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Wellness and Resilience Committee 

The Wellness and Resilience Committee is responsible for investigating initiatives, including activities at the SAEM annual meeting, that focus on improving the overall, general well-being of emergency medicine residents and medical students. The committee recommends to the RAMS Board which activities or initiatives should be implemented.  


  • Annual meeting events: RAMS party, dodgeball etc.
  • Annual meeting wellness activities: Work with SAEM Program Committee to come up with wellness activities during SAEM18 (meditation rooms, yoga, etc.) 
  • Participate in SAEM Wellness Task Force: Help define what members need

Committee Members

Jacqueline Tin (Chair)Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Elmira AndreevaEmory University School of Medicine
Miguel ArribasUniversity of Michigan
Miriam N. AsherUniversity of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School
Matthew BallHenry Ford Hospital
Misha BhandariNew York Presbyterian-Columbia & Cornell
Gelina G. BusligUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Cindy D. ChangHarbor-UCLA Medical Center
Bianca Judy Choe, MDNew York Presbyterian-Columbia & Cornell
Alan C. Chu, MDThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Corinne Selene CriccoPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Andrew D. DAlessandroVanderbilt University Medical Center
Maureen E. DavisAdvocate Christ Medical Center
Gabriel J. Dominguez, MDUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Samuel E. GoldmanBrown University/Rhode Island Hospital
Jessica Gabrielle JohnsonStanford/Kaiser EM Residency
Phillip E. JordanEastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)
Ryan J. LatulipeUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Jessica A. Lesnick, MDMcGovern Medical School at UT Health (Formerly University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
Hanna M. Linstadt, MDStanford/Kaiser EM Residency
Jordan B. MarksMount Sinai St. Luke's/Roosevelt
Chad Lauren MayerThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Matthew S. McRaeDetroit Receiving Hospital Emergency Medicine
Hannah R. MezanUniversity of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School
Sam T. Ontiveros, MDUniversity of Massachusetts
Michael W. PierceJohns Hopkins
Michael F. RentzUniversity of Cincinnati
Victoria ServenLSUHSC New Orleans
Kerollos A. ShakerUniversity of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston
Sherwin A. Soltani Baylor College of Medicine
Raphael SweetUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Courtney M. Temple, MDUniversity of Massachusetts
William G. TenBrink (B.G.)Hennepin County Medical Center
Alexander J. UlintzCleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Christopher S. Vandivort, MDUniversity of Wisconsin Madison Hospitals and Clinics
Meredith E. WaltonHenry Ford Hospital
Jonathan E. WarczakUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Erin Willard, MDUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Meredith K. WittieUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
David H. YangLSU New Orleans

Staff Liaisons

Holly Byrd-Duncan
Alex Elizabeth Keenan