Executive Committe and Regional Representaives
Alejandro Avelino Bonilla
President, from Colombia
Alejandro is a fifth-year medical student at Juan N. Corpas University in Bogota, Colombia. He has been working with the SNO for over a year; attended the conference in Shenyang China 2016 in which he was elected as Latin American Student Representative. He is committed to improve the health of populations, especially the less favored, by improving quality in medical education and health sciences and strongly encourages multidisciplinary work as the basis for properly performing any task for the sake of the community.
Cell phone: +57 3213921630
Vice President, from India
Vishnupriya is currently doing her internship at Kerala University of Health Sciences. She is really interested in research activities, has won the Indian Council of Medical Research-Short Term Studentship award and has attended 4 international conferences. She was elected to be the South-east Asia regional representative of SNO team 2016. She was awarded the First Youth Icon award of her university for the excellence in academic and extra-curricular activities. She has also developed a passion for social service activities and is planning to conduct programmes in collaboration with NGOs and work for the poorer sections of the society. As the Vice president of the SNO team 2017, her dream is to achieve the goals of SNO through well-co-ordinated team work and motivate the students to work together, put in their innovative ideas and be the flag bearers of global transformation
Cell phone: +918281330093
Office Manager, from Sudan
Mehad is a Medical Student at University of Gezira, Sudan class 2011 – 2017. She is the immediate past EMR Regional Representative of the SNO 2016 and a co-founder of Gezira Student Network Organization. She is a former member of the Class Executive Committee. Worked as The Secretary-General of Hayat Charity Association @HayaUofG and a former Presedent of MMPSS Association. She had been actively participating in many regional and national conferences and workshops. Mehad is obsessed with the British Accent and hopes that she practices it fluently one day.
Cell phone: +249994434513
Public Relations Manager, from Uganda
Samson is a nurse graduate from Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda. He has worked with Infectious Diseases Institute of Makerere University as assessment nurse. He is currently a first-year master student at University of Saskatchewan undertaking Masters in Nursing Science. He has been part of SNO since 2015 when he attended his first conference in South Africa, secondly in China 2016 (where he was the overall best poster presenter) and thirdly in Tunisia 2017. He has passion for education, research and community health. He loves making new friends and excursions.
Cell phone: +13062506034
Local Team Manager - Ireland, from Ireland
Meghan is a second-year medical student at the University of Limerick. She is the past President of the University of Limerick Medical Society. Meghan believes that strong communities are built by empowering each member to develop and share their unique strengths with the group. She is delighted to be working with the student leaders in Ireland to facilitate community building on both the local and international level, as we welcome students from near and far to join us in Limerick 2018!
Cell phone: +353834816467
Regional Representative - AFRICA, from Kenya
Ruth is a medical student from Moi University School of Medicine, Kenya. She believes education is the most appropriate tool one can use to change the world. True education goes beyond an individual, making them conscious of the need to transform the lives of those around them. Therefore, she is passionate about providing African students with a platform to impact communities around them. She hopes to increase African students’ involvement and participation in subsequent conferences. Viva Africa!!!
Cell phone: +254735534233
Regional Representative - SOUTH AMERICA, from Brazil
Eduarda is a third-year medical student of Regional University of Blumenau – FURB, born and raised in Brazil. She has dedicated her extra time in social health projects, focused on working directly with the community, since joining medical school. She attended her first Network TUFH conference in 2017, where she fell in love with the cause and applied to represent the voice of the students in Latin America. She hopes to get as many students as possible to know the conference in Ireland next year!
Cell phone: +554796432128
Regional Representative - WESTERN PACIFIC, from Philippines
Harjoland is a 4th year medical student in the University of the Philippines Manila, College of Medicine (UPCM), Philippines. As a medical student, he is active in the organization and implementation of several community-based projects both in Metro Manila and his hometown, General Santos City. In 2015, he was elected as the president of the Regionalization Students Organization, a socio-civic organization that envisions the empowerment of the various regions in the Philippines in the upliftment of the health status of its people. He is also keen in community research. Recently, he presented a research paper in the 2017 World Summit on Social Accountability held in Hammamet, Tunisia. He hopes to expand the reach of the Student Network Organization (SNO) to more students in the field of medicine and the allied health. He believes in the capacity of SNO to facilitate personal and professional development of the students to optimize their inherent potential to be proactive in various issues concerning health.
Cell phone: +639257218884
Regional Representative - EAST MEDITERRANEAN, from Tunisia
Youssef is a 4th year medical student from Tunisia. He wants to become a surgeon and most importantly to actively improve the quality of health care in his country and all over the world. Of recent, he has become interested in community based education. He is fan of football
Man Bahadur Paudyal
Regional Representative - SOUTH EAST ASIA, from Nepal
Man is a 3rd year Medical Student at institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, Nepal. He has experience of working as a treasurer of Nepal Medical Student Society (NMSS). He is interested in advocacy and is involved in different youth organizations working in different areas of health and youth development issues in Nepal. He is actively involved in various activities related to students’ participation and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, including HIV/AIDS. He has passion for research and innovation of new idea.
Cell phone: +9779847006208
Regional Representative - NORTH AMERICA
Julian is a first-year resident in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at the University of Southern California. He is the Medical Director of South America Programs with MGY and cofounder of Capacidad Global Health Honors Society. He is focused on working with underserved groups and improving healthcare for marginalized communities. This is his first year with Student Network Organization. He is excited to be partnering with inspirational students from around the world who share the common goal of improving the lives of others.
Cell phone: +1+2677976292
Aricia De Kempeneer
Aricia is a Belgian midwife with a masters in Health promotion and Education. She has work experience in Finland, Gambia, the United Kingdom and Belgium. She is currently working at Erasme hospital at “Le Cocon”, the first midwifery-led unit in a hospital in Belgium. Aricia has been attending The Network TUFH conferences since 2012. She was one of the co-founders who revived The Student Network Organization and was the first president of SNO. Her hobbies include photography and playing rugby. She loves to get smile on people’s faces.