Wanda is a board-certified family medicine physician in Lexington, Kentucky.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at University of Louisville in 1975.  She completed medical school in 1984, her family medicine residency in 1987, and was in private practice for 10 years before beginning in academic medicine.  Wanda was Assistant Professor and Program Director at the University of Kentucky for 10 years.  In 2003, she joined the Medical University of South Carolina, becoming full professor and the PA program’s Medical Director.  She returned to the University of Kentucky as Vice Chair of the department and retired in 2019 to focus on improving health disparities by helping minority students become interested in medicine. At Kentucky State University, a historically black school, she started the Kentucky State Undergraduate Pre-Medical Academy to interest students in medicine, dentistry, or the PA profession.  Her interests include service learning, oral health, and care for the underserved.  She is a co-author of Smiles for Life, national, profession-neutral oral health curriculum and has served on numerous boards, including the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), which ended in 2017.   Wanda began her Board service to the nccPA Health Foundation in 2020 and was reelected to a second term that began in 2023.