GMMA was founded under the guiding principles of fellowship, mentorship and medical missions. Our desire is to spread the healing message of God through medical missions work, whether it is in a different country or here at home. We want to mobilize like-minded individuals united through the love and grace of Christ, to provide medical and spiritual assistance to those who need it most.

OUR OFFICER BOARD

Chelsea Han

President

GMMA to me is the epitome of family and discipleship – both equipping us so we can use our gifts for God’s glory. Some of my closest friendships and most cherished memories from college are because of GMMA! I’ve gained some incredible mentors and brothers and sister in Christ at UF and beyond because of GMMA. My GMMA community reminds me that – in the midst of all the studying – I was created to worship Jesus, not just in song, but with my studies, my career, my every word and every breath. It keeps my fixed on why I want to go into medicine and on the Great Physician himself!”

Joanne Lee

Vice President 

GMMA is FAMILY!! I love being with other people who love God and I love having real conversations with them that are guided by the Bible. Also just joking and getting SILLY with people HAHA. Yeah, GMMA is a place where I can have fellowship with brothers and sisters from different churches and where I can be pushed and push others to live out the gospel in everything. It’s definitely one of the places that helps me grow. It also reminds me to stay mission-minded and that I am a servant of the most high King. GMMA always re-energizes me when I’m tired from classes/exams and is something I always look forward to! I hope to be able to keep the heart of the GMMA family pumping this year, especially since this school year will be looking very different than before.

 

Amber Duan

Secretary

For me, GMMA is a community rather than just a club due to the fact that GMMA is a God-centered medical organization. In the first meeting, when we started off with worship, I truly felt God’s presence in the room and I immediately felt this sense of community with a bunch of strangers because we were all worshipping and glorifying God. Throughout my first year of GMMA, I felt like I have grown in my faith as God has challenged me to open up to people who are different from me and to step out of my comfort zone. Because of those challenges, I have truly learned what it means to be a faithful obedient servant of God and how I could be one in my future profession.

 

Pilar Vazquez

Treasurer 

“I love being involved with GMMA because I can surround myself with individuals who are purposefully passionate and cognizant of their impact. Yes, we may have international mission trips, but at the same time we commit ourselves to local missions, to bettering our everyday faith, and to leading more intentional lives. Volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club with GMMA last year made me realize my love for working with kids, in education especially. On another note, I am so fortunate to get to know our amazing board this year!! For me, GMMA has always offered a super inviting space and opportunities to bond with other members over a common mindset; I hope that incoming members can find a similar home with GMMA!”

 

Amie Su

Mission Coordinator 

Being in GMMA has been incredible this past year and I’ve met so many dedicated people who have a heart for God and for healing. This is hands down of the most genuine organizations that i’ve been a part of at UF, and I love fundraising and learning about the yearly medical mission trip to Honduras.Having a community that not only wants to heal people physically but also love on the community in Gainesville is something I admire about GMMA members. Being in this organization has taught me that I can interweave my faith and my profession together to make my future career path more fulfilling.”

Vanessa Campodonico

Mission Coordinator 

GMMA has served as a way for me to strengthen and get in touch with my spiritual roots. Since I joined GMMA, I’ve grown not only spiritually, but emotionally and socially as well. I can’t express how grateful I am for the opportunities that have arisen since I joined. I feel as though God has placed me in situations (usually GMMA-related) that have enabled me to grow various aspects of my personality. Bonding and rejoicing in the Lord with my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ makes me feel that much closer to Him and His kingdom. Career-wise, I’d say that I’ve found deeper meaning to my aspirations; becoming a doctor and serving others through healthcare is now for the purpose of advancing His kingdom and spreading His love.

 

 

Samantha Tournesy

Public Relations

“GMMA without a doubt was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. Not only did it change my life socially by making so many friends, but it also changed my life spiritually by bringing me closer to our loving and amazing Father. GMMA is not only a “club”, we are a family who genuinely cares about one another. Also, GMMA has given me endless opportunities to help strengthen my career by having numerous volunteering opportunities and helped me develop amazing relationships with our mentors. Being in this organization, it has taught me to be disciplined in my faith and my studies. GMMA is the best!”

Priscilla Chun

Historian

GMMA has been and is a great support system for me. I have met many people who have very similar interests in the health field as I do and many that have completely different goals, but I can proudly call them my brothers and sisters. GMMA has been a great opportunity for me to find discipline in the Word and have fun as a group of Christ-followers.

Michelle Kim

Worship Leader

To me, GMMA is a bookshelf in my library of experiences as a Christian. Everything that I have done for and with this organization has added fulfilling experiences in my walk with God. In other words, GMMA is one of the blessed communities that God has chosen me to be a part of that has helped me grow in faith and my relationship with Him. It has given me an opportunity to share my faith while also serving God and his people. With such a loving GMMA family under one Almighty God, I can easily say that it’s a home away from home. I can’t wait to add more “books” throughout the year as a servant of Christ through this organization!

Samaira Garcia

Fellowship Events Coordinator

GMMA is a place where I look to find community. A community to not only just build one another, but also to build the Kingdom of God. As a Christian organization what I love the most about GMMA is having the ability to serve the community with others that have the same passion for Christ. It brings me so much joy and comfort to be able to be apart of something like this. As an officer, I am grateful to have a platform to share my passion for Christ and lead with my whole officer board. Also being guided by so many other mentors to help me grow in my faith. God has used me in such a place like this one.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: All UF GMMA events and meetings will be held online for Fall 2020 unless otherwise announced. Please visit our Facebook and/or Instagram (linked at the bottom) for more information and access to our online meetings.

CONTACTS

Chelsea Han                           chelseahan@ufl.edu

Joanne Lee                             lee.qjoanne@ufl.edu

Amber Duan                          aduan@ufl.edu

Pilar Vazquez                         mpilar.vazquez@ufl.edu

Amie Su                                   amiesu@ufl.edu

Vanessa Campodonico         vcampodonico@ufl.edu

Samantha Tournesy              samanthatournesy@ufl.edu

Priscilla Chun                          priscillachun@ufl.edu

Michelle Kim                           mkim1@ufl.edu

Samaira Garcia                       samairagarcia@ufl.edu

MEETING RECAPS

During our first fall semester general body meeting, Dr. Jo introduced the history and core values of GMMA. We also introduced our chapter’s student officers, national leaders, and mentors. Furthermore, we discussed the active membership requirements, announced upcoming events, and spent quality time in fellowship with one another.

Our second fall semester general body meeting was a joint meeting held online in partnership with the Nova Southeastern University GMMA Chapter. In a panel format, we had the privilege of hearing from mentors from both chapters share the godly wisdom they have gained as they have followed Jesus while pursuing and practicing as health professionals. Additionally, we were able to worship and fellowship together with some fun icebreaker games!

Honduras Mission Trip | March 2019 | UF + UPenn

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