2020-2021 Executive Council

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Kristian Falcon, TCOM


Kristian is the HSC4L President for the 2020-2021 academic. During her time at Texas A&M, Kristian was involved with the Department of Health and Kinesiology, researching muscular dystrophy and muscular atrophy mechanisms. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, she worked as an EMT-Basic and gained valuable experience in the emergency field. With her strong science and healthcare background, she went on to complete a Master’s in Medical Science here at UNTHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Science, where she served as the President for the Medical Science Community Service Organization. Kristian is currently a 2nd year medical student at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. With a strong passion to serve others, she is currently involved as a CAP tutor, an OMM TA for the 1st year class, a Spanish TA for the Latino Medical School Association, a TMA delegate for the Texas Medical Association TCOM chapter, a volunteer coordinator for the Global Health Initiative club, and is a recurring anchor/podcast lead for the MIND Mental Health Podcast, advocating for mental health awareness. With her vast range of experiences in various science and healthcare fields and her strong commitment towards serving, she hopes to promote the One University mission and use her experiences to unite all the programs into one collaborative family entity for faculty, students, and alumni.

Kassidy Heitzmann

Kassidy Heitzmann, TCOM


My name is Kassidy Heitzmann and I graduated from Texas A&M in 2019 with a BS in Biomedical Sciences. In undergrad, I was highly involved in sports and worked at a gym. My background encouraged me to become a physician and maybe one day enter the field of Sport Medicine. After graduating, I worked as an EMT-Basic in Houston for about a year to gain some hands-on experience before coming to medical school at UNTHSC. I am excited for the opportunity to serve as President Elect of HSC for Life this year. I look forward to getting to know students from other programs on campus and creating a collaborative environment where we can all work together toward common goals!


Kalan Barnes, TCOM

Vice President of Marketing

Kalan is the HSC4L Vice President of Marketing for the 2019-2020 academic year. While at Texas A&M University, she fell in love with healthcare and quickly decided she wanted to pursue becoming a physician. After graduation, she worked as a medical scribe for a year learning the ins and outs of patient care. While there, she decided that getting her Master’s degree in medical sciences through The University of North Texas Health Science Center was the next step in her healthcare journey. She is now a second-year at TCOM and loving every second. Her prior experience in undergrad and on the UNTHSC campus has provided her the skills to be an excellent servant to HSC4L and dedicated representative of the One University mission. Kalan’s overall goal is to help to promote a more welcoming and unified environment for all UNTHSC students and strengthen the bond that we all share as students and faculty past, present, and future.


Andrew Garza

Andrew Garza, PAS

Vice President of Philanthropy and Treasurer

Andrew is a second-year student in the Physician Assistant Studies Program and serves as the HSC4L Vice President of Philanthropy. During his time at The University of Texas at Austin, he pursued a Bachelor of Science and Arts in Biology with a Minor in Business and served on the board of several on-campus organizations. He plans to use his past leadership and philanthropic experiences to promote the One University mission. His goal is to foster lifelong relationships between students, alumni and the University while continually putting an emphasis on the importance of giving in order to strengthen the future of the University and its members.

Sarah Archer

Sarah Archer

Vice President of Engagement for PA

Sarah is a member of the PA class of 2023 here at UNTHSC. Originally from the Birmingham, Alabama area, Sarah graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in May 2018 – Roll Tide! She was involved in several leadership and community service organizations in undergrad which sparked an interest in engaging local communities and educating about healthy living. One of her favorite involvements was Beat Auburn Beat Hunger – a competition food drive between Alabama and Auburn that raised monetary and food donations for the West Alabama Food Bank. During her senior year, they raised 260,453 pounds of food for the food bank! After graduating, she spent a year in the rural community of Pickens County, Alabama where she was involved in public health research projects and primary care advocacy. She is passionate about primary care and the importance of local communities working together towards health goals. She is excited about supporting the One University mission through HSC for Life!

Prathyusha Mahasamudram

Vice President of Engagement for Med Sci


Farheen Ghani

Vice President of Engagement for Pharmacy



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Vice President of Engagement for SPH

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Vice President of Engagement for PT

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Casey Horani

Vice President of Engagement for TCOM

Casey is the incumbent HSC4L Vice President of Engagement for TCOM for the 2020-2021 academic year. He attended the University of North Texas for undergrad where he was involved in the DEAR Research Lab and competed for the UNT Archery competitive team. With these experiences, he hopes to be an excellent team member for HSC4L by maintaining and promoting the One University mission. He hopes to continue creating and encouraging an environment of collaboration and family. With these skills and qualifications, Casey will be able to promote strong interprofessional collaboration both on and off-campus through his position as the VP of Engagement.

Akpedje Serena Dossou

Akpedje Serena Dossou

Vice President of Engagement for GSBS

Akpedje Serena Dossou is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She also has previously earn her M.S. from the same program here at the hsc. She is passionate about giving back to the community by not only creating new health solutions through biomedical research, but also, at by providing support for basic needs such as volunteering at the Tarrant Area Food Bank.  Serena is actively involved in several student organizations on campus including the international student Association (ISA) and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Along with her participation in several student organizations, holding the position of the GSA representative -at-large in the previous year- and now of the GSA Vice-president-has strengthened her interaction with the student body in its diversity. As the 2020-2021 Vice President of Engagement for GSBS in HSC4L, she is interested in identifying areas of service, networking and collaboration possibilities to strengthen the partnership between GSA and HSC4L, between GSBS and other schools and to promote the engagement of current students and future hsc alumni.