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This is a list of all current PAEA councils, committees, and other groups. For additional information email  info@PAEAonline.org or contact the staff advisor.

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Assessment Council


 

The Assessment Council (AC) oversees the development and implementation of student testing services within PAEA, ensuring that products align with program and student needs. Housed within the AC are the PACKRAT Committee and three Rotation Exam Review Committees (RERC), each charged with writing PACKRAT and End of Rotation examinations.

Chair: Kim Cavanagh, DHSc, PA-C
cavanagh002@gannon.edu

 


Audit Committee*


 

Chair: Karen Hills, MS, PA-C
karen.hills@duke.edu
(* Board-appointed)

 


Awards Committee


 

The Awards Committee develops and oversees a fair and inclusive process to recognize the significant contributions of PAEA members through annual awards by assessing current awards and making recommendations to the board, as appropriate, for new awards or recognition that may be desirable for the organization.

Chair: Elias Villarreal, Jr., MPAS, PA-C
elias@utpa.edu

 


Committee on Clinical Education


 

The committee develops and oversees resources and initiatives related to the clinical phase of entry-level PA education. The CCE recently developed a preceptor survey to identify benefits and barriers to precepting students along with a handbook; is working on the distribution of existing preceptor databases; and is currently developing resources to support clinical education.

Interim Chair: Jacqueline Sivahop, MS, PA-C
jacqueline.sivahop@ucdenver.edu

 


Committee on Didactic Education



This is a new committee that was formed under PAEA's new volunteer structure. In its beginning work, the committee will be responsible to develop and oversee resources and initiatives related to the didactic phase of entry-level PA education. It will also work side-by-side with its sister committee, the Committee on Clinical Education, and the Curriculum Council to address the broader needs within the PA education continuum. 

Chair: Robert Hadley, PhD, PA-C
hadley.rdh@gmail.com

 


Conference Council


 

The Conference Council promotes the excellence of PA education through ongoing professional development and networking of PA program faculty and others involved in PA education, including, but not limited to, PAEA’s Annual Education Forum and the AAPA Annual Conference. The committee’s main responsibilities revolve around the Annual Education Forum. The committee solicits proposals for education sessions at the Forum, reviews the submissions in a blinded process, schedules the presentations, and moderates and evaluates the sessions.

Chair: Thomas Woods, DHSc, MEd, PA-C
twoods@francis.edu

 


Curriculum Council


 

The council is new under PAEA's new volunteer structure, and houses both the Committee on Clinical Education and the Committee on Didactic Education. The council is responsible for identifying, evaluating and responding to trends and innovations in medical education and practice. The council will also guide and recommend the enhancement of curricular resources.

Chair: Carol Gorney, MPAS, PA-C
carol-gorney@uiowa.edu

 


Ethics Council


 

Created in 2013, the Ethics Committee (EC) develops resources to educate member programs about the PAEA Code of Ethics, reviews and evaluates annual council/committee disclosure of conflict of interest forms, and upholds the PAEA Code of Ethics. As part of its effort to review potential ethics violations or conflicts of interest, the Ethics Committee, will, as necessary, conduct hearings to determine if there has been a violation of the Code of Ethics or the Conflict of Interest policy.

Chair: FJ Gianola PA, DFAAPA
ggianola@u.washington.edu

 


Faculty Development Council


 

The FDI promotes the professional development of PA program faculty and staff through enrichment, knowledge, and skills in the areas of education, scholarship, management, and leadership. It accomplishes this goal by developing and presenting seminars, webinars, certificate programs, and materials for the PAEA website.

Chair: Tony Brenneman, MPAS, PA-C
anthony-brenneman@uiowa.edu

 


Finance Council


 

The Finance Council's main responsibilities revolve around developing the Association’s annual budget, overseeing the transition of investment services, monitoring investment outcomes, assessing financial impact of motions as appropriate, and maintaining the Financial Policies and Procedures Manual. Committee members must be well-versed in the preparation of budgets: able to review financial statements from the prior year so as to identify areas where adjustments may be needed; capable of reviewing investment performance reports; and able to review tax documents to ensure the document presents the organization fairly and accurately.

Chair: William Kohlhepp, DHSc, PA-C
william.kohlhepp@quinnipiac.edu


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Governance Council


 

This council ensures that PAEA’s governing processes and procedures are both appropriate and effective in meeting the needs of the Association and its members. It works with other committees to incorporate committee procedures into the PAEA policy and procedures manual.

Chair: Gregg Shutts, EdD, RPA-C
gshutts@daemen.edu

 


Government Relations & External Affairs Council


 

The Government Relations & External Affairs Council is charged with ensuring that the Association’s advocacy efforts effectively address PA education issues on the national level. The committee’s major functions are to: contribute to and monitor the Association’s legislative agenda and advocacy strategy, promote greater interaction by faculty and students with federal policymakers, advocate for greater inclusion of PAs in federal programs, advocate for increased amounts of public funding for PA education programs, and build new strategic partnerships with other associations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies related to PAEA’s advocacy agenda.

Chair: David Keahey, MSPH, PA-C
dkeahey@upap.utah.edu

 


Inclusion & Diversity Council


 

The standing charge of the IDC is to promote diversity and inclusion within PA education, including applicants, students, and faculty. The committee focuses on this aspect as it relates to health care disparities and workforce issues.

Chair: Shani Fleming, MSHS, MPH, PA-C
shfleming@barry.edu

 


Leadership Development & Recruitment Council


 

LDRC’s charge is to facilitate the recruitment of qualified prospective leaders for the Association and the process by which members get to know candidates, as well as to provide information for potential candidates to help form their decision-making. One future initiative is to develop leadership competencies for the Association. LDRC members are expected to bring prior leadership experience to their role on the committee.

Chair: Jeanne Bird, PA-C
Jeanne.Bird@rrcc.edu

 


PACKRAT



The committee provides oversight for the maintenance and enhancement of the PACKRAT exam. The committee constructs a new version of the PACKRAT exam that is available annually, relying on a subcommittee of three members to assist with item writing.

Chair: Robert Baye, MPAS, PA-C
rbaye@lsuhsc.edu

 


Recruitment & Admissions Council

(formerly CASPA)


 

Included in its charge to provide oversight for the maintenance and enhancement of the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) service, the committee serves as an admissions resource for PA programs; develops program recruitment strategies, identifies barriers to participation; develops strategies to increase applicant data sharing among programs; reports on the applicant pool, trends, and other related data; and provides workshops for CASPA participating programs on best practices for admissions.

Chair: Christina Robohm, MS, PA-C
christina.robohm@ttuhsc.edu

 


Research Council


 

The Research Council’s work includes fostering research and scholarly activities within PAEA by advising and making recommendations to the PAEA Board of Directors for the coordination and oversight of research-related activities. The Institute supports research that determines the validity and effectiveness of PAEA health professional education.

Chair: Richard Dehn, MPA, PA-C
Richard.Dehn@nau.edu

 


Rotation Exam Review Committee: Emergency Medicine/Surgery


 

The RERCs oversee specific End of Rotation examinations. One committee focuses on the development of the Internal Medicine and Family Medicine End of Rotation, another on the Pediatrics, Women’s Health, and Psychiatric End of Rotation exams, and the third one on the Emergency Medicine and Surgery End of Rotationexams.

Chair: Rex Hobbs, MPAS, PA-C
rex.hobbs@lmunet.edu

 


RERC: Internal/Family Medicine


 

Chair: John D. Sheffield, MPAS, PA-C
jsheffield@southuniversity.edu

 


RERC: Women's Health, Pediatrics, Psychiatry


 

Chair: Millie Roach, PhD, PA-C
Millie.roach@kc.edu





 

Special Committees and Other Groups

Journal of Physician Assistant Education

Editor: David P. Asprey, PhD, PA-C
david-asprey@uiowa.edu

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