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    Board of Directors

    President

    Melissa Hall, PA-C
    e-mail: president@tgcpaa.org

    Melissa completed her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with a minor in Pyschology 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 returing to MD Anderson Cancer Center where she currently works in the Plastic/Reconstructive Department. Melissa is active with the UTMB PA program coordinating and assisting in their quarterly Surgical Boot camps and annual suturing labs. She has also participated in Baylor PA program and TAPA suture workshops. She has served on the TAPA Membership Committee for the past several years. Melissa has been a member of TGCPAA since 2014.

    Vice President

    Sarah Heins, PA-C
    e-mail: vicepresident@tgcpaa.org

    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.

    Secretary

    Caitlin Lange Fabian, PA-C
    e-mail: secretary@tgcpaa.org

    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.

    Treasurer

    Heather Gibson, PA-C
    e-mail: treasurer@tgcpaa.org

    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.

    Trustee

    Brooke Schweitzer, PA-C
    e-mail: trustee1@tgcpaa.org

    Dr. Brooke Schweitzer practices at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas where she serves as Supervisor for Advanced Practice Providers in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. Prior to her work there, she practiced in a number of capacities including work in emergency, hospital, geriatric, and family medicine as well as serving as interim CEO & CFO at a critical access hospital in Kansas with two of her colleagues. She is a didactic preceptor at Baylor College of Medicine, clinical PA preceptor for PA and medical students on surgical rotations, and lectures on the local, state, and national level. She is an elected delegate for AAPA representing the Texas constituency and serves on the legislative affairs and political action committees with the Texas Academy of PAs. Dr. Schweitzer also serves as Trustee of the Board of Directors for the Texas Gulf Coast PA Association as is a member of Pi Alpha National PA honor society. She received her Doctor of Medical Science degree from Lynchburg University in clinical medicine and healthcare administration. She is a graduate of Des Moines University with a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Her undergraduate degree was completed at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Biology, with minor degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. 

    Trustee

    Gordon Tilney, PA-C
    e-mail: trustee2@tgcpaa.org

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