Leadership of the Washington Academy of Physician Assistants

WAPA’s Mission

To cultivate a diverse and collaborative presence across all aspects of healthcare through advocacy, policy, and leadership. To exemplify professional growth, fortitude, and resilience in order to cultivate PA career development in WA state.

WAPA’s Vision

The Vision of the Washington Academy of PAs is to empower PAs to practice, without barriers, at their highest level of education and experience while fully realizing PAs as integral members and leaders of Washington’s healthcare team.

OFFICERS | July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

Linda Dale, PA-C
President

Eileen Ravella, PA-C
Past President

Joshua Lumsden

Joshua Lumsden
President Elect

Michelle Cardenas, PA-C
Treasurer

Bridget Albright

Bridget Albright
Secretary

AAPA DELEGATES
AAPA Chief Delegate 2023 Justin Thibeault
AAPA 1 YR Delegate for 2023 Cooper Couch
AAPA 1 YR Delegate for 2023  
AAPA 1 YR Delegate for 2023  
AAPA 1 YR Delegate for 2023 Terry Kinney
AAPA 1 YR Delegate for 2023 Troy Bender
MEDEX NW Student-Reps
Seattle Nick Stanton
Spokane Aidan Cline
Tacoma Michael Laughlin
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
CME Troy Bender
DEI (DEBI) Gaby Romero
Early Career Sarah Serpinas
Elections-Nominating Chair Linda Dale
Legislative Paul Surette
Lobbyist Chelsea Hager, JD
Marketing/Membership Joshua Lumsden
Veteran David Carnes
WSMA Liaision Paul Surette
Newsletter Editor Anna Schoolroy/Rhonda Warren
Executive Director Mike Oechsner
Liaison to the WSMA Better Prescribing Better Treatment Grant Leah Yoke