Society for Women and Leadership (SWAL) Information Page

SWAL is designed to equip future leaders within the UTHealth student body with the knowledge, acumen, and abilities to skillfully lead despite the complexities of health care. We aim to empower a community of leaders in any sector of healthcare by developing their personal leadership styles, providing opportunities to increase exposure through networking, and practicing leadership principles by serving the local community.

The mission of Society for Women and Leadership (SWAL) is  to development strong leaders and networks to advance gender equity in healthcare leadership.

SWAL has two goals  for 2018-2019: (1) to increase membership engagement through social, community, and networking activities (2) To develop leadership and technical skills relevant to the interests of our membership through community initiatives and professional sponsorship.

Current Officers (2018-19)


Jennifer Contreras
Co-President Tricia Mathew
VP of Marketing Denise Barrera
VP of Community Affairs MarCia Ekworomadu MPH
VP of Logistics Ruth Amaku
Faculty Advisor Catherine Troisi, Ph.D.

Past Officers (2017-18)

Co-President Shireen Haq
Co-President Jennifer Contreras

Vice-President of Community Affairs

MarCia Ekworomadu MPH
Vice-President of Treasury Ellen Wadler
Vice-President of Logistics Astha Mittal

Vice-President of Marketing

Sara Stephens
Faculty Advisor Catherine Troisi


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