Region III
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Welcome to Region III
Welcome to Region III, also known as the “Trifecta”. My name is Stephanie Nwagwu from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and it is an honor to serve as the Region III Director for the 2019-2021 term.

Region III spans from the majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado all the way to the bountiful bayou of Louisiana. We comprise of 28 SNMA chapters and 32 MAPS chapters across 7 states including Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Our Region serves to support and equip the future osteopathic and allopathic physicians of America. In alignment with SNMA’s mission, we pride ourselves in putting on programming that fosters the development of current and future medical students. Our Regional Medical Education Conference, Regional Leadership Institute, and various educational webinars equip students to be clinically/academically excellent.

Our Region is very unique and has distinctive health care needs. Patient populations within our region often rank the highest in the country for health care disparities. It is our mission as SNMA to serve our region diligently to combat disparities in underserved communities and communities of color. Our local chapters are filled with socially conscious and culturally competent students who work hard to serve our special patient populations.

Region III is at the forefront of “Diversifying the Face of Medicine”, and we ask that you join us and get involved. Follow us on social media. Donate to our Region to support our programming. Join us at our local and regional events. Contact us with your questions, comments, or suggestions. We’d love to have you!

Yours in SNMA,

Stephanie Nwagwu

MD Candidate 2021

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Region III Director, 2019-2021

Region3director@snma.org

Leadership Team

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TIA'ASIA JAMES

HPLA Liaison
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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ERICA ONWUEGBU
CHU

Region 3 MAPS West Liaison

University of Texas Medical Branch


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DENISHA THOMAS

Region 3 MAPS East Liaison  
Louisiana State University - Shreveport

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ALBERT SARPONG

Pre Medical Board Member
Baylor University


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BRITTANY JOHNSON

Regional Medicine & Technology Chair
University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

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ADEDAYO BALOGUN

Fundraising and Corporate Accounts Co-Chair Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

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CHARNA KINARD

Fundraising and Corporate Accounts Co-Chair
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine 

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ARIEL FRANÇOIS

Parliamentarian

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

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BIANCA UZOMA

Community Service Liaison
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston



About Our Region

SNMA is made up of 10 regions around the country. An elected Regional Director oversees each region. Regional Boards are mainly comprised of the following elected regional officers: Regional Director, Assistant Regional Director, Pre-medical Liaison, Secretary, Treasurer, and Committee Chairs (corresponding to national committees). Each region hosts an annual Regional Conference at which a regional meeting is held. Each region has its own Constitution and Bylaws, which must be held in accordance with and not in violation of the Constitution and Bylaws of National SNMA. Region III is comprised of chapters from Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.



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