Welcome to the Western Region
The Western Region is composed of the following: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming and Washington State.
The Western Region welcomes you to join us in developing initiatives and collaborations to ensure diversity in all the health professions. Our region’s focus is to support the success of diverse students at all levels of the health professions pathway and to provide timely and impactful professional development opportunities to our members. If you are interested in joining NAMME as a new member, please contact Dr. Winona Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Many of our members continue to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in areas of health, education, research, social justice, and advocacy. We thank you for your service and are here to support you!
Black Lives Matter Statement
As members of the Western Region National Association of Medical Minority Educators (WR NAMME), we come together as health professionals, educators, administrators, and leaders in solidarity and in support of Black Lives Matter. We denounce racism in all forms and are committed to expanding our education and advocacy efforts to dismantle institutional racism, end racial violence, and achieve health equity for all.
Ask NAMME Webinar
WR NAMME co-hosts Diversity Matters 2021 Women In Medicine Forum
- 2018 Candid Conversations to Cultivate Student and Faculty Wellness
Western Region Officers
Director – Winona K. Lee, MD
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM)
Secretary – Open
Treasurer – Vanessa Wong, MD, University of Hawaii JABSOM
Director-Elect – OPEN
Western Region Committee Chairs
Student Ambassadors – Hanifa Ha, Erina Horikawa, Jassica Kailey, Wajeha Mahmoud, Piueti Maka
Budget & Finance – Vanessa Wong, MD, University of Hawaii, JABSOM
Communications – Kimberly Yamauchi, MPA, University of Hawaii, JABSOM
Elections/Nominations – Open
Legal/Legislative Affairs – Sachi Kaulukukui, MS, University of Hawaii, JABSOM
Scholarship/Awards – Sasha Fernandes, MD, University of Hawaii, JABSOM
Program Chair – Open