The AAPA Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for the Academy's administrative and financial management.
Board of Directors tasks
AAPA Bylaws, Article VII, state that the AAPA Board of Directors has the authority:
a. To grant charters to Chapters, recognize specialty organizations, establish criteria for caucuses, and establish Academy commissions or work groups as may be in the best interests of the Academy, taking into consideration any recommendations of the House of Delegates thereof
b. To appoint or remove the Executive Vice President pursuant to the affirmative vote of a two- thirds (2/3) majority of the Director
c. To direct the activities of the Academy's national office through the Executive Vice President
d. To provide for the management of the affairs of the Academy in such a manner as may be
necessary or advisable
e. To establish committees necessary for the performance of its duties
f. To establish, regularly review, and update the Academy's management plan to attain the goals
of the Academy
g. To call special meetings of the House of Delegates as provided under Article VI, Section 4; h. To report the activities of the Board of Directors for the preceding year to the House of Delegates and members at the Academy's annual meeting
i. To establish the amount and timing of Academy membership dues and assessments
j. To review and determine, on no less than an annual basis, how to implement those policies enacted by the House of Delegates on behalf of the Academy that establish the collective values, philosophies, and principles of the physician assistant profession. If it determines that implementation of one or more such policies will require an inadvisable expenditure of Academy resources, or is otherwise not presently prudent or feasible, the board shall, at its earliest convenience, report to the House the reasons for its decision.
The Board of Directors is composed of 13 elected AAPA members who have
formal meetings and periodic conference calls.
Board members include
the president, president-elect, immediate past president, secretary-treasurer,
vice president/speaker of the House of Delegates, first vice speaker of the
house, second vice speaker of the house, student representative and five
Their job descriptions can be found here (PDF).
AAPA fellows are eligible to run for a Board of Directors seat by being
endorsed by the AAPA Nominating Work Group or by self-declaring for office.
Each spring, AAPA fellows elect the Board of Directors from among the
Nominating Work Group-endorsed and self-declared candidates.
These dates apply to the elections process for the AAPA Board of Directors, AAPA House of Delegates officers and AAPA Nominating Work Group members.
Deadline to submit nominations for AAPA Board of Directors candidates to the Nominating Work Group
Application deadline for the AAPA Board of Directors
||Nominating Work Group announces endorsed candidates and self-declared candidates
|February - April
||Candidate information appears on AAPA website
||Deadline for fellows to join AAPA or renew their membership in order to receive an election ballot
Deadline for mail-in declaration or nomination for:
- House Officers
- First Vice Speaker
- Second Vice Speaker
- Nominating Work Group (Elections held during House of Delegates meeting at the annual conference)
AAPA Board of Directors
Chair of the Board/Immediate Past President
Lawrence Herman, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA
John McGinnity, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Vice President/Speaker of the House of
L. Gail Curtis, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Winston Salem, N.C.
Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA
Josanne Pagel, MPAS, PA-C, Karuna RMT®, DFAAPA
North Ridgeville, Ohio
First Vice Speaker
David I. Jackson, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
Huntington Station, N.Y.
Second Vice Speaker
William T. Reynolds Jr., MPAS, PA-C
Michael Clyde Doll, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Alan Bybee, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA
Diane Bruessow, PA-C, DFAAPA
Middle Village, N.Y.
Lauren G. Dobbs, MMS, PA-C
Daniel (Dan) L. O'Donoghue, PA-C, PhD
Oklahoma City, OK
Melissa Ricker, PA-C
Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer L. Dorn
Invite an AAPA Board member to participate in your meeting or event.
Complete the travel request form to submit your
View the AAPA Disclosure Policy (PDF).
Many other governance documents, member resources and reports are available on the AAPA website or are available by request.
View the AAPA Articles of Incorporation.
Conflict of Interest Form
Board meeting agendas and minutes
The AAPA Board of Directors publishes
meeting minutes after every meeting.
The summary of actions taken by the AAPA Board of Directors are reported in
the secretary's annual report (PDF) to the AAPA House of
Download the 2012 financial report (PDF) and the 2013 financial report (PDF).
Download the 2012 Form 990 (PDF).