Save the date for the 51st Annual OAPA CME Conference. Oct 2-4, 2024 – At a NEW venue – Embassy Suites Downtown OKC – 741 N Phillips Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. More information HERE.

Committee Chairs and Members

Standing Committees

Governance Committee

  • Chair: Jeff Burke          
  • Alex Garcia
  • Keith Plummer
  • Tara Watson
  • Phil Green
  • Krista Barnes    
  • Haley Perez
  • Nicole Bateman
  • Don Guthrie
  • *Leadership & Advocacy Liaison
  • *Susan Thomas      

Student Advisory Committee

  • Lead Advisor: Elizabeth DiSalvatore                     
  • Advisors:
  • Audra Ball
  • Christy Niehues
  • Saura Douglas

  • Student Members:
  • Kaelyn Davis, OU-OKC
  • Keeley Cunningham, OCU
  • Emma Williams, OU-Tulsa
  • Addison Roark, NSU (Feb 2023)
  • Lauren (Chambers) Griffin- OSU

Committees

Continuing Medical Education Committee

  • Co-Chair: Saura Douglas
  • Co-Chair: Christy Niehues
  • Alex Garcia
  • Theresa Gavula
  • Amanda Lewis
  • Don Guthrie
  • Jeniffer Compton
  • Jeff Burke
  • Jeanine Smith
  • Courtney Abernathy
  • Meghan Liles
  • Ashley McCrary
  • *Susan Thomas
  • *Audrey Poole

Physician Assistant Relations Committee

  • ChairJennifer Putman             
  • Nicole Mason
  • Robert Peevy
  • Helga Price
  • Phil Green
  • Meghan Liles
  • *Leadership & Advocacy Liaison

Legislative & Governmental Affairs Committee

  • Chair: Jeff Burke       
  • Alex Garcia
  • Don Flinn
  • Natasha Simonson
  • Gavin Chirstie
  • Don Guthrie
  • Sheila Walker
  • Elizabeth DiSalvatore
  • Robert Peevy
  • Helga Price
  • Sara Parr
  • Audra Ball
  • Keith Plummer
  • *Leadership & Advocacy Liaison

Awards Committee

  • Chair: Natasha Simonson               
  • Jennifer Putnam
  • Tara Watson
  • Jeanine Smith 
  • Melissa Loftis
  • *Susan Thomas
  • *Audrey Poole

Oklahoma City Community Foundation Selection Committee

  • Saura Douglas                     
  • Tara Watson

Finance Committee

  • Chair: Don Guthrie             
  • Theresa Gavula
  • Phil Green
  • Krista Barnes
  • Keith Plummer
  • *Susan Thomas

Public Relations Committee

  • Chair: Natasha Simonson
  • Melissa Lotfis
  • Audra Ball
  • Helga Price
  • Courtney Abernathy
  • Jeanine Smith
  • *Audrey Poole
  • *Susan Thomas  
  • *Leadership & Advocacy Liaison

Social Committee

  • Chair: Christy Niehues
  • Tara Watson
  • Amanda Garner
  • Elizabeth DiSalvatore
  • Sara Parr
  • Taylor Winzeler
  • *Susan Thomas
  • *Audrey Poole

Research Committee

  • Chair: Nicole Mason
  • Melissa Loftis
  • Robert Peevy
  • Audra Ball
  • Krista Barnes

*Non-voting committee member.