EMRA Board of Directors

The EMRA Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization made up of 12 members who are elected by their peers while completing their residency. Three additional positions on the Board are filled and Ex-Officio member, and liaisons to the ACGME RC-EM and AMA. Members of the Board offer governance and strategic direction to the organization. Board of Directors members are elected by the Rep Council and serve two to three year terms. They are stewards of the mission and resources, set strategy, provide oversight and governance.

2021 - 2022 Board of Directors

President

Angela Cai, MD, MBA

Innovation Fellow, US Acute Care Solutions
Contact Angela

Immediate Past President

RJ Sontag, MD

Mid Ohio Emergency Services
Contact RJ

President-Elect

Abbey Smiley, MD

The Ohio State University
Contact Abbey

Secretary/Editor, EM Resident

Jessica Adkins Murphy, MD

Emergency Medicine Residency
University of Kentucky
Contact Jessica

Speaker of the Council

Ashley Tarchione, MD

Maricopa Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ
Contact Ashley

Vice Speaker of the Council

Amanda Irish, MD, MPH

University of Connecticut
Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine
Contact Amanda

Resident Representative to ACEP

Nicholas P. Cozzi, MD, MBA

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellow
Fire Department of New York City (FDNY)/Northwell Health
Contact Nicholas

Director of Education

Erin Karl, MD

Medical Education and Simulation Fellow,
Hennepin County Medical Center
Contact Erin

Director of Health Policy

Maggie Moran, MD

San Antonio Military Medical Center - San Antonio, TX
Contact Maggie

Director Of Leadership Development

Yevgeniy Maksimenko, MD

EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellow
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, TX
Contact Yevgeniy

Member at Large

Blake Denley, MD

Ochsner Health
New Orleans, Louisiana
Contact Blake

Ex-Officio Member

Breanne Jaqua, DO, MPH

A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Contact Breanne

EMRA Rep to the AMA

Sophia Spadafore, MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York
Contact Sophia

Medical Student Council Chair

Kelsey Morgan

University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Contact Kelsey

President

Angela Cai, MD, MBA

Innovation Fellow, US Acute Care Solutions
Contact Angela

Immediate Past President

RJ Sontag, MD

Mid Ohio Emergency Services
Contact RJ

President-Elect

Abbey Smiley, MD

The Ohio State University
Contact Abbey

Secretary/Editor, EM Resident

Jessica Adkins Murphy, MD

Emergency Medicine Residency
University of Kentucky
Contact Jessica

Speaker of the Council

Ashley Tarchione, MD

Maricopa Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ
Contact Ashley

Vice Speaker of the Council

Amanda Irish, MD, MPH

University of Connecticut
Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine
Contact Amanda

Resident Representative to ACEP

Nicholas P. Cozzi, MD, MBA

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellow
Fire Department of New York City (FDNY)/Northwell Health
Contact Nicholas

Director of Education

Erin Karl, MD

Medical Education and Simulation Fellow,
Hennepin County Medical Center
Contact Erin

Director of Health Policy

Maggie Moran, MD

San Antonio Military Medical Center - San Antonio, TX
Contact Maggie

Director Of Leadership Development

Yevgeniy Maksimenko, MD

EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellow
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, TX
Contact Yevgeniy

Member at Large

Blake Denley, MD

Ochsner Health
New Orleans, Louisiana
Contact Blake

Ex-Officio Member

Breanne Jaqua, DO, MPH

A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Contact Breanne

EMRA Rep to the AMA

Sophia Spadafore, MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York
Contact Sophia

Medical Student Council Chair

Kelsey Morgan

University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Contact Kelsey

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