A message from the IAPAE Board of Trustees
In the interim period between the inaugural IFPAE (predessor to the IAPAE) meeting in Savannah, Georgia in 2008 and the present, the Board of Trustees have continued to develop the organisation and put in place the governance arrangement to allow the future proofing and management structures to be initiated. At the 2010 conference in Glasgow it was agreed that a Board of Directors would be elected in the year ahead, to be announced at the 4th Annual Conference in Canada in the fall of 2011. At this point the Board of Trustees would hand over the day to day responsibility to the new Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees would then become the guardians of the values, aims and objectives of the organisation as agreed in Sunyani Ghana in September 2009. We are looking forward to realising our first formally elected President and Board of Directors.
The following are the members of the IAPAE Board of Trustees :
Phil Begg is one of the 4 original Founding Trustees of IAPAE, he is Head of Academic Innovation, Research/Education at University Hospitals Birmingham, England. Based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, one of Europe’s largest acute hospitals, with the largest co-located ICU in the world and one of the largest solid organ transplant centres in the world. Phil was, until recently Associate Dean for Primary Care at the University of Wolverhampton and has led the development of the Physician Associate in the UK for the past 10 years. He is also a full professor at the University of Kentucky USA.
David Fahringer is an Associate Professor in the Physician Assistant Programme, Department of Health Services, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (USA). His academic background is in Religion, Biology, and Public Health. His medical interest is in Radiology, Public Health, Geriatrics, Integrated Medicine and HIV/Aids. His educational interest is in interdisciplinary education, service learning, national and international PA clinical education. Mr. Fahringer holds two undergraduate degrees and a master in Public Health. He also holds two professional degrees in radiology and the other as a Physician Assistant. He has worked six years in clinical work in Occupational, Preventive and Environmental Medicine. Since 1994 he has been teaching in the Physician Assistant Programme at the University of Kentucky.He has served in PAEA since 1994 in the following areas: on the Membership Committee, PAEA graduate advisory to SAAAPA and the Chair of IAC. He is also one of the four founders of the International Academy for Physician Associate Education in 2007. In 2010 he started the first PA programme in the Middle East in Saudi Arabia with George Washington University-Medical Faculty Associates at Prince Sultan Military College of Health Science; where he was the programme director. Prof. Fahringer returned back to the University of Kentucky in Aug of 2012 and is now the Associate Program Director and Director of Clinical Education.
Dana Sayre-Stanhope is one of the four original founders of the IAPAE whose first meeting was held while she was President of the Physician Assistant Education. Over the course of her career she has founded two graduate physician assistant programs and directed two others. In addition,she directed post-graduate programs as department chair and division chief. She has served as the Chair of the national PA accrediting body, the Accreditation Review Commission (ARC-PA), as Secretary Treasurer and then President of the Physician Assistant Education Association and currently is Immediate Past Chair of the International Academy of Physician Associate Educators. She holds a doctor of education degree and has been consultant to a number of developing physician assistant programmes domestically as well as internationally. Currently she is working with the University of Health and Allied Health Sciences in Ho, Ghana as they develop their physician assistant program and continues her work with the Twinning Center in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand’s Clinical Associates program.