We are happy to present our 2020-2021 executive board:
Co-Director: Luke Torre-Healy
Co-Director: Stacey Martinez
Co-Director Elect: Bianca Ulloa
Co-Director Elect: Juan Cerezo
Chief Information Officer (CIO): Veronica Ortiz
Conference Co-Chair: Mariely Garcia
Conference Co-Chair: Claudia Torres
Fundraising Chair: Jordan Juarez
Mentorship Chair: Raquel Cancho
Policy Chair: Priscila Cervallos
Public Relations Chair: Nico Caruso
Regional Chief Development Officer (CDO): Yanet Gomez
Regional Financial Officer (RFO): Laura Herrera
Regional Financial Officer Elect (RFO): Steven Morrin
Service Chair: Irene Vargas
You may learn more about each appointee through our Executive Board page.
We are pleased to announce that the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai has been voted as the host of our 48th annual conference in Winter 2021. We will soon begin the planning process with their selected conference co-chairs to prepare for an unforgettable experience this next year. We look forward to selecting the best date and plan to see you in New York in 2021!
About Mt. Sinai
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
For more information, visit https://www.mountsinai.org or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
During the month of January 2020, the island of Puerto Rico suffered from a wave of earthquakes that shook the island to its core and forced many people to leave their homes in fear.
The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) – a 501(c)(3) accredited non-profit organization – wants to help. We are also calling all of our members and friends to join us. Our mission is clear: we want to help people in need, and this is a perfect time to do so. To best help, we have partnered with a local non-profit organization in Puerto Rico, Iniciativa Comunitaria. This group of hardworking people has a similar mission to the LMSA, which is to help improve outcomes for those in need. Thus, we believe they would be the perfect recipient of the funds collected here, which will be used with the goal of providing relief to people who have suffered the effects of these earthquakes.
We encourage you to donate as much as you are able. To further incentivize donations, we are promoting a healthy/friendly competition between the regions that represent the LMSA: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West and Southeast. We ask that if you donate in behalf of any of these, that you please (1) identify the LMSA chapter you donate for, and (2) the region which it falls under.
Ideally a short message such as: ________ (Chapter) LMSA, ______ (NE, SE, MW, W or SW) Region
Let’s help our island neighbors get back on their feet!
(LMSA National will collect the funds and distribute them to the organization at the end of this campaign. Up to 4 complimentary National Conference registrations will be awarded to the chapter which raises the most funds.)