Phoenix Committee

Student Representatives

School of Medicine Student Chairperson

Enma Pierce 

Trevor Fachko 

Chief Operations Officer 

Michael Pham 


Luigi Almirante

Namrata Singh

Sarah Sabti

Trevor Fachko


Isabelle Brown

Michael Pham

Riccardo De Cataldo

Vishal Aggroia

Waleed Adawi

Yousef Beidas


Navya Nuthivana 

Abraham Van Voorhis

MD 2022

Elisabeth Kamano

Tyler Fraga 

MPA 2023

Danielle Young​

Christopher Thorn

MPA 2022

Chris Dao

Joanna Lind 

MM2 2023

Simone Herron

Chris Finocchio

MM2 2022

Jodi Williams

Andrew Perry

MM1 2022

Emma Pierce 

Alex Dornstauder

MSA 2022

(Contact Jennifer Land)

Lauren Padilla 

Feven Abraha 

Art Therapy 2022

Shayla Hayward-Lundy

Briana Grier  

MPH 2022

Jsaela Barrow  

Olivia Hearn

PathA 2022:

William Carstens

Cassidy Hilton 


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

Brielle Ashley, MEd


Office of Academic Development

Dr. Daniel St. John, Director

Dr. Lindsay Meyers, Assistant Director

Dr. Eushekia Hewitt, Counselor/Writing Coach 

Additional Resources

EVMS Families Support Group

Grief Support
Contact: Dr. Martha Early, Dr. Richard Handel 

Student Health: 757-446-5700

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: 757-446-5700 to set up an appointment, press 3 for student services.

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


Police and Public Safety 

Call: 757-446-5911 for immediate 24/7 assistance and response to emergencies, threats to your personal safety, and/or EVMS' security and safety.  

SMART - Safety Management and Assessment Response Team

What to report: 

  • acts of violence

  • intimidation

  • unwanted pursuit

  • inappropriate contact

  • belligerent outbursts

  • ANY incident and/or behavior that raises concerns for the safety/wellbeing of any individual/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.