The organization was founded by three Endocrine PAs in 1999. In 2000, ASEPA was awarded formal recognition as a specialty chapter of the AAPA and gained non-profit organization status.
Stephen Willis, PA-C
Stephen Willis PA-C, has worked at Rockwood Clinic Endocrinology and Advanced Diabetes Center in Spokane, WA since 2008. Stephen has worked with Dr. Carol Wysham since 2008 and together they have completed many clinical trials in diabetes and endocrine health. He is currently the department chair overseeing the Endocrine Providers (MD’s and APP’s) and diabetes educators at Rockwood Clinic.
Stephen is a University of Washington MEDEX graduate and remains active teaching endocrine /diabetes lectures. Stephen is involved in clinical leadership and population health. Stephen strives to have a clinical practice of wellness helping patients with endocrine health and advanced diabetes care. Stephen welcomes collaboration with PAs to help improve care and knowledge. Stephen is the House of Delegates representative for ASEPA to AAPA for 2020-2021.
House of Delegates
The AAPA Delegate will chair the AAPA Delegation committee. They will act as the liaison between the AAPA and ASEPA. They will also work in conjunction with the Bylaws / Legislative committee to assure that the ASEPA bylaws do not conflict with the AAPA's bylaws.
The Membership Committee shall encourage and promote the increase of ASEPA membership by coordinating the recruitment, retention and development of the organization's members. They are responsible for maintaining up to date membership records, which will be available to the membership at all times.
Sarah Logan, MPAS, PA-C
My name is Sarah Logan and I serve on the Membership Committee for ASEPA. I graduated from Arcadia University in 2002 with my Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies. From 2002 until 2014, I worked in private practice in general pediatrics in an outpatient setting. While I enjoyed working with children, it was time for a change. I always had an interest in endocrinology, and in 2014, I accepted a position at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA in the Endocrinology Department. Our main focus was Oncoendocrinology. We treated patients with various endocrine malignancies, with a special focus on thyroid cancer. We also treated patients who developed endocrine issues from their cancer treatments for non endocrine malignancies. This included osteoporosis and endocrinopathies from treatment with immunotherapies. I also served on the Immunotherapy work group to come up with institutional guidelines for managing immunotherapy related adverse events. We also focused on educating clinicians outside of the oncology realm about recognizing and managing these adverse events.
In July of 2019, I started a new position at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. I am a part of the Head and Neck team in the Endocrine section, and I just accepted the position as APP Supervisor for the Head and neck Team. I am enjoying working at Moffitt, and I am excited about my new role. My family and I are also enjoying our new life in the Florida sunshine.
I am proud to be a part of the American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants. This group has done amazing things to support endocrine Physician Assistants and establish a place for us in many other organizations.
Newsletter & Website Committee
The Newsletter / Website committee is responsible for the development and publishing of the groups Newsletter and the group’s web page. They are to create subspecialty areas with these two communication media for the purpose of disseminating educational material to the membership.
Sonia Bahroo, PA-C, Chair of Newsletter/Website Committee
Sonia Bahroo, PA-C is a board-certified Physician Assistant at Capital Diabetes & Endocrine Associates in Camp Springs, Maryland.
She received her B.S. and M.S. in Biochemistry from NC State University and then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Medical Science from Methodist University. She initially worked in a private Endocrine practice in North Carolina before joining GW MFA in Washington, DC where she practiced for 15 years. She specializes in the treatment of diabetes, gestational diabetes, and thyroid disease.
She is a member of several professional societies to include the American Academy of PA’s (AAPA), the American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants (ASEPA), and the District of Columbia Academy of PA’s (DCAPA), the last of which she is also a past president. She is currently the DCAPA treasurer.
She encourages her patients to be active participants in their health care and emphasizes the importance of physical activity for overall health. In her free time she enjoys beaded jewelry-making, gourmet vegetarian cooking, and spending time with her family.
Maria Argoud, PA-C
My name is Maria Argoud and I am an Endocrinology PA-C in San Diego, CA. I work in small, private practice office with my father as my supervising physician. We work together to provide care to a diverse patient population, and I love my job! It was a natural choice to go into Endocrinology since my father is an Endocrinologist. I think all the conversations of prolactinomas, diabetes, carbs, and other endocrine issues were ingrained in me since these topics were always interesting conversations at the dinner table. I have worked as an Endocrinologist PA-C since I graduated from USF Master’s program in Albuquerque, NM 10 years ago. I am excited to be involved in the ASEPA newsletter and I hope to continue to be involved in such a great organization. Anytime, you are in SD please let me know and my husband and I would love to show you around!
Noelle Lalonde, PA-C
Noelle graduated from Lincoln Memorial University’s PA program in 2016. Since graduating, she has been working as a hospitalist PA with Spectrum Health in Michigan. She is passionate about helping patients understand and manage the complexities of endocrine disorders, especially diabetes, in the acute care setting. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking and reading.
Megan O'Neill, PA-C
Megan O’Neill, Physician Assistant and CDE, currently works as a Scientific Affairs Manager with Abbott Diabetes Care. She has past industry experience as a Medical Science Liaison with Intarcia and AstraZeneca Cardiometabolics division and as a clinical specialist for Roche Diabetes Care. She completed her physician assistant training at the University of Iowa and practiced family/internal medicine in a variety of settings including community health clinic, private practices. She went on to specialize in endocrinology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she also served as a director of the diabetes center. While at University of Kansas Medical Center, her enjoyment of working in endocrinology and diabetes grew, particularly with interest in technology. After tiring of the Midwestern winters, she moved West to Monterey, CA and continued clinical endocrinology in private practice.
Personal interests include travels, any outdoors adventure and exercise (especially long runs, cycling, swimming, yoga, hiking), wine, spending time with friends and trying anything new. Her 14.5 year old miniature dachshund Fiona keeps her company and still enjoys the beach!
Social Media Committee
The Social Media committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of content of social media platforms used by ASEPA. The purpose of the these social media platforms are to engage members, increase networking opportunities, and disseminate educational material to the membership.
David Doriguzzi, PA-C, Chair of Social Media Committtee
David Doriguzzi is a certified PA that works in a private practice in Lancaster, California. He graduated from the Loma Linda University PA program in 2002 and has been working in endocrine care/diabetology since 2007. In addition to patient care, he has been involved in diabetes clinical research for over 10 years and has served as an Investigator in over 35 different diabetes clinical trials. He also served as a guest lecturer to teach the endocrine and diabetes segments of the Loma Linda University PA program for six years. He has been a presenter on endocrine and diabetes topics at the AAPA and the California Academy of PAs annual conferences. In his spare time, he enjoys time at home with his family and create & hosts his own Diabetes YouTube channel called Sugar High.
Nalani Hunsaker, PA-C
Nalani Hunsaker is a PA board-certified in advanced diabetes management. She serves as the Associate Director of the Diabetes Program and the PA Student Clerkship Director for Seven Star Medical Group in the Inland Empire, CA. She graduated from Barry University in St. Croix, USVI in 2016 and has been working in pediatric and adult diabetes since. Diabetes has a special place in her heart, as she has had type 1 diabetes for 23 years.
In her spare time, Nalani educates people with diabetes and their caregivers through her website diabetespa.net and Instagram @diabetes_pa. She also enjoys traveling, anything outdoors, and spending time at home with her family and two puppies.
Shannon Bauer, PA-C
Shannon Bauer recently graduated in August 2021 from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She started working in Adult Endocrinology at Memorial Regional Hospital right after graduation. She currently sees patients both outpatient in the office and inpatient in the hospital. While enrolled in PA school she was involved in the Interprofessional Diabetes Education and Awareness Initiative at NSU. Shannon did her graduate research project on Psychologically Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes. Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2006, she has always wanted to work in Endocrinology to treat individuals with chronic illness like herself.
Sydney Franco, PA-S
Sydney Franco is currently a senior and first-year physician assistant student. She is enrolled in Duquesne University’s five-year direct entry Physician Assistant program in Pittsburgh, PA. In May 2021 she will receive a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree and in August 2022 she will receive a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. Sydney is currently a member of the AAPA and the treasurer of her university’s chapter of SAAPA. She has been interested in endocrinology ever since she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s at age of 12. When she is not studying, she enjoys running, reading, and hanging out with friends and family. Sydney also has the traveling bug which started after her semester abroad in Italy in the spring of 2019.
Boyd Hammond, PA-C
Boyd graduated from the University of Colorado’s PA program in 2018 and then joined the University as faculty in the division of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. He started his clinical practice on the inpatient glucose management team, consulting on patients with difficult to manage diabetes as well as those with hyperglycemic emergencies. He added outpatient practice with CU’s integrated transgender program, providing gender affirming hormone therapy and managing endocrinopathies in his patient panel. He recently transitioned to full time education and serves as core faculty with the University of Colorado PA program. He maintains clinical practice with the division of endocrinology in the integrated transgender program and serves as a preceptor with the student run free clinic for diabetes night. Boyd is passionate about care of marginalized and underserved populations, with a special interest in caring for undocumented/uninsured patients living with diabetes. He tries to spend all of his free time in the Colorado mountains hiking, backpacking, and skiing.
Karina Miranda, PA-C
Karina Miranda, PA-C is a Certified Physician Assistant from Chicago, IL. She has a B.S in Kinesiology and Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Masters in Medical Sciences in PA studies from Midwestern University CCOM in Downers Grove, IL. She continued her educational career by completing a residency at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Upon graduation, she took a position as an Internal Medicine PA at a Community Health Center where she served as the solo adult medicine provider. Currently, she practices in Endocrinology at Cook County Health and Hospital Systems. Aside from her direct patient care role, she is involved in research studies for adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. In addition, she currently serves on the Social Media Committee for the American Society of Endocrinology Physician Assistants (ASEPA) as well as the Education Committee for the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA). During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 5 year old Rottweiler/German Shepard mix in Chicago, IL.
The Publication committee shall act as the intermediary between ASEPA and publication companies. Publication committee responsibilities include petitioning a request for article submissions, communicating requests for submissions to the general membership or secretary/membership committee, and coordinating logistics between the author and publication companies.
Courtney Wilke, PA-C
Courtney Bennett Wilke is a nationally certified and Florida licensed Physician Assistant. She attended Florida State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science Summa Cum Laude. Subsequently she attended the University of Florida where she received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010. Since that time, she has worked in Cardiology and more recently in Endocrinology. Additionally, Ms. Bennett Wilke teaches as an Assistant Professor at Florida State University College of Medicine in the School of Physician Assistant Practice. She currently volunteers for ASEPA as part of the publication committee and is contributing to efforts to create a patient and provider education pamphlet for SGLT2 inhibitors.
The Continuing Medical Education Committee shall coordinate the planning of CME activities for ASEPA. The CME committee shall be in charge of coordinating the notifications of the membership of upcoming events and of actively pursuing fund-raising for activities.
Kathy Shull, PA-C
Kathy’s career in health care was sparked by her father’s LADA diagnosis during her teenage years. Seeing the impact of nutrition in diabetes management lead to a career in dietetics at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. While there, her interactions with Physician Assistants inspired her to join their ranks by attending Saint Francis University PA Program. She spent 11 years caring for families in an independent practice and then returned to Geisinger to become a hospitalist PA for the next 9 years. In 2017, joining the same clinic that diagnosed and treated her father seemed like the natural choice. She works with three other advanced practitioners, a dietitian, a nurse/diabetes educator and five endocrinologist to care for a variety of endocrinopathies in the inpatient and outpatient settings. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge with others through writing and speaking.
In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, seeing her college-age kids and traveling with her husband to wherever there is great food!
Justine Herndon, PA-C
Justine Herndon, PA-C (she/her), is a board-certified Physician Assistant at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She obtained her MS in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Saint Francis – Fort Wayne in August of 2012, and started working at Mayo Clinic in the inpatient diabetes consulting team right after graduation. She joined the PGA (pituitary, gonadal, and adrenal) core group in 2014 and the TISCC (transgender and intersex specialty care clinic) in 2017. Special interests include follow-up of pituitary tumors, adrenal incidentalomas, and gender affirming hormone therapy. She has two primary authorships in peer-reviewed endocrinology journals and two other articles in progress. She enjoys precepting PA students and lecturing on various endocrinology topics both at the local and national level. As a result of her work, she obtained the academic rank of Assistant Professor of Medicine in September 2020. She will also be joining the Mayo Clinic PA program as part-time faculty in summer 2022. In her spare time, Justine enjoys traveling, hiking, training for triathlons, and spending time with her family.
The Liaison committee shall act as the intermediary between the ASEPA board of directors and other professional entities including but not limited to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. The committee will work to foster and support professional relationships between these organizations for the advancement of the endocrine PA profession and improved patient care.
Joy Dugan Moverley, MPH, DHSc, PA-C
Touro University California, Vallejo CA
A.T. Still University / Arizona School of Health Sciences, Doctor of Health Sciences
Touro University California, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science with second degree in Psychology
Associate Program Director/Associate Professor, Touro University California
Diabetes Research, Education, and Management Team, Touro University California
Peer reviewer for Diabetes Spectrum, Clinical Diabetes, and Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
Primary Care Advisor Board Member/American Diabetes Association
Active lecturer at state and national conferences for various medical topics
Multiple publications on various endocrine topics
American Society of Endocrine PAs
American Diabetes Association
American Academy of PAs
American Academy of PA Veteran Caucus
California Academy of PAs
Society of Army PAs