About Us

Executive and Leadership positions on the GNSS are nominated and elected annually by the graduate nursing student body. Executive members (except VP) are elected in the Winter term. Leadership members (including VP) are elected in the Fall term. Click here to learn more about our Fall and Spring Elections, and how to join GNSS.

Executive members attend an Executive team meeting monthly. All Executive and Leadership members attend a Leadership team meeting monthly. Login with your University email address to view the GNSS Constitution, Member Contact Information, Finance Documents, and all Meeting Minutes.

2024-2025 Executive Members

President Shakila Khalkhali Ardestani
Vice Presidentvacant
Sr. Equity and Diversity Directorvacant
Sr. Communications DirectorRachel Ha
Sr. Finance DirectorHelen Zhang
Sr. Social Directorvacant
Sr. Creative Directorvacant
Sr. GSU RepresentativeTenzin Namgyal

2024-2025 Leadership Members (elections coming Fall 2024)

Year Rep terms continue until end of June 2023

Peer Mentorship CoordinatorJermin Shinuda
Jr. Communications Director
Jr. Equity & Diversity Director
Jr. Finance Director
Jr. Social Director
Jr. GSU Representative(s)
Jr. Creative Director
Year 1 Clinical RepresentativeRosemarie Gangadeen
Year 2 Clinical RepresentativeJacquelyn Wang
Year 1 HSLA RepresentativeBrian Chen-See
Year 2 HSLA Representativevacant
Year 1 NP PHC RepresentativeConstance Irwin
Year 2 NP PHC Representativevacant
Year 1 NP Adult RepresentativeHarleen Baath
Year 2 NP Adult RepresentativeAshley Dixon
PhD Representative(s)Julia St. Louis
Navisha Weerasinghe
Jessica Pimienta
Alexia Cumal
DN Representative(s)vacant
Faculty LiaisonLisa Cranley

Click here to view our past executive members!