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Awards

Leadership Awards

To honor its exceptional volunteers and leaders, the SDPA selects three individuals to receive awards for excellence and dedication in service to the Society. The three awards are: Outstanding Board Member of the Year, Outstanding Committee Chair of the Year, and Outstanding Committee Member of the Year.

 

2017-2018 Award Winners

Immediate Past President, Jennifer Conner had the honor of presenting leader awards during the SDPA's Annual Summer Dermatology Conference in Seattle, Washington June 29, 2018. Leaders are nominated and voted as winner for awards anonymously by their SDPA peers. Each of our leaders contributes countless hours of their personal time to ensure the SDPA remains the top advocate furthering the field of dermatology PAs. 

 

Outstanding Board Member of the Year: Gina Mangin

The winner of this year’s SDPA Board Member of the Year is recognized as working tirelessly for the organization over the last year, volunteering for many projects that required extra time and attention, while also learning new skills. This board member has proven to be a fair, conscientious, and integrity-driven leader who commands the same of those who lead with them. They continue to strive for our organization to grow and become the best it can be. Please congratulate the 2018 Board Member of the Year – Gina Mangin.

Outstanding Committee Chair of the Year: Keri Holyoak

The winner of this year’s SDPA Committee Chair of the Year is in the trenches, working hard every single day to put on the very best conferences for PAs in dermatology. Their passion shows in the success we continue to enjoy with our conferences year after year. This committee chair’s dedication to conference innovations, the organization and success of conference advisory boards, maintaining relationships with faculty and taking care of members speak volumes about their dedication to the committee goals and our membership as a whole. Please congratulate the 2018 Committee Chair of the Year – Keri Holyoak.

 

Previous Award Winners and Honorees:

2018
  • Board Member of the Year: Gina Mangin
  • Committee Chair of the Year: Keri Holyoak
2017:
  • Board Member of the Year: Archana Sangha
  • Committee Chair of the Year: Kristen Grippe & Jennifer Winter
  • Committee Member of the Year: Susan Hammerling
2016
  • Board Member of the Year: Jennifer Conner
  • Committee Chair of the Year: Lauren Zajac
  • Committee Member of the Year: Gina Deblasio
2015
  • Committee Chair of the Year: Gina Bird
2014
  • Board Member of the Year: Jacki Kment & Jennifer Conner
  • Committee Chair of the Year: Archana Sangha

SDPA State Affiliate of the Year

Each year the SDPA honors one of its affiliate chapters for outstanding leadership and service to the dermatology PA profession. As of 2016 the SDPA is pleased to provide each winning chapter with a $1,000 grant to support their continued efforts to lead the dermatology field in their local region. Affiliate chapters can be nominated a few months before each Annual Summer Dermatology Conference. The awards are decided upon by anonymous vote by the SDPA Board of Directors. Anyone may nominate a chapter for their work - so be sure to champion your hard working affiliate chapters!

2018 State Affiliate of the Year: Florida Society of Dematology Physician Assistants (FSDPA)

Immediate Past President awarded the 2018 State Affiliate of the Year award to the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (FSDPA) for their hard work and tireless efforts to support members and dermatology PAs in the state of Florida. FSDPA was recognized for their contributions to the fields of public awareness, membership activities and growth, connections to their AAPA state chapter, and legislative outreach. Most of all FSDPA was proud of their recent growth is charitable activities. They held their inaugural Cyclebar Charitable Fundraiser contributing funds towards the National Alopecia and Areata Foundation (NAAF) this past year. Additionally they spiced up their evening activities and events hosting a "Hair Nation" Extravaganza where members sported wigs, crazy hairdo's and 80's outfits to support the NAAF further. Congrats on your achievements Florida!

Previous SDPA State Affiliates of the Year:

  • 2017: Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants (GDPA)
  • 2016: Pennsylvania Dermatology Physician Assistants (PDPA)
  • 2015: Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants (GDPA)
  • 2014: Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (FSDPA)

Lifetime Achievement Awards

In 2015 during the SDPA's 20th Anniversary Celebration in Indianapolis, the SDPA award Lifetime Achievement Awards to four unique individual who have contributed significantly throughout their lifetimes to the field of dermatology and that of PAs in dermatology specifically. Each of our honorees have put countless hours and tireless dedication into further goals in alignment with the SDPA's mission and vision and are true assets to the field of dermatology. Lifetime achievement award winners include:

  • Abby Jacobson, MPAS, PA-C
  • Robert Higham, MPAS, PA-C
  • Jim Page, PA-C
  • Steven Frank, MD
Calendar

16th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference 2018 - Registration OPEN!
November 1-4, 2018 – Loews Portofino –Orlando, FL
Pre-Conference October 31

SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2019
June 5-9, 2019 – Marriot Marquis – Washington D.C.
Pre-Conference June 4

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