On Monday, October 6, 2018, MEAPA, in collaboration with the UNE Physician Assistant School, recognized the outstanding PAs in our community at an awards ceremony held on the UNE Portland Campus. We had the added pleasure of meeting and honoring two former presidents of the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) who attended the ceremony and spoke to the audience. Many thanks to those of you who took the time to nominate a colleague and were able to attend the ceremony.
From left to right: Haley Acker, class of 2020 and recipient of the Susan Vincent Memorial Scholarship, Deighton Lewis, President of the PA Class of 2020 accepting the Maine PA of the Year Award on behalf of the late Frederick Lee Staples, Ann Elderkin, past president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Gretchen Preneta, Assistant Clinical Professor at the UNE PA School, President of the Maine Association of Physician Assistants (MEAPA) and graduate of the UNE PA Class of 2010, Paul Moson, past president of the AAPA, Stephanie Podolski, recipient of the Robert J. Lapham Service Award, MEAPA past president award and graduate of the UNE PA Class of 2015, and Heather Vailleux, Vice President of the PA Class of 2020 accepting the Outstanding Healthcare Professional Award on behalf of Professor Thomas White.
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