American Academy of Physician Assistants

Constituent Organizations

Constituent organizations are independent organizations affiliated with AAPA. They provide their members with locally based CME, networking opportunities, social gatherings, timely information, advocacy and job resources.

If you're interested in joining or contacting a constituent organization, select from the list below.

  • Chapters: Fifty-six chapters representing 50 states, the District of Columbia and five federal services
  • Specialty organizations: Twenty-seven specialty organizations of individuals working within a specific medical specialty
  • Caucuses: Eight groups of individuals sharing a common goal or interest in healthcare access or delivery
  • Special interest groups: Nineteen groups of individuals sharing a common goal or interest

News for constituent organizations

Read the latest updates for COs.

Constituent Organization Outreach and Advocacy department

AAPA's Constituent Organization Outreach and Advocacy department supports constituent organizations with services and resources.

  • Ann Davis, MS, PA-C, Vice President
  • Brian Dautch, JD, Assistant Director – Specialty Organizations
  • Penny Gaillard, CAE, Senior Director – Caucuses, Federal Service Chapters and Special Interest Groups
  • Adam Peer, Director – North Central and South Central Region State Chapters
  • Keisha Pitts, JD, Director – Western Region State Chapters, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam
  • Stephanie Radix, JD, Senior Director – Southeast Region State Chapters and U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Carson Walker, JD, Director – Northeast Region State Chapters