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 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 2023 KAS officers and committee members:
|President||Samson Triantis||Kate Oldham|
|Vice President||Doreen Yang||Sarah Borgnes|
|Secretary||Samantha Darmon||Madalyn Ferlazzo|
|Treasurer||Madeline Turnau||Terry Chukwuneke|
|Student Inclusion and Diversity||Monica Gomez|
|NCAPA Rep||Cady Trvalik|
|PAPA Rep||Sky Holder|
|AppAPA Rep||Emily Cohea|
|Madi Nichols||Maggie Sohmer|
|Community Engagement||Sydney Whitcomb||Ansley Heath Phillips|
|IT Support||Tim Rousseau||Sarah Mitchell|
|Courtney Martin||Jasmine Ragland|
|Fundraising||Natalie Horback||Mary Heintzelman|
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