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

Ehsan Jafree

Student Body President


I am a fourth year medical student, and also the president of my class.  I am from Hampton, Virginia and went to Old Dominion University for my undergraduate degree.  I look forward to continue advocating for students and working with different clubs and organizations to make extracurricular activities more engaging and accessible to all EVMS students. Please reach out to me at jafreee@evms.edu with any questions or concerns!

Suhas Bharadwaj

Student Body Vice President


Hey everyone!  I am a third year medical student from Louisville, Kentucky.  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.  

Katie O'Connell

Vice President of Administration


Hi! I am a third year medical student from Yorktown, Virginia. I attended UC Berkeley for my undergraduate degree.  It has been a wonderful past few years at EVMS working with and learning from so many dedicated and passionate peers and faculty! I look forward to what we will accomplish in the 2019-2020 year. Feel free to email me at oconnek@evms.edu with any questions. 

Kimberly Seymour

Vice President of Finances


I am a fourth year MD student from Chicago, Illinois.  I am interested in pursuing a career in hematology/oncology.

Shelby Schaeffer
Kevin Parsons
Ifeoma Ogbozor

Vice President of Health Professions Students

MPA- 2020

Hey everyone! I am a second year PA student, currently on clinical rotations. Originally I am from Pennsylvania where I received my B.S. in Biology with a focus in clinical laboratory science. I worked in Pennsylvania and South Carolina as a medical technologist before attending EVMS. I am so excited to work with the fellow members of SGA and the students in both the medical school and health professions school this year! 

Vice President of

Community Outreach


Vice President of



I am a 3rd year medical student, and also the AAMC representative for my class.  I am originally from Chico California where I completed my undergraduate degree at California State University, Chico.  I am excited to be a part of SGA leadership this year and hope to help deepen our student bodies connection with the local population by helping arrange and facilitate volunteer opportunities.

I am a 2nd year Public health student in the Health Management and policy track with a certificate in Epidemiology.  I am also the Vice President of the MPH 2020 class. I am originally from East Orange New Jersey where I completed my undergraduate with a bachelor’s in business economics from Rider University.   I am excited to welcome the new students as well as get to know the current students in both the MD and Health Professions program. I look forward to an exciting school year of wellness activities.

Meeting Schedule

For the date, time, and location of the next Student Government Association Meeting, please see the calendar on the events page

  • To add a topic to the monthly agenda, please email Ehsan Jafree 

To view minutes from the monthly SGA general meetings, please click here