Physician Assistant Medicine Advisory Board

The Lynchburg College Physician Assistant Medicine Advisory Board consists of a group of practicing physicians and physician assistants that support the development of our PA Medicine Program.

This group of individuals will meet on a quarterly basis while providing guidance and direction to the program leaders. Various members will eventually serve as instructional faculty as well as assist in the development of supervised clinical practice sites.

Physician Assistant Medicine Advisory Board Members

John Barnard, Jr., MD, Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia

Lisa Best, MEd, PA-C, ATC, Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia

Price Blair, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, Lynchburg College

Debbie Bradney, DPE, ATC, Athletic Training Chair, Lynchburg College

Peter Caprise, Jr., MD, Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia

Daniel Carey, MD, FACP, President/ Chief Physician Executive, Centra Medical Group

Heather Childress, BA, NRP, Lynchburg Fire Department

Beth Eskridge,  PA-C, Centra Emergency Services Group

Jason Ferguson,  BPA, NRP, Public Safety Programs, Central Va. Community College

William Fluker, PA-C, Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia

Paul Foster, MPA, PA-C, CC-EMTP, Central Virginia Family Physicians/ Immediate Care

James Frenchik, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Centra Emergency Services Group

David Gregory, MD, FAAFP, Centra Medical Group, Lynchburg Family Medicine

Ryan Kling, PA-C, ATC, Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia

Michael Leake, PA-C, Emergency Services, Danville Regional Hospital

James Lemons, PhD, Dean of Business & Allied Health, Central Virginia Community College

Jennifer Lloyd, DNP, APRN-BC, MSMIT, Director of Nursing, Lynchburg College

Marilyn McLeod, MD, FACEP, Centra Emergency Services

Lydia McKay, PA-C,  Centra - Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency

Lori McVay, MS, PA-C, Centra Medical Group - Stroobants Cardiovascular Center

J. Richard Milam, PA-C, Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia

Elizabeth Mumper, MD,  FAAP,  President/ CEO,  Rimland Center for Integrative Medicine

Jesse Naples, PA-C, Centra Medical Group - Stroobants Cardiovascular Center

Thomas Nygaard, MD, FACP, Senior VP/ Chief Medical Officer, Centra Medical Group

Jennifer O’Brien, PA-C, Centra Emergency Services Group

Jerry Price, MD, MRO, HealthWorks Medical Director, Centra Emergency Services Group

Laura Read, PA-C, Centra Emergency Services Group

David Reese, PA-C, Johnson Health Center

Melissa Shaffron, PA-C, Centra Emergency Services Group

Clay Shorter, MMSc, PA-C, ATC, Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia

John Shuptrine, MD, Lynchburg Anesthesia Associates

W. Alec Singleton, PA-C, Emergency Medicine, Centra Southside Community Hospital

Russell Smith, PT, EdD, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT, Director of DPT, Lynchburg College

Jean St. Clair, PhD, RN, Dean of Health Sciences & Human Performance, Lynchburg College

Adam Stevens, MD, Co-Director of Trauma Services, Centra Emergency Services Group

Chris Thomson, MD, MS, FACEP, Chief of Staff, Centra Emergency Services Group

Jordan Watkins, MSPAS, PA-C, Centra Neuroscience Institute

Lynchburg College has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The College anticipates matriculating its first class in June 2015, pending provisional accreditation in March 2015. Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its comprehensive accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation standards. The program will not commence in the event that this provisional accreditation is not received. The program offering is contingent upon the approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).