Student Leadership

Leadership in the Wake Forest PA Program centers on the Katherine Anderson Society (KAS), the school’s chapter of the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA).

The Katherine Anderson Society was named for the first Medical Director of the Wake Forest School of Medicine PA Program and a much-respected physician in both the community and the institution.

“Katie,” as Dr. Anderson was affectionately known, was a pediatrician in Winston-Salem for 25 years and the first woman to be elected president of the local medical society. As the Medical Director of the PA Program from 1969 until her retirement in 1976, Katie’s understanding of physician assistants and their role on the medical team was instrumental to the development of the educational philosophy and curriculum of the program.

Class of 2022 KAS officers and committee members: 

Position Boone Dual Winston
President Kendra Hogan   Effie Spears
Vice President Jon Ware   Victor Pereira
Secretary Lexie Antos   Emily Keller
Treasurer Grace Nicklas-Morris   Abby Webb
SAAPA   Bobbi Hurst  
NCAPA Rep   Savannah Fusaro  
PAPA Rep   Alexandra Malissen  
AppAPA Rep   Alli Schleutker  
Student
Engagement
Mika Hannah
Alison Gallivan
(co-chairs)
  Mary Caroline Austin
Shay (Patrice) Shaw 
Community Engagement Rebecca Gardner   Victoria Wimalarathna
IT Support Christian Prosperi   Lea Kram
Scrapbook/
Yearbook
Jacky Chun   Mattie Ten Kate
Fundraising Nina Talamas   Elizabeth Mappus
Taylor Jones
(co-chairs)

You can learn more about the accomplishments of our student leaders by reading Inside Wake PA, our quarterly digital magazine for students, alumni, and friends of the program