The Student Council is at the forefront of all student activities and serves as the liaison between students and administration, faculty, alumni, and the community.

Salus Student Council
The Council advocates and promotes the welfare of students, organizes social activities and intramural sports, and promotes a professional attitude toward the University and the professions of audiology, occupational therapy, optometry, and physician assistant. Student Council is comprised of executive officers, class officers who represent each respective program by year, registered student organizations, and two advisors, the Dean of Students and Associate Director of Student Engagement. 

Executive Officers
President - Kristen Ramos '20 AUD
Vice President - Victoria Buck '20 AUD
Secretary - Paige Brandsdorfer '20 AUD
Treasurer - Annie Govan '20 OD
Parliamentarian - Amanda Shapiro '21 AUD
Executive Assistant - Megan Boehler '21 AUD, Payton Burke '21 AUD
Class Officers by Program

Audiology Class of 2018
President: Amanda Ruhl
Vice President: Jessica Strzepek
Secretary: Michelle Ciancia
Treasurer: Brittany Pasquarello

Audiology Class of 2019
President: Erikka Gatta
Vice President: Karen Maurins
Secretary: Taylor Buotte
Treasurer: Sarah Saieva 

Audiology Class of 2020
President: Megan Labbe
Vice President: Anthony Oliveti
Secretary: Deirdre Creegan
Treasurer: Alissa Gable

Audiology Class of 2021
President: Glenn Elms
Vice President: Amanda Shapiro
Secretary: Maddie Petrancuri
Treasurer: Anna Demko
 
Optometry Scholars 
Class of 2019 President: Kylie Auman 
Class of 2018 President: Nishan Pressley
Secretary: Dominic Villanti
Treasurer: Gretta Ghaner

Optometry Class of 2018
President: Leslie Gauntlett
Vice President: Robert Stover
Secretary: Alexander Van Dyke
Treasurer: Mathivadana Selvamani

Optometry Class of 2019
President: Spencer Lin
Vice President: Alyssa Flanagan
Secretary: Lariesa Schwab
Treasurer: Kevin McClure

Optometry Class of 2020
President: Nikhil Bansal
Vice President: Dominic Brown
Secretary: Chanpreet Sawhney
Treasurer: Allison Viray

Occupational Therapy Class of 2018
President: Kelly Ball
Vice President: Josie Bachman
Secretary: Rebecca Baro
Treasurer: Arielle Moschel

Occupational Therapy Class of 2019
President: Grace Peek
Vice President: Allison Wethey
Secretary: Alyssa Potosnak
Treasurer: Maureen Marron

Physician Assistant Class of 2019
President: Cortlin Dell
Vice President: Jessica Hyman 
Secretary: Rebecca Volpe
Treasurer: Logan Matthews

Physician Assistant Class of 2018
President: Michael Guerriere
Vice President: John Elkhoury
Secretary: Sarah Levitski
Treasurer: Kimberly Kolavcak

Speech-Language Pathology Class of 2019
President: Rosalie Bikoti
Vice President: Samantha Morrone
Secretary: Rachel Plavnik
Treasurer: Kalsey Kertanich

Speech-Language Pathology Class of 2018
President:  Stephanie Weitz
Vice President: Melissa Gabriel
Secretary: Claire Halberstadt
Treasurer: Shana Kakareka

CER BLVS Representative
Carolina (Carrie) Yanez     

Student Council members in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs contribute to their fellow students by providing events such as, the Salus Scoop, a campus fair complete with food, fun and activities; the Salus Award Gala (S.A.G.), a grammy-style event to honor the accomplishments of the University community; and Salus Soiree, an upscale affair for students to socialize off-campus. Members also represent the University at various conventions and meetings in their fields. Lastly, on-going intramural games in a variety of sports that keep our students active.

Student Council has two committees that are responsible for planning, organizing, and executing these events: Athletics and Campus Activities Committees. Additionally, Student Council works with various departments in the University such as the admissions, alumni, and communications offices and serves on continuous and ad-hoc committees.  The Student Council  appoints students representatives to the following Joint Student/Faculty Committees of the University’s Faculty Organization:

  • University Strategic Planning Committee
  • Research & Learning Resources Committee
  • Admissions Committee
  • Education Policy and Curriculum Committee
  • Judicial Committee 
To contact Student Council - email scouncil@salus.edu.