Brittanny Polanka, PhD, Co-Chair
Loretta Hsueh, PhD, Co-Chair
Iris Chat, MA, Co-Chair (Elect)
The Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) is a diverse and vibrant group of early career members and trainees in psychosomatic medicine. The mission of the ELI is twofold:
- To promote the development of early career members and trainees as scholars and leaders in psychosomatic medicine.
- To advance APS’ research, clinical, and membership goals.
The ELI has the following overarching goals to support its mission:
- To provide leadership, service, and professional development opportunities that will positively impact the research and clinical trajectories of APS early career members and trainees, ultimately helping them to become effective leaders and collaborators in their own fields and within APS.
- To be active contributors in APS by serving on committees and working on and developing new committee-driven and ELI-driven initiatives, ultimately helping to advance APS’ research, clinical, and membership goals.
Previously, the ELI has reviewed educational materials and resources to be posted on the website; video recorded and edited conference presentations; and assisted with conference programming. In the future, ELI is looking to continue to engage early career members and trainees, including travel scholarship winners; help increase APS’s presence on social media to promote members and highlight relevant news; and continue to create conference programming beneficial to early career members and trainees.
To learn more about or to join the Emerging Leaders Initiative, please contact the current co-chair(s) at APSEmergingLeaders@gmail.com.
Elana Gloger, MS
Matt Shay, MSc
Jackie O'Brien, MS
Marissa Bowman, MS
Catie Walsh, MS
Riley O'Neill, BS
Ruichen Sun, BA
Tiffany Chapman, BS
Anne-Josee Guimond, PhD
Natalie Keirns, MS
Agus Surachman, MS
Katrina Hamilton, PhD
Jacqueline Rodriguez-Stanley, MA
Meaghan Donewar, MA
Juliet Kroll, MA
Elissa Hamlat, PhD
Thomas Kraynak, MS
Ryan Brindle, PhD