Melissa Hall, PA-C
Melissa completed her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with a minor in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2010. She went on to receive her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from University of Texas Medical Branch in 2013. Melissa began her PA career at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery where she worked in the Houston Area Locations (Memorial City, Katy & Sugar Land) from 2014 – 2017. She worked for Texas Children’s Hospital in the Woodlands in Pediatric General Surgery in 2017 prior to returning to MD Anderson Cancer Center where she currently works in the Plastic/Reconstructive Department. Melissa is an active participant in Baylor & UTMB PA program and TAPA suture workshops. She has served on the TAPA Membership Committee previously. Melissa has been a member of TGCPAA since 2014 and served as TGCPAA Secretary from 2017-2019.
Sarah Heins, PA-C
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona in 2013 and continued on to receive her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2016. Shortly after graduation she began her career in Surgical Oncology/Colorectal Surgery at MD Anderson in the Houston Area Locations (Sugar Land) as well as TMC. Sarah started participation within TGCPAA as a student member and has continued to be involved participating as a CME committee member for the 2019 CME Conference for APPs.
Caitlin Lange Fabian, PA-C
Caitlin completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Texas A&M University in 2014 and continued on to receive her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at University of Texas Medical Branch in 2016. Caitlin began her career as a Physician Assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she currently works, in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department. Caitlin began her participation in TGCPAA as a student member and then went on to become a fellow member once she finished PA school. Caitlin quickly became involved with TGCPAA by teaching suture workshops at the CME events. She served on the Ways and Means Committee in 2018-2019. She implemented a Pre-PA Track at the bi-annual TGCPAA CME Conference in 2019. She continues to be passionate about mentoring Pre-PA students and PA students.
Heather Gibson, PA-C
Heather received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Neuroscience from Texas A&M University in 2010. She then completed a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013. After graduation, she joined the Surgical Oncology department at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Heather joined TGCPAA in 2015.
Sarah Hernandez, PA-C
Sarah received her bachelor's degree in Biology from Texas A &M - Corpus Christi in 2002. In 2005, she received her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She began her career in an Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgery in private practice in Houston, Texas from 2005-2009. The last 12 years she has been at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Sarah has participated in instructing suture workshops to PA students at UTMB and Baylor PA programs. She has also instructed PAs at TAPA and AAPA suture workshops. Sarah has been a member of TGCPAA since 2010. She was TGCPAA Secretary from 2013-2017. Then TGCPAA Treasurer from 2017-2019. She will serve on BOD as TGCPAA Trustee starting 2022.
Amy Ly, PA-C
Amy received her Bachelors of Arts in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013. She then worked with stroke and traumatic brain injured patients as a Clinical Research Assistant for two years and became EMT-B certified. She served one year in Americorps, Community Healthcorps in NYC delivering free cancer screenings to uninsured patients as an outreach and engagement specialist prior to pursing her PA career. In 2018, Amy graduated from Wingate University with a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies and is currently employed at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery department.