The AAPA Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for AAPA’s strategic, administrative and financial management.

Josanne Pagel President and Chair of the Board L. Gail Curtis, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA Clemmons, N.C. Term: 7/1/17 – 6/30/18
 Jonathan Sobel President-elect Jonathan E. Sobel, PA-C, MBA, DFAAPA, FAPACVS Rockville Centre, N.Y. Term: 7/1/17 – 6/30/18
 Josanne Pagel Immediate Past President Josanne K. Pagel, MPAS, PA-C, Karuna® RMT, DFAAPA North Ridgeville, Ohio Term: 7/1/17 – 6/30/18
 David Jackson Vice President and Speaker of the House David I. Jackson, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA Huntington, N.Y. Term: 7/1/17 – 6/30/18
 Diane Bruessow Secretary-Treasurer Diane M. Bruessow, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA Middle Village, N.Y. Term: 07/05/17 – 6/30/18
Billy Collins Director-at-Large Billy S. Collins, DHSc, PA-C Beaumont, Texas Term: 7/1/17 – 6/30/19
 Lauren Dobbs Director-at-Large Lauren G. Dobbs, MMS, PA-C Aledo, Texas Term: 7/1/16 – 6/30/18
 Melinda Moore Director-at-Large Melinda Moore Gottschalk, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA Round Rock, TX Term: 9/19/17-6/30/19
 David Mittman Director-at-Large David E. Mittman, PA, DFAAPA Boynton Beach, Fla. Term: 7/1/17 – 6/30/19
 Todd Pickard Director and Second Vice Speaker of the House Todd A. Pickard, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA Houston, Texas Term: 7/1/17 – 6/30/18
 Beth Smolko Director-at-Large Beth R. Smolko, MMS, PA-C Frederick, Md. Term: 7/1/16 – 6/30/18
William Reynolds Director and First Vice Speaker of the House William T. Reynolds, Jr., MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA Dallas, Pa. Term: 7/1/17 – 6/30/18
 Alfred Beasler Student Director Alfred “Trae” Beasler III Bethany, Okla. Term: 7/1/17 – 6/30/18
Chief Executive Officer Jenna L. Dorn, MPA Alexandria, Va.
About the Board of Directors

The voting members elect the members of the BOD, which is responsible for setting the strategic course of the organization, aligned to AAPA’s mission and vision. The Academy’s strategic plan and operational goals are just the start of this process. The BOD is responsible for the Academy’s corporate actions that direct management of the organization, establish organizational policies, and direct the assets of the organization.

In practice, this has a variety of implications from the adoption and oversight of the Academy’s annual budget, to the recognition of constituency groups, to external and public outreach.  The BOD’s work is supported by a number of committees and work groups that provide additional council and expertise.

Detailed information on the BOD’s duties can be found in the AAPA Bylaws.

Board Meetings

View the AAPA BOD meeting schedule and meeting records.

The summary of actions taken by the AAPA Board of Directors are reported in the annual report (PDF) to the AAPA House of Delegates.

Speaking Requests

To invite a Board member to speak at your meeting or event, please complete the AAPA Speaker Request Form.

Governance Documents and Polices

Please refer to Governance Documents and Policies webpage.


Complete details can be found on the AAPA Elections webpage.

To contact the AAPA governance department, please email .