NCAPA is dedicated to highlighting the work, dedication, and passion shown by PAs and members across the state, especially within our Regional Chapters. Each month starting in September 2023, we would like to highlight one Regional Chapter, spotlight their goals and events, as well as highlight a specific member/members from that chapter.
This week, we are highlighting the Blue Ridge Mountain Association of PAs.
Describe how the BRMAPA was founded?
- Our hope with creating the Blue Ridge Mountain Association of PAs is to bring PAs from the western side of the state together, to increase representation of PAs across the state.
What special events or activities is the BRMAPA involved in?
- The BRMAPA has its first meet and greet next week, September 21 from 6-8pm at the Wingate PA Program Hendersonville campus! If you are in Western North Carolina, we would love to see you there. Click the links below to learn more and RSVP to the event.
What makes BRMAPA special?
- We hope to create connections and networking opportunities in our area for PAs active in NCAPA. Our ultimate goal is bringing up-to-date education to the PAs in Western North Carolina.
Highlighting members from the BRMAPA:
- Nicole Drake, DMSc, PA-C (current BRMAPA vice-president) – an assistant professor and principal faculty at Wingate PA Program in Hendersonville. She has a love for a didactic focus in teaching Patient Assessment, Dermatology, Pulmonary, Orthopedics, and Nutrition.
- Chrystyna Senkel, DMS, PA-C (current BRMAPA secretary) – an assistant professor and one of the clinical coordinators at Wingate PA Program in Hendersonville. She values the culture, integrity, and transparency at Wingate and is a true artist for creating diverse clinical rotations for her students. She has primarily taught gastroenterology, dermatology, HEENT, and physical exam skills. She has a passion for student wellness and clinical transitions.
Submitted by BRMAPA President, Aleece Fosnight, MSPAS, PA-C, CSC-S, CSE, NCMP, IF, HAES