Student Leadership

Student Health Policy Fellows Selected

August 30, 2017

The fourth cohort of PAEA’s Student Health Policy Fellows (SHPF) has been selected for the coming year. SHPF is a program designed to enhance students’ understanding of political processes and health policy, as well as inspire grassroots advocacy to promote the PA profession as an integral part of the health care system.

Over the next year, the fellows will learn about advocacy, leadership, and the major role PAs play in the health care realm. They will visit Washington, DC, to meet with their congressional representatives, and then work on advocacy projects in their own communities.

“We are continually impressed with the students who apply for the SHPF and look forward to having them share their voices on Capitol Hill to champion PA education,” said Kendall Mealy, fellowship coordinator and PAEA’s director of leadership and diversity. “Their passion for the profession is inspiring and will amplify our advocacy efforts.”

Congratulations to this year’s fellows!

Sarah Bailey — Sacred Heart University
Stephen Benton — Emory University PA Program
Megan Berry — High Point University
Christian “Alex” Cody — University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kaila Gaughan — University of Kentucky
Felix Iheanacho — South College
Chloe Jackson — Mercer University
Katie Kings — Nova Southeastern University, Orlando
Bess Lawrie — Indiana State University
Lyudmila Likhonina — Shenandoah University
Kyle McLafferty — University of Missouri, Kansas City
Crystal Silva — University of Texas Southwestern
Alec Sims — Wingate University
Jordan Shuart — University of Oklahoma
Christina Wojnarwsky — Shenandoah University