Health Foundation

About Us
 a 501c(3) charitable nonprofit organization that designs solutions for improving the capacity of certified PAs to impact quality and accessibility of health care delivery. The Foundation is a supporting organization to the NCCPA. The generous support of donors enables the Foundation to empower patients and physician assistants to improve health. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to improve the public's health and access to affordable care.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance the role of certified PAs in improving health.

Our Values

The Foundation:

  • Promotes the PA profession by valuing the critical role of certified PAs in helping assure the best possible patient outcomes and building a health care system that is fair, just, and equitable.

  • Benefits patients by respecting the patient’s central role in our work as the recipient of care.

  • Collaborates with partners by recognizing the importance of interprofessional teams to expand access and promote safe and effective practice. 

Our Board Members

The nccPA Health Foundation is led by a Board of Directors:

Nelae DeChurch, MPAS, PA-C, California

Kathleen Ehrhardt, MMS, PA-C, Pennsylvania

Cynthia Griggs-Flournoy, MBA, FACHE, RHIA, Georgia, Secretary/Treasurer

Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C, Georgia, 
President/CEO, NCCPA & Foundation

Robin Hunter Buskey, DHSc, PA-C, North Carolina

Don Pedersen, PhD, PA, Utah

Victoria Kaprielian, MD, FAAFP, North Carolina

John Stuemky, MD, FAAP, Oklahoma

Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C, Ohio, Board Chair

Ted Wendel, PhD, Arizona, Chair Elect

Contact Us

Share ideas, ask questions, or learn more about our work. Also, contact us to request copies of our Joining the Fight series or our Exploring Ethics and Shaping Great Physician-PA Teams productions.