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 2018-2020 term. The term for all positions is July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020. To volunteer for leadership, visit Volunteer Opportunities or contact us.

Call for Nominations for Open Board of Directors Positions

As we usually do this time of year, we are sending a call for nominees to fill open Board positions for the new term that starts in July of 2020.  Below, you will see the positions and the descriptions for the roles that will be vacant. 

Positions Available in July 2020

  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Education
  • Professional Development Director
  • Executive Editor

For those interested, please submit a platform statement in which you say what you would like to accomplish in the position you are applying for and why people should elect you, as well as a photo of yourself to [email protected].  We will be publishing this information on our website so our members can access it for voting purposes. We are asking for all submissions no later than June 25, 2020.

View Open Positions and Descriptions

Thank you so much for your interest and consideration. We are looking forward to having new participants in our Board and bringing fresh ideas to AASPA!

Board of Directors

President

Erika Nigam, MPAS, PA-C

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Immediate Past President

Maj. Jon Van Horn, MPAS, PA-C

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ACS-CSPS Representative

Maj. Jon Van Horn, MPAS, PA-C

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ACS-CSPS Representative

Margaret Holland, MPAS, PA-C

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Margaret Holland BIO

President Elect

Erin Sherer, EdD, MPAS, PA-C, RD

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Erin Sherer BIO

Secretary

Elizabeth Erickson, PA-C

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Elizabeth Erickson BIO

Directors-at-Large

Director of Education

Margaret Holland, MPAS, PA-C

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Director of Marketing

Position Vacant 

Student Representative

Erin O'Neill

Dr. Erin O'Neill, DPM

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Erin O'Neill BIO

Assistant Student Representative

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Alexandra "Allie" Clayton, Pa-S2

Allie Clayton BIO

Committee Chairpersons

CME Committee Chair, Student Affairs Chair, Finance Committee

Erika Nigam, MPAS, PA-C

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Reimbursement Chair

Rolando Garcia, PA-C

 

 

Membership Chair

Position Vacant

Scholarship Chair

Bob Sammartano, PA-C

Nominating Committee

Erin Sherer, EdD, MPAS, PA-C, RD

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Website Chair, AASPA Historian

Gerald Simons

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Corporate Relations Committee, Strategic Planning Committee

Maj. Jon Van Horn, MPAS, PA-C

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Kirklin Award Committee

Dana Gray, PA-C

Specialty Representatives

Trauma Representative

Maj. Jon Van Horn, MPAS, PA-C

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Jon Van Horn BIO

 

Vascular Representative

Gerald T. Simons, PA-C

 

 

Pediatric Surgery Representative

Robert Sammartano, PA-C

Plastic & Reconstruction Representative

Leah Kenney, PA-C

Bariatric Surgery Representative

Transplant Surgery Representative

Pamela R. Patton, PA, MSP

Pamela R. Patton BIO

Anesthesia Representative

Mike Champion, PA-C

Ophthalmology Representative

Seeking a Representative Chairperson

Contact AASPA for more information

Colon & Rectal Surgery Representative

Brian Lane, MD

Orthopaedics Representative

Carol Fiore, PA-C

Neurosurgery Representative

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

Military Representative

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

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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 

Critical Care Representative

Ashish Seth, MBA, PA-C

Cardiac Surgery Representative

Michael Nowak, PA-C

Active Duty Military Liaison

Major James Huang, DSc, PA-C

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Management Staff

Affinity Strategies

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