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DATE: October 22, 2002

Scottsdale, Ariz. -- Governor Hull appointed two Arizona professionals to the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants this week. Michael E. Goodwin, P.A., of Chandler, Arizona and James Edward Meyer, M.D. of Peoria, Arizona “represent the latest addition of talented leaders serving as Arizona regulators,” said Executive Director Barry A. Cassidy, Ph.D., P.A.-C. The two appointments fill the last vacancies on the Board. “I credit the Governor for responding so quickly to provide quality leadership to the Board,” said Cassidy.

Michael E. Goodwin, P.A. is the founder and owner of Occupational Assessments & Services, an occupational medicine provider in and out of the state of Arizona. He is a licensed physician assistant, receiving his training at the United States Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri. Goodwin is currently a member of the Executive Board, Section on Medical Center Occupational Health for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty, Arizona School of Health Sciences and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Arizona Valle del Sol Association of Occupational Health Services. Goodwin is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, is a founding member of the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants, and belongs to the American Academy of Physician Assistants and to the Arizona Medical Association.

James Edward Meyer, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Program and an Assistant Professor for the College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University. He is also an Associate Medical Director for Hospice of Arizona. Meyer received his Medical Education at the University of Michigan Medical School and completed a general internship at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University and an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center. He also completed extensive postgraduate psychotherapy training. Meyer is a Board certified Marriage and Family Therapist and is a Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine. He serves on the American College of Physicians, the American Association of for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

The Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants is responsible for licensing and disciplining over 800 physician assistants.