Northern Regional Coordinator

Cecilia Vinchenzo

Hi! My name is Cecilia, I am a final year medical student at Lancaster University and I will be your new Northern Regional Coordinator. I have been involved with Students for Global Health for three years, first taking on a local role and helping found the Lancaster branch. I have always been interested in global health matters and I am particularly passionate about global mental health and human rights activism.

My favourite part about SfGH is all of the amazing local and national projects members can get involved with, the outstanding conferences we put on every year and getting to meet all of you wonderful people. This year as your Northern Regional Coordinator I am really looking forward to helping all of the branches achieve their global health goals and organise some amazing opportunities for our little part of the world. I would like to build up the existing Northern network, increase inter-branch engagement and get more members involved with national and international global health events and opportunities.

Bylaw mandated responsibilities:

1.4.13. Regional Coordinators To improve communication and collaboration between Students for Global Health branches within the same region by holding regular regional meetings. On request, to provide assistance to branches in troubleshooting and problem-solving issues To support their region in the running of two regional training days per year, where feasible To support their region in the running of one Regional Conference per year, where feasible To support branches with their handover process and work towards the sustainability of the branch. To help facilitate the organisation of group transport of members from their region to national events To be responsible for maintaining contact between our member Branches and the National Committee. Communicate regularly with the National Director, alongside the Director of Branch Affairs, to ensure strong representation of branches’ views and priorities to the National Committee. Work together to develop individual and collective strategies, and ensure support of one another. Work with the Director of Branch Affairs to highlight branch development priorities. To support member Branches and enable them to continue their affiliation to Students for Global Health, by overseeing the timely completion of the affiliation process of branches in their region. To verbally contact every Branch President in their region