About Us: Board of Directors

The NCCPA Board of Directors establishes the strategic direction for the organization, determines policies, and provides high level oversight of the work of NCCPA. The Board is comprised of Certified PAs, Physicians, and representatives of the public who rely upon Certified PAs and the rigor that the PA-C credential represents. This diversity of  perspectives represented on the Board of Directors comes together around a shared passion for the PA profession and patients and a belief in the important role of certification.

2018 Board Members

 Edward A. Amberg, MMS,   MPH, PA-C
 PA director at large
 Beverly Black, MHSA, CAE
 Public director at large
 John Bradford, MPAS, PA-C
 PA director at large
 Linda Delaney, MPAS, PA-C
 PA director at large
 Timothy Evans, MD, PhD, FACP
  American College of
  Physicians nominee
  Katherine G. Footracer, MS,
  PA-C
  Treasurer - PA director at large
 James Gehring, MD 
 Physician director at large
 Temple Howell-Stampley, MD,
  MBA, FACP 
  American Medical Association
  nominee
 Robin Hunter Buskey, DHSc,
 PA-C

 Chair-Elect - PA director at large
 Joel A. Kase, DO, MPH
 American Osteopathic Association
 nominee
 Linda Lawrence, MD, CPE,
 FACEP

 Physician director at large
 Paul Lombardo, MPS, PA-C
 Emeritus
 Chair - American Academy of
 Physician Assistants nominee
 Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D, PA-C
 NCCPA President/CEO
 Jennifer B. Parker, PA-C 
 PA director at large
 Peggy Riley Robinson, MS,
 MHS, PA-C
 Federation of State Medical
 Boards nominee
 Zeno W. St. Cyr, II, MPH 
 Public director at large
 Kendra Thomsen, PA-C, MPAS
 Secretary - PA director at large
 Mary Warner, MMSc, PA-C 
 Immediate Past Chair - Physician
 Assistant Education Association
 nominee

 

 

Our Values

Our core values guide the way we make decisions and conduct ourselves as individuals and as an organization. We believe that values must be embodied by everyone who is part of our enterprise, and we are committed to the PRACTICE of:

  • Professionalism – We show genuine respect and regard for those we certify and for their patients, serving others before ourselves.
  • Responsibility – We are dedicated  to safeguarding the integrity of the credential we confer with the ultimate aim of supporting public access to quality health care that is fair, just, and equitable; and we recognize a responsibility to apply our experience and expertise to benefit the international development of the PA profession.
  • Accountability – We embrace the obligation we bear as the PA profession’s certification body to develop and administer exams and programs that are relevant, meaningful and affordable, and we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards for the development and delivery of our products and services.
  • Collaboration – We foster intellectual exchange, invite the input of key stakeholders, and seek diverse perspectives to inform our work built on a shared vision of the role of the PA on the health care team.
  • Trust – We recognize that earning trust is an ongoing endeavor that requires integrity and ethical, credible and dependable performance.
  • Inclusion – We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work and endeavor to foster diversity within the PA profession and health care.
  • Certification – We believe in the inherent value of certification and certification maintenance as a career-long pursuit that fosters ongoing learning and development for the benefit of those who rely upon PAs for care.
  • Excellence – We thoughtfully and purposefully seek ways to build stakeholder confidence and add value to the products and services we provide, always working to address changing needs appropriately and effectively.