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The SDPA Board of Directors and Committee Chairs are supported by staff located at SDPA headquarters in Washington, D.C.. Members, partners and the public can reach staff at anytime by calling 844-DERMPAS (844-337-6727).



Executive Director - Christine Ward, MS, PMP, CAE

Christine joined the SDPA in 2019 and is responsible for advancing strategic innovation for the organization. She has over 20 years of association management leadership within nursing regulation, education and women’s oncology. A proponent for ethical and visionary governance, she is recognized for expertise in delivering strong revenues, generating growth, driving turnarounds and building organizational value. Her mantra is “Let’s find a way.”

She is a Certified Association Executive and holds the Project Management Professional credential.



Director of Marketing & Communications - Blair Beggan

Blair has held various Communications positions for non-profit organizations for almost twenty years.  Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Communications for the Association of Air Medical Services. Other than communications and marketing, Blair's strengths include organizational branding, multi-tasking and making the most of limited resources.  Her weaknesses include dark chocolate, the occasional glass of wine and online shopping, sometimes all at the same time!  Blair received her Bachelor's degree from Clemson University (Go Tigers!) in upstate South Carolina.  She currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, Mike and two teenage daughters, Grace and Taylor.


Director of Education - Sue Hagler

Sue joined the SDPA team in September 2019 and is responsible for overseeing the educational needs of the organization.  She has over 13 years of experience in continuing education in the healthcare industry.  Sue has received her Masters in Business Administration from Strayer University.  She enjoys helping members with their educational needs. 



 Manager, Member Services - Mike Riddile

Mike joined the SDPA team in May 2019 and oversees the association’s member relations and benefits, ensuring that member needs are fulfilled with quality service. He brings an extensive background in association member services, most recently for a national telecommunications industry association. Mike enjoys connecting with members and is dedicated to supporting the vital work of dermatology physician assistants and their opportunities for professional growth.



Membership Coordinator - Raven Edwards

Raven joined SDPA in September of 2019 and will work with the member services team to ensure all aspects of the member relations and benefits are fulfilled. She is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where she received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Kinesiology. Outside of work, Raven is an avid “foodie” and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.



SDPA 17th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference 2019
November 21-24, 2019 – WestinKierland Resort & Spa – Scottsdale, AZ
Pre-Conference:  November 20
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