PACKRAT®: Meet the Team

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Meet the Team

Writing effective exams is hard work. To develop the PACKRAT exam, we assembled a team of outstanding assessment thinkers and exam writers from PA programs across the country. The result is the PACKRAT Exam Development Board.

Kim Cavanagh
Kimberly A. Cavanagh, DHSc, PA-C
PAEA Assessment Editor in Chief
Gannon University

Emily Yunker
Emily Yunker, MPA, PMP
Director, Assessment
Physician Assistant Education Association

PACKRAT Exam Development Board

  • Melinda Blazar, MHS, PA-C (Duke University School of Medicine) – Chair
  • Kirsten Bonnin, MMS, PA-C (Midwestern University – Glendale)
  • Jennifer Eames, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C (Hardin-Simmons University)
  • Jennifer Feirstein, MPAS, PA-C (Northern Arizona University)
  • Peter Fenn, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C (Campbell University)
  • Alison McLellan, MMS, PA-C (Pacific University)
  • Bartley Rust, DHSc, PA-C (Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions)
  • Mara Sanchez, MMS, PA-C (Duke University School of Medicine)
  • Elizabeth “Betsy” Schmidt, MS, MPAS, PA-C (Butler University)
  • Elisabeth Shell, PhD, PA-C (Baylor College of Medicine)
  • Vanessa Worley, MPAS, PA-C (University of Mount Union)

More Questions? Exam Support is available 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday.

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