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PAS Students

The University of Pittsburgh’s Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) works to promote the physician assistant profession to the community. PASS focuses on providing resources to its students such as volunteer opportunities in the greater Pittsburgh community, information about diversity and inclusion within healthcare and ways to promote the profession at local, national and international levels.

Purpose of the Society

  1. To serve as the certified organization for the students of the University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Studies Program
  2. To promote academic achievement and clinical excellence among the program
  3. To guide the incoming class in becoming successful students, community members and clinicians
  4. To aid the faculty with continuing development of the Program through feedback and open communication
  5. To serve the Pittsburgh community through volunteer activities and involvement
  6. To promote the physician assistant as a member of the health care delivery team at the local, national and international levels.

Officers for the Class of 2025


  • President: John Cooper
  • Vice President: Colleen Greiger
  • Secretary: Dana Way
  • Treasurer: Alisa Stellini
  • Social Media Co-Chairs: Olivia Brandt and Kaitlyn DuMerer
  • Wellness Pavilion Chair: Meredith Kelly
  • Diversity Chair: Lauren Kelly
  • Student Academic Representative: Kaitlin Waite
  • State Chapter Representative: Hannah Goetz
  • Service Chair: Hannah Weeks
  • Fundraising Chair: Ally Nesbitt
  • Newsletter Chair: Carly Swartz


  • President:  Erica Huynh
  • Internal Vice President: Diana Peraza
  • External Vice President: Sarah Ahmad
  • Treasurer: Karen Yang
  • Secretary: Lauren Kelly
  • Social Media Chair: Jhetzabell Cabrera Genovez
  • Wellness Pavilion Chair: Gabby Norton