About AMWA – Committee & Task Force Chairs

Advocacy Committee

Advocacy@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Omega Silva Chair Emeritus
Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber Co-Chair
Dr. Rose Berkun Co-Chair
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman Co-Chair
Dr. Samia Osman Resident Chair
Najah Khan Student Co-Chair
Katherine Somodi-Stephenson Student Co-Chair
Yasamin Vafai Premed Chair
Dr. Suzanne Harrison
Dr. Susan Ivey
Dr. Tiffany Wells

American Women’s Hospitals Service

AWHS@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Dyani Loo Co-Chair
Vacant Co-Chair
Vacant Student Chair

Archives Committee

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Elinor Christianson Co-Chair
Mary Ellen Morrow Co-Chair

Awards Committee

Awards@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Doris Hardacker (Rohr-Kirchgraber nominee) Chair  (Term 2019)
Dr. Marjorie Jenkins (Templeton nominee) Term 2020
Dr. Niharika Suchak (Harrison nominee) Term 2021
Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla (Newman nominee) Term 2022
Dr. Suzanne Harrison Past President (Term 2019)
Anne Drolet Student President (Term 2018)

Breast Cancer Task Force

Under Preventive Medicine

Cinema AMWA

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Mollie Marr Chair

Culture of Integrity Task Force

Under Wellness Initiative

Depression and Suicidality Task Force

Under Wellness Initiative

Diversity and Inclusion

DiversityChief@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Neelum Aggarwal Chief Diversity Officer
Dr. Niharika Suchak Physician Chair – Race/ Ethnic Minority Committee
Dr. Laurel Waters Physician Chair LGBTQIA Coalition
Dr. Heidi Schaffer Physician Co-Chair LGBTQIA Coalition
Dr. Anthony Johnson Physician Chair – Military Subcommittee
Dima Elissa Chair – D&I Innovation
Dr. Vanessa al Rashida Resident Chair
MerryJean Losso Medical Student Co-Chair
Gabriela Reyes Medical Student Co-Chair
Dahima Citroen Lopez Medical Student Co-Chair
Isabel Kats Premed Student Co-Chair
Emma Fleisher Premed Student Co-Chair

Documentary Task Force

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Clarita Herrera Co-Chair
Dr. Eliza Chin Co-Chair

Dr. Linda Brodsky Fund Advisory Board

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Roberta Gebhard Chair

Faces of AMWA

FacesofAMWA@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Ashley Styczynski
Dr. Eliza Chin

Fellowship Committee

Fellowship@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla Co-Chair
Dr. Suzanne Harrison Co-Chair

Finance Committee

Treasurer@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Sharon Batista Chair
Dr. Connie Newman
Dr. Laurel Waters Assistant Treasurer
Dr. Roberta Gebhard
Dr. Gayatri Devi
Claire McDaniel Student Representative

Fixing the Pipeline

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Eliza Chin Physician Co-Chair
Dr. Roberta Gebhard Physician Co-Chair

Fund-raising Committee

Fundraising@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Eliza Chin Chair
Marissa Matthews Student Chair

Gender Equity Task Force

GETF@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Roberta Gebhard Chair
Rachael Starcher Student Co-Chair
Annalese Neuenschwander Student Co-Chair

Global Health Task Force

GlobalHealth@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Padmini Murthy Chair
Dr. Satty Keswani Chair Emeritus
Vacant Resident Chair
Paula Morales Student Co-Chair
Maria Perez Premed Chair

Governance Committee

Governance@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Suzanne Harrison Chair
Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber
Dr. Lynda Kabbas
Dr. Manveen Saluja
Dr. Elinor Christiansen
Dr. Lina Mehta

Graduate Medical Education Task Force

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Joan Lo Chair

Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

AMWAGunViolenceTaskForce@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Stephanie Bonne Co-Chair
Dr. Ilana Rosman Co-Chair
Hannah Decker Student Co-Chair

HPV and Cervical Cancer Task Force

Under Preventive Medicine

JAMWA

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Suzanne Harrison Editor-in-Chief and Co-Chair
Dr. Shenifa Taite Co-Chair
Dr. Holly Atkinson Co-Chair
Dr. Connie Newman Editorial Board
Dr. Tana Welch Editorial Board
Dr. Stacey Watt Editorial Board
Dr. Kim Templeton Editorial Board

Legacy Quilt Task Force

Sneha Michaela SnehaMichaela@gmail.com

Literary AMWA

LiteraryArts@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Anju Goel Physician Co-Chair
Cristina Denise Go Co-Chair

Maternity Leave Task Force

Under Wellness Initiative

Membership Committee

Membership@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Fatima Fahs Chair
Sanju Eswaran Student Chair
Dr. Maria Illakova Resident Co-Chair
Dr. Elisa Quiroz Resident Co-Chair
Rochelle Kinssies Premed Chair

Mentoring Task Force

Mentoring@amwa-doc.org
Vacant Chair
Dr. Fatima Husian Resident Chair
Vacant Student Chair

Opioid Addiction

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Connie Newman Contact
Victoria Silverman Student Chair

Past President’s Council

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Elinor Christensen
Dr. Sharyn Lenhart
Dr. Omega Silva

Pediatric Obesity Task Force

Under Preventive Medicine

Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH)

PATH@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Kanani Titchen Chair
Dr. Juila Geynisman Co-Chair
Dr. Mollie Gordon Co-Chair
Valeria Polcz Student Chair

Preventive Medicine

PreventiveMedicine@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla Physician Co-Chair
Dr. Amanda Valezquez Physician Co-Chair
Dr. Kim Templeton Physician Co-Chair
Victoria Silverman Student Co-Chair
Harleen Sethi Student Co-Chair
Bone and Joint Health (PMTF)
Kim Templeton Physician Chair
HPV and Cervical Cancer Task Force (PMTF)
Shobha Krishnan Physician Chair
Obesity (PMTF)
Amanda Velazquez Physician Chair
Connie Newman former Physician Co-Chair
Pediatric Obesity Task Force (PMTF)
Joan Lo Physician Co-Chair
Louise Greenspan Physician Co-Chair
Pulmonary, Allergy& Immunology(PMTF)
Shahnaz Fatteh Physician Chair

Program Committee

Program@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Eliza Chin Program Co-Director
Dr. Amanda Xi Program Co-Director
Vacant Program Committee Chair
Vacant Resident Program Co-Chair
Vacant Resident Program Co-Chair
Vacant Student Program Co-Chair
Vacant Student Program Co-Chair
Vacant Premed Chair

Public Relations

PublicRelations@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Rose Berkun Physician Co-Chair
Vacant Co-Chair
Natasha Rich Student Chair
Ashley Singh Premed Chair

Publications Committee

Publications@amwa-doc.org
Vacant Chair
Jayashree Raikhelkar Chair (Newsflash)
Dr. Aleena Paul Past Chair
Tracey Cook Student Chair
Vacant Layout / Design
Dr. Eliza Chin Editor
Dr. Sarah Cutrona Editor

Sex and Gender Summit

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Eliza Chin
Laura Gardner

Social Media

SocialMedia@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Karen Poirier-Brode Chair
Lauren Faber Student Co-Chair
Leslie Miller Student Co-Chair
Jocelyn Parra Premed Chair

Studio AMWA

StudioAMWA@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Karen Poirier-Brode Chair
Dr. Fatima Husian Resident Chair
Olivia Roy Student Co-Chair
Ariana Ellis Student Co-Chair
Hiba Ibad Artist in Residence 2017-2018
Vacant Artist in Residence 2018-2019

Traveling Exhibit

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Eliza Chin
Umber Ahmed Student Chair

Underage Drinking

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Eliza Chin
Jenny Chen Student Co-Chair
Apoorva Dharmadhikari Student Co-Chair

We are the First

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Anna Lee Chair

Website Committee

Webmaster@amwa-doc.org
Vacant

Wellness Initiative

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Kim Templeton Chair
Vacant Resident Chair
Vacant Student Chair
Culture of Integrity Task Force
Dr. Roberta Gebhard Chair
Dr. Kim Templeton
Dr. Stacey Watt
Dr. Nicole Sandhu
Depression and Suicidality Task Force
Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber Chair
Gul Jabbar Student Chair
Maternity Leave Task Force PreMedRecruitment@amwa-premed.org
Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber Chair
Burnout
Dr. Kim Templeton Chair
Reentry Initiative
Dr. Kim Templeton Chair

Women’s Health Working Group

WomensHealth@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Kim Templeton Chair
Lauren Smith Student Co-Chair

Women Physicians in War Project

AssociateDirector@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Eliza Chin
Zayn Holt Student Co-Chair
Marnie Siegal Student Co-Chair

Regional Governors

Vacant Region 1 Governor – CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT Region1Governor@amwa-doc.org
Vacant Region 2 Governor – NJ, NY Region2Governor@amwa-doc.org
Dr. Robyn 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
Vacant 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