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NCAPA Staff | Contact Us

North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants

1121 Slater Rd., Durham, NC 27703
(919) 479-1995 | (919) 479-9726 fax |



Emily Adams

Executive Director
919-479-1995 x 408

Emily has served as the Executive Director since March 2016. She provides oversight and leadership to the organization while working closely with the Board of Directors. Emily advocates for PA practice rights as a lobbyist and represents NCAPA and the PA profession throughout the state, as she is committed to ensuring that North Carolina is the best place to be a PA. She lives outside of Chapel Hill with her husband, Josh, and two children, Callum and Elsie. She tries to get outside whenever possible to enjoy all the natural beauty NC has to offer.




Caroline Griswold

Membership Services Manager
919-479-1995 x 407

Caroline began working at the NCAPA in April 2019 and serves as the staff liaison to NCAPA members, student members, and NCAPA regional chapters. Caroline graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from NC State and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from UNC Charlotte. She is currently completing her Masters Degree in Community Psychology with an emphasis on advocacy for marginalized populations. A born and raised North Carolinian, she enjoys spending time outdoors from the mountains to the sea and sampling classic NC offerings. Caroline currently lives in Hillsborough with her partner and their bulldog Moses.





Carin Head

Director of Conferences and CME
919-479-1995 x 402

Carin began working at NCAPA in October of 2010 and directs all continuing education offerings from NCAPA, including two annual conferences, regional workshops, and online CME. She was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and moved to North Carolina in 2009. She currently lives in Raleigh with her husband and three children.






Kat Nicholas

Director of Marketing and Communications
919-479-1995 x 404

Kat began working at NCAPA in January of 2014 and is responsible for all marketing and communications for NCAPA. She was born in Raleigh and has lived in North Carolina for all but six months of her life, when she tried the west coast. (It didn’t take.) Kat studied Design as well as Philosophy in college, leading to a professional life working in non-profits and personal life filled with textiles and color. She currently lives in Chatham County with her husband, two sons, and an adorable terrier named Esme.