PA Title Change Investigation Advances with Selection of Advisory Council Members

September 18, 2018

AAPA’s president and chair of the Board of Directors, Jonathan E. Sobel, DMSc, MBA, PA-C, DFAAPA, FAPACVS, has selected 12 PAs to serve on the Title Change Investigation (TCI) Advisory Council.

Members represent a broad range of clinical specialties from different geographic areas, and include individuals from PAEA, ARC-PA, and NCCPA. The Advisory Council has the following responsibilities:

  • To provide feedback to the independent firm(s) on the project goals and objectives;
  • To serve as a knowledge base for developing the historical and future context and structural framework of the PA profession, and the PA role in healthcare delivery;
  • To act as a resource to the independent firm(s) for questions that require PA-specific knowledge or expertise;
  • To act as a resource in identifying stakeholder groups and key individuals, or roles within groups, to include in the research, and to facilitate introductions and meetings with various stakeholders; and
  • To take on the role of champion for the project by encouraging stakeholder participation.

“The Title Change Investigation is a critical investment in the future of the PA profession. It will be a comprehensive and objective study led by an independent firm or firms. The resulting findings and recommendations will be presented to the House of Delegates for consideration,” said Sobel. “We very much appreciate the willingness of the members of the Advisory Council to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the independent firm as they pursue this important work on behalf of our profession.”

TCI Advisory Council members include:

Nichole Bateman, MPAS, PA-C, Oklahoma

John Burns, MMSc, PA-C, Georgia

Michael Doll, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, Pennsylvania

Debbi Gerbert, PA-C, DFAAPA, Florida

Grace Landel, PA-C, MEd, DFAAPA, California

Lyle Larson, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA, Washington

Brooke McNamara, DMSc, PA-C, Virginia

Folusho Ogunfiditimi, DM, MPG, PA-C, DFAAPA, Michigan

Ben Olmedo, PA-C, California

Josanne Pagel, MPAS, PA-C, Karuna RMT, M.Div, DFAAPA, Ohio

Susan Salahshor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA, Florida

Shepard Stone, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Connecticut

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