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PAs For Tomorrow AAPA Candidate Endorsement Statement

 

The 2017-18 AAPA voting polls have been open for a few days.  Historically, membership participation in AAPA elections tends to be low.  PAFT encourages all PAs to participate in the selection of our future national leaders.  If you haven’t already cast your vote, take the time to review the candidate selections and thoughtfully consider who you believe is best equipped to further the mission of the PA profession. 

 

Recently, the PAFT Board of Directors submitted a series of questions to each candidate.  After review of those that submitted responses to PAFT, board membership carefully considered which candidates best represent the future of our profession.  Specifically, PAFT is interested in leaders who will progressively advocate for our professional future and who will work to remove barriers to PAs practicing to the fullest extent of their license.  

 

For the 2017 AAPA Elections, PAFT endorses the following candidates:

 

                  President-Elect:     Alan N. Bybee, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA

                                                 Jonathan E. Sobel, PA-C, MBA, DFAAPA

 

                  Director At Large:  Dave Mittman, PA, DFAPPA

                                                Gerard Grega, PA-C, DFAAPA

                                                Diane Bruessow, PA-C, DFAAPA

 

Communication to national leadership is best demonstrated by casting your vote.  It remains one of the most important tasks you can do to advocate on behalf of the PA profession.  The polls remain open until April 10, 2017 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada).  Vote now by logging into your AAPA profile and selecting the general election link on the home page. 

 

Regards,

PAFT Board of Directors

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PAs For Tomorrow AAPA Candidate Endorsement Statement

 

The 2017-18 AAPA voting polls have been open for a few days.  Historically, membership participation in AAPA elections tends to be low.  PAFT encourages all PAs to participate in the selection of our future national leaders.  If you haven’t already cast your vote, take the time to review the candidate selections and thoughtfully consider who you believe is best equipped to further the mission of the PA profession. 

 

Recently, the PAFT Board of Directors submitted a series of questions to each candidate.  After review of those that submitted responses to PAFT, board membership carefully considered which candidates best represent the future of our profession.  Specifically, PAFT is interested in leaders who will progressively advocate for our professional future and who will work to remove barriers to PAs practicing to the fullest extent of their license.  

 

For the 2017 AAPA Elections, PAFT endorses the following candidates:

 

                  President-Elect:     Alan N. Bybee, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA

                                                 Jonathan E. Sobel, PA-C, MBA, DFAAPA

 

                  Director At Large:  Dave Mittman, PA, DFAPPA

                                                Gerard Grega, PA-C, DFAAPA

                                                Diane Bruessow, PA-C, DFAAPA

 

Communication to national leadership is best demonstrated by casting your vote.  It remains one of the most important tasks you can do to advocate on behalf of the PA profession.  The polls remain open until April 10, 2017 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada).  Vote now by logging into your AAPA profile and selecting the general election link on the home page. 

 

Regards,

PAFT Board of Directors

Would it be possible to read the questions and responses of each candidate? I am not an AAPA member or PAFT member. I have considered supporting PAFT but remain in an evaluation phase. Are the answers to each candidates considered confidential?

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The questions posed to the candidates are available here: http://www.pasfortomorrow.org/page-1860820

 

The board decided that because we didn't tell the candidates we were going to share their answers and don't have their permission and it could have been construed for internal use to decide who we would endorse, we should not share their responses. Suffice to say we chose to endorse candidates who clearly supported the changes PAFT lists as its goals. The policy is being reviewed and I believe steps will be taken next time to be clear about our intent in regards to answers given. You can also see the candidates platforms on the AAPA web site.

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The questions posed to the candidates are available here: http://www.pasfortomorrow.org/page-1860820

 

The board decided that because we didn't tell the candidates we were going to share their answers and don't have their permission and it could have been construed for internal use to decide who we would endorse, we should not share their responses. Suffice to say we chose to endorse candidates who clearly supported the changes PAFT lists as its goals. The policy is being reviewed and I believe steps will be taken next time to be clear about our intent in regards to answers given. You can also see the candidates platforms on the AAPA web site.

Thank you for explaining. I agree that you should not disclose information when the candidates were unaware their statements would be published. It is the same issue with letters of recommendation for school. If the recommender knows that his statements are confidential, he will speak more freely. I believe you are doing the honorable thing here.

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