2020 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.

Howard Straker


Howard Straker, EdD, MPH, PA-C

Assistant Professor, PA Studies
George Washington University

Michel Statler

President Elect

Michel Statler, MLA, PA-C

Associate Professor
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Jonathan Bowser

Immediate Past President

Jonathan Bowser, MS, PA-C

Director, Associate Dean and Section Head
University of Colorado

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

Nicole Burwell

Director at Large

Nicole Burwell, PhD, MSHS, PA-C

Clinical Associate Professor
Stanford University

Reamer Bushardt

Director at Large

Reamer Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C

Professor & Senior Associate Dean
George Washington University

Dipu Patel

Director at Large

Dipu Patel, MPAS, PA-C

Director of Clinical Pathways
DaytoDay Health

Michael Roscoe

Director at Large

Michael Roscoe, PhD, PA-C

Program Director
University of Evansville

Kevin Schuer

Director at Large

Kevin M. Schuer, DrPH, PA-C

Associate Professor & Academic Coordinator
University of Kentucky

Linda Sekhon

Director at Large

Linda Sekhon, DHSc, PA-C

Chair & Program Director
Butler University

Mary Ruggeri

Student Member at Large

Mary Ruggeri, MEd, MMSc, PA-C

Physician Assistant Student
Yale Physician Assistant Online Program

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