The Committee forms the most important body within the James Cook University Medical Students’ Association. It is a diverse group comprising approximately 50 Officers from all six year levels of the undergraduate Medical Program at James Cook University. The general role of the Committee is to represent the voice of the wider membership of the Society. 

The Committee meets regularly during the Academic Year to decide upon important directives regarding all aspects of the function of the JCUMSA, from things like the location of MedBall right through to our official standpoint on a specific educational matter. Decisions made at Committee meetings are then acted upon by the Executive and other Committee members in the time between meetings.

Executive Committee Members 2021

The Executive Committee is made up of nine members and is critical to the functioning of the JCUMSA. They coordinate the non-executive Committee, oversee the Yearly elected Academics and Events teams, and are the face of the association. Their full list of roles and responsibilities can be accessed here.

Our 2021 Team
Bianca Johnson

Academic VP

Sachin Joshi

PRESIDENT

Remi Sayre

Events VP

Eric Smith

Treasurer

Abinaya Balaji

Secretary

Tanish John

AMSA Liaison Officer

Nicholas Williams

PUBLICATIONS /PROMOTIONS OFFICER

Riya Gaikaiwari

SPONSORSHIP OFFICER

Róisín Lyons

COMMUNITY /WELLBEING OFFICER

Non-Executive Committee Members 2020

The Non-Executive Committee have a range of responsibilities that extend beyond the reach of the core Executive who are often busy with administrative duties and exercise independent roles stretching from website maintenance, sporting endeavours and extra-curricular event duties that require additional support outside the JCUMSA executive. Most core Executive members have spent some time on the Non-Exec team, as it is also an important part of the JCUMSA.

Our 2021 Team
Stephanie Sullivan

JUNIOR AMSA REP

Jetho Dennis

Male interfaculty sports rep

Kalaryn Fisher

Female interfaculty sports rep

Jasdeep Sethi

IT OFFICER

Fathmath Nabaha Waheed

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS REP

Jessica Storrar

INDIGENOUS STUDENTS REP

Blair Shearwin

Vampire Cup Convenor

Kevin Sebastian

Junior Sponsorship officer

Bavelin Gill

RACGP Medical Rep

Lara Humadi

MED REVUE Convenor

Lauren Gomes

RESEARCH OFFICER

Abdulla Kakkat

TEDDY BEAR HOSPITAL CONVENOR

Year Level Academic and Event Representatives 2021

Academic Reps

The Academic Reps act as a voice for curriculum-related issues that pertain to their year. They regularly seek to improve the JCU course structure, academic support programs and assessment procedures. They liaise frequently with the JCUMSA Academic VP.

Event Reps

The Academic Reps work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure year participation in all of JCUMSA’s events and ensure that there are ample activities at such events to cater for different cohort interests. They liaise directly with the JCUMSA Events VP.

Academic Reps: TBA

Event Reps: TBA

Academic Reps: Eliza Dalziel, Arya Kassam

Event Reps: Nithya Loganathan, Catherine Choong

Academic Reps: Imaan Ashraf, Blair Shearwin

Event Reps: Anson Yang, Kevin Sebastian 

Academic Reps: Aneesha Ghosh, Ruturaj Vaidya

Event Reps: Malki Senanayeke 

Academic Reps: Carmen Prinsloo, Tiffney Nesakumar

Event Reps: TBA

Academic Rep: John Awadt

Event Rep: Teji Beharee

Academic Rep: Andrew Neophtou

Event Rep: Hal Robinson

Academic Rep: Geraldine Lee

Event Rep: Su Soe, Catherine Adebiyi

Academic Rep: Kathrin Ordak

Event Rep: Catherine Nortje

Academic Rep: Rebecca Dantes

Event Rep: Caitlin Fiegert

Academic Rep: Helena Xiang

Event Rep: Lawrence Bartz