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Board of Directors 2017-2018

The PAs For Tomorrow Board of Directors is made up of PAs with a record of accomplished leadership. These PAs have a history of always giving back to the profession and are ready for this assignment. Each one is committed to making PAs For Tomorrow an organization that you will be proud to be a member of and that makes a difference in your day to day practice.


President

Dr. James Cannon, DHA, MBA, MS, PA-C (Psy CAQ), DFAAPA

James is a psychiatric and hospital medicine PA who most recently retired as a senior officer from U.S. Coast Officer with 31 years of military service as a healthcare executive while practicing in psychiatry and aviation medicine. A life long advocate for wellness, he is the principal managing partner in a concierge practice that specializes in age management and bio-identical hormones.

James completed his PA training and earned a Masters of Science from the Arizona School of Health Sciences/A. T. Still University while additionally holding a Masters of Business Administration and a doctorate in health care administration. He is a primary care certified PA with advanced certification in Psychiatry and Anti-aging, regenerative medicine.

In addition to authoring numerous articles in medical journals and books, Dr. Cannon has helped shape the profession as the past chairman of the board of the National Commission on the Certification of PAs (NCCPA), where he served for 8 years on the only certifying body for 110,000 PAs nationwide.

James continues to work with numerous professional groups, including the American Academy of PAs, Virginia Association of PAs, and Association of PAs in Psychiatry.  He also continues serves on two boards of Trustees, that include A.T. Still University, helping to guide the envisioned future of the 125 year old founding school of Osteopathy and South Hampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin, VA.

James and his wife reside in Chesapeake, VA while his daughter attends the University of Texas Arlington as a pre-law political science student.

 

President-Elect

Dr. Scott Stegall, PhD, PA-C

Scott Stegall is a military trained Physician Assistant who graduated the US Army Physician Assistant Training Program in 1990. He served in the Army for 18 years and came to East Texas to live after leaving the service in 1995. He has worked exclusively in rural health and underserved areas since moving to Texas.

He earned a BS as a Physician Associate, a MS as a Physician Assistant in Family Medicine, and a PhD in Health Administration. In addition to his clinical medicine experience he has served on a number of boards including Vice-President of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA), CEO of the Physician Assistant Business Alliance of Texas, President of Physician Assistants Caring for Texas, and was a member of the Hunt County Hospital District board of directors for several years. Scott is a member of PAs for Tomorrow and AAPA. He currently works in urgent care for Christus Trinity Mother Francis in Tyler, Texas.


Immediate Past President

Dr. Eric Holden, DHSc, PA-C

Eric Holden has worked in the field of emergency medicine since 1987. He started as an E.R. tech, later working in Los Angeles and Philadelphia as a Paramedic. He has been an emergency medicine P.A. since 1996 and has worked in California, Oregon, and Washington. His P.A. training was completed at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He also has a degree in medical anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree from the University Of Nebraska College of Medicine in clinical emergency medicine.

He is a member of state, federal, and international disaster medical teams and has traveled to Haiti on medical missions multiple times, including in the week following the 2010 earthquake there. Eric recently completed his doctoral studies and earned a Doctorate of Health Science degree with an emphasis in Global Health from Nova Southeastern University.  He is a regular preceptor for several P.A. programs and has authored multiple articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Frank Crosby, PA-C, MPAS, DHSc(c)

Vice President

Dr. Frank Crosby, DHSc, PA-C

A PA since 1982, BS degree as Physician Associate and MPAS in 1997 from University of Nebraska. He recently completed his doctoral program at Nova Southeastern University. He retired from US Air Force after 29 years, including two years as medical squadron commander. Frank served as Vice-President of Society of Air Force PAs and was a founding member of what is now the United Kingdom Association of Physician Associates. He was a 32-year member of American Academy of PAs, including time as delegate, member of teller committee, and a past winner of the AAPA publication award. He led the PAFT bylaws committee and is currently serving as the chairman of PAFT's strategic planning committee.

mailto:pafrankc@gmail.com  


Nichole Bateman, PA-C

Secretary

Nichole Bateman, MPAS, PA-C

Nichole has practiced as a PA since graduating with high distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center PA program in 1993. Upon graduation, she practiced in Western Nebraska as the first PA in the only OB/GYN specialty office in the Nebraska panhandle region. In 1997, Nichole accepted a Primary Care position in Oklahoma. She has continued her career in Primary Care, though her Women's Health roots are still a key focus in her practice. Nichole's professional interests include becoming more involved to improve political, financial and professional representation for the PA profession. As access to care issues become paramount in upcoming years, it will be ever important to maximize PA presence in the healthcare industry. There is no better time to become involved in advancing the PA profession. Nichole also serves as Co-Chair of the PAFT National Task Force For PA Autonomy (NTFPA). Nichole lives in Miami, OK with her husband Stacey and two children. 

mailto:nbatemanpac@gmail.com 


Treasurer

Daniel Hemple, PA-C

Daniel went to PA school at Salus University in Elkins Park, PA and lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter. Daniel has a passion for Generalist medicine, working in Family medicine and Urgent care.

He has been on a handful of mission trips to Central America, helping those with extreme needs. He is also serving his country as a PA with the Army National Guard. 



Director-At-Large

Brian Sady, MMSc, PA-C

Brian Sady has been a practicing PA in Nevada for 18 years. He has practiced in emergency rooms, urgent cares, family practice offices, and on a mobile health unit providing care to the under served. He presently teaches full time in a PA program in Nevada, and serves as a director at large for Nevada Academy of Physician Assistants. PA Sady actively advocates for Full Practice Authority at the state and national levels for the PA profession. He is the Founder and Co-Chair of the PAFT National Task Force For PA Autonomy (NTFPA), member of the PAFT BOD, and member of the AAPA Joint Task Force on Future of PA Practice Authority.


Director-At-Large

Kris Pyles-Sweet, PA-C

Kris Pyles-Sweet is a 1999 PA graduate of Kettering College, with her undergrad from Miami University in Ohio. She has a diverse background in dermatology, endocrinology, and rural health. 

She has spent most of her career in rural, military, Indian, under served and indigent populations all over the United States. She is active in PA chapters in states in which she resides. Currently, she is on the Membership and CME committee of Texas Academy of PAs, peer reviewer for JAAPA, Clinician Reviews, and various committees for NCCPA and AAPA. She is also a member of the PAFT National Task Force For PA Autonomy (NTFPA). 

A strong advocate for the PA and the PA profession, she is the founder of two practices, Modern Medical House Calls and Metroplex Visiting Physicians in Texas. 


Director-At-Large

Dr. Roger D. Jones, DHSc, PA-C Emeritus

Roger is a 1984 graduate of the Army PA Program and earned his MSPAP from the College of Health Professions at Rosalind Franklin University. He received a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southern University. He practiced emergency medicine, geriatrics, and family medicine in the Army and Tennessee. He has been retired from clinical practice since 2001 and was a University PA Program Director until 2007. He has served as Vice-President,  AAPA HOD delegate, Director-at-Large, and membership chair with the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants. He now enjoys retirement with his wife Desiree who is a retired Army Major and Family Nurse Practitioner.

 

Director-At-Large

Todd Keilman, MPAS, PA-C

Todd Kielman is a 2001 graduate of the Interservice Physician Assistant Program, with a Bachelors and Masters in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Nebraska through the United States Army.  His background is diverse, having consisted of many years of trauma, orthopedic, and primary care, followed by immigration health and urology. 

Having spent 25 years in the Army, 15 as a Physician Assistant, with multiple tours in combat, then transitioning to civilian medical care, he has treated patients in a multitude of environments with a wide variety of conditions and injuries.  An active advocate for the PA profession, Todd is a member of the Texas Academy of PAs, as well as the Society of Army Physician Assistants, and the PAFT National Task Force for PA Autonomy (NTFPA).  Todd currently is a faculty member of Baylor College of Medicine.

 

Student Representative

Alicia Lynn Hoekstra, PA-S

Alicia is currently matriculating to earn a Master of Medical Science in PA Studies after a successful career in business and technology. PA is a return to medicine for her as she worked in rural hospitals and clinics as an x-ray tech, lab tech, CNA, and EMT prior to her IT/business career. She began her program in May 2015 and is slated to graduate December 2017. She already holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analysis and a Master of Science in Business Comp. Science, both from Texas A&M University. In the spare time she used to have before PA school, she enjoys activities with her six children, one daughter-in-law, and other extended family, including travel, scuba diving, water sports, and flying.  

alicia.hoekstra@gmail.com



 
     
       




PAs for Tomorrow is a  professional organization for all PAs of all specialties.  It represents the future interests of all PAs, providing a vocal core group of PAs committed to seeing the PA profession reach its deserved place among America's health care providers and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive and patient-centered health care. 

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