The Regional Directors are National Board’s primary link to the local chapters. The crucial roles of the regional directors involve relaying announcements, directives, needs, and concerns between the national board and the local chapters in an open, bi-directional spirit. Regional directors also assist in recruitment of new chapters and fostering a sense of community within each region through organizing regional conferences and get-togethers.


Region I (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

Lindy Zhang

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M3IMG_0739

Region I Co-Director

I was born and raised in New York City, spent four years in Ann Arbor, Michigan for college, and came right back to the best city in the world! I love to travel and eat new foods. My ideal day in the city includes cafe hopping, browsing book stores, and people watching at all the public parks.
I’m excited about reaching out to all the schools in Region II this year and connect individuals through our regional conference. This is my third year with APAMSA and it has really taught me a lot about leadership and generosity. I hope to rely the wonderful ideas and mission of APAMSA to other students and spread awareness about APIA health issues. And, in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”

Emily Yuan

University of Massachusetts Medical School, M1

Region I Co-Director


Region II (NY, NJ)

Nancy Dong

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M1

Region II Co-Director

Daniel Kang

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M2

Region II Co-Director

Shingo Kihira

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, M2Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 7.29.50 PM

Region II Co-Director

Hey friends!
My name is Shingo and I am excited to help plan the upcoming Regional Conference. I was born in Japan but grew up in the Bay Area and went to college at Baylor University in Texas. I am currently a second year at Mount Sinai. I love going to concerts, outdoor activities, and traveling. Not very good at small talk but I still love doing it and meeting new people. Hope to meet all of you soon!


Region III (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)

Alda Huang

Sidney Kimmel Medical College (Thomas Jefferson Universities), MS2

Region III Co-Director

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be given the privilege to serve as one of the co-directors for Region III this year!  I am currently an MS2 at SKMC (formerly known as Jefferson) in Philadelphia.  I was an active member of JeffAPAMSA my first year, and am currently the Hepatitis B Chair during my second year.  I’m originally from Southern California, but did my undergraduate degree at Penn State.
This year, I hope to continue the long-standing collaboration between the Philadelphia-area schools, as well as reach out to other schools in our region.  I’ve already organized a fall/winter social, and am hoping to fit in more during the year so that APAMSA students can network and further collaborate on Hep B screenings.  I also cannot wait for the Region III Conference that my co-director and I have been organizing!  I know that it will be a great opportunity for all the schools in our region to come together and share ideas!

Alice He

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MSIMG_1719

Region III Co-Director

Hi everyone! My name is Alice He and I am so pleased to serve as this year’s Mid-Atlantic Region 3 Co-Director. I am currently a second-year medical student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Academically, I have focused my efforts to pursuing clinical research in cochlear implantation and contributing to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) community. Outside of school, I love to oil paint, travel, and buy everything at Target.
I am super excited to host the 2015 Annual Region 3 Mid-Atlantic Conference at the Johns Hopkins University SOM on Saturday, January 31st, 2015. Alda and I have been working really hard to secure awesome speakers for the conference, including the Director of Hepatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a representative from the White House Initiative on API communities! We are hoping for attendance from every chapter in our region so that we can meet and unite to further the goals and initiatives of APAMSA. This is definitely the once-a-year not-to-miss event! So Region 3 APAMSA Chapter Leaders– come out to support your region and encourage all your friends and classmates to do the same! For additional information and questions, please feel free to email me! See you all soon 🙂

Region IV (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX)

Westin Tom

Duke School of Medicine, MS1

Region IV Co-Director

I am currently a first-year medical student at Duke University. I was born and raised in Chicago. I attended the University of Chicago, where I graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences.
As co-director for Region IV, my primary focus is on building a cohesive network between our local chapters. My goal is to strengthen contacts between our chapters, to highlight and facilitate local exchange of ideas, initiatives, and advocacy efforts, and to create a support network for our new developing chapters. While we historically have not be able to organize a regional conference due to the wide distance between our chapters, I am still very open to the possibility of holding a regional conference in the future, and I am very open to ideas. Please feel free to reach out to us!

Linda Yang

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, M2

Region IV Co-Director


Region V (KY, IN, MI, OH)

Judy Baek

University of Michigan Medical School, M1

Region V Director

Jennifer Xu

University of Michigan Medical School, M2jenniferxu

Region V Director

I’m currently an M2 at the University of Michigan have been a Michigander all my life – born and raised in metro Detroit, went to University of Michigan for undergrad, and went straight through to med school at Michigan. I am interested in bridging the gap between the public’s understanding of medicine and the medicine we practice as doctors. In my prior life I worked as a journalist and have contributed to The Atlantic, KevinMD, and NPR, among others.

The Region V conference is going to center on Asian Americans in Leadership and address the challenges we face as Asian Americans in occupying leadership positions. Though Asians make up 5% of the general population, they only occupy 0.3% of C-suite positions. I’m excited to bring the region together and discuss this important topic!

Jing Sun

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, M2

Region V Director


Region VI (CO, IA, KS, NE, MN, MO, IL, ND, SD, WI, WY)

Debra Yen

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, M2

Region VI Co-Director

Nhi Vo

Rush Medical College, M1

Region VI Co-Director

Hi everyone!  I’m a first year at Rush in Chicago, IL.  I did my undergraduate and Master’s work in Molecular Genetics at Bradley University in Peoria, IL.
I’m very excited to be a Co-Director for Region VI this year.  Since Region VI is so large, one of my goals is to promote communication and collaboration between chapters.  Along with the other Co-Directors, I’m currently planning the regional conference held in Chicago of this year which focuses on integrating East-West medicine and addressing APIA health disparities.  I’m passionate about immigrant health, health care policy reform, and global medicine.  I’m hoping to use those skills to better serve the Asian population in the Chicagoland area. In my free time I enjoy reading, yoga, traveling, cooking (and eating, of course)!

Sean Liu

Rush Medical College, M1

Region VI Co-Director

Timothy Chow

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, 10521369_10204618122557838_6528498746193058693_nBA/MD2

Region VI Co-Director

Hey all! My name is Tim. I’m currently in my second year at UMKC’s 6year BA/MD program. Originally from Chicago, I have a long and personal experience working with and serving the the asian community.

In my free time I enjoy golf, playing the guitar, and basketball. I’m excited to be a director, and in addition to working with my co-directors to foster connections and presence, I hope to bring long term leadership and stability to Region VI.


Region VII (AK, AZ, HI, UT, ID, CA, MT, NM, NV, OR, WA)

Chris Pham

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, M1

Region VII Co-Director

I’m a first year student at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and am one of the Regional Directors of Region 7. Growing up in Little Saigon down here in Southern California motivated me to enter medicine to address the healthcare issues that immigrant families such as mine face every single day. I am passionate about Asian-American rights and addressing the healthcare disparities that our communities face. I am excited to be working with this amazing cohort of like-minded medical students, and I hope that together we can be the voice for our communities—an impetus for change.

Jonathan Lu

University of California, Davis School of Medicine, M2DSC_2978

Region VII Co-Director

I’m Jonathan Lu, a second year medical student at UC Davis SOM. I’m originally from the Bay Area and went to Stanford for college. I think this will be an exciting year for APAMSA and particularly Region VII, a huge area spanning so many interesting members. I look forward to facilitating ways for different chapters to interact and get to know each other, whether that be at the regional conference or smaller informal social gatherings across the region. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly with any questions, comments, ideas, or just a “hello”

Roselle Camba

University of California, Irvine, Post-Grad

Region VII Co-Director


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