Visits to the Stead Center are by appointment only. Please call the NCAPA office for more information. Read More »

Visits to the Stead Center are by appointment only. Please call the NCAPA office for more information. Read More »

The Pulse

The Pulse
  • Leading the Way | Andrea McKinnond, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way. Andrea McKinnond, PA-C, is one of the Co-Chairs of the NCAPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida. Upon graduating high school, Andrea joined the US Air Force and served active duty for seven years while trying to decide what she wanted […]

    Read More »

  • 2022 NC PA Program Highlight | East Carolina University

    by Bree Belmonte, PA-S, East Carolina University ECU Health Sciences Campus Student Center East Carolina University launched their PA program in 1996 to train providers to serve the people of eastern North Carolina. The program is centered around addressing primary care needs in the underserved rural areas of the state, specifically the eastern third. Each […]

    Read More »

  • Leading the Way | Ryan Vann, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way. Ryan Vann, PA-C, is the Chair of the NCAPA Finance Committee. He was born in Boonville, NC, in Yadkin County. Ryan attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating in 1998 with a degree in Biology and then again in 2003, with a degree in Clinical Lab Science. He began working as a […]

    Read More »

  • Pride Month PA Highlight | Lea Kram, PA-C

    According to Lea Kram, PA-C, Pride Month is “a celebration of my journey, found happiness, and gratefulness towards those that paved the way for me to be comfortable and confident in this world. It’s also a reminder of those that may not have had — or will have — as positive an experience, and a […]

    Read More »

  • Pride Month PA Highlight | Tonia Poteat, PHD, PA-C, MPH

    According to Tonia Poteat, PHD, PA-C, MPH, Pride Month “is an opportunity to reflect on the resistance and resilience of LGBTQ ancestors who fought for our freedom to be.” Dr. Poteat (she/her) grew up in a small town in central NC. She completed her undergrad at Yale, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Psychology, […]

    Read More »

  • Pride Month PA Highlight | Charles Taylor Jensen, MS, MMS, PA-C

    According to Taylor Jensen, MS, MMS PA-C, Pride Month “serves to recognize the local, national, and international impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history.” He shares: “The Stonewall uprising sparked the creation of changes in LGBTQ+ individuals’ lives. These protests not only affected political change, but also sparked a cultural […]

    Read More »

  • Pride Month PA Highlight | Memory Dossenbach, PA-C

    According to Memory Dossenbach, PA-C, Pride Month provides “an opportunity to celebrate diversity- to celebrate love and acceptance of EVERYONE.” Memory Dossenbach (she/her) is from the small town of Siler City, NC. She attended Appalachian State University “a long time ago”, where she completed her undergrad and a Masters in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. […]

    Read More »

  • Pride Month PA Highlight | John Cain, PA-C

    According to John Cain, PA-C, Pride Month means “acceptance, equality, love = love, and increased awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQIA community.” John (he, him, his) is from Buckhorn, Kentucky. He attended Centre College in Danville, KY, where he majored in Biology and graduated in 2000. After having completed graduate studies in public health, John […]

    Read More »

  • 2022 NC PA Program Highlight | Wake Forest University

    by Cady Trvalik, PA-S, Wake Forest University The Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, in the Innovation Quarter neighborhood. The Wake Forest PA Program began in 1969 with a hallmark feature being the dynamic nature of the program’s small group-oriented curriculum, utilizing the Inquiry Based Learning model. The program is 24 […]

    Read More »

  • Leading the Way | Joshua Smith, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way. Joshua Smith, PA-C, is the Chair of the Continuing Education Committee and the Conference Management Panel. He was born in Olney, Maryland but grew up in Charlotte and Lake Norman, North Carolina. Josh went to Wingate University, where he majored in Biology and graduated in 1994. After graduation, he […]

    Read More »