Meet the PCOM San Diego Student Council Members
Please feel free to come say hi around campus as we are truly here to serve you – the students!
Want to get involved? Elections are held yearly on the 9th-10th week of the Summer semester (usually July). Each role below is explained in detail in the Student Council Bylaws. For inquiries about the elections, please contact us for details. 🙂
Want to make a council member nomination? Simply submit their name and the position you would like into our Virtual Suggestion Box Form.
A native Delawarean, I lived in NYC for 6 years while I got my BA in English Literature. I moved to San Diego for a marketing job and I realized my passion for energetic medicine. I continue to work as a marketing professional full-time while I study.
I’m so excited to announce my second term as President of the PCOM San Diego Student council. Last year’s successes and mistakes have made us prouder,humbler, and better equipped than previous councils to accomplish our shared goals than ever before. As your president, my personal goals will be to refine the foundational processes of council and to increase the feeling of solidarity a tour school through community building events and exercises.Our focus this year will be to increase communication between cohorts, faculty/staff, and administration so that we can flex our professional skills and expand our spheres of influence. By opening up channels of digital communication and leveraging a professionally skilled team, I’m confident that we can foster the type of culture that we can be proud of as a medical community! Through our presence, our events, and our intention,I’m hoping that this year’s council can create some beautiful memories together, ones that you will cherish for years as you reflect back on your time at PCOM with joy and appreciation.
I’m excited for another year in Student Council. I am a third year student in the DACM program who absolutely loves PCOM and promoting my passion for this medicine. I’m excited about helping this school become a welcoming community of future healers as well as helping keep awareness of Student Council events. I would love to play a large role in forming lasting connections amongst ourselves, beginning with the mentorship program I have in progress. My goal is to help offer the most ideal learning opportunities possible and to promote a healthy,balanced lifestyle for students. If we work together, we can influence encouragement for a better experience at PCOM, and thus a promising future for both ourselves and our patients. I want to give back to this amazing place that is filling me up to the very brim!
A 20-year career as a Registered Nurse, actively engaged in quality improvement and nursing education has taught me great organization and negotiating skills. Additionally,I can bring to the table common sense, stability and three years of experience attending PCOM’s Doctoral program.Though this is my first nomination, I have been actively involved in Student Council and school events and activities from the beginning. I have volunteered over 100hours in the herb room, participated in meetings with administration and been a vocal advocate for healthy change. I welcome conversations with any students who are curious about the council or the school and are interested in furthering acupuncture and massage education and professions.Catch me between classes anytime!
Dougrey Von Neuenschwander
I have been in San Diego for almost two years now having livedin Los Angeles for almost 20 years prior. I moved here toattend PCOM and I feel that I have truly found a home here. Igrew up in beautiful Northern Idaho, and Colorado where wehave a family horse ranch. I have a strong sense of communityas well as industry and have run successful businesses for manyyears. I was also appointed to be the community chairpersonfor the American Cancer Society for all of Hollywood and WestHollywood for two years and was awarded for the success of ourevents. I hope to impart some practical business savvy as wellas organizational know-how to our small but mighty campus sothat we are prepared adequately for the exponential growth thatis coming. Given my resourcefulness, and desire to contribute; I think ourstudent body would not only find a strong voice in me torepresent them, but a wealth of real world experience fromwhich to draw on. I believe all ideas have value, and our goalwill be to create a system that enables them to be heard,evaluated, and democratically presented to administration withsuccessful implementation based on our budgets.
I’m from Sunny California. I began my journey as a Yoga Instructor who established yoga for the “W hotels”, taught for CorePower Yoga and opened two yoga studios of my very own in Liberty Station and Pacific Beach.After a couple of years I continued on to become a Phlebotomist lab technician working many wellness clinics for San Diego Family Clinics, Illumina, the unified school district and local medical businesses.I eventually moved onto nursing school and began studying aesthetics medicine while working for a laser medical spa. It was in early 2014 when I changed my career path and had become a “Marketing Operations Specialist / Event Manager” for “food, wine, beer and spirits” nation wide with over 35 portfolios under my belt. Events that include Kaaboo Del Mar,Netflix, The Uncorked Wine Festival, IMFCON, Fit San Diego, Gluten FreeFestivals, Comic Con, Pride and many more.You can say branding and events is part of my being and a passion of mine.It was March of last year when I got hit by a car, physical therapy did not help much yet it was two acupuncture sessions that wiped my pain away and opened my heart up to return to my medical holistic side, landing meat one of the best schools in the country “Pacific College of Oriental Medicine”. I’m currently on my third term in the Massage / DACM program.It gives me great pleasure to exercise my event managing skills here where my heart is amongst the “healers and the shakers” to make a difference in people’s lives, naturally.
Godfrey Fayne Jr.
I am from a small rural town called Byhalia, MS right outside of Memphis, TN.I am a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, a business organization that is based on brotherhood,scholarship, and service. This involvement allowed my value of character, bonding, and, networking skills to flourish in the community of Memphis. Also, volunteered as an assistant coach for track and field for over 8 years. This is an outreach program that targets the youth in the community. With this experience, I see an opportunity to take action as a leader creating more transparency by improving the processes of communication such as hosting tabling events,sending out surveys, and broadcasting upcoming event.This will allow the PCOM body to come together under one support system. I am a well-rounded person that knows howto party and relax, but I hold a high standard for business ethics.
Born and raised in San Diego. I have my bachelor’s in mathematics and computer science from UCSD and now I’m in the acupuncture and massage program. A lot of people scratch their heads when they hear that, but to me there are a lot more similarities than one might think. From the I Ching to the fundamentals of five phase there is structure.Wherever there is structure, wherever there is order, there is Mathematics. While I find my past life interesting, it just didn’t give me a strong sense of purpose and what greater purpose than helping others. Through a series of still almost inexplicable circumstances I found myself at PCOM.People expect technology to just work, so if I do my job well then no one will know I’ve done anything at all. I’m looking to building a beautiful one stop location for any and all student council activities and plans and a medium through which the student body can remotely interact and influence PCOM as a whole
I am an excellent candidate for student council position because of my eclectic background in team and consensus-building, professional communication, and social philosophy. I have experience in creating valuable and applicable institutional procedures that not only make sense, but harmonize all involved!Personal goals for myself during service: I aim to support the council in creating and implementing quality standards of practice that can become a framework for future student councils. As well as: Encourage the council to generate new ideas that will enhance student well-beingand the unity of our community!