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PA Board Biographies

Karrie Lynn Crosby, MPAS, PA-C

Karrie L. Crosby, PA-C

 

Karrie Lynn Crosby, MPAS, PA-C

Karrie Lynn Crosby, of Robinson, is the Presiding Officer of the Texas Physician Assistant Board. Crosby is a physician assistant for Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopedics at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest in Waco, Texas. Prior to her current position, she worked at the Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest Hospital, East Texas Medical Center, and Longview Regional Hospital. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Texas Orthopedic Association. She is a Past President of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. Crosby received a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Texas-Pan American.

 

Clay P. Bulls, MPAS, PA-C

Clay P. Bulls, PA-C

 

Clay P. Bulls, MPAS, PA-C

Clay Bulls, of Abilene, is a physician assistant in hospital medicine for Abilene Regional Medical Center. He is also a physician assistant in internal medicine for Abilene Physician Group, and an Assistant Professor at the Hardin-Simmons University Physician Assistant Program in Abilene, Texas. Bulls is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Hospital Medicine from the NCCPA. He received his bachelor’s degree from McMurry University, is a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physician Assistant program, and received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Jennifer L. Clarner, MPAS, PA-C

Jennifer L. Clarner, PA-C 

 

Jennifer L. Clarner, MPAS, PA-C

Jennifer Clarner, of Austin, is a physician assistant at Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons serving patients in Williamson, Travis and Hays counties. She joined CTVS in 2005 after graduating from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  Prior to that, she received a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology from the University of Texas at Austin and worked for 5 years in Blood Bank Transfusion Services as an ASCP certified Medical Technologist.  She is a current member of Central Texas Physician Assistants Society and Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery.

Melinda Ann Moore Gottschalk, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Melinda Ann Moore Gottschalk, PA-C

 

 

Melinda Ann Moore Gottschalk, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Melinda Ann Moore Gottschalk, of Round Rock, is the Secretary of the Texas Physician Assistant Board. Ms. Moore Gottschalk is a physician assistant in the Neurology Department of Baylor Scott and White, Round Rock Specialty Clinic, working in Headache Medicine. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Headache Society and the Association of Neurology Physician Assistants. Ms. Moore Gottschalk is a Director-at-Large of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and past President and Legislative Chair of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and was honored by the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants as PA Advocate of the Year in 2012. She was also a founding board member of the Texas Physician Health Program serving from September 2009 to August 2014. Ms. Moore Gottschalk graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center PA Program in 1992, and received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from UT Rio Grande Valley.

Victor S. Ho, M.D.

Victor S. Ho, M.D.

 

Victor S. Ho, M.D.

Victor S. Ho, is a native Houstonian who graduated in 1990 from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.  He completed medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia where he served as Chief Resident.  He moved back to Houston where he works and still serves in numerous leadership positions.  He founded and is currently a partner at Beaumont Emergency Medical Associates, LLC, the President and COO of Quality Emergency Services, PLLC, and the CEO of Mercer Emergency Centers. LLC.  He serves as the Medical Director for the Jefferson County SWAT Team and is the Stroke/Tele-Stroke Champion at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine as well as an active member of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians, Texas Association of Free-Standing Emergency Centers, National Association of Free-Standing Emergency Centers and the American Medical Association.  Dr. Ho is also an Eagle Scout and the proud father of three. 

Lawrence G. "Larry" Hughes, Ed.D.

Lawrence G. Hughes, Ed.D.

Lawrence G. "Larry" Hughes, Ed.D.

Larry Hughes, of Frisco, is a zone vice president of operations at 7-Eleven, Inc. Prior to joining 7-Eleven, he served in a variety of leadership assignments in the retailing and hospitality sectors. Hughes previously served as a founding member of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City – Kansas City. He is a national board member of the Armed Services YMCA and a group leader in Bible Study Fellowship International. In addition, he serves as a life member of the National Black MBA Association and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army and Army National Guard. Hughes received a Bachelor of Science in U.S. history from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Master of Science in Management from Baker University, and Doctor of Education in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University.

Teralea Davis Jones, PA-C, DFAAPA 

Teralea Davis Jones

 

Teralea Davis Jones, PA-C, DFAAPA

Teralea Davis Jones, of Beeville, is a physician assistant and the Rural Health Clinic Coordinator of JJP Family Practice in Beeville, Texas. She is a member of the Texas and American Academies of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and Alpha Eta, the Physician Assistant Honor Society. She is a recipient of the Physician Assistant of the Year award from the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants and the first female recipient. She became a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in 2007. Ms. Jones is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has practiced as a physician assistant in family medicine since 1977.

Jorge Martinez

Jorge Martinez

 

Jorge Martinez

Jorge Martinez, of Mission, is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. While there, Jorge became founding president of Alpha Gamma Omega, a Christ-centered fraternity. He later earned his Masters of Public Administration from California Baptist University. Jorge has served in various roles with The LIBRE Initiative since 2012, a brand of Americans for Prosperity, and is currently the Texas Coalitions Director. In 2015, he was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Physician Assistant Board, and serves on the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee. He serves as chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the City of Mission, TX, and also serves as an Accountability Board Member for New Life Family Church in McAllen, TX.

Cameron J. McElhany

Cameron McElhany

Cameron J. McElhany

Cameron J. McElhany, of Austin, is an architectural consultant at LaForce, Inc. Prior to his current position, he worked as a sales representative for Southern Glazer’s. He currently serves as vice president of the Austin chapter of the Construction Specification Institute. In addition, he is an allied member of the American Institute of Architects. McElhany received a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies from Texas A&M University.

Janith K. Mills, MPAS, PA-C

Janith K. Mills, PA-C

Janith K. Mills, MPAS, PA-C

 

Janith K, Mills, of Irving, is a physician assistant for the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. She previously served as a physician assistant at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. She is member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Texas Academy of Physicians. She also volunteers for the street shelter ministry at St. Monica Catholic Church. Mills received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Science in physician assistant from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Michael D. Reis, M.D.

Michael D. Reis

 

Michael D. Reis, M.D.

Michael D. Reis, graduated in 1980 with an engineering degree from Texas A&M University and completed medical school and residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston where he served one year as Chief Resident. Completing residency in 1987, he has worked for the last 25 years as a Scott & White family physician in Waco while taking advantage of many opportunities provided to learn and lead. He served four years as medical director of the large multispecialty clinic in Waco, seven years as Family Medicine vice chair and now serves as Chairman as well as CMO for the Central Regional Clinics. In 2009, his physician peers elected him as a member of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of Scott & White Healthcare. He serves as one of six Scott & White representatives on the Hillcrest Hospital Board, has completed the SWEEP Executive Education course in Austin, and has completed a two-year Advisory Board Fellowship program in Washington, DC.

John S. Scott, Jr., D.O.

John S. Scott, Jr., D.O.

John S. Scott, Jr., D.O.

John Scott, of Keller, is the chief marketing officer, and chairman of the board of ALLCARE Physicians Group. He most recently served as an anesthesiologist at U.S. Anesthesia Partners. He served as a Major in the United States Army Reserves until his Honorable Discharge. Dr. Scott serves on the board of directors of Elite Physicians Group and Premier Physicians Group. In addition, he is a member of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, Delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He previously served on the Texas Medical Board's District Three Review Committee. Scott received a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Lamar University, a Master of Health Administration from Louisiana State University – Shreveport and a Doctor of Osteopathy from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.