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Meet your new SDPA Committee Chairs and Member Volunteers

Sunday, July 14, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Blair Beggan
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Current SDPA Committee Rosters

The SDPA recently wrapped up an Open Call for Committee volunteers and the rosters are now set for the coming year.  Thank you to all those that signed up to serve. It's going to be a fantastic and productive year! 

See a full listing of all committee rosters below:

Conference Education Planning Committee
This committee shall develop, organize, and facilitate quality educational sessions for the Fall and Summer SDPA conferences. The committee will continue to drive conference content, speaker selection, CME accreditation, and conference agenda. 

Director of Conferences - Keri Holyoak, PA-C, Salt Lake City, UT
Summer Conference Chair - Eileen Cheever, MPAS, PA-C, Lunenburg, MA
Fall Conference Chair - Kirk Gautier, PA-C, Tyler, TX

Joseph Chiera, PA-C, San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Kallio PA-C, New York, NY
Jamie Restivo, PA-C, Towson MD
Rachel Francesca Wolfe, PA-C, Philadelphia, PA 



Constituent Relations Committee
This committee shall actively communicate and assist state constituent organizations in the development of state dermatology PA societies. The committee will identify opportunities for the SDPA to provide guidance and assistance to state affiliate organizations. Chartering of constituent organizations shall be developed and monitored by this committee, when appropriate.

Chair - Jennifer Conner, PA-C, Westfield, IN

Clarence Chu, MPAS, PA-C, Bakersfield, CA
Maggie Park, PA-C, Indianapolis IN

Distance Medical Education Committee
 This committee shall serve as the ‘point of contact’ for all SDPA educational programs that do not occur during in-person meetings and conferences. The committee shall develop, organize and facilitate these quality educational sessions. The committee will also insure these programs are functioning effectively by communicating with all designated parties. The committee will work with the web design team to stay abreast of any new technological advancement and will insure the SDPA is researching and offering new educational opportunities to the membership. The committee shall be responsible for the oversight of the Distance Learning Initiative (DLI) and diplomate status, to include development and marketing.

Chair - Kristin Grippe, PA-C, Waterford, PA


House of Delegates (HOD) Committee
This committee is responsible for communicating AAPA policy, information, activities, and programs to SDPA constituents. The committee shall relay constituent views and suggestions; particularly those related to implementation of AAPA policy positions, to the appropriate SDPA leadership. The committee shall advocate constituent views within the AAPA House of Delegates (HOD) and report highlights of the AAPA HOD meetings to constituents at state and regional society meetings. The committee shall serve as an advocate for patients to improve the health of the public and the health care system. The committee shall cultivate promising leaders and help them gain leadership positions.

HOD Senior Delegate - Travis Hayden, MPAS, PA-C, Manlius, NY
HOD Junior Delegate - Erin Call, PA-C, Westlake Village, CA



Judicial and Ethical Affairs Committee
This committee shall serve to interpret the SDPA Bylaws and Policy and Procedures and other SDPA documents to insure compliance when questions of adherence arise pertaining to business procedure. The bylaws and policy shall be reviewed at least annually to assure that these documents are not in conflict and review amendments to these documents for compliance to existing policy.

This committee is responsible for the development of a code of medical ethics that establishes the responsibility, moral principles, standards of conduct, and social policy involved in the morality of the practice of medicine and delivery of health care as it relates to the dermatology PA profession. This committee will also develop position papers and policy statements regarding medical ethics and evaluate current medical, moral, and social trends that impact the patient/PA relationship

Chair - John Notabartolo, DMSc, PA-C, DFAPPA, Las Vegas, NV

Member - Douglas Re, MPAS, PA-C Member, Auburndale, FL



Legislative Affairs Committee
This committee shall educate our members about the legislative process and importance of individual involvement, maintain contact with state dermatology societies, distribute information packets on state regulations and utilization of dermatology PA and to be the ‘point of contact’ for legislative issues that come up across the nation.

Chair - Holly Glover, PA-C, Dallas TX

Keli Hall, MPAS, PA-C, Arkadelphia, AR
Deborah Horwitz, PA-C, Memphis, TN
Joseph Hudson, PA-C, Washington, DC
Karie King, PA-C, Rockville, MD



Membership Committee
This committee shall develop the membership categories, application process, and evaluate applications for appropriate category of membership within the SDPA. The committee will work with the SDPA Executive Director to maintain a current membership database. The committee will update and send electronic ‘welcome’ information to new members. The committee will strive to identify non-members and work to recruit them into SDPA and also identify ways to retain current members. The committee will evaluate, develop and implement new membership benefits.

Chair - Keri Squittieri PA-C, Charlotte NC

Melissa Hutzler PA-C, Allison Park, PA
Victoria Maloney, PA-C, Milwaukee, WI
Douglas Re, MPAS, PA-C, Auburndale, FL
Kristin Rygg, MPAS, PA-C, Colorado Springs, CO



Public Education Committee
This committee is responsible for promoting PAs who practice medical, surgical and/or cosmetic dermatology. This committee will develop and implement materials that educate the public, health care professionals, and affiliate organizations regarding the role of dermatology PAs in the delivery of quality medical care, as a member of the health care team. This committee will organize the SDPA booth at the AAD winter meeting.

Chair - Jennifer Winter, PA-C, Olympia, WA

Madison Lee, Little Rock, AR
Parth Patel, PA-C, Philadelphia PA

Publications and Communications Committee
This committee is responsible for developing the written and electronic communications of the SDPA, which may include a quarterly newsletter and monthly electronic communication. 

Chair - Mark Hyde, PA-C, Woods Cross, UT

Sarah Fender, MPAS, PA-C, Mount Pleasant, SC
Sarah Patton, PA-C, Seattle, WA



SDPA Digital 2020
October 29 – November 1, 2020
A virtual educational offering
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SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference
June 10 - June 13, 2021
Chicago, IL

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