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Welcome to the FAPA Political Action Committee webpage!


In 1994, the Board of Directors of FAPA voted unanimously to form a political action committee to strengthen the profession's voice with elected officials.



 Thank You to the following Members that support our PAC!

Allison Justice Chair

FAPA PAC Board of Trustees

Grace Bryan

Jason Berger

Breea Buckley

Gregory Burns

Tammy Calamari

Kate Callaway Burns

Jodianne Coffee

Debra Cole

Larry Collins

Carlton DiCarlo

Mary Ettari

Nanette Garavito

Deborah Gerbert

Deborah Ghandour

Michelle Gough

Susan Hammerling

Carrie Herzog

Jessica Janasiewicz

Jenni Johnson

Jeffrey Jordan

Allison Justice

Joanie Kemsley

Anne Langlois

Gina Mangin

Maryanne Martinez

David Mittman

Corinne Mixon

Marina Molitor

Ricardo Morales

Michael Nuccio

Luciana Oran

Michael Quirk

Vanessa Ratzlaff

George Rego

Sady Rego

Stephanie Rivera

Nicole Schtupak

Amanda Stanton

Jack Thompson

Megan Verdoni

Christopher Watson

Renee Weeden

Kevin Williams

Vernon Wright

Dulcy Yahraus


Strengthen Our Voice!




It is time to connect with your legislator. The legislators will give their time to their constituents and an audience to those who have helped them with either an issue in the past or campaign volunteering. Like all major initiatives, the formation of the PAC raised questions about the goals, structure and procedures for making investments to our profession.


The following are frequently asked questions:

FAPA's PAC allows the collective voice of FAPA to be heard by the elected representatives of Florida. A strong PAC promotes a strong profession. Donations enable the PAC to contribute to Florida's candidates during their campaigns for office. This process assists the profession in establishing a networking mechanism with those legislators. When you donate to the PAC, you help send a clear message to legislators that we have issues that are important to our profession.

In this age of "political campaigns through the media," the reputation of an organization is not enough to have real influence on legislative matters. The FAPA - PAC strengthens our voice with the Florida Legislature like never before, especially against immense challenges we can expect in the near future.

In the past, FAPA 's PAC successfully advocated for and against legislation that affected our profession. In an age of rapid changes in the medical climate -- mergers, acquisitions, and globalization, we can expect to face an increased number of new challenges. Conversely, the changes also pose new opportunities which will require legislative action.

Candidates are limited to accepting $1000 per election cycle from the PAC. However, in today's political climate and with skyrocketing election campaign costs, it takes more financial resources, greater coordination, and commitment of our members to exert an influence on the legislature. The PAC will empower us with the additional resources we need to succeed.

First, we will support those candidates for office who are our profession's allies. The PAC will be a powerful tool to mount strong lobbying efforts against bills that might chip away at our important medical professional role as licensed Physician Assistants. Future challenges will require a greater effort. The FAPA PAC Trustees, along with guidance from FAPA Board Members and Mixon & Associates (M&A), choose how to donate the money.The Trustees also decide on which candidates would receive public support and endorsement in the form of a press release or letter to the media.

The PAC sends a clear message to legislators that we have issues that are important to our profession, to the medical community and to the public. The PAC helps ensure that our message is heard.

No, the AAPA's Effective Legislative Committee is designed to lobby for issues at the national level. The Florida Physician Assistant PAC will deal only with Florida and local elected officials and candidates.

Absolutely, your voice will be heard. We welcome the insights and viewpoints of all our members, especially with respect to candidates. In addition, a committee of your peers will approve all contributions. The PAC Board of Trustees consisting of a cross-section of the society's membership, will make policy decisions. In addition to monetary contributions to political campaigns, the FAPA - PAC also organizes members to volunteer on specific campaigns throughout the State. The PAC also encourages local involvement of PA's within their district. There are a variety of resources contained on this site, which can guide you in the process of becoming politically active and affecting positive change for your profession.Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to protect and improve your profession

That's easy. Just click here for the names and contact information for all the PAC trustees.


Help us keep up the forward momentum for PAs and the patients you serve: Invest in FAPA PAC today to help us strengthen relationships with key members of our Legislature and amplify the voice of the profession.


There are 7529 PAs practicing in the state of Florida, thankfully we have 1609 FAPA members. We need many more FAPA members because if we are not at the table, we are on the menu.


Your support matters. Please support FAPA's PAC with your investment and help us move the profession forward!


When paying your FAPA dues, check “yes” for 10% of your dues to go to the PAC.

Consider becoming a PAC 50 (50$ each month).

Click here to make a PAC investment now.


Thank you in advance for your generosity and active involvement in FAPA's PAC.


Thank you to all of our donors: Corinne Mixon Tammy Calamari George Rego Jack Thompson Larry Collins Deborah Gerbert Susan Salahshor Michelle Gough Mary Ettari Dulcy Yahraus Grace Bryan Michael Quirk Ricardo Morales Joanie Kemsley Gregory Burns Maryanne Martinez Kevin Williams Nanette Garavito Jason Berger Carlton DiCarlo Anne Langlois Allison Justice Renee Weeden Jodianne Coffee Nicole Schtupak Debra Cole Jenni Johnson Deborah Ghandour Carrie Herzog Susan Hammerling Michael Nuccio Megan Verdoni Stephanie Rivera Marina Molitor Amanda Stanton Vanessa Ratzlaff Breea Buckley Gina Mangin Kate Callaway Burns Christopher Watson David Mittman
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FAPA Vision: Fully integrate PAs into every aspect of health care in Florida.



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