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Represent. Serve. Inform.

Within SGA, the Executive Council, Executive Staff, and Committee Chairs make up the Leadership Team.

Jessani Collier, President
Erin Snell, Vice President

Erin Snell is a senior from Centreville, Virginia majoring in Psychology with minors of Pre- Occupational Therapy and Gerontology. Before this, she served on 2022 Class Council for two years and was Junior Class President last school year. She also works in her favorite building on campus, the Student Success Center.
Noah Pope, Treasurer
Emily Butters, Speaker

Emily Butters is a junior from Springfield Virginia, Majoring in Biology and Health Sciences, as well as minoring in pre-medicine studies and honors studies. She is a member of Harrisonburg rescue squad and a dog mom to Frannie.

Shawdee Bakhtiari, Executive Assistant

Shawdee Bakhtiari is a junior from Midlothian, Virginia. She is pursuing a major in Political Science. She is also pursuing a minor in philosophy. In addition to her work in SGA she also served as a First Year Orientation Guide for the 2020-2021 school year.

Charlie Jones, Parliamentarian

Charlie Jones is a senior Public Policy & Administration and Economics double major with a Mathematics minor from Wytheville, Virginia.  Charlie previously served as a College of Arts and Letters Senator and Elections Commissioner before becoming Parliamentarian.  Outside of SGA, Charlie works as a Democracy Fellow for the James Madison University Center for Civic Engagement and is involved in multiple campus political clubs.

Nick Garrett, Academic Affairs Chair

Nick Garrett is a senior from Ashburn, Virginia pursuing a major in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Public Policy and a minor in Political Science. In addition to his work in SGA, Nick serves as a Resident Advisor and a Student Ambassador.

Melody Haak, Communications Director

Melody Haak is a junior from Round Hill, Virginia. She is majoring in SMAD with a concentration in Interactive Design and minoring in Educational Media. In her free time she enjoys doing word problems and logic puzzles and is always down for some friendly competition in trivial pursuit. Her guilty pleasure is reality TV and will take any opportunity she can to talk about Survivor.

Micah Moss-Jackson, Community Engagement Chair
Ginger Barbour, Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Ginger Barbour is a senior from Richmond, Virginia double majoring in Theatre and Health Science. She currently works in the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts as an assistant in STAD’s Costume Shop. Prior to becoming Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair, Ginger served the student body on this committee for two years as an At-Large Senator collaborating with many other organizations on campus.

Charles Conner, Legislative Affairs Chair

Charles Conner is a junior majoring in Political Science and History, with minors in Public Policy and Administration and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. His favorite fields of Politics and History are Criminal Justice and Nation Building. Charles is an active advocate for students, he wants to help JMU become one of the most civically involved campuses in the country. 

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Haley Szramoski, Membership Chair

Haley Szramoski is a junior from Alexandria, Virginia majoring in Public Policy and Administration and minoring in History. In addition to serving as Membership Chair, she serves as the Assistant Philanthropy Chair of Phi Mu, as well as being a general member of Student Ambassadors.
Grace Bailey, University Services Chair

Grace is a senior from Mechanicsville, Virginia double majoring in Intelligence Analysis and Independent Scholars with minors in Computer Science, Global Religions and Global Issues, and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She is concurrently serving as the President of the Outdoor Adventure Club and is a member of the Alpha Omega Epsilon professional sorority. In her free time she likes to try new foods in Harrisonburg and go on hiking trips.

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