PAHx logo PA History Society

PAHx Mission:

To share the history of the development of the PA profession and illustrate how PAs continue to make a difference in our society.

PAHx Vision:

The Physician Assistant History Society brings PA history alive by inspiring the next generation of PAs, patients and policymakers.

PA History Society Board of Trustees:

Deborah Gerbert, MS, PA-C, Florida

Stephen D. "Steve" Wilson, PA-C, Maryland

John J. Davis, PA-C, DFAAPA, Tennessee


Henry H. "Hank" Heard, DHSc, PA-C, Georgia
William "Bill" Kohlhepp, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Connecticut
Leslie A. Kole, PA-C, Maryland
David Kuhns, PA-C Emeritus, CCPA Ret., DFAAPA, MPH, Maine
Maha B. Lund, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Georgia
Robert S. Smith, PA-C, DHSc, DFAAPA, Texas
Madison Taylor, PA-S, MPH/MMSc, Georgia
Bruna Varalli-Claypool, MHS, PA-C, Oklahoma

Ex-Officio Trustee:

Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C, New York - Executive Director & NCCPA CEO

Support The Society 

Your donations make the PA History Society’s mission possible; they help the PA History Society staff work with organizations, institutions, researchers and archivists throughout the nation to create oral history audio and video interviews, preserve rare film and video footage, photographs, documents, papers, reports, books and other priceless artifacts of our professional heritage – materials and opportunities that might otherwise be lost.

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the History Society, please visit our website.

For more information on the PA History Society, please visit

Contact Us:
PA History Society
12000 Findley Road, Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097 

Phone: 678-417-8682
Fax: 678-417-8175