My Pledge to you, the NYSSPA Member:
Thank you for your support and electing me to represent you on the NYSSPA Board as Vice President and Chief Delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates! I will proudly represent the PA’s of New York State as your Chief Delegate at the AAPA House of Delegates, as I have done since 2006. As such, I am very familiar with what happens during the HOD and how to best represent New York's PAs. At the 2018 HOD, I stood in as Chief Delegate, on the behalf of Past Vice President John Halloway. I will continue to ensure the interests and concerns brought forth by our Members will be heard on the National Level, including recent, essential issues including recertification and Optimal Team Practice. As the Vice President/Chief Delegate to the AAPA HOD for 2019, I will continue to ensure your voice is heard both on the state and national levels; while also working with all the duly elected NY Delegates representing New York at the HOD. I have been a member of NYSSPA since graduation in 1996, and an active member of NYSSPA’s Board of Directors since 2008. In my current position in PA Education, along with over 20 years of clinical practice in the Emergency Department, I have the fortunate opportunity to represent PA Students, PA Educators and Practicing PAs in the NYSSPA Board Room and Nationally via the House of Delegates. This is my pledge to you, the NYSSPA Member, thank you for your continued support!
1996-2001 Emergency Dept. PA – Albany Memorial Hospital.
2001-2006 Emergency Dept. PA – Ellis Hospital.
2006 – 2013 Emergency Dept. PA – Glens Falls Hospital.
2013 – Present Emergency Dept. PA – Ellis Medicine (Per Diem)
2015-Present Clinical Coordinator, Albany Medical College
Doctorate Candidate: Nova Southeastern University 1/2018-8/2020; Doctor of Health Science
Graduate: Albany Medical College 5/2013-5/2014, MS Applied Science
Physician Assistant: Albany-Hudson Valley PA Program; 8/94-8/96
Undergraduate: SUNY Cortland 9/89 – 5/93 BS Health Science
Member NYSSPA 1996 – Present
Fellow - AAPA 1996 – Present.
Distinguished Fellow since July 2012
Represented NYSSPA as a Delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates in:
2006 San Francisco, CA
2007 Philadelphia, PA
2008 San Antonio, TX
2009 San Diego, CA
2010 Atlanta, GA
2012 Toronto, Canada
2013 Washington, DC
2014 Boston, MA
2015 San Francisco, CA
2016 San Antonio, TX
2017 Reference Committee Member HOD, Las Vegas NV
2018 Acting Chief Delegate in New Orleans, LA
Past Chair of NYSSPA’s Membership Committee
Current District A Director 2008-2012; 2014-Present.
Other Significant Achievements:
Town of Clifton Park Ethics Board Member 2007-Present
Currently serving as Chairman
Town of Clifton Park Environmental Conservation Commission 2006
Currently serving as Chairman
Paramedic: Clifton Park – Halfmoon E.C.; 1999-2012.
Paramedic/ALS Coordinator Ballston Lake EMS 2012 – 2014.
Chairman, Board of Directors: Clifton Park –Halfmoon E.C. 2002 – 2006.
Dachs RJ, Back E, Glick BH. “Emergencies In The Office” The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. 2007:3: 19-25.
Nomination for American Institute for Public Service: Jefferson Award 2002.
Primary Care Service Corps Scholarship Award 1995.
EMS Council Leadership:
Assistant Medical Director Schenectady Fire Department and Ellis Hospital Emergency Department Representative to the Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC) 2005-2006.