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Junior Fellow College Advisory Council (JFCAC) members pay tribute to outgoing Junior Fellow District Chairs. Thank you for your leadership!

Dr. Catherine Gordon, 2021 District I Junior Fellow Chair

Dr. Catherine Gordon
Junior Fellow Chair
District I

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Catherine Gordon, District I Junior Fellow Chair, for her commitment to ACOG and her District. Her District I Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Tesia Kim, said the following, “I’m grateful to have had the privilege of working with Cat. She is a strong advocate for our Junior Fellows and patients.  I’m so impressed at how effectively she started our first virtual fellowship fair and I hope to continue this tradition. And, she did all this while planning a destination wedding in COVID times!”

Dr. Serena Liu, District II 2021 Junior Fellow Chair.

Dr. Serena Liu
Junior Fellow Chair
District II

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Serena Liu, District II Junior Fellow Chair, for her commitment to ACOG and her District. Her District II Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Sarah Weingarten, said the following, “I first met Serena during my intern year at the CLC/SOLD conference in Washington D.C. I didn't know anyone there and Serena was so warm and welcoming and even convinced me to go on a run. After the conference, we kept in touch and Serena eventually urged me to apply for the District II Vice Chair position, for which I am still grateful. During this past year, despite how difficult it was, she has been a great leader to the District II Junior Fellows and accomplished everything she planned to do at the start of her term. It has been so great working with her and even though she is leaving District II, I know she will always be available as a friend and supporter.”

Dr. Nicole Gentile, District III 2021 Junior Fellow Chair

Dr. Nicole Gentile
Junior Fellow Chair
District III

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Nicole Gentile, District III Junior Fellow Chair, for her commitment to ACOG and her District. Her District III Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Sabrina Brunozzi, said the following, “Nicole has been a reliable, resilient, and fervent leader for District III throughout the past year. Coordinating a large team was no easy feat during a pandemic, but Nicole’s compassion and drive kept everyone on task and organized. Her enthusiasm for advocacy projects, maternal health, community service, and advancing medical education through wellness and education served as an outstanding example for our Junior Fellows. Nicole will be staying in District III as a Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow and we are lucky to have her!”

Dr. Jared Brownfield, District IV 2021 Junior Fellow Chair.

Dr. Jared Brownfield
Junior Fellow Chair
District IV

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Jared Brownfield, District IV Junior Fellow Chair, for his commitment to ACOG and his District. His District IV Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Caroline Cochrane, said the following, “Jared has been an excellent Chair to work with this year.  He has worked hard to lead our district through the pandemic and has accomplished huge goals within the district despite the challenges of the pandemic.  He even went so far as to go to the hospital to take meetings and phone calls when his power went out at his house during a big snowstorm!  He has been a great role model and has helped facilitate many great initiatives and projects in our district that have helped build foundations for future generations. I hope he's ready to continue his work as Past Chair when I text/call/email him with all my questions and problems!”

Dr. Maria Phillis MD, JD, District V 2021 Junior Fellow Chair

Dr. Maria Phillis MD, JD
Junior Fellow Chair
District V

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Maria Phillis MD, JD, District V Junior Fellow Chair and JFCAC Vice Chair, for her commitment to ACOG and her District. Her District V Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Caitlin Thomas, said the following, “Dr. Maria Phillis is the outgoing Junior Fellow District chair of District V. She was an excellent leader during our virtual year due to COVID. She helped keep our district connected with one another with frequent virtual check-ins. Her passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion was evident both in her work on the DER committee as well as on the local level. She helped initiate a monthly session during didactics on anti-racism topics for her program and helped to make a model for our district.”

Dr. Larissa Mattei, District VI 2021 Junior Fellow Chair

Dr. Larissa Mattei
Junior Fellow Chair
District VI

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Larissa Mattei, District VI Junior Fellow Chair, for her commitment to ACOG and her District. Her District VI Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Rebecka Bogue, said the following, “Larissa has been a strong, fearless leader throughout the Covid pandemic! Not only was she our District VI leader, she was her residency's chief, she was pregnant and had a beautiful baby girl, and matched into Gynecology Oncology fellowship!! All this within her senior year of residency. She is wonder woman!”

Dr. Sarah Grimes, District VII 2021 Junior Fellow Chair

Dr. Sarah Grimes
Junior Fellow Chair
District VII

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Sarah Grimes, District VII Junior Fellow Chair, for her commitment to ACOG and her District. Her District VII Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Kimberly Simmons, said the following, “Sarah's character and willingness to serve Junior Fellows has led to the continuation of collaboration and progress in District VII.  We are so grateful to have had her leadership in all the challenges we have faced in the past year.”

Dr. Shruti Bala District VIII 2021 Junior Fellow Chair

Dr. Shruti Bala
Junior Fellow Chair
District VIII

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Shruti Bala, District VIII Junior Fellow Chair, for her commitment to ACOG and her District. Her District VIII Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Louisa Chatroux, said the following, “Shruti is a wonderful Chair, strong advocate for this community and for our patients and is always willing to go the extra mile for her community. She is very kind and generous with her time and energy and I think she is going to continue to be a great leader in the field!”

Dr. Hayley Miller, District IX Junior Fellow Chair

Dr. Hayley Miller
Junior Fellow Chair
District IX

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Hayley Miller, District IX Junior Fellow Chair, for her commitment to ACOG and her District. Her District IX Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Maura Jones, said the following, “Hayley is such a force and extremely passionate about Women's Health. It has been an honor to work alongside her this past year. Her passion is evident in everything she does, and she has, and continues to be a fierce advocate for our patients but also the Junior Fellows of California. This has been evident in a number of ways, through her Get out the Vote service project, and organizing our District’s first virtual residency fair. Hayley consistently goes above and beyond, and cares so deeply about those she serves. She leaves very large shoes to fill, and I know she will continue to do amazing work for the women of California."

Dr. Allison Eubanks, Armed Forces District 2021 Junior Fellow Chair

Dr. Allison Eubanks
Junior Fellow Chair
Armed Forces District

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Allison Eubanks, Armed Forces District Junior Fellow Chair, for her commitment to ACOG and her District. Her Armed Forces District Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Lily Criscione, said the following, "Allison has been a friend and mentor to not only myself but to so many Junior Fellows within our district. It was Allison who first encouraged me to get involved in ACOG, and it has been such a pleasure serving as her Vice Chair. She works very hard for the Armed Forces District and has been able to seamlessly lead our Junior Fellows in spite of a global pandemic and being stationed in Okinawa, Japan (14 hours ahead of EST). Her leadership has been such an asset, and we will miss her as she transitions from Chair this fall!"

Dr. Arame Thiam-Diouf, District XI 2021 Junior Fellow Chair

Dr. Arame Thiam-Diouf
Junior Fellow Chair
District XI

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Arame Thiam-Diouf, District XI Junior Fellow Chair, for her commitment to ACOG and her District. Her District XI Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Nichole Ogojiaku, said the following, “Arame has been a fantastic Chair during the COVID pandemic for District XI. She kept the Junior Fellows in the district organized and informed and showed me what good leadership looked like. I hope to emulate her as Chair next year and look forward to all the great things she will accomplish in ACOG moving forward!”

Dr. Brad Sipe, District XII 2021 Junior Fellow Chair

Dr. Bradley Sipe
Junior Fellow Chair
District XII

 

Please join me in thanking Dr. Brad Sipe, District XII Junior Fellow Chair, for his commitment to ACOG and his District. His District XII Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Dr. Veronica Alvarez-Galiana, said the following, “Brad and I have worked together since I was an intern in residency! He is a great leader who cares deeply about our patients and profession. He is also so fun to hang-out with and a great friend! As a leader, he encourages me and has helped me become a more confident and effective Vice Chair. We had a blast together at the CLC before the pandemic and I can't wait for us to be able to do our advocacy work in person again!”