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About the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Founded in 1968, the American Academy of PAs is the national professional society for PAs. It represents a profession of more than 131,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the uniformed services. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve and works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of PAs. AAPA also enhances PAs’ ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.

House of Delegates

The AAPA House of Delegates (HOD) is responsible for “enacting policies” and “establishing the collective values, philosophies and principals of the PA profession”. Elected delegates in North Carolina will represent North Carolina PAs and NCAPA at the AAPA HOD meetings.

2018/2019 NC Delegation: Charlene Morris, PA-C; Sue Reich, PA-C; Marc Katz, PA-C; Joshua Smith, PA-C; Truett Smith, PA-C; Chris Barry, PA-C; Samantha Rogers, PA-C; Jeff Katz, PA-C; Alisha DeTroye, PA-C; Linda Sekhon, PA-C (not pictured: Wanda Hancock, PA-C)

The following NCAPA Fellows are representatives to the AAPA House of Delegates for a term of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021:


  1. Joshua Smith
  2. Gail Curtis
  3. Alisha DeTroye
  4. Jeff Katz
  5. Marc Katz
  6. Samantha Rogers
  7. Truett Smith
  8. April Stouder
  9. Molly Calabria

Extra Delegates:

  1. Linda Sekhon
  2. Mia McDonald

Becoming a Member of AAPA

AAPA offers a variety of membership categories:

  • Fellow Member
  • Retired Fellow Member
  • Student Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • Affiliate Member
  • Physician Member
  • Associate Member