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DATE: 6/26/2006
3 PA Board Members Maintain Their Seats

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Governor Janet Napolitano has approved the first-term appointments of Joan Reynolds, P.A.-C, and Michael Goodwin, P.A. and the reappointment of Anna Marie Prassa to a second term on the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants.

P.A. Reynolds, the Vice-Chair of the Board, is completing the term vacated by Richard Christensen, P.A. She has her practice at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale and is past-president of the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants.

P.A. Goodwin is serving on the Board and completing the term of Barry A. Cassidy, P.A. P.A. Goodwin is the founder and owner of Occupational Assessments & Services, an occupational medicine provider in and out of the state of Arizona. He is also a founding member of the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants.

Ms. Prassa will complete her first term as a Public Member of the P.A. Board on July 1st of this year. She founded Executive Stress Busters, Inc., and pioneered the 15-minute, in-office massage concept to combat computer and work-related injuries. She also serves as a member of the Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners and the Arizona Homeopathic Medical Examiners Board.

The new terms of all three members will run until July 1st, 2010. Board members may be appointed for two, four-year terms.

The Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants licenses and regulates 1,476 P.A.‘s. The ten-member Board is composed of four Physician Assistants, four Physicians who employ Physician Assistants, and two Public Members. All are appointed by the governor.