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About Us

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 2017 – May 2018

President – Ashely Alker, MD MS

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergrad: University of California Santa Barbara  
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency Program: University of California, San Diego
Professional Interests: Policy, international medicine, public health
Hobbies: Water polo, traveling

 

 

Vice President – Michael Wilk, MD

Hometown: Howell, MI
Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Residency Program: Brown EM
Professional Interests: EMS, teaching hands-only CPR, international emergency medicine
Hobbies: Camping, fishing with my Dad, traveling, watching football, running, playing basketball

 

 

Secretary-Treasurer – Michael Hight, DO

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergrad: University of California San Diego
Medical School: Western University - COMP
Residency Program: Naval Medical Center San Diego
Professional Interests: Operational medicine, wilderness medicine, tropical disease, prolonged field care
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, traveling, sports, climbing, listening to my daughter sing

 

Immediate Past President – Mary Calderone Haas, MD

Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Residency Program: University of Michigan/Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital
Professional Interests: Medical education, social media, administration
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, listening to music

 

Board Member – Elaine H. Brown, MD

Hometown: New Orleans, LA 
Undergrad: Ole Miss 
Medical School: LSU - Shreveport 
Residency Program: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Professional Interests: Clinical research 
Hobbies: Cooking, outdoors 

 

 

Board Member – 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

 

 

Board Member – Cara Kanter, MD

Hometown: Brookline, MA
Undergrad: Washington University in Saint Louis
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency Program: Temple EM
Professional Interests: Resident and physician resiliency & wellness
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends, being a dog mom

 

 

Board Member – Fred E. Kency Jr, MD

Hometown: Jackson, MS
Undergrad: Alcorn State University
Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Residency Program: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Professional Interests: Minority recruitment in medicine, medical student education, international medicine
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, outdoor sports, auto restoration, gun restoration

 

 

Board Member – Moiz Qureshi, MD

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: Basketball, foodie, fantasy football, adrenaline junkie

 

 

Board Member – Jack Storey, MD JD

Hometown: Spokane, WA
Undergrad: Princeton University
Medical School: University of Washington
Residency Program: University of California San Diego
Professional Interests: Resuscitation, risk management, administration
Hobbies: HIIT, food & drink, travel, dogs

 

 

AAEM/RSA Medical Student Council President – Christopher Ryba

Hometown: Roselle, IL
Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Having been a Paramedic I wish to work closely with EMS as I continue my training
Hobbies: Running, biking, hiking, soccer, volleyball, hockey

 

 

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

 

 

AAEM Board Liaison – Stephen Hayden, MD FAAEM

Stephen Hayden, MD FAAEM Hometown:
Undergrad: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College
Medical School: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College
Residency Program: University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York
Professional Interests: Evidence-based emergency medicine, emergency airway management, imaging in emergency medicine
Hobbies: Sailing, tennis, will be testing soon for his second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do

 

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Medical Student Council
May 2016 – May 2017

AAEM/RSA Medical Student Council President – Christopher Ryba

Hometown: Roselle, IL
Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Having been a Paramedic I wish to work closely with EMS as I continue my training
Hobbies: Running, biking, hiking, soccer, volleyball, hockey

 

 

Medical Student Council Vice President – Matthew Chapman

Hometown: Eaton Rapids, MI 
Undergrad: Grand Valley State University 
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Professional Interests: Emergency medicine, ultrasound, critical care 
Hobbies: Soccer, golf, cooking

 

 

Western Regional Representative – Sasha Hallett

Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Midwestern University - AZCOM
Professional Interests: Health care economics, EMS, pediatric emergency medicine, trauma
Hobbies: Crossfit

 

 

Midwestern Regional Representative – M. Kaitlin Parks

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Undergrad: California State University East Bay
Medical School: Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Professional Interests: PEM, IEM, Wilderness and Disaster Medicine
Hobbies: Adventure travel, community service, camping, biking, former professional dancer

 

 

Southern Regional Representative – Natalie Cain

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergrad: University of Miami
Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Professional Interests: International EM, PEM
Hobbies: Scuba diving, salsa dancing, beach activities

 

 

Northeastern Regional Representative – Richa Manglokar

Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
Undergrad: Baylor University
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Critical care, health policy, women in medicine
Hobbies: Knitting, crochet, reading, traveling

 

 

Ex-Officio International Representative – Alexander Rahnema

Hometown: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Undergrad: University of Toronto
Medical School: University of Queensland - Ochsner Clinical School
Professional Interests: Wilderness/disaster medicine, ultrasound
Hobbies: Traveling, cycling, camping, piano, cars

 

 

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