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About PAEA

PAEA is the only national organization representing physician assistant educational programs in the United States. Currently, all of the accredited programs in the country are members of the Association. PAEA provides services for faculty at its member programs, as well as to applicants, students, and other stakeholders.

The Association was founded in 1972 as the Association of Physician Assistant Programs. Member programs voted to adopt the current name in 2005.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Kara L. Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C
Meharry Medical College
 
President Elect
Linda Sekhon, DHSc, PA-C
Highpoint University

Immediate Past President 
Michel Statler, MLA, PA-C
UT Southwestern University
 
Secretary
Janie McDaniel, MS, MLS(ASCP)SC
Yale PA Online Program

Treasurer
Jacqueline Barnett, DHSc, MSHS, PA-C
Duke University

Director at Large
Shalon Buchs, MHS, PA-C
Florida State University

Director at Large
Nicole Burwell, PhD, MSHS, PA-C
Stanford University
 
Director at Large
Carl Garrubba, DMSc, PA-C, CPA
Dominican University

Director at Large
Shaun Grammer, DMSc, PA-C
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Director at Large
Robert D. Hadley, PhD, PA-C
Radford University 

Director at Large
Virginia Valentin, DrPH, PA-C
University of Kentucky

Student Member at Large
Cassidy McCandless, MS
Missouri State University