Greetings! We are excited to announce that SDSPA will slowly start to hold dinner meetings again. Please check the website regularly for updates! Remember, only members are able to log in and RSVP for meetings. We look forward to seeing you all again!

Our mission is to promote the PA profession, provide an ongoing education forum, encourage networking and community outreach, and improve the quality of medicine.

SDSPA was established in 2002 by Jeremy Adler, MS, PA-C and Daniel Lepore, PA-C.

If you are interested in hosting one of our monthly meetings, please e-mail

The SDSPA Board is currently recruiting all positions for 2023 with varying time commitments.

Please reach out to us at if you are interested in volunteering!

SDSPA Board Members 2023

  • President - Anita Lazar, PA-C
  • Secretary - Armin Ronaghy, PA-C
  • Treasurer - Mark Hartmann, PA-C
  • Student Liaison - Yasamine Pahlevanlou, PA-C
  • Membership Manager - Scott Barker PA-C


Past Presidents:

  • Past President - Timothy O'Neil, PA-C
  • Past President - Emily Mangano, PA-C
  • Past President - Mercedes Dodge, PA-C
  • Past President - Bernard Casillan, PA-C
  • Past President - Patrick Astourian, PA-C
  • Past President - Robin Caballa, PA-C
  • Founder, CAPA President - Jeremy Adler, PA-C


Since its inception, the organization has grown to more than 800 members and provides general education and networking opportunities.

** If you are interested in hiring a PA and/or posting on our Job Board, please contact us through the Contact Page above! **

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