Alumni Achievements

The Missouri State University Physician Assistant program has graduated over 500 PAs since 2001. We are proud of the many successes of our alumni throughout the years including their leadership accomplishments at local, state, and national levels.

Dominican University (Illinois)

Name Position Class
Eric Johnson Physician Assistant Studies Program Director (2019-2021) 2008

Jefferson College (Missouri)

Name Position Class
David Wright Paramedic Program Assistant Medical Director 2018

Mercy Health System

Mercy-Springfield APC (Advanced Provider Council)

Name Position Class
Traci (Nicci) St Clair Chairman, 2020 2002
Bobby Eden Member 2001
Tony Giglio Member 2001
Gara Powell Member 2008

Mercy-Joplin Clinic Board of Directors

Name Position Class
Rachael Ferguson Member (Primary Care and Specialty Service APP representative) 2006

Missouri Academy of Physician Assistants (MOAPA)

Name Position Class
Dustin Bartlett President Elect & Delegate, 2020 2004
Amanda Bartlett Vice President, Delegate & Membership Chair, 2020 2006
Melanie Chisam Secretary & CME Committee Exhibitor Coordinator, 2021 2004
Andrea Applegate Treasurer & Delegate, 2022 2010
Jessica Spencer Southwest Region Director, 2022 2014
Torria Slagle Mid-Missouri Region Director, 2022 2019
Meredith Cunningham CME Committee Chair, 2020 2007
Eric Johnson Northwest Region Director, 2022 2008

Learn about MOAPA​​​​​​​ Officers

National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)

Name Position Class
David Wright Chair of EMS PA/NP Task Force 2018

​​​​​​​Physician Assistant Education Association​​

Name Position Class
Dr. Tracy Cleveland Exam Development Board Chair for Surgery End-of-Rotation Exam 2002
Nathan Miracle Exam Development Board Committee Member with PACKRAT 2012
Cassidy McCandless Student-Member-at-Large (2022-2023) 2022

Saint Louis Children's Hospital APP Councils (Advanced Practice Providers)

Name Position Class
David Wright APP Council Member/ APP Leadership Council Member 2018

Stephens College (Missouri)

Name Position Class
Dr. Megan Blakemore Physician Assistant Studies Program Director 2004

University of Missouri-Columbia

Name Position Class
Bob Sobule Psychiatry Physician Assistant Fellowship Program Director 2016

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Name Position Class
Eric Johnson Physician Assistant Program Director 2008