In November 2005, the board of directors of the National
Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) recognized an opportunity
to create and support a new organization to expand its capacity to serve the public's interest and to make positive contributions to the PA profession. Endowed by the NCCPA, the NCCPA Foundation was
incorporated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and began operations
in March 2006.
To improve the public's health and access to affordable care.
To advance the role of certified physician assistants in improving health.
Disty Pearson, PA-C, Chair
Children's Hospital of Boston
Barbara Barzansky, PhD, MHPE, Vice Chair
Secretary, Council on Medical Education, American
Ted Wendel, PhD, Secretary/Treasurer
Vice President of Operations, AT Still University
Patricia Cook, MD, FACP
Retired Professor Internal Medicine
Pamela M. Dean, MBA
Acting NCCPA CEO
Cynthia Lord, MHS, PA-C
Program Director, Quinnipiac University PA Program
Don Pedersen, PhD, PA-C
Professor and Chief of the Division of PA Studies, University of Utah
Anita Duhl Glicken, MSW, President