Leadership
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Meet the Team


Board of Directors


samdyer

Sam Dyer PA-C, MHS

President

M.H.S., Duke University; B.S., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

samdyer 

Paul Desillier, MPAS, PA-C

Past President

M.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center 

 benkocher  

Ben Kocher

Vice President

D.S.c., Baylor University; M.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center; B.S., Athletic Training, University of Deleware

 
karlafrick

Karla Frick, MPAS, PA-C

Secretary

MPAS, Midwestern University; B.S., University of Alabama

robertthomas  

Robert R Thomas, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Treasurer

M.S. PA Studies, University of Detroit Mercy; Bachelor of Education, Gonzaga University



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Directors 

  

 

 

OPEN POSITION

Northwest Region (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

 

 
 

 

Krista Bartlett, PA-C

Southwest Region (AZ, CA, HI, NV, UT)

M.S., University of California, Davis 


mikeharvey

Mike Harvey, PA-C, MBA

Northern Central Region (IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)

M.S., Midwestern University-Glendale; MBA, University of Indianapolis; B.S., Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

 
randallpape

Randall Pape MPAS, PA-C 

Southern Central Region (MS, AR, CO, KS, LA, NM, OR, TX)

Orthopaedic Fellowship Program, Air Force Institute of Technology; M.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center 

 
chriswheeler

Chris Wheeler, PA-C, M.M.Sc.

Northeast Region (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT)

M.M.Sc., Emory University School of Medicine PA Program

 stevekelham

Steven A. Kelham, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Southeast Region (AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, MD, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)

D.H.Sc., Nova Southeastern University; MSPAS, University of Nebraska; BSPAS, University of Nebraska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committees


Nominating

The Nominating Committee works to identify potential members to serve as PAOS officers by establishing application criteria, verifying eligibility, and presenting candidates to add to the election ballot.


Continuing Medical Education

The CME Committee is largely responsible for planning and executing the PAOS Annual Conference and PAOS Spring CME Conference, including site selection, developing course curriculum, and managing financial obligations.


Editorial

The Editorial Committee coordinates the design and publication of the PAOS newsletter and any other PAOS publication. They solicit and review information from members for publication as newsletter articles as well as publication in other professional journals.


Outreach

The Outreach Committee organizes community outreach projects for PAOS, ensuring partners meet certain criteria and that events are well-publicized.


Student Relations

The Student Relations Committee maintain ongoing relationships with PA programs nationwide to promote PAOS. Additionally, they oversee all organizational and clerical work associated with soliciting applications for The Susan Lindahl Memorial Scholarship.


Website

The Website Committee oversees all maintenance and updates to the PAOS website while maintaining and presenting budget and revenue reports.


Membership

The Membership Committee collaborates with physician assistants nationwide to maximize PAOS outreach while overseeing all record-keeping and organizational membership tasks.