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 2020 KAS officers and committee members: 

Position Boone Dual Winston
President Will Kabrich   Emmaline Stilp
Vice President Olivia Wilkins   Elton Jonuzaj
Secretary Minh-Tam Le   Lindsey Mitchell
Treasurer Josseline Cooper   Erin Garmon
SAAPA   Geoff Jones  
NCAPA Rep   Carolyn Avila-Duran  
Regional Rep Joey Hope   Trent Gabriel
Student Engagement Sarah Duncan
Moragn Brewdow
  Meera Shah
Morgan Clough 
IT Rep Lindsey Peterson   Jason Carter
Scrapbook/Yearbook Erica Batres    Myah Hicks
Fundraising Jill Nelson     

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