Profiles

DSCN1900_2 Audrey Bercier, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, is a PA student based at the Quentin Burdick Memorial Healthcare Facility on her reservation.

DSC03315_2_2 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.
flores_3 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.

flores_2 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.

pic 3 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.

nm 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.
WilmaToledo 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.