2018 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.

Lisa Mustone Alexander


Lisa Mustone Alexander, EdD, MPH,

Professor, PA Studies
George Washington University


Jonathan Bowser

President Elect

Jonathan Bowser, MS, PA-C

Director, Associate Dean and Section Head
University of Colorado

William Kohlhepp

Immediate Past President

William Kohlhepp, DHSc, PA-C

Professor, PA Studies; Dean of the School of Health Sciences
Quinnipiac University


Carl Garrubba


Carl Garrubba, MPA, PA-C, CPA

Associate Director and Professor
Dominican University of California


Howard Straker


Howard Straker, EdD, MPH, PA

Assistant Professor, PA Studies
George Washington University


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


Janie McDaniel

Director at Large

Janie McDaniel, MS, MLS(ASCP)SC

Director of Admissions and Lecturer
Yale Physician Assistant Online Program


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

Acting Chair/Program Director
Rosalind Franklin University


Kathleen Holec

Student Member at Large

Kathleen Holec, BS

PA Student, Butler University