Meet Our Leadership Team

Our LMSA southeast leadership team works deligently year around to empower our medical students, our local communities, and advocate for Latino health.

Yanelys Fernandez

Co-Director, About

Yanelys is a third year medical student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UM). She is Cuban and immigrated to the United States at a young age.  She grew up in Miami, Fl and obtained her undergraduate education at Florida International University. Growing up in Miami she was able to witness the health disparities that existed in her community, especially in the Latino population. Now in medical school, she hopes to help combat these disparities and has been involved in multiple service and leadership positions with the Latino population such as serving on the clinical staff of one of the student-run clinics as well as being the head of the UM chapter of LMSA last year. 

Olga Chamberlain

Co-Director, About

Olga Chamberlain is a second year medical student in the MD-MPH program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and a minor in Portuguese in 2018. She was born in Cuba but raised in Tampa, Florida and has maintained a deep connection with her cuban roots throughout her life. She is committed to bridging the language and cultural gaps that limit patients from actively participating in their own medical care, and is passionate about serving and advocating for minority and marginalized communities.

Leadership Goals


Advocate For Latino Rights

Staying informed and participating in campaigns at the local, state and national level aimed at reducing minority health disparities as well as protecting our Latino students’ rights and making sure their voices are heard. 

Provide Medical Student Support & Opportunities

Unite latino medical students and provide them with the resources, financial support, and leadership opportunities that will help ensure a successful career. 

Educate Our Latino Community

Promote public health awareness and education through health fairs, service events, and early intervention programs to prevent and decrease disease within the Latino community. 

Promote Community Service & Volunteerism

Collaborating with other local organizations and student groups to provide our underserved Latino community with the resources necessary to lead a happy and healthier life.

Minimize Healthcare Disparities

Investing time and resources in initiatives that increase accessibility and quality of healthcare among Latinos such as local free clinics, cultural competency workshops, and medical Spanish classes.

Health Equality & Improved Latino health is Our Vision

-LMSA Southeast