Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI)


The purpose of the DEI Committee is to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive Virginia PA workforce representing the diverse communities we serve to improve patient healthcare outcomes

What is DEI?

Diversity is about representation. It is the collective mixture of human beings and their individual identities co-existing within a specific space. These identities must be considered holistically to include race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, sex, disabilities, culture, and educational backgrounds. Equity is about creating a space that promotes fairness for all regardless of their individual identities. Inclusion is about creating a space where individuals feel they can bring their individual identities without judgment and can feel a sense of belonging and respect. Inclusion in the workplace provides opportunities for people of all identities to participate and have an impact in a meaningful way.

DEI Committee Goals


Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Virginia PA profession


Provide educational resources about health care disparities for PAs and PA students, including CME, webinars, reports, and events


Conduct local outreach events to educate those affected by healthcare disparities

Meet Our Team

Together we represent DEI Committee for the Virginia Academy of PAs

Kim Sapre

Founding Chair

Kristina May

Design Lead

Jason Sterling

Marketing Head

Captain Leo

Happiness Manager

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Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants

The Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants is the professional voice and advocate for PAs and PA Students in Virginia.

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