. Dima Elissa Chair — D&I Innovation Committee
Dr. Vidhya Prakash Chair — Rural Health Committee
Dr. MerryJean Losso Resident Co-Chair
Dr. Dahima Citroen Lopez Resident Co-Chair
Aryana Sharrak Medical Student Co-Chair
Nimisha Kumar Medical Student Co-Chair
Rebecca Yanovsky Medical Student Co-Chair
Isabel Kats Pre-Med Student Co-Chair
Emma Fleisher Pre-Med Student Co-Chair


Sex and Gender Health Collaborative

Dr. Jan Werbinski Executive Director
Mary Rojek Chair
Justina Trott Chair-Elect

Program Committee (Annual Meeting)

Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber Program Chair
Dr. Amanda Xi Program Co-Director
Dr. Nandini Nittur Resident Program Co-Chair
Vacant Resident Program Co-Chair
Alyssa Brown Student Program Co-Chair
Sara Grant Student Program Co-Chair
Courtney Chau Pre-Med Co-Chair
Kaylee Travis Pre-Med Co-Chair

Preventive Medicine

Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla Chair Emeritus
Dr. Kim Templeton Physician Chair
Dr. Connie Newman
Vacant Student Chair (Secretary)
Vacant Resident Chair (Secretary)

HPV and Cervical Cancer Task Force (PMTF)

Dr. Shobha Krishnan Physician Chair

Opioid Addiction in Women Task Force

Dr. Connie Newman Physician Co-Chair
Dr. Kimberly Templeton Physician Co-Chair
Dr. Cheryl Cheah Resident Co-Chair
Bailey Lervick Medical Student Co-Chair
Emma Randall Medical Student Co-Chair
Jody Esguerra Medical Student Co-Chair-Elect
Yasmine Abushukur Director of Communications
Nagiri Khatchadourian Director of Social Media

Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

Dr. Stephanie Bonne Co-Chair
Dr. Nina Agrawal Co-Chair
Vacant Student Co-Chair

Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH)

Sarah Hofer Executive Director
Dr. Liz Berdan (US Army Captain) President and Co-Chair
Dr. Aarti Vala Vice President and Co-Chair
Dr. Kanani Titchen Co-Chair
Dr. Monica Broome Co-Chair
Dr. Mollie Gordon Co-Chair
Vacant Co-Chair
Vacant Co-Chair

Graduate Medical Education Task Force

Dr. Joan Lo Chair

Internal Groups/Committees

Finance/Audit (Appointed Committee)

Dr, Beth Garner Chair

Governance (Appointed Committee)

Dr. Laurel Waters Chair

American Women’s Hospitals Service

Dr. Laura Helfman Chair
Dr. Sara Schwanke Khilji Co-Chair
Dr. Anju Goel Co-Chair
Dr. Eliza Lo Chin Co-Chair (Board liaison)
Remi Welbel Student Co-Chair
Arielle Roberts Student Co-Chair

Awards Committee

Dr. Niharika Suchak Chair — Term 2021

Dr. Linda Brodsky Fund Advisory Board

Dr. Roberta Gebhard Chair

Fellowship Committee

Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla Co-Chair
Dr. Connie Newman Co-Chair

Leadership Committee

Dr. Connie Newman Co-Chair

Membership Committee

Vidhya Prakash Chair
Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber
Monique Mun Resident Chair
Federica Brecha Student Chair
Nora Galoustian Pre-Med Chair

Social Media

Cherilyn Cecchini, MD Chair
Alyssa Brown Instagram
Salvena Salve Nissan Twitter

Regional Governors

Dr. Diane Nugent Region 1 Governor — CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT Region1Governor@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Poonam Desai Region 2 Governor — NJ, NY Region2Governor@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Robin Faye Region 3 Governor- DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV Region3Governor@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Nicole Bentze Region 4 Governor — FL, GA, NC, SC Region4Governor@amwa-doc.org 
Dr. Lauren Walter Region 5 Governor — AL, LA, MS, TN, The Caribbean Region5Governor@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Anne Marie Hake Region 6 Governor — IL, IN, KY, MI, OH Region6Governor@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Susan Hull Region 7 Governor — AR, IA, KS, MN, NE, ND, OK, SD, WI, MO Region7Governor@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein Region 8 Governor — AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, TX, UT, WY Region8Governor@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Gloria Wu Region 9 Governor — AK, CA, HI, OR, WA Region9Governor@amwa-doc.org