Leadership Message Archives

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Jennifer M. Orozco, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Past President and Chair, Board of Directors

From Our Past President

  • June
    2023

    • View AAPA’s Town Hall Meeting
      On June 28, AAPA hosted a virtual town hall meeting featuring reports from AAPA’s President, Speaker of the House of Delegates, CEO, and Student Academy President. Click the link above to watch the recording!

    • June
      2023

      • Our Strongest & Best Days Lie Ahead!
        In her final message as AAPA president, Jennifer M. Orozco reflects on her unprecedented two-year term, sharing AAPA 2023 successes, and encouraging PAs to continue advocating for patients and the PA profession.

    • May
      2023

    • April
      2023

      • The Countdown to AAPA 2023
        In the lead up to AAPA 2023, AAPA President Jennifer. M Orozco shares details about some of the most exciting events and offerings PAs and PA students can look forward to.

    • March
      2023

      • AAPA’s New ‘PAs Go Beyond’ Efforts
        This month, AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco has exciting updates to share on the PAs Go Beyond campaign, AAPA’s continued effort to spread the word about PAs and the high-quality, patient-centered care we provide.

    • February
      2023

      • Update on Significant Advocacy Progress
        This year, the 118th Congress and 2023 state legislative sessions have produced a flurry of activity for our profession. AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco provides an update on the progress so far.

    • January
      2023

      • Our Collective Resolution
        To open 2023, AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozo has a resolution for the PA profession: to answer the call to be stronger advocates for patients, and for every PA to stand up and take action.

    • December
      2022

      • A Defining Year for PAs
        To end the year, AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco reports on the success of PAs Go Beyond, gives an update on a critical advocacy win, and highlight’s AAPA’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

    • November
      2022

      • Gratitude As We Honor Our PA Veterans
        AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco reflects on the PA profession’s military roots and recognizes Native American Heritage Month. She also highlights the 2023 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule.

    • October
      2022

      • AAPA Holds it First Town Hall Meeting
        On October 27, AAPA hosted a virtual town hall meeting featuring reports from AAPA’s President, Speaker of the House of Delegates, CEO, and Student Academy President. Click the link above to view the recording!

    • October
      2022

      • Happy (Almost) PA Week!
        AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco spotlights the numerous ways PAs can participate in National PA Week. She also provides highlights from AAPA’s Leadership and Advocacy Summit.

    • September
      2022

      • PA Week 2022: Help Us Spread the Word
        AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco urges PAs to use PA Week as an opportunity to amplify and extend the new PAs Go Beyond brand – to help build a movement that will create greater awareness for the profession.

    • August
      2022

      • The Power of Volunteer Leadership
        AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco unveils “Our Volunteer Leaders,” the leadership spotlight section of aapa.org, and highlights opportunities for PAs to help advance the profession.

    • July
      2022

      • Welcome to the New Leadership Year!
        AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco introduces the newest members of AAPA’s Board of Directors and encourages PAs to lend their voice to support critical federal legislation.

    • June
      2022

    • May
      2022

    • April
      2022

      • The Countdown’s On To Indy!
        The countdown is officially on to AAPA 2022! AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco highlights the main stage events, CME, networking opportunities, and more.

    • March
      2022

      • Inspired by the PA Community
        AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, shares how she’s been inspired by PAs recently — from a meaningful board reunion to AAPA’s grassroots advocates around the country.

    • February
      2022

    • January
      2022

      • PA Again a Top Job!
        AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, celebrates PA being named the number two healthcare job in the country. This month, she previews three priority initiatives for 2022: Partnering with Purpose, launching the new PA brand, and ongoing advocacy efforts.

    • December
      2021

    • November
      2021

      • Honoring Veterans, Advocacy Advances, 11-Day Power Play
        AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, reflects upon the profession’s deep roots in military service and provides updates on key policy changes regarding reimbursement. Orozco also highlights two PAs participating in an 11-day ice hockey game to raise money for a cancer hospital.

    • October
      2021

    • September
      2021

      • PAs on NBC, Title Change Updates, and Negative Noise
        AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, celebrates NBC’s coverage of frontline PA Arianna Campbell on both the “Today” show and on MSNBC. Orozco also addresses the effectiveness of behind-the-scenes work.

    • August
      2021

      • Title Change and PA Brand Updates
        AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, launches a monthly letter to members. This month, she highlights four key areas of strategic work: title change, the new PA brand, advocacy, and education.

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