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Committees

The Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants has several committees. Below are the descriptions of each. If you are interested in joining a committee or other volunteer opportunities, please complete the KAPA Member Volunteer Opportunities Form. All association members are invited to get involved!

Constitution, Bylaws Nominations & Elections Committee
The Constitution, Bylaws, Nominations and Elections Committee shall recommend amendments or changes to the Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Manual that are required or recommended to keep them current. The Committee shall also recommend any additional policies or revisions to existing policies. In addition, the committee oversees the nomination and election process of the KAPA Board of Directors.

Ed Sorace, PA-C

Ed Sorace, PA-C
Workwell, LLC
Elizabethtown, KY


Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee
This committee, along with the administrative manager, shall set up the Annual KAPA CME Symposium. This includes developing lecture topics, securing speakers, organizing the location of the CME rooms, luncheons, lectures and exhibit tables and presenting this to the membership as outlined in the KAPA Policies & Procedures Manual.

Christina Thurston, PA-C

Christina Thurston, PA-C
Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Kentucky Healthcare
Lexington, KY


Governmental Affairs Committee
The Governmental Affairs Committee shall be responsible for monitoring all legislative and regulatory changes introduced to the Kentucky General Assembly. The Committee shall coordinate chapter support of national advocacy initiatives.

Andrew Rutherford, PA-C

Andrew Rutherford, PA-C
Lexington VA Medical Center
Lexington, KY

Michael Stanley, PA-C

Michael Stanley, PA-C
Samson Hospital
Glasgow, KY


Membership Committee
The Membership Committee shall assist with membership retention and recruitment activities.

Melissa Mason, PA-C

Melissa Mason, PA-C
Baptist Health Louisville
Louisville, KY


Newsletter Committee
The Newsletter Committee shall act as newsletter editor and will be in charge of collecting information from board members and committee chairpersons, as well as articles from other members.

Jenna Foushee, PA-C

Jenna Foushee, PA-C
Louisville, KY


Leadership, Mentoring and Public Education Committee
The Leadership, Mentoring and Public Education Committee shall be responsible to assist the KAPA with mentoring and leadership of students and any and all public announcements or educational programs to enhance the public’s understanding and acceptance of physician assistants.

Dana Campbell, MSPAS, PA-C, WCC
University of the Cumberlands
Williamstown, KY