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Committees
With nearly 4,000 members, SDPA provides dynamic leadership for dermatology physician assistants across the nation. SDPA Committee volunteers play an invaluable role and the contributions they make impact the day-to-day work of SDPA, as well as shape the future of the dermatology physician assistant profession.


Please see our standing committees below, each of which work to provide valuable programs and benefits for the SDPA and its members. Committees each have one or more Chairs and at least 2 Fellow members. Committees are overseen by the Board of Directors. We encourage interested SDPA members to join committees of interest.

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Communications Committee

This committee is responsible for developing the written and electronic communications of the SDPA, which includes submissions to quarterly dermatology journals.

 

 

CHAIR - Sarah Patton, PA-C, Shoreline, WA

Sarah Patton, MSHS, PA-C graduated from George Washington University's PA program and has been working in dermatology for 15 years. In addition to her clinical practice, she teaches PA students at the University of Washington's MEDEX program. She is a member of SPDA, AAPA and WAPA. She loves to write and lecture on the topic of skin cancer.  

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jeff Bonnaud, MHS, PA-C, Boston, MA
Madison Lee, Student, Little Rock, AR
Justin Love, MPAS, PA-C, Loma Linda, CA
Parth Patel, PA-C, Iselin, PA
Gilbert Saenz, MPAS, PA-C, Austin, TX
Greg Stevens, PA-C, LaVista, NE
Jennifer Winter, PA-C, Olympia, WA
Chad York, PA-C, Templeton, CA
Amber Blair, PA-C, Orlando, FL - Board Advisor  

 


 

CME Conference Committee

This committee develops, organizes, and facilitates 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.

CME CO-CHAIR

Francesca WolfePA-CPhiladelphiaPA

Francesca practices at Pennsylvania Dermatology Group and is also an adjunct clinical instructor at Jefferson University Physician Assistant Program.  She is a Diplomate of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and obtained her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2012.  In addition to her leadership role in the SDPA, Francesca is also a current member of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and serves as director-at-large for the Pennsylvania Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (PDPA).  She is happy to volunteer with the SDPA creating exceptional educational content and networking opportunities for our SDPA CME conferences. 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Dana Aman, MMS, PA-C, Yuba City, CA
Christina Cammarata, MHS, PA-C, Mount Laurel, NJ
Winnie Chau, PA-C, Houston, TX
Cynthia Griffith, PA-C, Arlington, TX
Lauren Howe, MPAS, PA-C, Valparaiso, IN
Jennifer Kallio, MMSC, PA-C, New York, NY
Jameka McElroy-Brooklyn, MPAS, PA-C, Rochester, MI
Joseph Chiera, PA-C, San Francisco, CA
Julianna Jarvis, MPAS, PA-C, Haddonfield, NJ
Saadatu Olanrewaju, MPAS, PA-C, Ormond Beach, FL
Jamie Restivo, PA-C, York, PA
Gretchen Shull, MPAS, PA-C, New Wilmington, PA
Sara Wilchowski, PA-C, Lansing, MI - Board Advisor



 

Constituent Relations Committee

This committee actively communicates and assists state Derm PA Affiliate board presidents in the development of state dermatology physician assistant societies. The role works with SDPA Legislative Affairs to identify opportunities for the SDPA to provide guidance and assistance to state affiliate organizations. Chartering of SDPA Affiliates are developed and monitored by this committee, when appropriate. 

 

CHAIR – Keri Squittieri, MMS, PA-C

Keri is board certified by the NCCPA and a practicing Physician Assistant at Dermatology Care of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. She graduated Cum Laude from Hodges University in Naples, Fl with a Bachelors Degree in Science and went on to receive her Masters in Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Nova Southeastern University. She became a member of the SDPA as a student as she has always had a passion for the field of dermatology. She has since earned Diplomate status with the SDPA. She is also a member of AAPA, GDPA, and North Carolina Medical Society.

She is president of the Queen City Dermatology Association. She specializes in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She enjoys precepting PA students from local PA schools in North Carolina. She also volunteers regularly performing skin cancer screenings in her community. She is excited to take on a leadership position with the SDPA to give back to the profession and encourage others to do the same. When she is not working, Keri enjoys traveling with her husband and 2 children.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Clarence Chu, MS, PA-C, Bakersfield, CA
Maggie Park, PA-C, Indianapolis, IN
Laura Bush, PA-C, Fayetteville, GA - Board Advisor
Gina Mangin, MPAS, PA-C, Ocoee, FL - Board Advisor

 


 

Distance Education Committee

This committee serves as the ‘point of contact’ for all SDPA educational programs that do not occur during in-person meetings and conferences. The committee develops, organizes and facilitates these quality educational sessions. The committee ensures these programs are functioning effectively by communicating with all designated parties. The committee shall be responsible for the oversight of the Diplomate Fellowship and diplomate status, to include accreditation, development and marketing.

 

CHAIR - Kristen Grippe, MPAS, PA-C

Kristen has worked as a dermatology PA for the past 10 years in Erie, PA. Recently she decided to start as a full time faculty member in the Gannon University PA program in Erie.  Having joined the SDPA in 2005 as a volunteer committee member, she wanted to contribute even more to the organization and transitioned a Committee Chair in 2012. Kristen has served as the Co-Chair for the Distance CME Committee for a number of years and was instrumental in leading the development of the Diplomate Fellowship. She currently serves as the Director of the Diplomate Fellowship program. Kristen has this to say when asked why she decided to join SDPA leadership “I feel that it is very inspiring to work with an organization made up of people just like yourself....Dermatology PAs! We can all relate to one another and our unique specialty, but more importantly we can all make a difference in the SDPA by using our inspiration and motivation to support one another and the advancement of all PAs working in dermatology.”

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Breean Gilbert, MPAS, PA-C, Phoenixville, PA
Elizabeth Otter, PA-C, Murfreesboro, TN
Paul Otteson, PA-C, Iowa City, IA
Faseeha Raza, MMS, PA-C, Westlake, OH
Renata Block, MMS, PA-C, Chicago, IL - Board Advisor

 


 

House of Delegates (HOD) Committee

This committee is responsible for informing the SDPA Board of items coming before the AAPA House of Delegates (HOD). The committee reads all items coming before the House and shares constituent views and suggestions, particularly those related to implementation of AAPA policy positions, with the SDPA Board. The committee’s role attending the House of Delegates is to advocate on behalf of the SDPA and carry the SDPA vote for each issue in which SDPA has an interest. Upon return from HOD, the committee files their final report to the Board. 

 

Senior Delegate - Erin Call, MSPAS, PA-C, Westlake Village, CA

Erin is a dermatology Physician Assistant in Southern California.  She received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Pacific University of Oregon in 2012.  Erin worked for several years in a dermatology clinic before PA school and was excited to get back into the field as a PA-C.  She sees both medical and cosmetic patients in offices in Westlake Village and Santa Barbara, California.


From 2017 to present she has held various positions on the Board of the California Dermatology Physician Assistant Society and currently Erin is serving as Vice President.  She enjoys networking and giving back to the PA community locally in California, and is also excited to now be involved at the national level as part of the SDPA leadership team. 

 

Junior Delegate - Stefanie Delaney, MS, PA-C, Blackstone, MA 

Stefanie Delaney is a Dermatology PA currently practicing in Pawtucket, RI. She is a 2002 graduate of Springfield College earning both a B.S. and M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies. She has been practicing dermatology since 2004. 

Stefanie is a Diplomate in the SDPA having completed the Distance Learning Initiative. She is adjunct faculty for the Bryant University PA program. In this role, she precepts students in their mandatory dermatology rotations. She has a passion for teaching and giving back to the profession that she loves so much.

Stefanie is extremely excited to serve the SDPA and its members on a national level and advance the agenda of the SDPA. 

In her free time, Stefanie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, sports (Go Patriots!), arts and crafts, and concerts. 

  

BOARD ADVISOR

Archana Sangha, MMS, PA-C, Silver Spring, MD

 


 

Legislative Affairs Committee

This committee educates our members about the legislative process at the Federal level and the importance of individual grassroots involvement at the local level thru the state PA societies. The committee, thru Constituent Relations, listens to the state-level needs of Affiliate board presidents of Derm PA societies, and promotes legislative outreach thru the state PA society. The committee is the ‘point of contact’ for Federal/national legislative issues that emerge impacting the profession and practice.

 

CHAIR – Holly Glover, MPAS, PA-C, MBA, Dallas, TX

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Holly has been a practicing dermatology physician assistant since 2013, currently serving patients at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center in Waxahachie, TX. She is honored to advocate for SDPA constituents and our profession at the AAPA national level meetings by addressing Derm PA concerns and advancing Derm PA interests. Dermatology physician assistants face many key issues regarding our scope and practice, reimbursement, relationship with dermatologists and public perception of our role in providing care. She believes it is vital for each SDPA member to be informed on the current issues, and equally important that each member has a voice in response to those issues.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Tania Cohen, DMSc, PA-C, LaGrangeville, NY
Darla Hobbs, MHS, PA-C, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Deborah Horwitz, PA-C, Germantown, TN
Joseph Hudson, PA-C, Washington, DC
Keli Hall, MPAS, PA-C, Arkadelphia, AR
Karie King, PA-C, Montgomery, AL
Kirsten Kuhn, MPAS, PA-C, Carbondale, CO
Hannah Rodriguez, MPAS, PA-C, Wayne, PA - Board Advisor

 


 

Membership Committee

This committee develops the membership categories, application process, and evaluates applications for appropriate category of membership within the SDPA. The committee works with the SDPA staff to maintain a current membership database. The committee provides an electronic “welcome” to all new members and pursues lapsed members. The committee strives to identify non-members and works to recruit them into SDPA and identify ways to retain current members. The committee evaluates, develops and implements new membership benefits. When the need arises, the Membership Committee sits as the Judicial Affairs Review Panel.

 

CHAIR – Kristin Rygg, MPAS, PA-C, Colorado Springs, CO

Kristin graduated from the University of Florida - College of Medicine in 2008, where she earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She spent seven years practicing as a Hospitalist PA prior to switching to Dermatology in 2015. Kristin is currently both a Trustee at Large for the Dermatology Physician Assistant Foundation (DPAF), as well as the Secretary for the Colorado Society of Dermatology Professionals (CSDP). She previously served as a Director at Large for the FSDPA.  In 2020, she was voted SDPA Committee Member of the Year and she’s thrilled to be the SDPA Membership Committee Chair. 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Joseph Cari, MPAS, PA-C, Aurora, CO
Kimberly Cray, PA-C, Miami, FL
Bethany Garriott, PA-S, Sarasota, FL
Melissa Isennock, PA-C, Allison Park, PA
Lauren Leavitt, MPAS, PA-C, Orlando, FL
Victoria Maloney, PA-C, Kenosha, WI
Mary Bryn Marsh, MPAS, PA-C, Golden, CO
Desiree Morrison, PA-C, Findlay, OH
Douglas Re, MPAS, PA-C, Auburndale, FL
Francine Phillips, MPAS, PA-C, Lutz, FL - Board Advisor

 


 

Nominating Committee

This committee is responsible for recruiting and vetting candidates interested in standing for SDPA elected office. The committee evaluates all candidates according to the qualification criteria set forth in the SDPA Bylaws and according to such other selection guidelines as may be established by the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee distributes a ballot to the voting membership on a date to be determined by the SDPA Board of Directors.

CHAIR
Gina Mangin, MPAS, PA-C

 

                 


COMMITTEE MEMBERS


Tracee Blackburn, PA-C

         


Jennifer Winter, PA-C

 


    

American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA) Medical Liaison to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) - Open Position

This role facilitates information flow from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) to the SDPA Board of Directors to ensure alignment in policies impacting DERM PAs and the dermatology team practice model. Attendance at the AAD Annual Meeting is required for this role.

 

BOARD ADVISOR
 
Archana Sangha, MMS, PA-C, Silver Spring, MD

 


Calendar

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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