MMSA Executive Council 2020-2021

Senior Stick - George Cai (He/Him)

Hi everyone! My name is George and it is my privilege to be your Senior Stick this year. My role is to lead the MMSA to represent you locally, to provincial bodies and nationally. This year will already be a very different for us in Medicine; my goal is to see us through it with the best possible experience. I want the MMSA to work openly and closely with each other and with you, in order to be effective and efficient.
Some quick facts about me:
– I am close to someone with a yellow hat.
– I have been on the MMSA for the past three years (2x class Academic Rep, 1x Vice-Stick Internal).
– I have recently become quite fond of running.
MMSA meetings are open to all medical students to attend and observe – if you are interested please send me a message!

Honorary Senior Stick - Dr. Isanne Schacter


Vice Stick Internal - Chris Moskal (He/Him)

Hi there! My name is Chris Moskal and I am excited to serve as your Vice-Stick Internal for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. I act as a student voice on many of the UGME Committees, so feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns that you have about policy and procedures, student groups, or any new initiatives! In my spare time I like to get outdoors, overuse exclamation marks, and explore new places!

Vice Stick External - Dara Hallock (She/Her)

Hi my name is Dara Hallock and I am the Vice stick external for the MMSA. I represent you on the Doctors Manitoba board, to the CFMS, the Canadian Medical Association and the Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba (PARIM). My favourite part of this role is finding new ways for medical students to get involved during these quick 4 years. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!

CFMS Representative Junior - Tessa Bortoluzzi (She/Her)

Hello! My name is Tessa Bortoluzzi and I am the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Representative on the MMSA. As the CFMS Representative, I work to liaise between you, the CFMS, Doctors Manitoba, and the Canadian Medical Association. I work with Dara, the Vice-Stick External, to provide information from these organizations that pertains to you and your medical education. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Treasurers - Qiming Hu & Lucy Wilson

Qiming Hu (Sr. Treasurer) (He/Him)

Lucy Wilson (Jr. Treasurer) (She/Her)

Hi! We’re the MMSA treasurers. We’re responsible for all the financial aspects of the MMSA, including budgeting, reimbursements, and Student Initiative Grants (SIGs). Qiming is in his third year of medicine, and enjoys rock climbing, cycling, and travelling. Lucy is in her second year of medicine, and outside of class she enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and reading. We look forward to working with everyone this year! If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hestitate to email us at

Communications Representatives - Juan Mohadeb & Amy Giesbrecht

Juan Mohadeb (Communications Rep Sr.) (He/Him)

Amy Giesbrecht (Communications Rep Jr.) (She/Her)

Hi, welcome to the MMSA website! We’re the Communications Representatives for the 2020-2021 council. Our jobs range from running the MMSA website and social media, to taking meeting minutes and communicating with the student body at large. Contact us if you have any questions, and if we can’t help, we’ll point you to someone who can!

Juan is in his third year of Medicine and enjoys fashion, playing volleyball and is a bit of an adrenaline junkie.

Amy is in her second year of Medicine and enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Corporate Relations Rep - Jayce Bi

Hi! My name is Jayce, I’m a third-year student at the Max Rady College of Medicine and as your Corporate Relations Rep, I’m here to act as a liaison between MMSA and all outside organizations. This mainly comes down to facilitating sponsorships and financial workshops, but also includes any other opportunity that requires an outside group. For example, current projects surround deals on third-party test prep resources and increased meal kit options for students. In my spare time I enjoy playing guitar, photography, browsing Ikea catalogues, and remembering the good ol’ days when I could kickflip. If you have a new initiative you wish to pursue, my inbox is always open at!

Event Programmers - Anmol Mann & Karim Sidhom

Anmol Mann (She/Her)

Karim Sidhom (He/Him)

Hey everyone! Anmol and Karim here, two second year medical students at the Max Rady College of Medicine. As MMSA event programmers, we are responsible for organizing all the amazing events for the University of Manitoba Medical students. You may have heard or perhaps seen pictures of a few of these celebrations before – be it Med-Law social, Winter Formal, Movember Coffeehouse, Banny Bowl or Beer and Skits. All these events are an incredible amount of fun and represent opportunities for you to meet medical students from all years, and even from other Canadian Medical schools. We are here to ensure that these events are inclusive, safe, and memorable for you!

Please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook if you have any questions or ideas, or you can ask us in person on campus!

We look forward to seeing you all!

UMSU Representative - Kevin Boreskie

Hello! My name is Kevin Boreskie and I am the University of Manitoba Student Union Representative on the MMSA. In this role, I serve to act as a liaison between UMSU and the medical student body. I advocate for the interests of medical students in UMSU decisions and my goal is to reduce the disconnect we sometimes feel from UMSU as students on the Bannatyne Campus. I spend most of my free time playing sports or on my bike. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas related to UMSU and Medicine, please let me know!

Senator - Joseph Asaminew (He/Him)

My name is Joseph Asaminew. I’m a 4th year student at the Max Rady College of Medicine and I am very excited to be your MMSA Senator for the 2020-2021 academic year. I act as the liaison between the medical student body and the University of Manitoba Senate, which is the academic governing body of the university. Outside of school, I like to read and garden. If you have any questions and concerns, please get in touch!

Global Health Liaisons

Allison Balasko (GHL Sr.) (She/Her)

Cate Giffin (GHL Jr.) (She/Her)

Hi everyone! My name is Allison, I am serving as your Global Health Liaison Sr. (GHL Sr.), and will be joined by an elected member of the Class of 2024 who will serve as GHL Jr. Over the course of the year, ourselves and the rest of the Global Health Team will work towards enhancing student exposure and engagement with topics related to Global Health that are pertinent to your medical education. We are doing so in a number of ways, such as running a Global Health Concentration Program here on campus, hosting panel style discussions with speakers who have experience in relevant topics in Global Health, putting on events throughout the year that bring community members and students together to learn from one another and, true to the title, acting as Liaisons to connect you to faculty members in the field. Global Health is a versatile field, encompassing a lot of key topics important to medicine and it is only increasing in its importance in providing optimal care to our patients. We are here to help you navigate this important and exciting subset of medicine. Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions, comments or suggestions!

Local Officers of Indigenous Health

Ben Carriere (LOIH Sr.)

 Jessica Ellis (LIOH Jr.)

Hi everyone, my name is Jessica. I am the Local Officer of Indigenous Health Junior (LOIH Jr.). I represent the Indigenous students, the Indigenous health populations, as well as the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Ongomiizwin – Education. I also represent the province of Manitoba at the national level with the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CMFS). For the year of 2020-2021, I will be working with the Local Officer of Indigenous Health Senior, Ben Carriere as well as the Indigenous Health Promotion Group. Our aim is to create awareness and promote Indigenous Health and Healing in our community and to welcome others in this opportunity to learn. The University of Manitoba is located on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. In the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration, it is our responsibility as medical students to learn about Indigenous health and culturally safe care. If you would like to get involved, have questions or suggestions please reach out to me at any time!

GAAC Representative - Michael Paillé (He/Him)

Hello! My name is Michael, and I have the privilege of serving as your Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee Rep, senior. Along with Tessa Bortoluzzi (your Global Health Advocate), my main responsibility is to co-chair the Student Advocacy Committee (SAC) for the Rady College of Medicine. Our priority at SAC is to help facilitate student advocates who are passionate about making important changes for patients and for health care workers. In previous years, SAC has organized Provincial Days of Action, where we go to the Manitoba Legislature to speak directly with MLAs about important changes we would like to see made in our province. If you’re interested in advocacy, please feel free to reach out to me by email, or connect with me on Twitter (@MichaelPaille).

CFMS Wellness Representative - Hailey Hildebrand (She/Her)

Hi friends!

My name is Hailey Hildebrand and I am a third-year medical student at the Max Rady College of Medicine. I enjoy working out, hiking, snowboarding, and trying new things.

As your CFMS Wellness Representative, I sit on various committees relating to wellness. I represent the University of Manitoba on the CFMS Wellness Committee where I collaborate with other medical schools on wellness-related events including the CFMS National Wellness Challenge and SafeSpaces teleconferences. I represent the MMSA on the DocsMB Physician Health and Wellness Committee where I provide a student perspective for wellness and mental health initiatives. In addition, I sit on the MMSA Wellness Committee where I work with wellness representatives from every class to advocate for the needs of students to UGME Student Affairs.

Ultimately, my goal is to support the mental, physical, and spiritual health of all medical students and make our school a safe space for everyone.

Please reach out if you have any wellness-related ideas or concerns.

Research Program Representative - Sandhini Lockman

My name is Sandhini and I am a third year medical student with a passion for research and innovation. I work in the Regenerative Medicine facility conducting research on a gene that is implicated in Rett Syndrome which is one of the leading causes of neurological debilitation in females. My role as your MMSA’s research representative is to advocate for and represent medical students in the research field such as students in the MD/PhD, MD/MSc and BSc (Med) programs. I also play a role in connecting students interested in research to principal investigators and serve to promote student research initiatives and funding opportunities.

Med I Representative



To be elected Fall 2020

Class of 2021 Executive

Amy Sahai (President)

Mariam Ahmed (Ac Rep)

Yoo Jin Kim (Ac Rep)

Hi everyone! We are Amy, Mariam and Yoo Jin and we are your Class of 2021 Council Executive. We represent our class interests to the faculty, and work to advocate on behalf of the Class of 2021. What you may not know – Yoo Jin plays the alto sax in a jazz band, Amy loves to scuba dive, and Mariam is a black belt in Taekwondo!

Class of 2022 Executive

Nada El Tobgy (President) (She/Her)

Matthew Stecy (Academic Rep)

He/Him (He/Him)

Lydia Czegledi (Academic Rep) (She/Her)

Hey there! We’re Nada, Lydia, and Matt — the President and Academic Representatives for the class of 2022. We represent our class to the MMSA, faculty, and several other organizations. Nada is responsible for facilitating all class programming and activities. Together, the three of us are responsible for advocating on all academic issues at faculty meetings. Alongside the rest of our class council, we’re here to make sure the Class of 2022 has the best experience possible!

Class of 2023 Executive

Jayelle Friesen-Enns (President) (She/They)

Anthony Wightman (Academic Rep)

Connor Ford (Academic Rep)

Hello there! We are Jayelle, Connor and Anthony. Jayelle is the Class President, and is completing her Masters in Medical Microbiology. She coordinates class activities and works with various councils. Connor and Anthony, the Academic Representatives, work with Jayelle to support and advocate for the Class of 2023. Connor used to teach science, and Anthony loves canoeing.

Class of 2024 Executive


Danielle Judd (She/Her)


Arjun Raghavan


Giorgio Karam


Retired Senior Stick - Jaymie Walker

Jaymie Walker is our past Senior Stick and served on the MMSA council for 4 years prior to her graduation. The MMSA thanks Jaymie for everything she has done for medical education here in Manitoba and wishes her luck in the future.