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Leslie Clayton Milteer, PA-C DFAAPA Director / Second Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates

Leslie Clayton Milteer is serving her second term on the AAPA Board of Directors. Beginning her leadership career in the Student Academy’s Assembly of Representatives, she has since held progressive leadership roles in the House of Delegates, representing the Minnesota Academy of PAs, on the Standing Rules Committee, and leading multiple Reference Committees. She also serves as a member of the PA Full Practice Authority Task Force and represents AAPA on the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient Centered Medical Home.
PA Clayton Milteer practices family medicine with North Memorial Health in Golden Valley, Minnesota, and holds a formal clinical leadership position as a Primary Care Provider Lead. She is also adjunct faculty at Saint Catherine University Master of PA Studies program.
PA Clayton Milteer is a fierce advocate for improvement of the practice capacity of PAs. As the Minnesota Academy of PAs Legislative Co-Chair she was the lead advocate and writer of the recently passed PA Practice Modernization Act, which removed supervision and delegation of scope of practice from PA practice regulations in the state of Minnesota. This progressive legislation was the result of PA Clayon Milteer’s leadership of the legislative efforts and her personal diligence in handling all legislative meetings and lobbyist management over the last four years.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology at Texas A&M University and a Certificate of PA Studies from Saint Francis University (formerly Saint Francis College) in Pennsylvania. She earned her Master of PA Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a graduate certificate in Integrating High-Value Patient Care and Performance Improvement in Healthcare from Arizona State University.

PAs and the Greatest Health Crisis of Our Time


  • Define current healthcare provider marketplace realities.
  • Describe the barriers preventing PAs from treating patients and articulate the public health imperative to remove those barriers.
  • Outline opportunities for PAs to improve patient health by promoting vaccines, practicing telemedicine, and addressing public health disparities. 
  • Describe how PAs advocate for the profession on the state and federal level and provide examples of desired outcomes.