The Committee forms the most important body within the James Cook University Medical Students’ Association. It is a diverse group of 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 JCUMSA, from the location of MedBall to our official standpoint on a specific educational matter and everything in between. Decisions made at Committee meetings are then acted upon by the Executive and other Committee members in the time between meetings.

Executive Committee Members 2022

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 2022 Team
Abi Balaji

Academic VP

Bianca Johnson

PRESIDENT

Lara Humadi

Events VP

Eric Smith

Treasurer

Anson Yang

Secretary

Stephanie Sullivan

AMSA Liaison Officer

Mali Edirisinghe

PUBLICATIONS /PROMOTIONS OFFICER

Alena Adams

SPONSORSHIP OFFICER

Cathy Choong

COMMUNITY /WELLBEING OFFICER

Non-Executive Committee Members 2022

The Non-Executive Committee have a range of responsibilities that extend beyond the reach of the core Executive and exercise independent roles stretching from website maintenance to sport events coordination that require additional support outside the JCUMSA executive. Most core Executive members have spent some time on the Non-Exec team, as a vital part of the JCUMSA.

Our 2022 Team
Ayra Kassam

JUNIOR AMSA REP

Faizan Hussain

Male interfaculty sports rep

Clara Freeman

Female interfaculty sports rep

Morgan Apel

Vampire Cup Convenor

Aditya Enjeti

Vampire cup convenor

Dennis Perez

JUNIOR SPONSORSHIP OFFICER

Emily Fong

IT OFFICER

Nithya Loganathan

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS REP

Patrick De Waele

INDIGENOUS STUDENTS REP

Lachlan Williams

RACGP MEDICAL REP

Aneesha Ghosh

RESEARCH OFFICER

Elise Rawlinson

TEDDY BEAR HOSPITAL CONVENOR

Eric Smith

Med Revue Convenor

Novoneela Siddiqui

MED REVUE CONVENOR

Bea Torres

MED REVUE CONVENOR

Erin McConnell

Med Revue Convenor

Dennis Perez

MED REVUE CONVENOR

Dylan Bogglid

MED REVUE CONVENOR

Adeena Thankakumar

Digital Branding Officer

Fatima Siddiqui

Digital branding officer

Beau Reiseger

equity and diversity officer

Lucy Lloyd-Morgan

Cairns Community & Wellbeing officer

Yi-jing Zeng

Mackay Community & Wellbeing officer

Aarushi Sood

Grad week convenor

Natasha Rajkumar

Policy Officer

Year Level Academic and Event Representatives 2022

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 Events 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: Rahat Sheikh and Helen Hovinga

Event Reps: Lily Brown and Aaditya Meda

Academic Reps: Arnav Jawale and Thulani Arachchige

Event Reps: Siret Malhi and Harini Jeevaraj

Academic Reps: Reece Martis and Chathmal De Silva

Event Reps: Nithya Logan and Jordan Ly 

Academic Reps: Imaan Ashraf and Blair Shearwin

Event Reps: Zachary Hunt and Catherine Duddy

Academic Reps: William McDonald and Hannah Woods

Event Reps: Tish Siva and Grace Lloyd

Academic Rep: Aneesha Ghosh

Event Rep: 

Academic Rep: Carmen Prinsloo

Event Rep: 

Academic Rep: Emily Daumuller

Event Rep: 

Academic Rep: Bavelin Gill

Event Rep: Rebecca Lyden and Emmeline House

Academic Rep: Eusebio Goncalves

Event Rep: Hal Robinson

Academic Rep: Geraldine Le

Event Rep: Danica Avery