Board of Directors

The EMRA Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization which is made up of 11 individuals who are elected by their peers while completing their residency. Three additional positions on the Board are filled by a medical student representative, Ex-Officio, and a liaison to the ACGME RC-EM. 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 interact and communicate between the various other organizations, both within, and outside of the field of emergency medicine.

Position Descriptions
Description of all EMRA board positions

Election Information
Find out information about running for a position on our Board of Directors

Board Minutes
Read the minutes from the previous Board meetings

2017-2018 Board Members


Zach Jarou, MD
Denver Health/University of Colorado


Omar Maniya, MD, MBA
The Mount Sinai Hospital - New York, NY

Immediate Past President

Alicia Kurtz, MD
Admin Fellow, CEP America

Secretary/Editor, EM Resident

Thomas Eales, DO
Indiana University

Speaker of the Council

Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Vice-Speaker of the Council

Nathan Vafaie, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Resident Representative to ACEP

Nida F. Degesys, MD
University of CA - San Francisco

Director of Education

Sara Paradise, MD
University of CA-Irvine


Eric McDonald, MD
University of Mississippi

Director of Technology

Nick Salerno, MD
Louisiana State University

Director of Health Policy

Rachel Solnick, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Director of Membership

Shehni Nadeem, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Ex-Officio Board Member
Geoffrey Comp, DO
Ohio Health Doctors Hospital  
Medical Student Council Chair 
Erin Karl
University of Minnesota Medical School

2017-2018 EMRA Board of Directors

Back row, left to right: Rachel Solnick, MD; Thomas Eales, DO; Nida Degesys, MD; Eric McDonald, MD; Nathan Vafaie, MD; Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH; Omar Maniya, MD. 

Front row, left to right: Shehni Nadeem, MD; Erin Karl, MD; Zach Jarou, MD; Alicia Kurtz, MD; Nick Salerno, MD; Sara Paradise, MD

2017-18 EMRA BOD

2017-18 EMRA BOD Fun



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