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OUT LIST & ALLIES IN THE PA PROFESSION  

OUT LIST - Attestations from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) & non-binary PAs and PA students:

“We are your friends, classmates, professors, colleagues, co-workers, and healthcare providers, and we are out and proud. We are just a few of the talented and committed lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals who contribute to the success and diversity of the PA profession. We invite you to join us in recognizing National Coming Out Day.”

  • Sharon E. Aycock, PA-C
  • Jonathan Baker, PA-C - Past President, LBGT PA Caucus; AAPA Liaison to GLMA; President-elect, NYSSPA
  • Vee Battiste, PA-S, MEDEX
  • Ben Bauman, PA-C - Past Officer, LBGT PA Caucus
  • Blake Beck, PA-C
  • Mark Behar, PA-C, DFAAPA - Co-founder, LBGT PA Caucus
  • Kerin Berger, PA-C
  • Diane Bruessow, PA-C, DFAAPA - Past President, LBGT PA Caucus; Past Vice President, NJ State Society of PAs; Past Board member, GLMA; Secretary-Treasurer (2018-20) & President-elect (2020-21), AAPA
  • Phil Burke, MBA, PA-C
  • Candice Calhoun, PA-C
  • Jeffrey Cameron, PA-C
  • Barbara Chalon, PA-C
  • Andrea Cherne, PA-S
  • Christine Compisi, PA-C
  • Cooper Couch, PA-S, University of Southern California - President (2019-20), Student Academy of AAPA; Student Director, AAPA Board of Directors
  • Benjamin Crumley, PA-C
  • Justin Curran, PA-C
  • Scott Denny, PA-C - Treasurer, Hawaii Academy of PAs
  • Randall Dickson, PA-C, DFAAPA - Past President, Washington Academy of PAs
  • Kelli Dean, PA-C
  • (Susan) Hope Dundas, PA-C - Past Officer, LBGT PA Caucus
  • MacKenzie Dwyer, PA-C
  • Jill Elliott, PA-C - Past Officer, LBGT PA Caucus
  • Katherine Footracer, PA-C
  • Dale Frieser, PA-C
  • Joanne Genet,  PA-C
  • Noah Goss, PA-C
  • John Graykoski, PA-C, DFAAPA - Past President, Society of Emergency Medicine PAs
  • Igor Grosman, PA-C
  • Jacob Gubler, PA-C - President-elect, Arizona State Association of PAs
  • Marylou Hernandez, PA-C - Past President, LBGT PA Caucus
  • Cornelius "Neal" Holmes, PA-S, Chatham University
  • Vic Holmes, PA-C,  Treasurer, LBGT PA Caucus; University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Brooke Janke, PA-S, Grand Valley State University
  • Laura Jennings, PA-C - Past President, LBGT PA Caucus
  • Lori Johnson, PA-C
  • Gerry Jones, PA-C - Past President, LBGT PA Caucus
  • Tyson Kay, PA-S, University of St. Francis
  • Kristi Kehoe, PA-C
  • Daniel Kelley-McBride, PA-C
  • Lisa Kerr, PA-C
  • Joelle Kidder, PA-C, Board, LBGT PA caucus 
  • Patrick Killeen, PA-C, DFAAPA - President (2010-11), AAPA; President (1986-87), Student Academy of AAPA
  • Mariah Leroux, PA-S, Duke University
  • Kat Malagon-Morris, PA-C - Past President (2018-19), LBGT PA Caucus
  • Marc Marchioli, PA-C
  • Mia McDonald, PA-C - Past President (2019-2020), LBGT PA Caucus; Past Chief Delegate, Student Academy of AAPA; VP of Membership & Development; GLMA
  • Heather McKaig, PA-C
  • Tom Merry, PA-C
  • Chelsea Milne, PA-S, University of Southern California
  • Ryan Moran, PA-C
  • Danny Mulcahy PA-C, Director at large, LBGT PA caucus
  • Jeremy Nelson, PA-C - Past President, Iowa PA Society; Past Officer, LBGT PA Caucus
  • Karen Newell, PA-C, DFAAPA
  • John Nguyen, PA-S, Case Western Reserve University
  • Cameron Nicholson, PA-C - President (2020-2021), LBGT PA Caucus
  • Josh Oppenheim, PA-C - Vice President, Class of 2019, Pacific University
  • Trey Kyle Owens, PA-S, St. Louis University 
  • Shalena M. Peterson, MPH, PA-C
  • Todd Pickard, PA-C, DFAAPA - Past President, Texas Academy of PAs; Past President, Association of PAs in Oncology
  • Kurt Palumbo, PA-C
  • Kayla Pulley, PA-C
  • Marlina Robinson, PA-C
  • Ashley Ruhomutally, PA-S, Shenandoah University
  • Elizabeth A.J. Salzer, DMSc, PA-C
  • Jewel Sawyer, PA-C
  • Eric Schuman, PA-C - Former Officer, LBGT PA Caucus; Past Board Member of a chapter of the Oregon Medical Society
  • David Schuneman, PA-C
  • Donna Seton, PA-C, DFAAPA - Past President, Physician Assistants in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Alex Shaffer, PA-S, MEDEX NW
  • Travis Sherer, PA-C - Past President, LBGT PA Caucus; First PA to sit on GLMA's Board
  • Alex Sherry, PA-C 
  • George Steffen, PA-C
  • Jenna Stevens, PA-C
  • Laurel Stiedemann, PA-C
  • Jeff Straw, PA-C - Secretary (2016-2021), LBGT PA Caucus
  • Bridget Stringer, PA-C
  • Ilse Tejeda, PA-S, Charles R. Drew University
  • Julie A. Theriault, PA-C, DFAAPA - President (2004-05), AAPA; Past President, California Association of PAs; Past Medical Liaison to AAFP
  • Travis Turrell, PA-C
  • Danielle Varney, PA-C - Past President, LBGT PA Caucus
  • Sarah K. Vensel, PA-C
  • Elias Villarreal, Jr., PA-C, DFAAPA - Past President, Texas Academy of PAs; Director-at-Large, Arizona State Association of PAs
  • Ryan Wier, PA-S, George Washington University
  • Carrie Whiting, PA-C
  • Brian Wingrove, PA-C, DFAAPA - Past Board Member, LBGT PA Caucus; Past AAPA Liaison to GLMA; Past President, Society of PAs in Pediatrics
  • Christina Wojnarwsky, PA-C, President-Elect (2020-2021), LBGT PA Caucus
  • Ryan Wong, PA-S, University of Nevada Reno
  • Aaron Woodall, PA-S, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - PAEA Student Health Policy Fellow (2019-20)
  • Gabrielle Zecha, PA-C - President-elect (2020), Washington Academy of PAs
  • Madeleine Zeichner, PA-C - President, Class of 2019, Florida State University

 

LGBT ALLIES - Attestations from allied PAs and PA students:

"We acknowledge the importance of speaking out against discrimination and bias on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, and publicly proclaim our support and affirmation of LGBT members of our professional communities."

  • Christine Alexopoulos, PA-S
  • Kelsey Anderson, PA-C
  • Megan Armstrong, PA-S
  • Lisa Barnes, PA-C
  • Julie Bedore, PA-C
  • Eryka Bradley, PA-S - Director of Diversity and Outreach (2020-21), Student Academy of AAPA
  • Morgan Bredow, PA-S
  • Crystal Calcott, PA-S
  • Annette Carlsen, PA-S
  • Lisa Chauv, PA-S
  • Andrew K. Chung, PA-S
  • Katie Crandall, PA-S
  • James Delaney, PA-C, DFAAPA - President (2012-13), AAPA
  • Linda Delaney, PA-C - Past member, AAPA Board of Directors
  • Abby Dumont, PA-S
  • Joshua Estrada, PA-C, AAHIVS
  • Katie Ganser, PA-S - President-elect (2019-20), Student Academy of AAPA
  • Melissa Gilroy, PA-C
  • Kaci Hardsock, PA-S - Chief Delegate (2019-20), Student Academy of AAPA
  • Rica Haraguchi, PA-S, University of Charleston
  • Shirin Heydari, PA-C 
  • Sonja Joplin, PA-C
  • Madison Kutzera, PA-S
  • Carly Landry, PA-S
  • Janet Lechuga, PA-S
  • Allison Lockard-Loob, PA-S
  • Kevin Lohenry, PA-C, PhD, DFAAPA
  • Caroline Main, PA-C
  • Brianna McKay, PA-S
  • Jennifer Mings, PA-C
  • Tracy Nguyen, PA-C
  • Savana Pippin, PA-S
  • Erica Ramos, PA-S - Representative (2019-20), Student Academy of AAPA
  • Victoria Riddle, PA-S, Radford University Carilion
  • Christy Ruiz, PA-S, Yale University
  • Jonathon Rutt, PA-S
  • Alexandra Santellano-Bartsch, PA-S
  • Justine Seliger, PA-S
  • Catherine Sendek, PA-S, Midwestern University
  • Katie Sisson, PA-S, SUNY Stony Brook University
  • Magen Slater, PA-S
  • Beth Smolko, PA-C - President (2020-2021), AAPA
  • Tavish Spargo, PA-S
  • Alyssa Sullins, PA-C
  • Hisano A. Tasedan, PA-S
  • Soumyaa Thushyanthan, PA-S
  • Jamie Walter, PA-S


We invite you to join with us in recognizing National Coming Out Day on October 11.

The Out List for the PA Profession is part of ongoing professional community education by the LBGT PA Caucus.  If you would like to add your name to either list in recognition of National Coming Out Day, e-mail info@lbgtpa.org for details. 

(And if you've since graduated from PA school, drop us an e-mail and we'll update your credentials!)

List updated February 2021.


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