AASPA Leadership

AASPA leaders are all surgical PAs or PA students who volunteer their time to support and advance the surgical PA profession and ultimately better surgical patient care.

Congratulations to our Leadership Team!

Congratulations to the following members elected to the Board of Directors positions for the 2016-2018 term. The term for all positions is July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. To volunteer for leadership, visit Volunteer Opportunities or contact us.

Board of Directors

President

Maj. Jon Van Horn, MPAS, PA-C

president@aaspa.com

Immediate Past President

Catherine Gaines, PA-C, Lt. Col (Ret.), COANG, BSC

immediatepastpresident@aaspa.com

Catherine Gaines BIO

ACS-CSPS Representative

Dan Vetrosky, PhD, PA-C

Dan Vetrosky BIO

ACS-CSPS Representative

Roy Constantine, PhD, PA-C

Roy Constantine BIO

President Elect

Erika Nigam, MPAS, PA-C

preselect@aaspa.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Thomas O'Brien, PA-C, MPAS, ATC

Thomas O'Brien BIO

Directors-at-Large

Director of Education

Erin Sherer

education@aaspa.com

Erin Sherer BIO

Director of Marketing

Gerald Simons, MPAS, PA-C

marketing@aaspa.com

Director of Information Technology

Shi Chian Khor, PA-C

Student Representative

Margaret Holland, PA-C

studentrepresentative@aaspa.com

Margaret Holland BIO

Asst. Student Representative

Jordan Barner, PA-S

Jordan Barner BIO

Committee Chairpersons

CME Committee Chair, Student Affairs Chair, Finance Committee

Erika Nigam, MPAS, PA-C

cmecommittee@aaspa.com

studentdal@aaspa.com

treasurer@aaspa.com

Reimbursement Chair

Rolando Garcia, PA-C

reimbursement@aaspa.com

Membership Chair

Scott Cackler, PA-C

membership@aaspa.org

Scholarship Chair

Kent Wallace, PA-C

scholarship@aaspa.org

Nominating Committee

Jon Van Horn, MPAS, PA-C

preselect@aaspa.com

Website Chair, AASPA Historian

Gerald Simons

website@aaspa.org

GTSimons@med.cornell.edu

Corporate Relations Committee, Strategic Planning Committee

Daniel Vetrosky, PhD, PA-C

corporaterelations@aaspa.com

strategicplanning@aaspa.com

Awards Committee

Dana Gray, PA-C

aaspa@aaspa.com

Specialty Representatives

Trauma Representative

Richard G. Winters, DHSc, PA-C

aaspa@aaspa.com

Richard G. Winters BIO

Vascular Representative

Gerald T. Simons, PA-C

aaspa@aaspa.com

Pediatric Surgery Representative

Robert Sammartano, PA-C

aaspa@aaspa.com

Plastic & Reconstruction Representative

Leah Kenney, PA-C

Bariatric Surgery Representative

Contact AASPA for more information

Transplant Surgery Representative

Seeking a Representative Chairperson

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Anesthesia Representative

Mike Champion, PA-C

aaspa@aaspa.com

Ophthalmology Representative

Seeking a Representative Chairperson

Colon & Rectal Surgery Representative

Brian Lane, MD

aaspa@aaspa.com

Orthopaedics Representative

Carol Fiore, PA-C

aaspa@aaspa.com

Neurosurgery Representative

Joseph Hlavin, PA-C (Spine)
James Piotrowski, PA-C (Brain)

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Military Representative

Catherine Gaines, PA-C, Lt. Col (Ret.), COANG, BSC

gainescat@aol.com

ENT/Head and Neck Surgery Representative

Seeking a Representative Chairperson

Contact AASPA for more information

Surgical Oncology Representative

Seeking a Representative Chairperson

Contact AASPA for more information

Hepato-Biliary Representative

Roy Constantine, PhD, MPH, PA-C

aaspa@aaspa.com

Critical Care Representative

Ashish Seth, MBA, PA-C

aaspa@aaspa.com

Cardiac Surgery Representative

Michael Nowak, PA-C

aaspa@aaspa.com

Management Staff

CEO

Linda Kotrba

ceo@aaspa.com

Director, Advertising & Media

Renee Powell

theaaspa@aaspa.com

ACCM Convocation

Roy at SCCM

Dr. Roy Constantine. MPH, PA-C, former President of AASPA and current Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety Liaison was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Critical Care Medicine at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Annual Congress in January in San Francisco, CA. Fellows of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) are practitioners, researchers, administrators and educators who have made outstanding contributions to the collaborative field of critical care.

When the American College of Critical Care Medicine was created in 1988, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) began a tradition dedicated to the recognition of excellence. The College emphasizes quality management in the practice and administration of critical care through the development of multi-professional guidelines and practice parameters, and also honors individuals whose achievements and contributions demonstrate personal commitment to critical care excellence. The College also provides the Society with a consultative body possessing recognized expertise in the practice of critical care.