The NCAPA Government Affairs Committee works to assure that North Carolina has a practice environment beneficial to PAs and remains one of the best states to practice. The committee reviews and makes recommendations on issues related to statutes, regulatory, and reimbursement as they affect PAs and the profession in North Carolina.
Each year, the committee creates a Legislative Agenda and plans and coordinates the Annual PA Day at the NC Legislature. The committee also currently has a subcommittee focused on Behavioral Health and includes professional liaisons to the NC Medical Board Review Panel and the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Group.
Committee Roles and Expectations
The committee currently consists of a Chair and 15 members. The committee typically meets an average of four times a year through virtual zoom meetings.
The Government Affairs Committee Chair is expected to attend all NCAPA board of directors meetings (4-5 times annually) and works with the NCAPA Executive Director to create the annual budget and to assist with planning and board reports. The Chair also interacts often with the NCAPA lobbyists to strategize towards committee goals.
Committee members are expected to attend all committee meetings, review and reply to all committee communications, and participate in the Annual PA Day at the NC Legislature. Members are also strongly encouraged to contribute to the NCAPA PAC and have the option of attending meetings at the NC Medical Board.
Interested in becoming a member of the Government Affairs Committee? Apply today!
2022 Committee Chair
Marc Katz, PA-C
- Meg Beal, PA-C
- Robert Bednar, MDSc, PA-C
- Gayle Bodner, MMS, PA-C
- Glen Combs, MA, PA-C
- Morgan Dailey, PA-C
- Jessica Grice, PA-C
- Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA
- Elmira Powell, PA-C
- Kris Pyles-Sweet, DMSc, PA-C
- Christain Schulz, PA-C
- Truett Smith, PA-C
- April Stouder, PA-C
- Ryan Vann, MHS, PA-C
- Jessica Veale, PA-C
- Mary Diane Williams Garber, MMSc, PA-C