The president is the key person that represents SAFPA to the AAPA. The president communicates SAFPA concerns to the USAF PA Associate Corps Chief and keeps them informed of potential legislative changes that may impact how PAs practice medicine in the Air Force. In addition, the president is responsible for coordinating and presiding over Board of Directors (BOD) meetings (in person or via virtual teleconference-VTC) and two formal membership meetings each year. The president ensures each officer on the BOD conducts themselves in accordance with the By-laws, and the highest standards of military officership. They will submit a written bi-annual report that includes a summary of the activities and accomplishments of the office as and recommendations for the coming year; these should be posted for each edition of the SAFPA newsletter.
Term of Office: *One year at the conclusion of the President-Elect term; followed by one year as past president. Required to be both a SAFPA and an AAPA member in good standing and accordance with SAFPA and APPA By-Laws.