Sharon is a Physician Assistant and Founder of APP2APP Virtual Lectures, Inc. In Sept 2021, she resigned from the University of Pennsylvania, where she specialized in working with dementia patients, in order to devout more time to build up APP2APP. At UPenn, Sharon was a sub-investigator on multiple clinical trials and she also saw patients in the Penn Memory Center clinic.
Sharon is currently providing NaProTECHNOLOGY gynecological services in the Philadelphia area. She completed the NaProTECHNOLOGY Medical Consultant program at the St. Paul VI Institute under the direction of Dr. Thomas Hilgers, MD. https://queenofheartsfertility.org/
Sharon graduated with a Master’s Degree from Drexel University in 2003. She has served as Academic Director and full-time Faculty in PA Programs both here in Pennsylvania and in Florida. In 2017, she assisted in the development of a novel Inpatient Tele Neurology Program with Faculty at Thomas Jefferson University.
Donna is a Neuro Oncology APRN, co-chairperson for the Hartford Hospital Nursing Research and Innovations Council and member of the Hartford Healthcare APP Council and Academics Committee. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at the College of Health Professions Pace University Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
Donna obtained a BS and MS degree in Nursing at the College of New Rochelle. She received a Post Graduate Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2017. Donna was awarded the Greatest Clinical Leadership Potential in Evidenced Based Practice from Pace University.
Donna has worked in the field of neurology since 1979. She began as a staff nurse in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Throughout her career, she has made significant contributions to patient care through lectures, leadership, professional activities and publications. Donna was recently inducted as a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academies of Practice.
Alicia currently works for Genesis Health Group in Davenport, IA. She is a Neurology Nurse Practitioner specializing in the treatment of Headache. She is developing Iowa's first multidisciplinary headache clinic through Genesis Health Group which is expected to open the summer of 2021.
In addition to valuing evidence-based medicine, Alicia is a strong believer in the benefits of multi-disciplinary care to optimize patient outcomes. She strives to provide interventions that will improve symptoms and quality of life, while maintaining respect for the patient's healthcare values and beliefs whenever possible.
Alicia received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Iowa University in 2014. She has been a certified Headache Specialist through the National Headache Foundation since 2018, and she is an active member of the American Headache Society. Alicia was recently invited to be a board member of the Quad Cities NP/AP Alliance.
Kara-Ann is a certified Physician Assistant that specializes in Nephrology. She earned her master’s in medical science at Nova Southeastern University in 2008.
Upon graduation, she has worked primarily in Nephrology but also worked for a short time in Pulmonology and Family Medicine. In 2013, she transitioned to Physician Assistant education, and has been in academia full time ever since. During this time, she continued practicing in Nephrology intermittently and is currently still doing so.
Kara-Ann is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Nephrology Physician Assistants, and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. Her clinical interests include chronic kidney disease and medical outreach. Her passion is education and increasing diversity in medicine.
Matt is an orthopedic surgeon with advanced specialty training in sports medicine and sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He has served as an assistant team physician for numerous professional and collegiate sports teams, including the New England Patriots, the New England Revolution and Harvard University Athletics.
Matt completed his fellowship in sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and his orthopedic surgery training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was awarded the Frank L. Coulson Award for Clinical Excellence and the Paul S. Lietman Global Health
Scholarship for his outreach work in Ghana.
Matt has served on numerous medical mission trips to Trinidad, Africa, and Nicaragua during his training. He has over 100 scientific publications, book chapters and presentations at national and international meetings.
LouAnn began her nursing career in 1985 as a registered nurse primarily working in the field of critical care and emergency services. She eventually became a hospital educator for critical care, emergency department, and the flight team. LouAnn went on to become a local and national lecturer on various critical care topics.
In 1999, LouAnn graduated from the University of Kentucky with an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree. After graduation, she went on to work in a variety of settings including Internal Medicine, Inpatient Hospital Medicine, Inpatient Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Outpatient Neurology, and Neuro Hospitalist work.
LouAnn obtained her DNP in Acute Care in 2017 from Southern Adventist University where she continues to be an adjunct faculty member in the Acute Care DNP program. She currently resides in the Nashville area and works PRN in an outpatient neurology clinic, KCA neurology.
Rick’s career in healthcare spans over 25 years. He has served in many operational and leadership roles including as a senior leader at hospitals in Maryland and Florida. More recently, he took time to pursue his clinical passion and returned to school to become a Physician Assistant.
After joining the Center for Vascular Medicine, he took the dual role of clinical provider and CEO. Rick leads the Greenbelt clinic location along with Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal. He believes that his clinical training and experience have been critical in allowing him to function effectively in his role, making decisions that benefit not only the practice but the patient as well.
Rick has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in business from the University of Alabama and a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Keiser University.