Phoenix Committee

Student Representatives
*for administrative questions/concerns please contact MD2018

MD 2016
Hugo Hua
Sarah Patton

MD 2017
Ryan Barnes
Jenny Lee

MD 2018
Dhara Shah
Daniel Young

MD 2019
Nathaniel Yoon
Kate Kielty

MM 2016
Sahil Parikh
Alaina Durkac

MM 2017
Joseph Chafardon
Amanda Severn

MPA 2016
David Arthur
Margaret Geisler

MPA 2017
Kyle Dubay
Amanda Nogee

MPH 2016
Alicia Feliciano

MPH 2017
Keisha Trammell
Madison Curran

Art Therapy
Vicky Greene


Donald Sussman PhD

Catherine Pearman PA-C

Courtney Anderson PA-C

Martha Early, PhD, LCSW, CAC

William Duane PhD

Phoenix is an advocacy group for students at EVMS. We are here to confidentially help students with their personal concerns so that they can meet the challenges of student life.

The Phoenix Committee helps students with mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, and family concerns. If you have a concern about yourself or a classmate, contact any Phoenix representative. Phoenix maintains complete confidentiality in any assistance sought. No record will be made of your contact with a Phoenix representative, or with a referred service, and nothing will be added to your academic file. If you are not sure if Phoenix can handle your particular concern, do not hesitate to ask. To the left are the student and faculty representatives and their email addresses. 

Once contact is made with Phoenix, we will listen to your concern, and guide you on how best to proceed. This can include a referral to Student Mental Health Services (SMHS) or a number of other resources, some of which are listed below. 

Call the SMHS to set up an appointment: 757-446-5888

  • To reach the EVMS Student Mental Health Program, press 3.  This will direct you to appointments specifically for student mental health. 

What to report: 
  • acts of violence
  • intimidation
  • unwanted pursuit
  • inappropriate contact
  • belligerant outbursts
  • ANY incident and/or behavior that raises concerns for the safety/wellbeing of any indivudal/group/integrity of property
  • (more listed in the link above)
You can report by phone, email, in person, or anonymously. Phoenix can also help you through the process or help you understand the process better
Phoenix can also report incidents/follow up on them and update you if you wish to remain anonymous. 
Lastly, reporting does not mean automatic consequences. An investigation will take place, and it may be sufficient to simply make the other party aware of how their actions are being perceived.

Directors of Academic Development
Dr. Allison Knight

Dr. Daniel St. John

Spouse, Significant Others, and Moms & Dads Support Club

Grief Support
Contact: Dr. Martha Early


Daniel Young,
Aug 12, 2015, 10:01 AM
Angelica Mancone,
Dec 28, 2011, 7:14 AM
Jenny Lee,
Jan 16, 2015, 6:08 AM
Jenny Lee,
Mar 12, 2015, 7:07 AM
Angelica Mancone,
Mar 7, 2012, 6:45 PM
Angelica Mancone,
Dec 28, 2011, 7:15 AM
Angelica Mancone,
Dec 28, 2011, 7:13 AM