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The Student Leadership Committee plays an integral role in CAHE students’ academic and social life. Class representatives are selected from various cohorts and act as a liaison between the Center’s administration and fellow classmates to streamline communication, drive student engagement and participation, as well as encourage strong academic performance. With numerous student-focused events/activities taking place at CAHE throughout the year, the Student Leadership Committee provides essential organizational support and insight to help make these events successful.

Class Representatives

The Student Leadership Committee is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills and become actively involved in the Center’s Student Life. A Class Representative “Class Rep” is selected for each cohort to be the voice of the Student Leadership Committee. Class representatives are required to attend quarterly Thursday night meetings during the academic year. Whether one is the designated Class Representative or not, all students are encouraged to participate in Center-wide events!

Class representatives additional roles include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving on Advisory Boards.
  • Uniting the institution and the various healthcare programs offered.
  • Helping to identify areas/policies that can be adjusted to better serve the needs of the community.
  • Coordinating various charity events throughout the academic year.
  • Representing the institution and various events throughout the academic year, including regularly scheduled Open Houses.

How can I become a Class Representative?
Details on how to apply for the position will be provided at orientation. All nominees will be reviewed by a committee and reps will be announced by Week 4 of their program start date.


Vitaliy Gasiy

Radiography Program (RTR 221)

"What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows."

- Ralph Marston
Vitaly attended Kingsborough Community College. He worked as an optician for about 4 years. In general, he just likes to help people. Vitaly did so for most of his life whether it was for friends/family or a stranger. He decided to go for radiography when his grandparents from his mother’s and father’s side unfortunately were diagnosed with cancer. They were in and out of hospitals, often going to get an MRI/CT/X-RAY. This is when Vitaly realized how important this job is. After that he decided to go into radiography and wanted to become an x-ray technologist. It's a very good profession and a great opportunity to help people. It looks like a win-win for him.

Rena Johami

Radiography Program (RTR 821)

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you’ve come.”

Rena Johami is a Radiography student at CAHE. Previously, she earned an associates degree in Liberal Arts with an aim to complete a degree in the medical field. After visiting CAHE she fell in love with the Radiography program offered and automatically knew what she wanted to do for her future. After completing her degree, she aim to work as an X-Ray tech and complete other certifications that will allow her to expand her work horizon. Rena looks forward to applying all the skills she learned while at CAHE and give back to her community.

Sana Ahsan

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (DMS 20-05)

“Never apologize for being more than they thought you should be.”

- Wilder
Sana graduated from Queens College and worked in the veterinary field for 6 years before deciding to pursue sonography. She comes from a family of healthcare professionals (for humans), and she didn’t want to do the same thing everyone was doing. Besides, she loves animals! Ironically, she was introduced to the field of sonography while volunteering at a wildlife hospital where she met a fellow volunteer, a retired mammographer who encouraged her to look into it. After doing some research into the career, Sana realized how important sonography is for saving lives and she decided she wanted to be a part of that. She is especially interested in working in women’s health and advocates for empowering women and minorities through high-quality medical care and respect they deserve.

Amanda DeSero

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (DMS 20-02)

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”

- Walt Disney
Amanda knew that she wanted to be in the medical field since I was 15. Her 1 year old cousin had passed away from neuroblastoma and she had multiple ultrasounds. The ultrasounds is what ultimately diagnosed her with cancer. Throughout this hard time, Amanda also had her gallbladder removed. After this experience, she knew for sure this was the career she wanted to pursue.

Amanda started her college education at Quinnipiac University in 2017 majoring in DMS. She absolutely loved it, although she realized being away just personally was not for her. She transferred back home to St. Francis College (Brooklyn) and continued to major in DMS there. St. Francis is affiliated with Center for Allied Health Education and safe to say, she could not be happier with her decision.

In high school, Amanda was captain of varsity softball. She absolutely loved guiding them in plays and being involved. Amanda thinks she is approachable and can get her point across well, for her classmates and herself. She is excited to see what the future holds and pursue a career in diagnostic medical sonography.

Sapoura Souferi

Diagostic Medical Sonography Program (DMS 221)
Sapoura graduated from CUNY Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as a minor in Business and Liberal Arts. Additionally, she received a Certificate in Sciences for the Health Professions from SUNY Farmingdale State College.

Throughout her life, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, but just did not know what. She surrounded herself in a variety of employment and extracurricular opportunities, which steered her into the profession of ultrasound. Ultrasound really stuck out to her the most due to her fascination of creating images of the body’s organs and tissues non-invasively as well as the skills it took to create these quality images.

Sapoura believes that her educational, professional, and personal experiences have allowed her to build connections and collaborate closely with a variety of other healthcare professionals along the way. These experiences have provided her the necessary skills, tools, and mental preparation that she will need as a future ultrasound technician. Also, her experiences have transformed her into a more well-rounded, empathetic, and mature individual who is prepared to face the challenges and absorb the excitement that comes along with a career as an ultrasound technician. Sapoura intends to use her skills, tools, knowledge, and cultural competency to improve the lives of her patients of all backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses.

As she continues on her road to success, she hopes to make a difference in our society as a future ultrasound technician.

Francis Niones

Surgical Technology Program (CST 820)

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges, is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

- Kobe Bryant
Francis is a part of CAHE’S Surgical Technology Program. After receiving his Bachelors of Arts from CUNY Baruch College, he decided to have a career change and entered the medical field where he has been for the last five years. He is currently employed as a Marketer for the Interventional Radiology Department of ProHEALTH Care Associates. Francis felt destined to be in the medical field having his mom being a Registered Nurse, his dad being a Certified Surgical Technologist, and his brothers working as Dialysis Technicians.

Francis entered the Surgical Technology program because he wanted to be more hands on when it came to patient care. He finds surgical procedures to be fascinating and finds satisfaction in knowing he will aid in the treatment of patient conditions. He looks forward to being in the operating rooms and knows that in order to provide optimal patient care one has to know the importance of team work.

Christine Leger

Diagostic Medical Sonography Program (DMS 821)
Christine is originally from Long Island and moved to Brooklyn to attend CAHE. She graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a B.S in Psychology, but soon realized that she was better suited to pursue a career in the medical field. After working in a clerical position at a surgical office, Christine realized that she was fascinated by all of the medical technology available and decided to pursue a career in Medical Sonography. As soon as Christine interviewed for CAHE and met a few staff members, she knew it was the school for her. The welcoming environment inspired and encouraged her to start on her journey to becoming a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.

Christine has held several leadership positions in the past. She served as the secretary and then Vice President of the student run dance company at SUNY Oneonta. She also held the position of Clerical Supervisor at her previous job in a surgical office.