Leadership

MISSION
To cultivate a diverse and collaborative presence across all aspects of healthcare through advocacy, policy, and leadership. To exemplify professional growth, fortitude, and resilience in order to cultivate PA career development in WA state.


VISION
The Vision of the Washington Academy of PAs is to empower PAs to practice, without barriers, at their highest level of education and experience while fully realizing PAs as integral members and leaders of Washington’s healthcare team.

OFFICERS

 
 

Gabe Zecha, PA-C
President

 
Eileen Ravella, PA-C
Immediate Past-President

 
Sue Cole, PA-C
President Elect

 


Laura Wendzich, PA-C
Secretary

Michelle Cardenas, PA-C 
Michelle Cardenas, PA-C
Treasurer


Chelsea Hager, JD
Lobbyist

DIRECTORS

Region 1 Director Tamara Brining, PA-C, MMSc
Region 2 Director Randall Kelly, PA-C
Region 3 Director Marcy Shapley, PA-C
Region 4 Director Sara Passey, PA-C
Region 5 Director Devlyn Neveux, PA-C
Region 6 Director Tei Habenicht, PA-C

AAPA DELEGATES

AAPA Chief Delegate Monica Morrison, PA-C
AAPA 2 year Delegate Justin Thibeault, PA-C
AAPA 1 year Delegate Leanne Brink, MBA-HC, PA-C
AAPA 1 year Delegate Anju Jain, MS, ATC, PA-C
AAPA 1 year Delegate John Tomchick, PA-C
AAPA 1 year Delegate Alternate Gabe Zecha, PA-C
   

 

WAPA COMMITTEES & PA LIAISONS

Committee on Diversity Gaby Romero, PA-C
CME Committee

Lyn Storm, PA-C (Co-chair)
Allison Warmington, PA-C (Co-chair)
Leanne Brink, MBA-HC, PA-C
Monica Morrison, PA-C
Cameron Winter, PA-C
Leah Yoke, PA-C

Development and Fundraising TBD (Chair)
Elections Committee Dale Sanderson, PA-C
Finance Committee Michelle Cardenas, PA-C
Legislative & Health Policy Council

Linda Dale, D.H.Ed, PA-C (Chair)
David Astaphan, PA-C
Cara Bardwell, PA-C
Angie Beauchamp, PA-C
Candace Byers, PA-C
Joe Chang, PA-C
Randall Dickson, MSPA, PA-C
Jeannette Hart, PA-C, MCHS
Michelle Korthauer, PA-C
Lynn Majors, PA-C
Monica Morrison, PA-C
Jenna Newcomb, PA-C
Eileen Ravella, PA-C
Justin Sassone, PA-C
Paul Surrette, PA-C
Gabe Zecha, PA-C

Liaison to the Osteopathic Board TBD
Lobbyist  Chelsea Hager, JD
Medical Quality Assurance Commission Theresa Schimmels, PA-C
Jim Anderson, PA-C
Membership Committee

Bonnie Joy, PA-C (Chair)
Michael Corsilles, ND, PA-C 
Anju Jain, MS, ATC, PA-C
Randall Kelly, PA-C
Heather McKnight, B.S, PA-S
Danielle Satow, PA-C

Marketing and Public Relations Leah Yoke, PA-C (Chair)
Student Affairs Committee (Co-Chairs) Matthew Grisso and Sarah Serapinas, PA-C
Veterans Committee David Carnes, PA-C (Chair)
WAPA Student Representatives

Heritage: Jennifer DeBrino, PA-S
Seattle: Sydney Megill, PA-S
Spokane: Dominic DePhillips, PA-S
Tacoma: Veaceslav Giljin, PA-S
WSMA Liaison (BOT, HOD, IAS) Linda Dale, D.H.Ed., PA-C