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Board of Directors (2021-2022)

Kelly Joy, MSPAS, PA-C

President

Kelly Joy, MSPAS, PA-C
Crestwood, KY

Drew Rutherford, PA-C

Past President

Andrew Rutherford, PA-C
Lexington, KY

President-Elect

Vacant

Vice President

Sarah Kate McDowell, PA-C
Lexington, KY

Secretary

Josh Burkhart, PA-C
Morehead, KY

Treasurer

Vacant

Cheryl Vanderford, MSPAS, PA-C

Director at Large

Cheryl Vanderford, MSPAS, PA-C
Lexington, KY

Dana Campbell, MSPAS, PA-C

AAPA HOD Chief Delegate

Dana Campbell, MSPAS, PA-C
London, KY

Laurie Garner, PhD, PA-C

Central Region Dir.

Laurie Garner, PhD, PA-C
Versailles, KY

Eastern Region Dir.

Vacant
 

Western Region Dir.

Kelsey Wright
Bowling Green, KY

Katya Lundberg

Student Rep.

Katya Lundberg
Lexington, KY

Adam Haley

Executive Dir.

Adam Haley
Frankfort, KY

Brian Doty

Education Dir.

Brian Doty
Frankfort, KY

Ilsa Dehner

Meetings & Events

Ilsa Dehner
Frankfort, KY

Regional and District Directors (2021-2022)

As ambassadors for the association, KAPA’s Regional and District Directors assist members in various ways including scheduling networking events with other PAs and medical professionals throughout the Commonwealth. If you are a sponsor interested in hosting an event in a specific area or region, please contact one of our directors listed below. Please refer to the KAPA Dinner & Event Guidelines for information about responsibilities and expectations when proposing to host an event. 

Vacant

Central Region Dir.

Laurie Garner, PhD, PA-C
Versailles, KY

Eastern Region Dir.

Vacant
 

Kelsey Wright

Western Region Dir.

Kelsey Wright
Bowling Green, KY

Meetings

The KAPA Board of Directors meets via conference call once a month usually at 8:00 p.m. ET. The Board also meets in person in conjunction with the Annual CME Symposium in the Fall and at other times during the year as necessary.

The following meeting dates have been confirmed for 2020-2021:

  • Monday, September 6, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 4, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 4, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m. *In-Person Meeting at KAPA Annual Symposium*
  • Monday, December 6, 2021 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 3, 2022 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 7, 2022 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 7, 2022 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 4, 2022 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 2, 2022 @ 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 6, 2022 @ 8:00 p.m.

KAPA Board of Directors meetings are open for any member who wants to attend. If interested in attending, contact Brian Doty or (859) 977-7452. Once approved to attend you will be sent the necessary materials to participate in the selected meeting.

Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 205, Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 859-977-7452

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