Dec 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Department Chair: Kerry Whitaker PA-C, DHSc, MSHS, RT (R), DFAAPA

Academic Director: Ingrid Pichardo Murray, DPT, MPAS, PA-C

Medical Director: Ann Marie LeVine, MD

Clinical Director: Whitney Balmert, MMS, PA-C

Director of Assessment: Matthew Allman, PA-C 

Faculty: Bradley Lasley, PA-C Assistant Professor, Michael Cronyn, MPAS, PA-C Assistant Professor; Cory Edgar, MPAS, PA-C Assistant Professor

Administrative Support Staff: LeeAnn Wetmore, BS, Nazreen Ramtahall, BA, Jenicca Brown



Mission Statement

The AdventHealth University Physician Assistant Program’s mission is to educate knowledgeable and compassionate individuals as spiritually cognizant healthcare providers who embrace a mission of service to others.


ARC-PA Accreditation Status

At its June 2019 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) extended Accreditation-Probation status for the AdventHealth University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by AdventHealth University, until its next review in June 2021.

Accreditation - Probation Accreditation - Probation accreditation is a temporary status of accreditation, up to two years, granted when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation - Provisional or Accreditation - Continued does not meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened. Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having its accreditation withdrawn.

Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA Website at

See AHU explanation