About the Board

Physician Assistant Advisory Council (PAAC)

The Physician Assistant Advisory Council (PAAC) advises the NCMB on issues affecting PA practice and regulation in the state. The PAAC meets twice a year, in March and September.

The members of the PAAC are nominated by the Board’s Allied Health Committee and are appointed by vote of the full Board. Members may serve two terms of two years each and may be reappointed by Board action. The PAAC’s members represent the leadership of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, the PA Section of the North Carolina Medical Society and each PA training program in North Carolina. The PAAC also includes other PA and physician members chosen for their particular expertise on matters that may come before the Board.

Physician Assistant Advisory Council (PAAC) Members

  • H. Diane Meelheim, FNP-BC, - Chairperson
  • Ralph A. Walker, JD, LLB
  • Bryant A. Murphy, MD
  • Douglas Hammer, MD
  • Julie Daniel-Yount, PA
  • Carolyn Pugh, PA
  • Ron Foster, PA
  • Robin Hunter-Buskey, PA
  • Cathie Field - NCAPA
  • Rosalind Becker, PA – Wingate
  • Karen Hills, PA - Duke
  • Thomas Colletti, PA – Campbell
  • Marc Katz, PA
  • Christina Beard, PA – Methodist
  • Tracy Tonsor, PA – Elon
  • Terry Mulligan, PA – Gardner-Webb
  • Lisa Shock, PA
  • Dr. Stephen Myers – High Point
  • Peggy Robinson, PA

Staff to the PAAC

  • Marcus Jimison - NCMB Staff
  • Katharine Kovacs, PA - NCMB Staff
  • Jane Paige - NCMB Staff