2017 – 2018
OMSGA Executive Council
Executive Student Body President
Executive Student Body President- Elect
Hi everyone! My name is Toni Young and I am the President-Elect. I am the liaison between the student body and the administration. I meet regularly with Dean Tompkins, Dean Dougherty, my board members, the class council, and the presidents of the other programs. If you have any concerns, please feel free to come to me or any of your student leaders. I represent the school at national conferences hosted by AACOM and the AOA where I learn about changes in our education and profession. Some of our goals this year are to increase student involvement within and between the various programs, increase mental health discussions and wellness activities, and improve student resources. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, running, traveling, and a slew of outdoor activities! If you have questions about anything, please contact me via phone, email or find me in the classroom or at the front desk!
Executive Vice President of Student Affairs
Hi! My name is Jordan Downey and I am your Vice President of Student Affairs. My main responsibility is to serve and support the different student groups on campus. This includes all general interest, professional interest, and social interest clubs. If you have any questions on how to get involved talk to me! Just a little about me, I am from Spanish Fork, Utah. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Public Health. In my spare time I like to play basketball, snowboard, and spend all my money on sneakers. I look forward to serving you this year!
Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs
Hello, my name is Lizi Klein and I am your Vice President of Academic Affairs. My primary role is to act as the DO20 and DO21 liaison between the students and our faculty. I will be responsible for addressing concerns related to post-exam questions, lecture content, special events (i.e. mock anatomy practicals), class scheduling, and/or anything else that comes up during the year that may concern the class and faculty. An additional role I have, is setting up and managing the DO20 and DO21 Academic Sub-Committee, these are committees devoted to addressing specific exam issues and student concerns following every exam for each of the DO classes respectively. Above all, my goal is to be here for you, should you have any personal questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would be happy to answer them or refer you to a student or faculty member that could help. I look forward to the great year we have ahead of us. Good Luck with everything! ~ Lizi Klein
Executive Vice President of Finance
As your OMSGA Vice President of Finance, I am responsible for processing and approving student club reimbursements, deposits, and charitable gifts. I manage the University’s student club funds and keep track of spending throughout each year to determine how much money must be allotted for club expenses. I grew up in the Los Angeles area and moved up to Sacramento to attend UC Davis where I stayed for an additional 4 years working in cardiology research following undergraduate graduation. I enjoy any and all outdoor activities, playing baseball and music, and reading when not studying. I have officer hours every Thursday from 12pm-1pm in the Student Government Office and look forward to working with you to achieve your club’s goals.
Executive Vice President of Communications
Hi, everyone! As OMSGA Vice President of Communications, I help everybody maintain clear, fluid communication by connecting DO cohorts, Touro’s other programs, administration and members of the community. Part of my job also includes serving as a liaison between the DO students and the Clinical Education Department, facilitating a smooth transition from second-year didactics to third-year rotations. I aim to create a positive environment by decorating our lecture halls, overseeing the Student Doctor of the Month program, and facilitating selection of the next Student Doctor of the Year. Outside of this position, I enjoy serving as the President of our Pediatrics Interest Group, snowboarding when I can, running each morning, playing with my floppy-eared bunny Dixie, and trying to teach myself how to cook. I’d love to get to know you all and help out however I can, so feel free to reach out anytime!
Community Outreach Director
My name is Denice Praxidio and I am the Community Outreach Director, responsible for reviewing/approving TOUCH points, a program where you receive credit for doing community service, for group and individual events. The TOUCH point system is laid out on our webpage tunlive.com/touch. If you ever have any questions regarding the TOUCH program or want to know about community service projects available in your area and field of interest, please don’t hesitate to ask me! Outside of school, I like to cook and will feed you if you are hungry/stressed! Just look for random treats in the atrium!
Student Admissions Director
Hello Everyone! As the Student Director of Admissions I help coordinate student involvement with the incoming class and interviewees to try and make their transition into the first year of medical school as smooth as possible. My responsibilities include organizing the Big/Lil Sib program, class Facebook pages, Q&A panels, and campus tours. I also sit as a student representative on the Admissions Committee. This position gives me the opportunity to get to know many of you and also to have a say in who will be joining the Touro family next year. As for a little bit about me, I am a Marine Biology major from BYU Hawaii and the 3rd brother in my family to attend the DO program here at TUN. Some of my favorite hobbies includes SCUBA diving, hunting and watching movies with our adopted sphynx. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions you may have and please feel free to introduce yourself if you see me in the halls!
Student Wellness Director
Hi everyone and welcome to Touro! My name is Sunny Brar and I am your Wellness Director for the year. Staying healthy mentally and physically is important to me personally and I would like to create outlets to remind you to do the same. I am responsible for coordinating intramural basketball and volleyball on campus and encourage you to come play with us! I also provide exam day snacks for the DO20 and DO21 classes and will host Yoga Nights on campus. If you have any questions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Best wishes!
Student Director of Technology
Hello and welcome to Touro! As the Student Director of Technology I serve as the interface between you and IT. I am here to help with Mediasite and any technology concerns that you may encounter over the year. I am also the administrator of the TUNLive website with access to make changes and update the website as needed. Please feel free to contact with me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to a great year with you all!