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, Member-at-Large and a liaison to the RRC-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

2016-2017 Board Members


Alicia Kurtz, MD
UCSF Fresno


Zach Jarou, MD
Denver Health/University of Colorado

Immediate Past President

Ramnik Dhaliwal, MD, JD
Hennepin County Medical Center

Secretary/Editor, EM Resident

Abigail Cosgrove, MD
Washington University in St. Louis

Speaker of the Council

Tiffany Jackson, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Vice-Speaker of the Council

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

ACEP Representative

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

Academic Affairs Representative

Nick Governatori, MD
Thomas Jefferson University

RC-EM Liaison

Eric McDonald, MD
University of Mississippi

Informatics Coordinator

Christian Dameff, MD
Maricopa Medical Center

Legislative Advisor

Rachel Solnick, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Membership Development Coordinator

Shehni Nadeem, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Garth Walker, MD
University of Chicago  
Medical Student Council Chair 
Erin Karl
University of Minnesota Medical School

2016-2017 EMRA Board of Directors

Back row, left to right: Ashley Guthrie, DO; Tiffany Jackson, MD; Christian Dameff, MD; Nick Governatori, MD; Nida Degesys, MD; Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH; Seth Kelly; Rachel Solnick, MD. Front row, left to right: Shehni Nadeem, MD; Zach Jarou, MD; Alicia Kurtz, MD; Ramnik Dhaliwal, MD; Abigail Cosgrove, MD

BOD _ 2016_2017


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