2019 Board of Directors

Responsibility for all Association activities lies with the PAEA Board of Directors. The Board administers the Association’s financial affairs, appoints standing and ad hoc committees, and conducts all Association business between membership meetings. Board members are elected by the PAEA member programs. The day to day activities of PAEA are handled by the PAEA staff.

Jonathan Bowser


Jonathan Bowser, MS, PA-C

Director, Associate Dean and Section Head
University of Colorado

Howard Straker

President Elect

Howard Straker, EdD, MPH, PA-C

Assistant Professor, PA Studies
George Washington University

Stephane VanderMeulen

Interim Immediate Past President

Stephane VanderMeulen,

Founding Program Director
Creighton University Physician Assistant Program

Carl Garrubba


Carl Garrubba, MPA, PA-C, CPA

Program Director and Professor
Dominican University of California

Janie McDaniel


Janie McDaniel, MS, MLS(ASCP)SC

Director of Admissions and Lecturer
Yale Physician Assistant Online Program

Dipu Patel

Director at Large

Dipu Patel, MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Clinical Professor, PA Program
Northeastern University

Kara L. Caruthers

Director at Large

Kara L. Caruthers, MSPAS, PA-C

Assistant Program Director
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Michael Roscoe

Director at Large

Michael Roscoe, PhD, PA-C

Program Director
University of Evansville

Gerald Kayingo

Director at Large

Gerald Kayingo, PhD, MMSc, PA-C

Program Director
University of California – Davis

Kevin Schuer

Director at Large

Kevin M. Schuer, DrPH, PA-C

Associate Professor & Academic Coordinator
University of Kentucky

Michel Statler

Director at Large

Michel Statler, MLA, PA-C

Associate Professor
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Kathleen Holec

Student Member at Large

Kathleen Holec, PA-C

PA Student
Butler University

You can view a full list of all past PAEA presidents on the PA History Society website.