President - Robert S. Smith, MS, DHSc. PA-C, DFAAPA
Dr. Robert Smith, PA-C, lives in Lewisville, TX. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and as a Yeomen, Hospital Corpsman and Health Service Technician, while in the service he completed an undergraduate degree in science at the University of the State of New York (Excelsior College), Albany New York. He attended PA School at the University of California, Davis FNP/PA program. He completed a Master of Science from Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University, and his Doctor of Health Science, from A.T. Still University Health Sciences, College of Graduate Health Studies, and has Graduate Certificate in Education, from ATSU as well. Dr. Smith most recently completed a certification program at Cornell University in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Dr. Smith, PA-C, has been a pioneer PA in most positions he has held, and has worked with many organizations, American Academy of PA’s (AAPA), Nation Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), PAs for Latino Health (PALH), Association of Family Practice PA’s & NP’s (AFPPANP), Texas Academy of PA’s (TAPA) and others, serving at all levels from fellow to President. He is published and speaks for various organizations. He has an appointment as a Clinical Instructor for the University of North Texas PA program and is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for University of Texas, Arlington, FNP program. He has provided health care most of his career to underserved communities and populations in both rural and inner-city settings. He regularly precepts students in his clinic giving them an opportunity to learn how to provide care to the underserved communities of the DFW area in Texas, primarily in the Latinx Community.
President Elect - Dale “Jamie”Bingham
My name is Dale James Bingham but I have been known as “”Jamie “ since I was born. Starting with the things I am most proud of I am the father of 7 wonderful children all with my wife of 33 years, Lisa. I graduated the university of Utah PA program in 2003. I am currently completing a PHD in health sciences. I work primarily in urgent care and emergency medicine. I have had stints teaching full time and as an adjunct in higher education for Utah State university, Steve a-henager college, independence university, and rogers state university. I served as the director of the EMS program for Yavapai college in Prescott Arizona. I have worked in very rural and suburban parts of the country and have worked much in the way of drug addiction. I started my career in the 1980s as a very young teenage paramedic in Los Angeles county California as I am a native of Long Beach California and ended my paramedic career in Tulsa Oklahoma of all places. I am an avid musician who plays every day and still writes cheesy love songs and rock songs like I did in the 80's.
Immediate Past President- Ken Korber, PA, DFAAPA
Ken Korber is a Physician Assistant, clinically trained in cardiology and vascular surgery. He is a certified Hypertension Clinical Specialist and was inducted as an AAPA Distinguished Fellow in 2016. He is published in the medical & surgical peer-reviewed literature since 1984, holds faculty appointments within several academic medical centers, and speaks on a variety of clinical and patient education topics at national, and international scientific venues. In addition to his clinical activities, Korber is a published children's book author and is the Chief Learning Officer at the Center for Functional Education & Leadership.
Treasurer - Lori Jo Slavick, PA-C
Lori Jo Slavick is a PA-C at Franklin Family Services. Ms. Slavick is a is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy Physician Assistant Program. She is a Past President of the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants. (AFPPA). Ms. Slavick was brought to Maryland with her new husband and had worked in the Maryland Prison for 5 years in general medicine and psychiatry.
Ms. Slavick had been working at St John Detroit Riverview Hospital, an underserved hospital in Detroit. She was Lead Physician Assistant for the practice of Leonard Ellison in Southfield, Michigan. Ms. Slavick feels compelled to help the indigent population because they are the ones in need of the most medical services. She has run numerous workshops on depression, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, computers, and thoroughly enjoys mentoring PA students. She was also speaker coordinator for the AFPPA conferences and has written grants for their funding
In 2002, she received the William Montgomery Community Service Award. In 2003, she lobbied with the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants to make elected officials more aware of the PA profession and its positive contribution to the health care system.
She is married and has 2 sons. Her husband Stephen is supportive of all her endeavors.
PA Member at Large- Clay Walker, PA-C
My name is Clay Walker, and I am a PA practicing in Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Arizona. I am originally from Illinois, where I have practiced for over five years in family and internal medicine.
In addition to clinical practice, I have been actively involved in teaching and serving as adjunct faculty at several physician assistant programs. I also provide board exam preparation and primary care mentorship to NP and PAs on a digital platform.
NP Member at Large - Donna R. White, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
Donna White, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and has practiced in retail health, internal medicine, occupational health, and family practice for over 29 years. She currently holds a position as a Clinical Assistant Faculty and the Director of Graduate Clinical Faculty & Clinical Affairs at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. White has been an RN for 38 years and an FNP for 29 years, earning her BSN & MSN/FNP degrees from the Univ. of Pittsburgh and her DNP from the Univ. of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. She has experience in leadership of faculty teams and online teaching, helping students transition from learned skills into clinical practice. Dr. White has also coordinated and executed several study-abroad student trips to the Crow Nation, MT to work with vulnerable and underserved populations. Dr. White is also a CPR/BLS instructor with the American Heart Association, teaching in the community for over 30 years. Her interests also include church mission work in the Dominican Republic, travel, tractor pulling, and spending time with family. She is married with 3 grown children and 2 golden retrievers.