School of Medicine Student Chairperson
Chief Operations Officer and CoChair
Riccardo De Cataldo
Abraham Van Voorhis
(Contact Jennifer Land)
Art Therapy 2022
Samantha Vergano, MD (Faculty Chair)
Amy P. Fantaskey, MD
Cynthia E. Dorr, MD
Joseph K. Han, MD
Kyulee Park, PhD
Kerwin M. Kolheffer, MS, PathA (ASCP)
Richard A. Gonzalez, PhD
Serina Neumann, PhD
Shriti Patel, MD
Office of Academic Development
Dr. Daniel St. John, Director
Dr. Lindsay Meyers, Assistant Director
Terri Edwards, MEd, MA Disability Services
Contact: Dr. Martha Early, Dr. Richard Handel
Student Health: 757-446-5700
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
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.