Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives

AAPA’s Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives was created to assist AAPA with trend-spotting, research and strategic initiatives related to changes in healthcare that impact PA value and the daily work of AAPA members.

Read the 2019-2020 Commission charges (PDF)

2019 Commission Report (PDF)


  • Chair: Lucy Kibe, PA-C, DrPH, Virginia- 2019-2021
  • Denise Rizzolo, PhD, PA-C, New Jersey- 2018-2020
  • Kimberly Sapre, MMS, PA-C, Virginia- 2019-2020
  • Shekitta Acker, PhD(c), PA-C, Massachusetts- 2018-2020
  • Ken Harbert, PA-C Emeritus, PhD, MHA, DFAAPA, North Carolina- 2019-2021
  • Sunayana Pydah Chopra, Virginia- 2019-2021       
  • Board Representative: Billy Collins, DHSc, MS, PA-C, Maryland- 2019-2020

AAPA staff advisor

  • Daniel Pace, Vice President, Education & Research and Chief Strategy Officer, [email protected]