Phoenix Committee

Student Representatives

School of Medicine Student Chairperson

Abraham Van Voorhis 

Health Professions Student Chairperson



Michael Pham  

Isabelle Brown

Vishal Aggroia

Riccardo De Cataldo

Yousef Beidas

Waleed Adawi


Navya Nuthivana 

Abraham Van Voorhis


MD 2022

Elisabeth Kamano

Tyler Fraga 


MD 2021

Becky Johnson 

Joshua Dellinger 

MPA 2022

Chris Dao

Joanna Lind 

MPA 2021

Kathryn Davidson 

Frank Chilli  

MM1 2021

Ryan Govi

Brianna Baldwin

Sonali Shirali  

MM2 2022

Jodi Williams

Andrew Perry

MM2 2021

Danielle Long 

Jinho Dupont 

MSA 2022

(Contact Jennifer Land)

Lauren Padilla 

Feven Abraha 

MSA 2021

John Cayo 

Tyson Currie 

Art Therapy 2022

Shayla Hayward-Lundy

Briana Grier  

Art Therapy 2021

Maria Edwards 

MPH 2022

Jsaela Barrow  

Olivia Hearn



Serina A. Neumann, PhD

Samantha Vergano, MD

Cynthia E. Dorr, MD

Joseph K. Han, MD

Amy P. Fantaskey, MD

Kerwin M. Kolheffer, MS, PathA (ASCP)

Shriti Patel, MD

Richard A. Gonzalez, PhD


Office of Academic Development

Dr. Daniel St. John, Director


Dr. Lindsay Meyers, Assistant Director


Additional Resources

EVMS Families Support Group

Grief Support
Contact: Dr. Martha Early

About  Us

Phoenix is an advocacy group to help students with their personal concerns, so that they can meet the challenges of student life. Concerns can relate to social relationships, academics, or academic relationships, and require no context. 


If you have a concern about yourself or a classmate, contact any Phoenix representative. Phoenix maintains complete confidentiality in any assistance sought.


Phoenix Committee prioritizes student confidentiality and aims to provide any resources that will benefit the student. 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. 




Other resources available to students: 


Student Mental Health Services (SMHS)

Call 757-446-5888 to set up an appointment, press 3 for student services.

More information can be found here. Every EVMS student qualifies for 5 free sessions. 



SMART - Safety Management and Assessment Response Team

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.