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
Paul Lombardo, MPS, PA-C Emeritus - Chair - American Academy of Physician Assistants nominee
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
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 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.