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From the Director

We are happy to greet you on behalf of the PA Program and Oklahoma City University. Stars are wondrous! Our vision for our students is to keep looking forward and aiming high. We want them to shine bright even if times become dark. Our students are our program! We, the faculty, are here to help students find their way to a future they have dreamed about. We are here to serve the needs of our students so that they can in turn care for our neighbors and friends.

Our Program is at a critical time in development and our Health Sciences program are evolving. I see that our motivated and hardworking faculty are completely dedicated to our students. We see our students as force multipliers – they will be going out to provide informed and compassionate care as OCU grads! The amazing faculty at Oklahoma City University is going to have a huge impact through the lives of the students they inspire.

I have traveled a long path to arrive here at Oklahoma City University. I trained at Loyola, in Chicago. I did research at The Ohio State University and Emory before joining the faculty of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. It was there that I trained as a PA. I have worked as a PA since 1997 in family medicine, urgent care, ER and cancer reconstructive surgery. I have been honored to work with the PAEA, the AAPA and now the ARC-PA. I am humbled to join a star-studded faculty and to work hard, with them, to create the best possible learning environment for our students.