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Meet Your AMA-MSS Governing Council

William Pearce, MSS Chair

William Pearce, Chair

University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine



Oversees the council, provides direction for AMA-MSS initiatives, and represents the AMA-MSS.

Jessica Peterson, MSS Vice Chair

Jessica Peterson, Vice Chair

Medical College of Wisconsin



Liaison to the student representatives to AMA Councils and Committees and assists the Chair with management of the Section.

Cameron Paterson, MSS Delegate

Cameron Paterson, Delegate

University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine



Presents and coordinates testimony and advocates at the AMA House of Delegates for AMA policy that benefits students. Analyzes the topics the AMA has under discussion, identifies those issues of importance to students and summarizes the actions taken on those issues by the House of Delegates.

Kilby Osborn, MSS Alternate Delegate

Kilby Osborn, Alternate Delegate

Indiana University School of Medicine



Works in coordination with the MSS Delegate.

Poornima Oruganti, MSS At-Large Officer

Poornima Oruganti, At-Large Officer

Northeast Ohio Medical University



Coordinates special projects (such as the National Service Project) for the MSS and acts as the primary liaison to student leaders of each region, state and school.

Trishna Narula, MSS Speaker

Trishna Narula, Speaker

Stanford University School of Medicine



Assists in the programming and presides over two national meetings of the MSS Assembly, oversees and enforces campaign rules, and organizes and leads orientation for new delegates and alternate delegates at Assembly Meeting.

Theresa Phan, MSS Vice Speaker

Theresa Phan, Vice Speaker

Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine



Works in coordination with the MSS Speaker.


Dina Marie Pitta, Medical Student Trustee

Dina Marie Pitta, Medical Student Trustee

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Christopher Libby, MPH, Chair-Elect

Christopher Libby, MPH, Chair-Elect

University of Massachusetts Medical School