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:
|President||Kendra Hogan||Effie Spears|
|Vice President||Jon Ware||Victor Pereira|
|Secretary||Lexie Antos||Emily Keller|
|Treasurer||Grace Nicklas-Morris||Abby Webb|
|NCAPA Rep||Savannah Fusaro|
|PAPA Rep||Alexandra Malissen|
|AppAPA Rep||Alli Schleutker|
|Mary Caroline Austin
Shay (Patrice) Shaw
|Community Engagement||Rebecca Gardner||Victoria Wimalarathna|
|IT Support||Christian Prosperi||Lea Kram|
|Jacky Chun||Mattie Ten Kate|
|Fundraising||Nina Talamas||Elizabeth Mappus
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