PNHP Student Board Representatives:
Andy Hyatt is a medical student at the Boston University School of Medicine, and one of the leaders of SNaHP’s Political Advocacy Team. He became involved in SNaHP after seeing the inadequacies of the Massachusetts reforms and the ACA affecting his patients’ health, especially the most sick and vulnerable. He also has an interest in housing policy and homelessness, and looks forward to the day when his patients will not have to worry about being denied needed care, pay their medical bills, or not being able to afford a safe, decent, and healthy home. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Minnesota Medical School, Class of 2019
Augie Lindmark is a student at the University of Minnesota Medical School and has previously worked in health equity organizing with FACE AIDS, Partners In Health Engage, and Minnesota’s chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program. Passionate about the intersection of advocacy and the right to health, he once rode a bicycle from San Francisco to Boston to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to raise funds for communities affected by HIV. Augie received his B.A. in Biology from Luther College, and, with the guidance of some witty English professors and works by Anne Lamott, has since maintained a passion for writing. Email: email@example.com
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Class of 2018
Linda Liu is a medical student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She was previously a leader of Pritzker’s Students for a National Health Program chapter. Linda was raised in Canada and received a BS in Biochemistry and Physiology from the University of Toronto. While in Canada, she helped write and release a paper advocating for maintaining federal funding escalators for Canadian Medicare. Through Linda’s personal and academic experiences with the Canadian single-payer health care system, she has been significantly motivated to advocate for a similarly efficient, equitable, and accessible universal health care system for all Americans. She also has an interest in racial justice and enjoys doing videography in her spare time. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anand Saha is currently an MD/MPH candidate at East TN State University College of Medicine and University of Memphis School of Public Health. He co-founded the first SNaHP chapter in the South (today all five medical schools in his home state, TN, have a SNaHP chapter!). Anand’s research interests include management, evaluation, and policy of health systems and community-based primary care for vulnerable populations. He works closely with the Church Health Center, a safety net community clinic in Memphis, and sees healthcare reform as a civil rights issue and a necessity in mitigating the inaccessibility, inequity, and unaffordability in USA’s healthcare system. Before graduate school, Anand received his BS in Neuroscience and Urban Studies from Emory University and taught middle school Science in Atlanta, GA. Email: AnandGSaha@gmail.com
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Class of 2018
Bryant Shuey is a medical student at the University of New Mexico and a co-founder of UNM SNaHP. Bryant believes transitioning to a nationalized health system is essential for removing the barriers of cost and access that most Americans face when looking for health care and that it is our duty as future health professionals to advocate for our patients needs by looking to health reform for solutions. Outside of medical school, Bryant is an avid water polo player and enjoys walking his dog Susie. Email: email@example.com
Vanessa Van Doren
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Class of 2018
Vanessa Van Doren is a medical student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a leader and co-founder of Case Western’s Students for a National Health Program chapter. She was the Health Policy Committee Leader for Case’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association and has held leadership positions in Case’s student chapters of Doctors for America, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and White Coats 4 Black Lives. Vanessa received her BA in anthropology in 2007 from Brown University and worked as a genetics researcher for seven years before deciding to shift her focus to clinical medicine. She is very interested in coalition building, both among different health policy reform groups and between the single payer movement and other advocates for social justice and equality. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalition Building Team Co-Chairs:
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2019
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Class of 2018
Mayo Medical School, Class of 2020
Education & Base Building Team Co-Chairs:
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University, Class of 2018
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Class of 2018
Political Advocacy Team Co-Chairs:
Tulane School of Medicine, Class of 2019
Keanan McGonigle is a third-year medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a 2014 graduate of the University of Virginia and 2015 graduate of UVA’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. His health justice work began at UVA working with FACE AIDS, the Student Global AIDS Campaign, and the American Medical Student Association. At Tulane, Keanan helps run an HIV/HCV screening and connection to care program in his spare time between beating back Republican advances on Obamacare and pushing for the right to health for all. Keanan is jazzed that SNaHP is going to get even more elected officials publicly supporting single-payer in the very near future.
Michael Zingman, M.P.H.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Class of 2020
Michael Zingman is a medical student at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, a board member of the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)-NY Metro Chapter, and a SNaHP member since 2014. He is also a co-leader of the Columbia P&S chapter of SNaHP. He believes that a single-payer system will go a long way towards health care justice and is excited to work with students nationwide to improve SNaHP’s political advocacy this upcoming year (a critical one in the movement for universal health care). Michael received his BA in biology in 2014 from Northwestern University and his MPH in epidemiology from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.
Frances Gill is a medical student at Tulane University, where she’s enrolled in the dual degree MD/MPH program studying environmental health with a concentration in disaster management. Previously, she earned a Masters in Fine Arts with a concentration in fiction writing from New York University. At Tulane, she has helped organize numerous health care advocacy demonstrations, phone banks, and letter writing campaigns with the Tulane chapter of the American Medical Student Association. She is also one of the founding members of the New Orleans chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Katrina Herbst is a medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University, and co-president of her school’s SNaHP chapter. A firm believer in the power of combined action, her priority in leadership is to find common ground with other student organizations to form a united front. In addition to advocating universal healthcare, Katrina has worked to improve health access for migrant farmworkers in rural Virginia and promotes comprehensive reproductive health education. Her clinical career will be community-based, with a focus on urban elderly. Her other interests include houseplants and rock-climbing.
University of Minnesota Medical School, Class of 2019
Jonathan Michels is a freelance journalist, a healthcare worker and a premedical student based in Winston-Salem, NC. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011, Jonathan embedded with social justice activists from around the state including participants in the Occupy Wall Street, marriage equality and Moral Monday movements. When Jonathan isn’t muckraking, he works as an x-ray tech in one of the largest community hospitals in the state. Caring for Winston-Salem’s poor and uninsured informed his belief that every person has a right to healthcare. As student of various Southern organizing movements for social change, it is Jonathan’s experience that fundamental social rights like universal access to healthcare have only been won through collective struggle. Email: email@example.com
PNHP Communications Specialist
Dixon Galvez-Searle is a member of the national office staff of Physicians for a National Health Program, where his responsibilities include updating the PNHP website and social media accou