...is 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 is to improve the public's health and access to affordable care.
Our mission is to advance the role of certified PAs in improving health.
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
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.