SAPA Board of Directors 2021-2022 

President  


Sharon Rosser, PA-C


Executive Director  

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Bob Potter, PA-C


Vice President/President-Elect   


Scott Festa, PA-C

 

Secretary 


Courtney Legendre, PA-C


Treasurer


Todd Kielman, PA-C


Director of Active Duty Component 


Adrian Donias, PA-C

I have been a Fellow of SAPA for 2 years and a Fellow of AAPA for 11 years. I have served in the U.S. Army for 17 years, first as a Combat Medic and now as an Orthopedic Physician Assistant. I am assigned to the 550th MCAS, Fort Bragg, NC as a Physician Assistant, but primarily work at the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Womack Army Medical Center. When not performing patient care, I am the IPAP Phase 2 Program Director, responsible for the training of the Army’s future Physician Assistants. I have worked at every level as a PA, from a Battalion level PA assigned to Field Artillery, a Brigade PA assigned to a FIRES BDE, Role 2 with a MCAS, Role 3 with a CSH and Role 4 as an Orthopedic PA Fellow at SAMMC. My #1 passion when I joined was to provide the best medical care for our Servicemen and women. My second was to teach the medics, non-medics, and future Physician Assistants to do the same. It is a privilege to work with my SAPA brothers and sisters in our continued effort to better this great organization.


Director of Reserve Component


Peter Hunt, PA-C

I am presently a Colonel in the Army Reserve for 3 years and past Commander of a MORU Battalion. Before that, I was in the Army National Guard for 20 years and Commanded a Multifunctional Medical Battalion for 3 years. I was the Medical Officer for a Cavalry Squadron when they deployed to Afghanistan. Medical care is ever evolving within the military and especially within the Army Reserve. We need to be at the forefront of these changes and have a firm understanding of how they involve us as PAs and Soldiers. I want to help my  fellow PAs understand and adapt to these changes. I have also been involved in HRC Boards which deal with command and promotions, again I want to  assist fellow PAs with this, also every changing. My goal within SAPA is to inform and assist fellow PAs on the ever-changing landscape of the Army Reserve and the military.


Director of National Guard


 Tim Jayne, PA-C


Director of Retired Component


Mike Champion, PA-C

Dr. Champion graduated from PA school in 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio after serving as a 91B medic on active duty (IPAP was closed at that time). He re-entered active-duty the day after his PA school graduation and PCS’d to Fort Ord, CA 7th ID. Fort Bragg, NC was his next assignment where he worked at Womack Army Hospital and deployed to Honduras in 1983.He went on to earn a BS degree from the University of the State of New York in 1983. While stationed in Berlin, Germany (1984-87) he earned a Master of Education from Boston University. He returned from Europe in 1987 to attend the Clinical Perfusion training program at Penn State Hershey with a second year of training at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC. He served as chief PA-perfusionist at Letterman Army Medical Center and then on to Madigan Army Medical center after the 1989 earthquake damaged Letterman. He retired from active duty as a Captain in 1994 after serving as an enlisted medic, Warrant Officer and Commissioned Officer. He continued to serve in the Texas Military forces and retired in 2019 at the rank of Colonel.

 In 1994, Dr. Champion earned the Master of Medical Science at St. Francis College (now University) in Loretto, PA. His doctoral degree was earned at Nova Southeastern University in 2004 at the Doctor of Health Sciences program in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additionally, he went on to earn an MBA from the Western Governors University program in 2015. Most recently, Dr. Champion has attended the Master of Science in Surgical Science and Practice program at Oxford University, where his dissertation has been accepted for graduation fulfillment. Of note, Dr. Champion is the only PA that has been accepted to the Oxford program as it was designed only for surgeons and he will be the only non-surgeon this program has graduated.

His professional interests are in trauma surgery, cardiac surgery and emergency medicine. He served as a past AAPA Surgical Congress chair, is a Distinguished Fellow of the AAPA as well as a Fellow Member of the APACVS. He has served as president of the AAPA Veterans Caucus, president of the Society of Army Physician Assistants (twice) and a number of committees at AAPA. He has authored a number of articles and a book on surgical assisting. Dr. Champion continues to work in surgery and emergency medicine as well as run three corporate entities.


Director of Federally Employed PAs


Frank Piper, PA-C


Director of Civilian Component 


Bharti Daswani, PA-C

While I have enjoyed being a PA and have extensive clinical experience, I am also deeply passionate about PA advocacy and have an interest in advocating for optimal team practice (OTP). As Civilian Component Director I look forward to being the bridge between the Army PA's and civilian providers. I also would look forward to engaging with AAPA and furthering our OTP initiatives within SAPA. I am excited about helping advance our great profession whose roots stem from the military itself. I have profound respect for our active duty brothers and sisters and I thank them for their service and dedication to our great country. 


Conference Coordinator


Pauline Gross, PA-C


Membership Director


Sharon Denson, PA-C


House of Delegates (2 primary Voting Members)

Sharon Rosser (Primary)

Bob Potter (Primary)



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