West campus elects new Associated Student Government officers

West campus elects new Associated Student Government officers

Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West campus in San Jose, Calif., recently conducted elections to select the Associated Student Government (ASG) officers for the 2017-2018 term.

The new ASG executive council taking office effective Summer Quarter ’17 (which begins in July) will include:

  • President: Sarah D’Atri (Hamilton, Ont., Canada)
  • Vice President: Kara Lizak (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
  • Secretary: Maggie Juarez (Toronto, Ont., Canada)
  • Treasurer: Ilan Green (Mill Valley, Calif.)
  • Athletic Director: Mary-Kathryn Brazil (Salinas, Calif.)
  • Social Director: Nicholas Westfall (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
  • Community Service Director: Felisha Truong (Vancouver, B.C., Canada)

“I knew I wanted to get involved as much as possible while attending Palmer, and running for ASG President provided the opportunity to participate with many aspects of the Palmer West program in one position,” said D’Atri, a 2013 graduate of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Can. In addition to earning her B.S. degree (kinesiology), she also participated in several intramural sports, including hockey and ultimate Frisbee, and served as a student representative on various academic committees in her degree-program.

New Palmer West Associated Student Government (ASG) officers for the 2017-2018 term include (from left): Felisha Truong, community service director; Nicholas Westfall, social director; Ilan Green, treasurer; Sarah D’Atri, president; Kara Lizak, vice president; Maggie Juarez, secretary; and Mary-Kathryn Brazil, athletic director.

“We have an amazing group of determined and energetic students stepping up to serve on the ASG executive council, and we’re all excited about starting our term,” said D’Atri, who also serves as an executive officer of the West campus student-chapter of the American Chiropractic Association (SACA); is active with the Women of Chiropractic, Philosophy, and Pediatrics Clubs; and is a member of the West campus ice-hockey team.

About the other new West campus ASG officers:

  • Kara Lizak (vice president) is a 2013 graduate of the University of Manitoba, where she earned her Bachelor of Commerce (honors) in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. In addition to her ASG-officer position, Lizak also is president of the West campus “Chiropractic on Purpose Club,” and she is a student-tutor.
  • Maggie Juarez (secretary) is a 2007 graduate of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., where she earned her Bachelor Honors of Kinesiology degree. One year later, Juarez completed the Advanced Athletic Therapy certification program at Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alb., Canada). In addition to her ASG-officer position, Juarez also is a member of the “Adjusting Ninjas” (technique club).
  • Ilan Green (treasurer) is a 2015 graduate of California State University-Northridge, where he earned his B.S. in kinesiology/exercise. Green, whose mother is a chiropractor, also serves as a member of the Campus Guides (a volunteer group of students who assist at major College events, and conduct campus tours for prospective students), and has participated in various intramural sports, including flag-football.
  • Mary-Kathryn Brazil (athletic director) is a 2016 graduate of California State University-Stanislaus, where she earned her B.A in kinesiology. Prior to her ASG officer-position, she served as her class’ ASG representative. Additionally, Brazil is president of the West campus Volleyball Club, and also serves as a Sports Council executive officer.
  • Nicholas Westfall (social director) is a 2014 graduate of Western Michigan University, where he earned his B.S. in interdisciplinary health services. In 2011, Westfall earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in medical assisting. In addition to his ASG-officer position, Westfall also is vice-president of the West campus Volleyball Club.
  • Felisha Truong (community service director) is a 2016 graduate of the University of British Columbia Okanagan, where she earned her B.S. in medical biochemistry (as class valedictorian with academic honors). In addition to her ASG-officer position, Truong is: a member of the West campus Sports Council; a contributing-writer for the West campus student-publication, The Bartlett; and a peer-tutor for the 2Q biochemistry course. She also has participated in several research projects, and has a research-paper scheduled for publication in the August 2017 issue of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association.