To cultivate a diverse and collaborative presence across all aspects of healthcare through advocacy, policy, and leadership. To exemplify professional growth, fortitude, and resilience in order to cultivate PA career development in WA state.

The Vision of the Washington Academy of PAs is to empower PAs to practice, without barriers, at their highest level of education and experience while fully realizing PAs as integral members and leaders of Washington’s healthcare team.



Gabe Zecha, PA-C

Eileen Ravella, PA-C
Immediate Past-President

Sue Cole, PA-C
President Elect


Laura Wendzich, PA-C

Michelle Cardenas, PA-C 
Michelle Cardenas, PA-C

Chelsea Hager, JD


Region 1 Director TBD
Region 2 Director Randall Kelly, PA-C
Region 3 Director Marcy Shapley, PA-C
Region 4 Director Sara Passey, PA-C
Region 5 Director Devlyn Neveux, PA-C
Region 6 Director Tei Habenicht, PA-C


AAPA Chief Delegate Monica Morrison, PA-C
AAPA 2 year Delegate Justin Thibeault, PA-C
AAPA 1 year Delegate Leanne Brink, MBA-HC, PA-C
AAPA 1 year Delegate Anju Jain, MS, ATC, PA-C
AAPA 1 year Delegate John Tomchick, PA-C
AAPA 1 year Delegate Alternate Gabe Zecha, PA-C



Committee on Diversity Gaby Romero, PA-C
CME Committee

Lyn Storm, PA-C (Co-chair)
Allison Warmington, PA-C (Co-chair)
Leanne Brink, MBA-HC, PA-C
Monica Morrison, PA-C
Cameron Winter, PA-C
Leah Yoke, PA-C

Development and Fundraising TBD (Chair)
Elections Committee Dale Sanderson, PA-C
Finance Committee Michelle Cardenas, PA-C
Legislative & Health Policy Council

Linda Dale, D.H.Ed, PA-C (Chair)
Christi Dahlgren, PA-C
Jennifer Morris, PA-C
Monica Morrison, PA-C
Jenna Newcomb, PA-C
Eileen Ravella, PA-C
Justin Sassone, PA-C
Paul Surrette, PA-C
Gabe Zecha, PA-C

Liaison to the Osteopathic Board TBD
Lobbyist  Chelsea Hager, JD
Medical Quality Assurance Commission Theresa Schimmels, PA-C
Jim Anderson, PA-C
Membership Committee

Bonnie Joy, PA-C (Chair)
Michael Corsilles, ND, PA-C 
Anju Jain, MS, ATC, PA-C
Randall Kelly, PA-C
Heather McKnight, B.S, PA-S
Danielle Satow, PA-C

Marketing and Public Relations Leah Yoke, PA-C (Chair)
Early Career Committee (Co-Chairs) Matthew Grisso and Sarah Serpinas, PA-C
Veterans Committee David Carnes, PA-C (Chair)
WAPA Student Representatives

Seattle: TBD Fall of 2021
WSMA Liaison (BOT, HOD, IAS) Linda Dale, D.H.Ed., PA-C