Turtle Mountain Chippewa, is a PA student based at the
Quentin Burdick Memorial Healthcare Facility on her
Amanda Carey, Cherokee, “Miss Cherokee 2001-2002”, was a student on the Native American Physician Assistant Track in the Arizona School of Health Sciences PA Program when her profile was written. Now, as a PA, she is happy to be back home providing primary care at a tribal clinic.
Martha Flores, Yupik, Aleut, has been a PA for 15 years in Bethel Alaska. Her mother was a medical aide and her daughter, Teresa, is also a PA, so 3 generations of women have cared for their people in a remote area of Alaska.
Teresa Flores, Yupik,/Aleut, Martha’s daughter, has been working as a PA in the same hospital as her mother since December 2005. Teresa is in the family practice clinic where she has her own panel of patients.
Since early 2005, Shanna Geiger, Navajo, has worked as a PA providing primary care at Native Health, a small, urban clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Geiger and her family received their care at this clinic when she was growing up.
Wabanang Kuczek, Yaqui, MPH, PA-C, has provided a great deal of leadership in the PA world. In her own practice she has honored traditional knowledge and focused on prevention.
Wilma Toledo, Jemez Pueblo, became a PA in the early years of the profession. From 1977 until 2000, she worked full time at Albuquerque Indian Hospital. Now she is a contract PA in Albuquerque Indian Hospital’s diabetes program and a volunteer faculty member at the PA Program at the University of New Mexico.