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Affiliate Chapters

What is an SDPA Affiliate Chapter?

An SDPA affiliate chapter is an independent state affiliate dermatology physician assistant organization. Affiliate chapters provide valuable information and insight about the dermatology specialty in their state and to SDPA membership and leadership. Affiliate chapters are not chartered, although they remain an integral part of the SDPA framework and ensure the Society has the maximum amount of knowledge and understanding of issues effective dermatology PAs in each state. Most importantly, our affiliate chapters strengthen the PA profession through their liaisons with their medical and professional counterparts in each respective state. These relationships allow affiliate chapters to partner with the SDPA to effectively address challenges such as reimbursement, clinical practice, and regulation.

SDPA State Affiliation or SDPA State Liaison?  Which route is best for you?

Want to become a state affiliate, but don’t have the time, manpower or financial commitment now?  The SDPA understands that and now you have a choice! 

Think about starting as an SDPA State Liaison. 

A SDPA state liaison’s role is to represent the state in which the liaison resides in.  The liaison is the person that facilitates the communication and coordination of their State’s activities between the two organizations (state and SDPA).  The goal is to achieve the best utilization of resources and services of one organization by another.

By becoming a SDPA state liaison first, it will allow you to become familiar with the ins and outs of what it takes to become a state affiliate and help build a network and a team that can work together in providing a basis in becoming a state affiliate.  The SDPA wants to be in contact with every state so it can be a better functioning association as a whole.  After you formed your local network, you can be on your way to SDPA national affiliation. 

Why become an affiliate?

A state affiliation makes it possible to have a strong network, support and recognition on a national level. The SDPA will be able to reach all your members regarding key legislation regarding dermatology PAs within the state.  Legislators want to hear from locals and having a state affiliate will make you heard! A state affiliate also allows dermatology PAs to address local concerns and have connection with the states PA chapter should issues arise that are specifically targeted toward dermatology PAs.  It also provides a mass data base to keep up with CME, state events, salaries and other issues that can arise.

When you are ready, there are specific rules to becoming affiliated with the SDPA.  For example, each state should have a minimum of 5 board members who are all Fellow members of the SDPA. Each state affiliate must have a SDPA liaison.  In turn, the SDPA provides guidance in determining how a state should review its goals, how to assess funding and liaison capabilities and how a state should be organized and governed.

There are great resources as well as a step-by-step guide to becoming a SDPA state liaison or SDPA state affiliate available from the SDPA at in our Member Document Library.  There is even a screencast video to walk you through on how your state can be become more connected through the SDPA website by creating “State Groups.”  The video focuses on how to maximize your benefits in using the "group" section such as Group Discussions, albums, topics, etc.   In the end, what is best for your state is best for the SDPA .

SDPA State Affiliate Chapters

We current have 17 recognized state affiliates:

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Arizona California
Colorado Florida
Georgia Idaho
Illinois Maryland
Michigan Missouri
Nebraska New Jersey
New York Ohio
oregon PENNSYLVANIA
SOUTH CAROLINA texas

 

ARIZONA DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT SOCIETY (ADPAS)

www.azdermpa.org 

The Arizona Dermatology Physician Assistant Society (ADPAS) was founded in 2010 by Physician Assistants interested in creating an organization of people and resources that may serve to enhance the personal and professional development of PA’s interested in, or currently specializing in the field of Dermatology.

Goals of the ADPAS are to promote cohesiveness and structure among Dermatology Physician Assistants practicing in the Arizona state, provide the most current practice standards and novel information through the development and sponsorship of continuing medical education opportunities and continually further awareness of the PA profession within the Dermatology realm.

ADPAS Mission Statement

ADPAS Mission is to enhance the health and well-being of the people within Arizona through representation and advancement of the dermatology physician assistant profession.

ADPAS Purpose

To provide general membership of the organization with a forum for informal assembly regarding the issues that relate to dermatology physician assistants in Arizona.

To develop and sponsor continuing medical education programs, promote the academic and clinical training of physician assistants in dermatology and serve as an information source for dermatologists, physician assistants, physician assistant students, and patients.

Officers

President and co-founder Kara Gooding PA-C  kgooding56@cox.net
Vice President Jessica Rosenblum PA-C  rosenblumjl@gmail.com
Director at Large/SDPA liason  Becky Caudle PA-C  beckycaudle@msn.com
Board member Dave Feist PA-C  feistd@gmail.com
Board member Yulia Shyyan PA-C  yuliash@hotmail.com
Board member Julie Silver PA-C  juliesilver@cox.net

Address

2970 S Iowa St., Chandler, AZ 85286

CALIFORNIA DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (CDPAS)

CDPAS Mission Statement

To provide local CME that enhances the skills, knowledge and function of its members in the practice of dermatology, as well as to provide a forum for communication, to build collegial relationships, and advance the utilization and team concept of PAs in the practice of dermatology.

Officers

President: Sandy Diaz, PA-C
Vice President: Anne Lee, MSPAS, MPH, PA-C
Secretary: Gina Obsenares, PA-C 
Treasurer: Jaclyn Agopian, PA-C
Director at Large: Cynthia Chaghouri, MPAP, PA-C
Director at Large: Lauren Boos, MPAP, PA-C

COLORADO SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY PROFESSIONALS (CSDP)

www.coloradosdp.org

Mission & Purpose

The goals of the CSDP are to promote cohesiveness and structure among dermatology professionals practicing in the Colorado region, provide the most current practice standards and novel information through the development and sponsorship of continuing medical education opportunities and continually further awareness of the PA/NP profession within the Dermatology realm.

Officers

Immediate Past President: Leslie Mazur, PA-C
President: Joanna Baskett, PA-C
Vice President:  Kate Harrison 
Secretary: Rebecca Aronoff, PA-C
Treasurer: Rachel Collins, PA-C
Director at Large: Chelsea Schweid, PA-C

Address

6329 E. 135th Place
Thornton, CO 80602

FLORIDA SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (FSDPA)

www.fsdpa.org

The FSDPA was founded in 2008 to create a forum for Florida dermatology physician assistants to connect and promote education and leadership opportunities.

Mission Statement

The FSDPA is organized to promote the professional and personal development of physician assistants in the practice of quality, cost effective and accessible health care in the medical specialty of dermatology; to foster the physician/PA relationship; and focus on increasing the medical education of dermatology physician assistants through live seminars, conferences, and hands on technique workshops.

The objectives of the FSDPA include promoting the academic and clinical training of physician assistants in dermatology, developing and sponsoring continuing medical education programs for physician assistants, and serving as a public information center to educate the medical community and public regarding physician assistants in dermatology.

Officers

President: Jeff Johnson  Fairways2@comcast.net
Past President: Gina Mangin  ginadell@hotmail.com
Vice President:  Sheila Odradovich  Sheila_ob1@yahoo.com
Treasurer: Sandy Snyder   slsnyderpac@gmail.com
Secretary:  Julie Posado  jsposada@ufl.edu
Director at Large:  Jessie Holland  Janzevino12@gmail.com

Address

235 West Brandon Blvd, #235, Brandon, Fl 33511

GEORGIA DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (GDPA)

www.GaDermPA.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the GDPA is to provide continuing medical education that enhances the skills, knowledge, and competence of its members in the practice of dermatology.

GDPA Purpose

In addition, the GDPA will: promote the communication of its members, encourage the development of collegial relationships, and act as an advocate for its members. 

GDPA will also promote and advance the concept and utilization of physician assistant practice under the supervision of board certified/board eligible dermatologists within the state of Georgia.

Officers

President: Rhea Douglas PA-C  rhead@dermga.com
President-Elect: Laura Browning PA-C  laura.fitz.browning@gmail.com
Immediate Past President: Norma Gordon PA-C  ngmarathon@aol.com
Secretary: Lisa Weiss PA-C lisagweiss@gmail.com 
Treasurer: Laura Bush PA-C  laurapbush@yahoo.com
Director At Large/SDPA Liaison: Martha Sikes PA-C  sikes_ml@mercer.edu

Address

c/o PrOS Group
175 Broadleaf Dr.
Macon, GA 31210

IDAHO SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (ISDPA)

www.Idahosocietydpa.org

Mission Statement & Purpose

  1. The ISDPA will promote the profession of Physician Assistant and the specialty of Dermatology within the state of Idaho. The ISDPA will also promote the Physician-PA team concept to enhance the availability of quality dermatologic services to all Idahoans.
  2. The ISDPA will offer continuing medical education programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of its members in the specialty practice of dermatology.
  3. The ISDPA will provide a forum for communication between its members and the medical community as well as act as an information source to PA's, health care providers, and patients.
  4. The ISDPA will act as an advocate for its members in promoting the advancement of care for those patients living with skin diseases.
  5. The ISDPA will encourage leadership at both the state and national level.

Officers

President: Kent Whitaker  whitken1@isu.edu
Vice President: Ashley Cafferty  acafferty@cableone.net
Secretary: Michael Lane  laneekim1@gmail.com
Treasurer: Joe Anderson  joedermpa@yahoo.com
Director at Large: Mariya Ostermiller  mo@idahoderm.com

Address

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8253
Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8253
contact@idahosocietydpa.org

ILLINOIS SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (ISDPA)

www.illinoisdermpa.org

Mission Statement

The ISDPA is organized to promote the professional and personal development of physician assistants in the state of Illinois in the practice of quality, cost effective, and accessible health care in the medical specialty of dermatology. The ISPDA will also promote the physician/PA relationship of the health care team in the practice of patient centered medical care.

Purpose

Establish and maintain a representative organization and forum for physician assistants who practice, or have an interest in the medical specialty of dermatology.

Develop, sponsor and evaluate continuing medical or medically related education programs for the physician assistant.
Serve as a public information center and educate the medical community, health professionals and the public regarding physician assistants in dermatology.

Promote the academic and clinical training of physician assistants in dermatology.

Serve as a scientific, research and educational resource for its members and other health care professionals.

Assist in the development of published articles in appropriate professional journals, of topics in dermatology.

Participate in the development of academic and clinical training programs of physician assistants.

Officers

President: Andrea Brezill-Rutherford
Immediate Past President: Jang Mi Johnson jangmi@onlyjangmi.com
Vice President: Christine Go
Secretary: Joy Logothetis
Treasurer: Erin Bartels
Diplomat/Director at Large: Tracee Douse

MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (MADPA)

www.madpa.net

Mission & Purpose

The purpose of MADPA is to promote the professional and personal development of physician assistants who specialize, or have an interest in, the field of dermatology.  MADPA is the only professional organization in Maryland and the District of Columbia that provides the membership of the organization with a forum for continuing medical education, academic, and clinical training solely committed to dermatology.

Officers

President:  Esther Cohen  Cohen.esther27@gmail.com
President Elect: Ed Peithman  peithman@gmail.com
Treasurer:  Brook Bennett  Bennett.brooke3@gmail.com
Secretary:  Monica Francis  

MICHIGAN DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (MiDPA)

midermpa.com

Mission & Purpose

We seek to cultivate the PA/Physician relationship.

We strive to provide continuing medical education that enhances the skills and knowledge of our members.

We wish to serve as an information source to educate the public and medical community regarding Physician Assistants in Dermatology.

Officers

President/SDPA Liaison: Sara WilchowskiMichdpa@gmail.com
Vice President:  Andrea Rosik  
Secretary:  Radha Sampat 
Treasurer:  Ashley Pickering 
Director at Large: Jenny Pateryn  
Director at Large: Beth Belesky  
Northern Michigan Liaison: Jesse Kogelman  
Western Michigan Liaison: Julie Murray-Dull

MISSOURI

Officers

President: Kim Brown - brownk3@slu.edu
Past President:  Amee Minton - Minton33@hotmail.com
Past President: Erin Yoffie  erinyoffie@hotmail.com
Vice President: Christine Edwards  ilikegum@gmail.com

NEBRASKA DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (NDPA)

www.nedermpa.org

Mission Statement

The NDPA is organized to provide exceptional dermatologic care to Nebraskans through ongoing medical education, networking with colleagues and physician/PA team synergy.

Core Values

Patient Care, Continued Education, Skill Enhancement, Professionalism, Physician/PA Collaboration, and Community Involvement

Officers

President: Amy Price
Vice President:  Kait Matthes
Immediate Past President: Kimberly Deats  kdeats@nedermpa.org
Secretary/Treasurer:  Lyndsey Degenhardt
Director At Large: Michelle Sitzman  msitzman@nedermpa.org
Director At Large: Jacklynn Kment  jkment@nedermpa.org
Director at Large: Kerri Otto

Address

7940 Amilia Drive
Lincoln, Nebraska 68516

NEW JERSEY DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (NJDPA)

www.njdermpa.org

Mission Statement

To provide networking opportunities and advancement of knowledge of dermatology among physicians assistants in the New Jersey region.

To offer members up to date information regarding jobs and current events.

Officers

President: David Davidson, MS, PA-C dsdavidson@hotmail.com
Vice President: Jason Staback  jstaback@aol.com
Secretary:  Jarrett Kaczmarski  Jarret.kacz@gmail.com
Treasurer: Patricia McTaggart, MS, PA-C     
Board Member: Mark Mazak  mazakma@comcast.net
Board Member: Jen Rosborough  

Address

453 Lakehurst Road
Toms River, NJ  08755

NEW YORK SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (NYSDPA)

www.nysdpa.com

Officers

President: Douglas DiRuggiero  ddiruggiero@nysdpa.org
Treasurer: Nicole Tardio  ntardio@nysdpa.org
Secretary: Nicole Tuffarelli   ntuffarelli@nysdpa.org
Web Director: Kaleigh Marino  kmarino@nydermpa.org
Events Coordinator: Cassandra Kuch Cassandra.Kuch@yahoo.com
Employment Package Specialist: Erica Scarrone Escarrone@hotmail.com

Distance Learning Coordinator: Fiona Sukhnandan  Derm_pa@hotmail.com

OHIO SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (OSDPA)

www.ohiodermpa.org

Mission Statement

OSDPA mission is to enhance the health and well being of the people within Ohio through representation and advancement of the dermatology physician assistant profession.

Purpose

To provide general membership of the organization with a forum for informal assembly regarding the issues that relate to dermatology physician assistants in Ohio.

To develop and sponsor continuing medical education programs, promote the academic and clinical training of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in dermatology, create published articles relating to dermatology in professional journals, and serve as information source for dermatologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physician assistant students, and patients.

Officers

President: Eydie Villanueva, MPAS, PA-C, Co-founder  President@ohiodermpa.org
Vice-President: Kristin Abruzzi VicePresident@ohiodermpa.org
Secretary: Sarah Landis, MSPAS, PA-C, Co-founder  Secretary@ohiodermpa.org
Treasurer: Amy Nutting, MPAS, PA-C, Co-founder  Treasurer@ohiodermpa.org
Director at Large: Nathan Misel  DirectorAtLarge@ohiodermpa.org
Nurse Practitioner Liaison: NPLiaison@ohiodermpa.org

OREGON SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES (OSDA)

Purpose

To provide educational and networking opportunities for our members.

Officers

President: Kim Sanders - osda1@yahoo.com
Vice-President: Keri McKeon
Secretary/Treasurer: Erin Cunningham
Board Member: Keleigh Nersasian
Board Member: Tara Pemberton

PENNSYLVANIA DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (PDPA)

www.padermpa.org

Mission Statement

To enhance the health and well-being of the people within Pennsylvania through the representation and advancement of the dermatology physician assistant profession.

Purpose

The PDPA promotes the physician/physician assistant team, allowing physician assistants to improve the healthcare of the people of Pennsylvania.

Officers

President: Jil Swanson  president@padermpa.org
Vice President: Matthew Hastings  hastingsmd@upmc.edu
Treasurer: Molly J Thomas  treasurer@padermpa.org
Secretary: James J. Worry II  worryj@gmail.com
Director at Large: Sharon M Mohale  directoratlarge@padermpa.org
Director at Large: Theresa Ridgway  directoratlarge@padermpa.org

Address

95 West Beau Street, Ste. 105
Washington, PA 15301

SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (SCSDPA)

www.scdermpa.org 

Mission Statement

Our organization serves to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence, and recognition of our state’s dermatology physician assistants, and ultimately improve patient care and resources.

Officers

President: Chris Thompson  Pa.chris@gmail.com
President Elect: Michael Overcash  michaelovercash@gmail.com
Director at Large: Nichole Wright
Vice President: Becky Fuhr  brepaire@gmail.com
Treasurer: Melissa Loeffler  stick@ufl.edu
Secretary: Louisa Floyd  louisapgill@gmail.com
Student Liaison: TBD
Membership and Communications: Holly Carter  holly@germaindermatology.com

Representatives

Lowcountry: Heather Wolf  broomeh@bellsouth.net
Midlands: Ben Addy  benaddy1@gmail.com
Upstate: Chris Martin


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TEXAS SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (TXSDPA)

Purpose

The TXSDPA was formed to gather and unite dermatology PAs practicing in Texas as well as facilitate seamless communication of news, events, and legislation effecting Texas dermatology PAs.

Officers

President: Joe Capasso  olej.capasso@gmail.com
Vice President: Bethany Grubb  bethanygrubb@sbcglobal.net
President-Elect: Joleen Volz  jvolz@dermpa.org
Treasurer/Secretary: April Harrison  
Board Member: Courtney Aldridge  

SDPA State Liaisons

Alabama

Mary Beth Templin - marybethhelms@gmail.com

Hawaii

Patricia G. Achay -  triciapa-c@dr.monicscheel.com

Washington

Jennifer Winter - Jwinter@dermpa.org

Calendar

SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2017 - REGISTER NOW!
June 1-4, 2017 – Manchester Grand Hyatt – San Diego, CA 

SDPA 15th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference 2017
November 8-11, 2017 – Caribe Hilton – San Juan, Puerto Rico

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