AHC Founding Fathers

AFRICAN HERITAGE CAUCUS RESOLUTION

MAY 18, 2017

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA was founded in 1991 as the African American Special Interest Group

 

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA would like to acknowledge Dr. Richard Smith, Dr. Eugene Stead, and Dr. Henry Silver for their contributions to the establishment and development of the PA Profession

 

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA is an international unified vehicle of mentorship, giving rise to professional leaders charged with continued empowerment of PAs of African Heritage and the populations they serve

 

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA serves as a medium to discuss issues unique to those of African Heritage

 

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA provides an opportunity for its constituents to network and fellowship at the Annual AAPA Conference

 

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA serves a vehicle for leadership development for the members it serves

 

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA provides a networking and mentorship opportunity for PA students

 

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA encourages PA students through its annual scholarship

 

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA promotes cultural awareness within the PA Profession and the Academy

 

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA has a diverse group of professional backgrounds

 

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA serves as a venue for exchange and distribution of culturally based experiences for health care providers of services and recipients of services

 

Whereas the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA continually encourages empathy and sensitivity to the patients and communities we serve

 

Whereas the Founders of the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA sacrificed to grow, develop, and preserve the history of the organization

 

Be it resolved on this day, the 18th of MAY 2017 during which we celebrate 50 years of the PA profession, the African Heritage Caucus of AAPA recognizes its Founders

 

Lovest T. Alexander

John Davis

Prentiss L. Harrison

Brenda Japser

Joyce Nichols

Joseph Tate

Janice Tramel

Steven Turnipseed

Wendell S. Wharton, Jr.

Peggy Valentine