EMRA Board of Directors

The EMRA Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization, comprising 12 members who are elected by their peers while completing their residency. Three additional positions on the Board can be filled by appointment: an 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 2- to 3-year terms. They are stewards of the mission and resources, setting strategy while providing oversight and governance.

2022 - 2023 Board of Directors

President

Jessica Adkins Murphy, MD

University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY
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Immediate Past President

Angela Cai, MD, MBA

University of Pennsylvania
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President-Elect

Blake Denley, MD

Ochsner Health
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Speaker of the Council

Amanda Irish, MD, MPH

International Emergency Medicine
Global Health Fellow | Prisma Health, Columbia, SC
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Vice Speaker of the Council

Michaela Banks, MD

Louisiana State University New Orleans
Health Science Center | New Orleans, LA
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EMRA Representative to ACEP

Aaron R. Kuzel, D.O., M.B.A.

Fellow | University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY
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Director of Education

Erin Karl, MD

Medical Education and Simulation Fellow | Hennepin County Medical Center
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Director of Health Policy

Kenneth Kim, MD

UCLA Ronald Reagan
Olive View Emergency | Los Angeles, CA
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Director of Leadership Development

Derek Martinez, DO

The University of Oklahoma,
Tulsa School of Community Medicine
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Member at Large

Kimberly Herard, MD

Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
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EMRA Rep to the AMA

Angela Wu, MD, MSc

George Washington
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Secretary/Editor, EM Resident

Thuy Nguyen, MD

University of Connecticut Integrated Residency | Hartford, CT
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Medical Student Council Chair

Kelsey Morgan

University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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President

Jessica Adkins Murphy, MD

University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY
Contact Jessica

Immediate Past President

Angela Cai, MD, MBA

University of Pennsylvania
Contact Angela

President-Elect

Blake Denley, MD

Ochsner Health
New Orleans, Louisiana
Contact Blake

Speaker of the Council

Amanda Irish, MD, MPH

International Emergency Medicine
Global Health Fellow | Prisma Health, Columbia, SC
Contact Amanda

Vice Speaker of the Council

Michaela Banks, MD

Louisiana State University New Orleans
Health Science Center | New Orleans, LA
Contact Michaela

EMRA Representative to ACEP

Aaron R. Kuzel, D.O., M.B.A.

Fellow | University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY
Contact Aaron

Director of Education

Erin Karl, MD

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

Director of Health Policy

Kenneth Kim, MD

UCLA Ronald Reagan
Olive View Emergency | Los Angeles, CA
Contact Kenneth

Director of Leadership Development

Derek Martinez, DO

The University of Oklahoma,
Tulsa School of Community Medicine
Contact Derek

Member at Large

Kimberly Herard, MD

Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Contact Kimberly

EMRA Rep to the AMA

Angela Wu, MD, MSc

George Washington
Contact Angela

Secretary/Editor, EM Resident

Thuy Nguyen, MD

University of Connecticut Integrated Residency | Hartford, CT
Contact Thuy

Medical Student Council Chair

Kelsey Morgan

University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Contact Kelsey

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