AAPA Announces New Distinguished Fellows

Program Provides Opportunity to Recognize Dedication, Professional Achievements

July 12, 2019

Attendees at AAPA 2019's Distinguished Fellows reception
Attendees at AAPA 2019’s Distinguished Fellows reception.

In the PA profession, the letters that come after your name mean a lot, and this year AAPA is proud to add “DFAAPA” to the titles of 48 of our association’s most dedicated members, who have made their mark in the communities they serve and in the AAPA community as well!

The Distinguished Fellow (DF) program was established by AAPA in 2007 in order to recognize the exceptional contributions of PAs to the profession through professional achievement, leadership, professional interaction, learning and community service.

Less than 2% of the entire AAPA membership have earned the distinction of Distinguished Fellow. This year’s members earned the achievement from July 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019.

On behalf of AAPA and all of our members, congratulations to the newest Distinguished Fellows:

  • Anoma Ahmed, PA-C, MBBS, DFAAPA (New York)
  • Jacqueline Barnett, DHSc, MSHS, PA-C, DFAAPA (North Carolina)
  • Elizabeth Brownlee, PA-C, DFAAPA (Florida)
  • Jennifer Campbell, PA-C, DFAAPA (Pennsylvania)
  • Rene Chadwell, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA (Florida)
  • Eric Cucchi, PA-C, DFAAPA (Massachusetts)
  • Michael DePalma, PA-C, DFAAPA (Pennsylvania)
  • Donald Diemer, PA-C, DFAAPA (Illinois)
  • Jill Eggers-Knight, BHS, PA-C, DFAAPA (Washington)
  • Janet Furman, PA-C, DFAAPA (Illinois)
  • Susann Galloway, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA (Maryland)
  • Krisi Gindlesperger, PA-C, DFAAPA (Ohio)
  • Dennis Gregory, PA-C, DFAAPA (Michigan)
  • Sean Guinane, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA (New Jersey)
  • Terry Gruchow, PA-C, DFAAPA (Florida)
  • Harold Harvey, PA-C, DFAAPA (South Carolina)
  • Laura Jarvis, PA-C, DFAAPA (Minnesota)
  • Amy Klingler, PA-C, DFAAPA (Idaho)
  • Ryan Krasnosky, PA-C, DFAAPA (Texas)
  • James Kovarik, PA-C, DFAAPA (Kansas)
  • Kathryn Kugler, PA-C, DFAAPA (Pennsylvania)
  • Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C, DFAAPA (D.C.)
  • Sara Lolar, PA-C, DFAAPA (Michigan)
  • Jo-Anne Manson, PA-C, DFAAPA (New Hampshire)
  • Helen Martin, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA (South Carolina)
  • Alan Mayfield, PA-C, DFAAPA (Virginia)
  • Jeffrey Moss, PA-C, DFAAPA (Connecticut)
  • Deanna Najera, PA-C, NCC, DFAAPA (Pennsylvania)
  • Theresa Neumann, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA (Maryland)
  • Jared Papa, PA-C, DFAAPA (Idaho)
  • Jeanne Paskawicz, PhD, PA, DFAAPA (Pennsylvania)
  • Alisha Praznik, PA-C, CPAAPA, DFAAPA (Texas)
  • Benjamin Prohaska, PA-C, BC-ADM, CPAAPA, DFAAPA (Nevada)
  • Nancy Reid, MHA, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA (Georgia)
  • Lisa Riley, PA-C, DFAAPA (Massachusetts)
  • Thomas Rosen, PA-C, DFAAPA (Illinois)
  • Brian Sady, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA (Nevada)
  • Gary Sakryd, PA-C, DFAAPA (Colorado)
  • Joel Schwartzkopf, PA-C, DFAAPA (Colorado)
  • Corey Seyler, PA-C, AT, DFAAPA (Pennsylvania)
  • Jamie Silkey, PA-C, DFAAPA (Wisconsin)
  • Joshua Smith, PA-C, DFAAPA (North Carolina)
  • Maureen Sullivan, PA-C, DFAAPA (New Jersey)
  • Susanna Storeng, PA-C, CPAAPA, DFAAPA (Colorado)
  • Eleanor Tracy, PA-C, DFAAPA (North Carolina)
  • Sarah Vanderlinden, PA-C, DFAAPA (Wisconsin)
  • Kevin Vaughn, PA-C, DFAAPA (South Dakato)
  • Melody Yozzo, PA-C, DFAAPA (Oklahoma)

Is there a name you’d like to see on this list next year – perhaps a colleague you feel has earned this recognition? Learn more about the DF application process.

For more information about the Distinguished Fellows Program, contact AAPA staff at [email protected].

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