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 PA (SAAAPA).
The Katherine Anderson Society was named for the first Medical Director of the Wake Forest University 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 2024 KAS officers and committee members:
|President||Kendra Clingerman||James Itaya|
|Vice President||Katrina McTigue||Haley Rodham|
|Secretary||Maddie Gibson||Grace Morrow|
|Treasurer||Bernice Chen||Maria Shaia|
|Student Inclusion and Diversity||Pending|
|NCAPA Rep||Emily Tiehen|
|PAPA Rep||Kailee Alred|
|AppAPA Rep||Courtney Jackson|
|Rachel Shepherd; Emma Fiore||Kennedy Proctor; Brenna McNamee
|Community Engagement||Christina Santosa||Ari Elfenbein|
|IT Support||Reid Gilbert-Vass||Lindsey Baker|
|Jordan McKain-Miller||Tiye Young|
|Fundraising||Melissa Ayala; Brianna Monserrate||Bailey Boka; Erika Horback|
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