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Board of Director Nominees for May 2016- 2017

17 Mar 2016 1:49 PM | monique Ochoa (Administrator)

President Elect Nominee is Richard Bottner, PA-C 

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce my candidacy for President-Elect.

Greater Austin is home to over 300 PAs - united by our passion for delivering accessible and high-quality healthcare. The Dell Medical School is poised to open its doors this summer, medical innovation is at an all-time high, and CTPAS is hosting our first-ever CME conference! These are exciting times to be an Austin PA.

We must pause and ask if we are in the best position as a profession to contribute to the ever-changing Austin healthcare landscape. CTPAS has done an excellent job over the past 20 years to provide valuable CME for our members. At the same time, a massive opportunity exists to propel our profession forward in greater Austin, and I believe it is the responsibility of our local professional association to make these advances. 

If elected, it will be my priority to ensure that PAs have a seat at the table, and that our value and contributions to Austin healthcare are recognized. To achieve these objectives, I have outlined several goals on my campaign website, www.BottnerPA.com. This includes cultivating relationships with Austin healthcare leaders, developing an "Austin Needs PAs" campaign, further supporting an online discussion group similar to the former Yahoo group, advocating for an Austin PA program, creating a scholarship and community service program, and re-examining our bylaws to ensure long-term viability and complete organizational transparency, among others.

 These ideas reflect my experiences as a practicing PA in Austin, and are not all-inclusive of the change we can make with your additional involvement, input, and feedback!

With over 15 years of business and entrepreneurial expertise, I possess a proven track record of collaborative leadership, maximizing efficiencies, and achieving results. I have lead or actively participated in several national PA projects with the AAPA and PAEA, and have relationships with an extensive network of PA leaders throughout the country who can assist us in refining our message and member benefits.

Please take a moment to review my campaign website at www.BottnerPA.com which further outlines my platform. This includes additional goals for strengthening the position of Greater Austin PAs, ideas for action, and a CV to learn further about my qualifications.

I pledge to work with each of our members, and our community, to empower PAs to achieve their full scope of practice while providing an active forum for discussion, education, and progress. I encourage you to share your challenges as an Austin PA with me, and discuss opportunities you have for improvement. Please email me at richbottnerpac@gmail.com or call me directly at 512-688-6370. Together, we will take our profession to the next level in Austin.

Secretary Nominee is Jason Jordan, PA-C

Graduated from UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences 2008

Work history:

Baylor Scott & White Orthopaedic Surgery in Round Rock 2009 - 2014 

North Austin Sports Medicine 2014 - present focusing on knee, foot, and ankle.

I have been married to my wife Kerri for 14 years, have 2 children, Tyler & Cooper.

I enjoy camping, off-roading, and am currently working on my black belt in Songham Taekwando.

CME Nominee is Megan McElroy, MS, PA-C

Megan (Meg) McElroy is a Colorado native, and has called Texas her home since 2011. 

Prior to becoming a PA, she worked as a manager at a fitness center, was a property manager for a condo complex, and indulged in her passion for travel by living abroad in Spain and Australia. 

She began her career in medicine as a medical assistant and CNA, and after receiving her master’s degree from Philadelphia University, she worked as a physician assistant in the field of orthopedic surgery for 4 years.  In 2015, she transitioned to a clinic that focuses on evidence-based integrative medicine, helping patients get healthy via intensive personalized nutrition and lifestyle education.  She is passionate about medicine, and spends a lot of her free time reviewing literature, working on medical Spanish, but still fitting in time for daily hikes/walks around her hilly neighborhood and weekly visits to local restaurants to satisfy her “foodie” nature.

She looks forward to acting as CME coordinator for the CTPA society, and welcomes any questions/concerns/thoughts about her upcoming role.

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