Board of Directors 2017-2018

The PAs For Tomorrow Board of Directors is made up of PAs with a record of accomplished leadership. These PAs have a history of always giving back to the profession and are ready for this assignment. Each one is committed to making PAs For Tomorrow an organization that you will be proud to be a member of and that makes a difference in your day to day practice.

Frank Crosby, PA-C, MPAS, DHSc(c)


Dr. Frank Crosby, DHSc, PA-C

A PA since 1982, BS degree as Physician Associate and MPAS in 1997 from University of Nebraska. In 2013, he completed his doctoral program at Nova Southeastern University. He retired from US Air Force after 29 years, including two years as medical squadron commander. Frank served as Vice-President of Society of Air Force PAs and was a founding member of what is now the United Kingdom Association of Physician Associates. He was a 32-year member of American Academy of PAs, including time as delegate, member of teller committee, and a past winner of the AAPA publication award. He led the PAFT bylaws committee and is currently serving as the chairman of PAFT's strategic planning committee.



Dr. Scott Stegall, PhD, PA-C

Scott Stegall is a military trained Physician Assistant who graduated the US Army Physician Assistant Training Program in 1990. He served in the Army for 18 years and came to East Texas to live after leaving the service in 1995. He has worked exclusively in rural health and underserved areas since moving to Texas.

He earned a BS as a Physician Associate, a MS as a Physician Assistant in Family Medicine, and a PhD in Health Administration. In addition to his clinical medicine experience he has served on a number of boards including Vice-President of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA), CEO of the Physician Assistant Business Alliance of Texas, President of Physician Assistants Caring for Texas, and was a member of the Hunt County Hospital District board of directors for several years. Scott is a member of PAs for Tomorrow and AAPA. He currently works in urgent care for Christus Trinity Mother Francis in Tyler, Texas.

Immediate Past President

Dr. Eric Holden, DHSc, PA-C

Eric Holden has worked in the field of emergency medicine since 1987. He started as an E.R. tech, later working in Los Angeles and Philadelphia as a Paramedic. He has been an emergency medicine P.A. since 1996 and has worked in California, Oregon, and Washington. His P.A. training was completed at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He also has a degree in medical anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree from the University Of Nebraska College of Medicine in clinical emergency medicine.

He is a member of state, federal, and international disaster medical teams and has traveled to Haiti on medical missions multiple times, including in the week following the 2010 earthquake there. Eric recently completed his doctoral studies and earned a Doctorate of Health Science degree with an emphasis in Global Health from Nova Southeastern University.  He is a regular preceptor for several P.A. programs and has authored multiple articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Vice President

Katie Dore, MHSc, PA-C

Katie earned her Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Health Science degrees from Duke University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program. She has also completed an Integrative Medicine Fellowship with the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Prior to moving from NC to AZ, Katie practiced clinically in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Infectious Disease. She was the founder and medical director of her Integrative Primary Care practice. Katie has also worked in research in the areas of cardiology, HIV and Women’s Health, part of which included management of clinical trials both in the US as well as in Europe.

Katie has held faculty appointments at Duke University School of Medicine and UNC CH School of Medicine. She has participated in precepting PA, NP and medical students as well as been involved in the didactic aspect of PA Education.

In Oct 2017, Katie relocated to AZ to join the NAU PA Program as Assistant Clinical Professor overseeing Clinical Education.

Katie is the current Vice President for PA’s For Tomorrow and  a moderator for  AAPA Huddle.

Nichole Bateman, PA-C


Nichole Bateman, MPAS, PA-C

Nichole has practiced as a PA since graduating with high distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center PA program in 1993. Upon graduation, she practiced in Western Nebraska as the first PA in the only OB/GYN specialty office in the Nebraska panhandle region. In 1997, Nichole accepted a Primary Care position in Oklahoma. She has continued her career in Primary Care, though her Women's Health roots are still a key focus in her practice. Nichole's professional interests include becoming more involved to improve political, financial and professional representation for the PA profession. As access to care issues become paramount in upcoming years, it will be ever important to maximize PA presence in the healthcare industry. There is no better time to become involved in advancing the PA profession. Nichole also serves as Co-Chair of the PAFT National Task Force For PA Autonomy (NTFPA). Nichole lives in Miami, OK with her husband Stacey and two children. 


Daniel Hemple, PA-C

Daniel went to PA school at Salus University in Elkins Park, PA and lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter. Daniel has a passion for Generalist medicine, working in Family medicine and Urgent care.

He has been on a handful of mission trips to Central America, helping those with extreme needs. He is also serving his country as a PA with the Army National Guard. 


Brian Sady, MMSc, PA-C

Brian Sady has been a practicing PA in Nevada for 18 years. He has practiced in emergency rooms, urgent cares, family practice offices, and on a mobile health unit providing care to the under served. He presently teaches full time in a PA program in Nevada, and serves as a director at large for Nevada Academy of Physician Assistants. PA Sady actively advocates for Full Practice Authority at the state and national levels for the PA profession. He is the Founder and Co-Chair of the PAFT National Task Force For PA Autonomy (NTFPA), member of the PAFT BOD, and member of the AAPA Joint Task Force on Future of PA Practice Authority.


Kris Pyles-Sweet, PA-C

Kris Pyles-Sweet is a 1999 PA graduate of Kettering College, with her undergrad from Miami University in Ohio. She has a diverse background in dermatology, endocrinology, and rural health. 

She has spent most of her career in rural, military, Indian, under served and indigent populations all over the United States. She is active in PA chapters in states in which she resides. Currently, she is on the Membership and CME committee of Texas Academy of PAs, peer reviewer for JAAPA, Clinician Reviews, and various committees for NCCPA and AAPA. She is also a member of the PAFT National Task Force For PA Autonomy (NTFPA). 

A strong advocate for the PA and the PA profession, she is the founder of two practices, Modern Medical House Calls and Metroplex Visiting Physicians in Texas. 


Dr. Roger D. Jones, DHSc, PA-C Emeritus

Roger is a 1984 graduate of the Army PA Program and earned his MSPAP from the College of Health Professions at Rosalind Franklin University. He received a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southern University. He practiced emergency medicine, geriatrics, and family medicine in the Army and Tennessee. He has been retired from clinical practice since 2001 and was a University PA Program Director until 2007. He has served as Vice-President,  AAPA HOD delegate, Director-at-Large, and membership chair with the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants. He now enjoys retirement with his wife Desiree who is a retired Army Major and Family Nurse Practitioner.



Todd Keilman, MPAS, PA-C

Todd Kielman is a 2001 graduate of the Interservice Physician Assistant Program, with a Bachelors and Masters in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Nebraska through the United States Army.  His background is diverse, having consisted of many years of trauma, orthopedic, and primary care, followed by immigration health and urology. 

Having spent 25 years in the Army, 15 as a Physician Assistant, with multiple tours in combat, then transitioning to civilian medical care, he has treated patients in a multitude of environments with a wide variety of conditions and injuries.  An active advocate for the PA profession, Todd is a member of the Texas Academy of PAs, as well as the Society of Army Physician Assistants, and the PAFT National Task Force for PA Autonomy (NTFPA).  Todd currently is a faculty member of Baylor College of Medicine.


Student Representative

Crystal Barksdale, PA-S

Student Representative

Tessa Roulston, MS, PA-S

Tessa is currently studying toward her Master of PA Medicine degree at Lynchburg College (LC), in Lynchburg, Virginia. Following graduation in August 2018, she plans on furthering her education in the Doctor of Medical Science program at LC. Tessa previously earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 2012, followed by her Master of Science in Biological Sciences in 2015, both from Virginia Tech.  Some of her experiences prior to PA school include teaching laboratory courses at Virginia Tech, conducting extensive research studies, and working as a medical scribe in an emergency department. Throughout PA school, Tessa has served as an executive board member of her program’s student society, Virginia Academy of PAs Student Representative, Chair of the student society’s Bylaws Committee, and a member of LC’s Students Without Borders. She enjoys spending any spare time that she has with her husband and their Boston Terrier.

PAs for Tomorrow is a  professional organization for all PAs of all specialties.  It represents the future interests of all PAs, providing a vocal core group of PAs committed to seeing the PA profession reach its deserved place among America's health care providers and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive and patient-centered health care. 

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