NCCPA Health Foundation

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Be the Change

                                                                                                                               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 to improve 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:

Todd Allen, MBA, MMS, PA-C, Idaho, Chair

Beverly Black, MHSA, CAE - Tennessee

Amber Danielecki Buzzi, MSPAS, PA-C, Florida

Erin C. Crown, MHS, PA-C, Pennsylvania

Kathy Ehrhardt, MMS, PA-C, Pennsylvania, Secretary

Cynthia Flournoy, MBA, MS, FACHE,  Georgia,  Immediate Past Chair

Wanda C. Gonsalves, MD, Kentucky

Nelae Keene, MPAS, PA-C, California

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

Rick C. Rohrs, PA-C, DFAAPA, SFHM, Maryland, Treasurer

Benjamin J. Smith, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA – Florida

Zeno W. St. Cyr, II, MPH - Maryland

Steve L. West, PhD, CRC, Tennessee


Get Involved with the Foundation

The foundation offers grant opportunities, videos, and other tools and references to support the work of certified PAs, PA students, and interprofessional champions. Find the latest information and available resources on our website at

Contact Us

nccPA Health Foundation
12000 Findley Road, Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097

Phone: 678-417-8100