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Student Organizations

The College of Health and Human Services hosts a variety of organizations for students who want to extend their education beyond the walls of the classroom. These organizations provide students opportunities to learn about their intended professional field; to connect with fellow students, faculty and alumni; and to take on leadership roles.

Student Organizations

AcademyHealth Student Chapter

Faculty Advisors: Tony Yang and Tim Henderson
Web Site: GetConnected
Provides learning and professional development experiences for undergraduate and graduate students interested in health services research and health policy. Membership benefits include free online seminars and discounted conference registration; networking, mentoring, and professional development events; scholarships and fellowships; employment services; and resources for developing research skills.

Board Members:

  • President: Charlene Agustin
  • Vice President: Lorie Cabatic
  • Secretary: Anika Ahmed
  • Treasurer: Kimmy Truong
  • Community Liaison: Eric Beinhart


Doctoral Student Association (Nursing)

Faculty Advisor: Kevin Mallinson
Web Site: GetConnected
Represents both the PhD and DNP nursing students, giving them an opportunity to enhance their professional growth. Goals include giving students an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas; increasing awareness of funding opportunities; maintaining communication with administration and faculty in the School of Nursing; and providing support and mentoring for new students.

Board Members:

  • President: Grace Thapa
  • Vice President: Susan Senko
  • Treasurer: Sherri Taylor
  • Secretary: Hillary Brandt
  • Conference Funding Committee Chair: Upeksha Thilakawardana
  • Social Committee Chair: Marissa Panzer
  • Mentorship Committee Chair: Gena Leatzow
  • Webmaster: Eric Goldschmidt
Graduate Student for Public Health

Faculty Advisor: Lisa Lindley
Web Site:  Get Connected

Graduate Students for Public Health aims to connect students and faculty within the Department of Global and Community Health in order to provide networking, professional, and community service events.

Board Members:

  • President: Leah Babin
  • Vice President: Iqra Haji
  • Treasurer: Nanthida (Judy) Nanthavong
  • Secretary: Vacant
MedX Global

Faculty Advisor: Ali Weinstein
Web Site: GetConnected
MedX is designed to engage undergraduate students in global health development with an emphasis on health care as a human right. The purpose of MedX Global is to involve the clinically oriented in the intersection of medicine and globalization, and to engage others by mapping diverse experiences to the future of global health development. We act as a powerful extension of traditional health science routes, involving students in multidisciplinary applications of academic work and the realization of service-oriented culture.

Board Members:

  • Co-President: Marwa Bahr
  • Co-President: Saraí Alvarez
  • Treasurer: Christina Barnes
  • Secretary: Devin Stewart
  • Director of Public Relations: A'isha Sharif


MHA Leaders of Tomorrow (MHALT)

Faculty Advisor: Martin Perlin
Web Site: GetConnected
Supports the educational, professional and social development of its members along with the mission and goals of the MHA in Health Systems Management graduate program in the Department of Health Administration and Policy.

Board Members:

  • President: George (Michael) Barkema
  • Vice President: Alexandra Curd
  • Treasurer: Andrew Wolf
  • Secretary: Aditi Priyamvara
  • Student Liaison: Huan-Ju (Coco) Shih
Rehabilitation Science Club

Faculty Advisor: Clint Wutzke
Web Site: GetConnected
Open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in understanding the disability process and optimizing human performance and function, this group’s goals include providing members with opportunities to network with scientists and clinicians; promoting educational opportunities; assisting members with identifying and applying to post-graduate and professional programs; and organizing community outreach and service projects.

Board Members:

  • President: Spencer Kalman
  • Vice President: Carlos Bustamante
  • Treasurer: Ashley Jean
  • Secretary: Alexis Nacman
Social Work Student Association (SWSA)

Faculty Advisors: Sharolyn Dugger, JoAnn Lee, and Katherine Prudden
Web Site: GetConnected
Provides undergraduate students who are interested in the field of social work with an opportunity to connect with one another and participate in activities such as service projects, study groups, fundraisers, and movie nights.

Board Members: 

  • President: Soriya Eath
  • Vice President: Vacant 
  • Treasurer: Vacant
  • Secretary Jessica Rojas
  • PR Executive: Zaria Cyrus
  • Event Coordinator: Brenda Hinojos
Student Nurses Association (SNA)

Faculty Advisor: Rosemarie Westberg
Web Site: GetConnected
Organizes, represents and mentors students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those nurses enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs.

Board Members:

  • President: Alma Khan
  • Director of Outreach: Anna Chanu
  • Director of Fundraising: Ava Nazemian
  • Vice President: Bailey Kolonich
  • Senior Rep: Danielle Palmer
  • Director of Fundraising: Joshua Vinluan
  • Senior Rep: Megan McDonald
  • Secretary: Naya Patel
  • Senior Rep: Dani Walker
  • Treasurer: Sarah Brown

Honor Societies

Global and Community Health

Health Administration


Social Work

Visit Mason's Office of Student Involvement for additional student organization information.

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