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NYSSPA Delegates to Attend AAPA HOD Meeting

Sunday, April 7, 2019  
Posted by: Brian Glick, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA
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As part of my duties as your Vice President/Chief Delegate, the NY Delegation and I will travel to Denver, Colorado to represent all New York PAs at the upcoming House of Delegates (HOD) Meeting, being held during the AAPA National Conference this coming May 2019. I am proud to be working with and introduce you to: 

  • Christopher Anderson, PA-C, Delegate
  • Susan O Cappelmann, PA-C, Delegate
  • John Davidson, PA-C, Delegate
  • Daniel G Forsberg, MPH PA-C DFAAPA, Delegate
  • Marylou Hernandez, PA-C, Delegate
  • Jenny L Jackson, PA-C, Delegate
  • Jennifer Kelly, PA-C, Delegate
  • Maureen Regan, MBA PA-C, Delegate
  • Brittni Silvestri, PA-C, Delegate
  • Mark F Zender, MPAS PA-C, Delegate
  • Jonathan Baker, PA-C, Alternate
  • Nicole Cox PA-C, Alternate
  • Heather Isola PA-C, Alternate
  • Andrea Lowe PA-C, Alternate
  • Christopher Mueller, PA-C, Alternate
  • Melissa Rodriguez PA-C, Alternate

The Delegation has been working hard to develop and introduce three resolutions that will be presented at the meeting this year. It is the hope of our delegation the entire HOD will vote to accept them, and the AAPA Board of Directors will ratify them in becoming the official policy of the AAPA. The following resolutions have been approved by the NYSSPA Board of Directors and will be forwarded to the HOD Leadership to be placed on the agenda for consideration:

Support for the Development and Maintenance of a Database for Referrals Between practicing PAs 

Support for the PA’s Role and Recognition Among Healthcare Accreditation Agencies

A request for the AAPA to investigate the feasibility to collect dues on behalf of its constituent organizations, caucuses, and specialty organizations and such collection will correspond to the time when the AAPA member is invoiced to renew.*

*The third resolution was authored by NYSSPA and will be co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants, Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants and possibly by the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants. 

All of New York’s Delegates and Alternates look forward to seeing these resolutions be adopted and ultimately become AAPA policy. The ideas for these resolutions have come from you, the NYSSPA member! Listening to your input and concerns have resulted in developing these three New York inspired resolutions. Remember, without your support, our delegation would not be able to represent you on the national level. Please be sure to continue your membership and get others who are not members to sign up so we can continue to lead and make New York PA practice the best throughout the country. 

If you have any questions, concerns, comments or even complaints, please NYSSPA!



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