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Our Leadership

The Board of Directors and Medical Student Council are the key decision makers for the organization and provide leadership and stewardship for current and future future projects of RSA. Leadership is directly elected by members of AAEM/RSA and any paid member is eligible to run for election. Learn more about serving on the board.

 


RSA Board of Directors
May 2018 – May 2019

President – MohammedMoiz Qureshi, MD

president@aaemrsa.org

Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Undergrad: University of Missouri Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri Kansas City
Residency Program: Penn State
Professional Interests: Disaster management, international emergency medicine
Hobbies: Skiing, basketball, foodie, globe trotter, adrenaline addict

 

 

Vice President – Jessica Fujimoto, MD

Hometown: Camarillo, CA
Undergrad: University of California San Diego
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency Program: Temple University
Professional Interests: Medical education, ultrasound
Hobbies: Cuddling with my pitbull Atticus, enjoying the Philly food scene, running

 

 

Secretary-Treasurer – Justin Yanuck, MD

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Undergrad: UC Davis
Medical School: UC Irvine
Residency Program: UC Irvine
Professional Interests: Policy, medical education, research, pain medicine
Hobbies: Trail running, surfing, skiing

 

 

Immediate Past President – Ashely Alker, MD MSc

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergrad: University of California Santa Barbara  
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency Program: University of California, San Diego
Professional Interests: Health policy, public health, women in leadership
Hobbies: Writing, travel, water polo

 

 

Board Member – Haig Aintablian, MD
Liaison to the Advocacy Committee

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergrad: University of Southern California
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Residency Program: UCLA Medical Center
Professional Interests: Healthcare administration & policy, disaster medicine, aerospace medicine
Hobbies: Meteorite collecting, curling, martial arts, photography, astronomy, astrophotography

 

 

Board Member – Crystal Bae, MD MSc
Liaison to the International Committee

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergrad: Duke University
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency Program: Temple University
Professional Interests: International EM, education
Hobbies: Traveling, board games, hiking

 

 

Board Member – Lauren Falvo, MD
Liaison to the Wellness Committee

Hometown: Sparta, NJ
Undergrad: Wake Forest University
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Residency Program: Indiana University
Professional Interests: Medical education, simulation medicine, interprofessional communication, physician wellness
Hobbies: Music, running, rock climbing

 

 

Board Member – Trisha Morshed, MD
Liaison to the Education Committee

Hometown: Portland, OR
Undergrad: Arizona State University
Medical School: University of Arizona
Residency Program: University of California
Professional Interests: Global health, wilderness medicine
Hobbies: Travel, acrobatics, weightlifting, surfing, yoga, backpacking, hiking

 

 

Board Member – Nicholas Pettit, DO PhD
Liaison to the Social Media Committee

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergrad: Miami University
Medical School: Ohio University
Residency Program: Indiana University
Professional Interests: Research, cancer in the ED, palliative care
Hobbies: Golf, my family, The Ohio State University sports

 

 

Board Member – Faith Quenzer, DO
Liaison to the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Hometown: Stockton, CA
Undergrad: UC San Diego
Medical School: Western University of Health Science
Residency Program: Desert Regional Medical Center
Professional Interests: Research, women in EM, ultrasound
Hobbies: Surfing, swimming, kayaking, reading, traveling, eating good food, learning new languages

 

 

AAEM/RSA Medical Student Council President – Shea Boles

Hometown: Sonoma, CA
Undergrad: Santa Clara University
Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Hobbies: Volleyball, running, cooking

 

 

AAEM Board Liaison – Jonathan Jones, MD FAAEM

Jonathan Jones, MD FAAEM Hometown: Jackson, MS
Undergrad: University of Florida
Medical School: University of South Florida
Residency Program: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Professional Interests: Education, advocacy, GI bleeding, Hypertension 
Hobbies: Marathons and triathlons

 

 

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Medical Student Council
May 2018 – May 2019

Medical Student Council President – Shea Boles

Hometown: Sonoma, CA
Undergrad: Santa Clara University
Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Hobbies: Volleyball, running, cooking

 

 

Medical Student Council Vice President – Joshua Novy, MBA MS

Hometown: Long Island, NY
Undergrad: Cornell University 
Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Miami Business School (MD/MBA)
Professional Interests: Trauma and pre-hospital care, administration
Hobbies: Cooking! (former MasterChef casting finalist), off-roading in my Jeep, playing with dogs #dogperson

 

 

Western Regional Representative – Mitchell Zekhtser

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergrad: San Francisco State University
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Professional Interests: Education, critical care, ultrasound
Hobbies: Skateboarding, international travel, dancing, music festivals, eating

 

 

Midwestern Regional Representative – Henrik Galust

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergrad: UCLA
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Professional Interests: Medical education, leadership & administration, critical care
Hobbies: Family time, reading, cooking

 

 

Southern Regional Representative – Theddy Blanc

Hometown: North Miami Beach, FL
Undergrad: University of Central Florida
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Wellness, ultrasound, critical care
Hobbies: Kickboxing, comic collecting, hiking

 

 

Northeastern Regional Representative – Jordan Powell

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Undergrad: Xavier University of Louisiana
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Professional Interests: International medicine, public health, medical education, clinical research
Hobbies: Travel, HIIT, weight lifting, food, hiking, trying new recipes

 

 

Ex-Officio International Representative – Hannah Mezan

Hometown: Katonah, NY
Undergrad: Tulane University
Medical School: University of Queensland - Ochsner Clinical School
Professional Interests: International medicine, pediatric EM, critical care
Hobbies: Traveling, kickball, beach time with my dog

 

 

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