Pat has 28 years of PA experience in teaching, service, and administration. She has a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from California State Polytechnic University and a PA Program Certificate from the University of Southern California. Further, she earned a master’s degree in Education and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Portland State University. Pat was one of the founding faculty members of the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine PA Program dating back to 1995, was the first PA to be promoted to the rank of full Professor at OHSU, and continues to enjoy an ongoing teaching role with PA students at OHSU. As a practicing PA she most recently provided primary care services at a free clinic, has published in national journals, and is a peer reviewer for Academic Medicine. She is a Distinguished Fellow of American Academy of PAs, past president of the Oregon Society of PAs, and was recently elected to the position of Vice President of the Oregon Medical Association, where she serves on the Board’s Executive Committee. She has participated in NCCPA test development activities for more than 15 years in a variety of roles. Pat joined the Board of Directors of NCCPA in 2019 as the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) nominee. She joined the nccPA Health Foundation Board in January 2024 and will serve a three-year term.