2020 Board Officer Candidates
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Jonathan Baker, MPAS, PA-C

I have served as a leader in the PA profession throughout my career. I bring nearly a decade of experience in AAPA constituent organization leadership, 7 years in the HOD, 2 years as an AAPA Liaison as well as serving as the NYSSPA NYC District Director and on various NYSSPA committees over the past 2 years. I've heard the stories of my PA colleagues - the struggles, the accomplishments, the patients whose lives we touch every day. PAs are leaders and valuable team members. I am done hearing "PAs cannot be considered at this time." We need to stand together and recognize that it is time to modernize PA practice in New York.

As an experienced leader and PA advocate I plan to continue NYSSPAs strong trajectory of legislative, networking, and educational initiatives which ultimately improve our patients’ health outcomes. Working in collaboration with our strong board and committed members, I will develop an association to which every New York PA and PA student is proud to belong. Together, we will achieve unprecedented legislative and regulatory success. 

This is a vital time in our profession, national initiatives modernizing practice (including Optimal Team Practice/OTP) depend on state constituent organizations. Although New York is geographically diverse, we have more in common than differences. We will celebrate both our common ground and diversity as NYSSPA ensures that all New York State PAs and PA Students are heard. I am asking for your vote for NYSSPA President-Elect!

NYSSPA Volunteer Experience and Other Achievements
  • 2018-Present: Director, NYC District
  • 2017-Present: Founder & Speaker, Speakers Bureau, LBGT PA Caucus  
  • 2016-2018: Chair of the Board, LBGT PA Caucus 
  • 2014-2016: President, LBGT PA Caucus 
  • 2013-2014: Treasurer, LBGT PA Caucus 
  • 2018-Present: AAPA Liaison to the GLMA 
  • 2014-present: Delegate, AAPA House of Delegates

Vice President & Chief Delegate

Brian Glick, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

I have proudly represented the PA’s of New York State as your delegate at the AAPA House of Delegates since 2006. As such, I am very familiar with what happens during the HOD and how to best represent NYS PA’s. Starting in the 2018 HOD, I was asked to serve as the Chief Delegate. In 2019, with the help of the NYSSPA delegates, sponsored four resolutions, along with co-sponsoring two other resolutions from Illinois, Wisconsin, and other specialty organizations and was able to bring forward CME Category I Credit for PA preceptors whereby earning hour for hour up to 20 hours for each calendar year. I will continue to ensure the interests and concerns brought forth by our Members will be heard on the National Level, including recent, important issues including recertification, Optimal Team Practice, and name change. I ask for your support to be elected to the Vice President/Chief Delegate position to the AAPA HOD for 2021. I have been a member of NYSSPA since graduation in 1996 and an active member of NYSSPA’s Board of Directors since 2008. In my current position in PA Education, along with over 23 years of clinical practice, I have the fortunate opportunity to represent PA Students, PA Educators and Practicing PAs in the NYSSPA Board Room and National House of Delegates. Thank you for your support.  

NYSSPA Volunteer Experience and Other Achievements
  • Delegate to the AAPA HOD 2006-Current
  • Served as Chief Delegate 2018, 2019 and upcoming HOD 2020
  • District A Director 2008-2013; 2015-2018
  • Vice President/Chief Delegate 2018-Current


Cheryl Glick, PA-C, DFAAPA

I am running for re-election for the position of Secretary to continue to move our profession forward and represent the PAs of NYS on NYSSPA’s Board of Directors. There are many challenges facing our profession.

As an Executive Board Member for the past year, I have made various contributions to our organization. These contributions include: attending all Board Meetings, as well as taking minutes during said meetings, representing the PAs of NYS while Lobbying at the NYS Capital and meeting with Legislatures to advance PA practice, working behind the scenes as a Board representative with our 2020 Conference Chair on our upcoming Fall state conference, as well as having served as the past 2019 and 2018 NYSSPA Conference Chair. I have provided input and support to other Executive Board members and Committee Chairs when needed.

There is still much to do over the next two-years and I wish to continue to serve the NYSSPA membership. Specifically I would support the following:
  1. Continue to actively engage with the NYSSPA Board by attending Board meetings, recording minutes and provide insight to the issues at hand.
  2. Continue to actively engage with and support the NYSSPA Fall Conference Committee Chair to provide a state of the art Conference for Fall 2020 and Fall 2021.
  3. Reach out to Regional PA Programs to discuss with students and faculty PA Advocacy and Practice at both the state and national level.
  4. Advance the role of PAs in NYS and continue to work toward achieving Optimal Team Practice in NYS.
  5. Remain a resource for PAs regarding state advocacy.

I appreciate your time and dedication to our patients, and our profession and thank you in advance for your support.

NYSSPA Volunteer Experience and Other Achievements
  • NYSSPA Fall Conference Chair 2010, 2011, 2018, 2019
  • NYSSPA Fall Conference Committee 2020, 2012, 2009
  • NYSSPA Lobby Day January 2020, April 2019, April 2014
  • NYSSPA Secretary 2019-2020



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