Mission Statement of the EVMS SGA

The EVMS Student Government Association exists to promote leadership, service and a sense of solidarity between the various classes and organizations at Eastern Virginia Medical School. As the head of student government, our role is to represent the EVMS student body to the staff, faculty, administration and alumni. Our strategic goals are to better our school, our community and our society at large by encouraging social responsibility and supporting active participation in student government, student organizations and service to our communities. We believe in an open culture of progress and change; and, ultimately as a group, we believe that we can foster and help sustain efforts that lead us all towards a better and brighter future.  

Executive Leadership

Riley Suter

Student Body President


Hi, Everyone! My name is Riley. I am an M3 and former MM from South Bend, IN, and this year I will be serving as the Student-Body President.  I'm looking forward to working with all of the elected leaders to help guide EVMS's policies and make sure they are fair to all students.  

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Lauren Coltrain

Student Body Vice President


Hey everyone!, My name is Lauren and I am an M3 from Greenville, NC, and this year I will be serving as the Student Body Vice-President of Clubs and Organizations. I look forward to working with all of you, and please reach out to me if you have any questions regarding your organization!

Parth Patel

Vice President of Administration


Hello! My name is Parth Patel and I'm a current M4 from Chesapeake, VA. I will be serving as the VP of Administration this year. Please reach out if there are any policy changes that you would like to see at EVMS!

Karen Whitney

Vice President of Finances


My name is Karen Whitney. I am part of the MPA class of 2022 and serving SGA as VP of Finances. I'm looking forward to being a steward of the finances and best applying them to assist in advancing the mission and works of each class of EVMS. 

Damonie Salmon

VP of Health Professions

Hey everyone! My name is Damonie Salmon and I am in the MM Class of 2023. I will be serving as the VP of Health Professions, and thus the point person in SGA to aid all elected leaders of the various Health Professions Programs.

Priyanka Raju

VP of Community Outreach

Hello! My name is Priyanka Raju and I'm the VP of Community Outreach. My main roles will be developing outreach events and organizing this year's Community Care Day. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to organize Community Outreach events.

Justin Johnson

VP of Wellness

My name is Justin Johnson and I am the VP of Wellness for this year. I will be working on events that promote student well being throughout the year. Please contact me if you have any ideas for school-wide wellness events!

Stefan Edemobi

VP of Diversity

My name is Stefan Edemobi. I am part of the MD Class of 2023 and serving SGA as VP of Diversity, a new role this year. I'm looking forward to working towards a more inclusive environment for all. Please reach out if you would like to talk about ideas to make that happen!