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Krista Bower, MPA, CAE, Joins SDPA as Executive Director

Krista Bower, MPA, CAE

Krista Bower, MPA, CAE

Alexandria, VA Sept. 6, 2023 - SDPA Board of Directors President Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, announced that Krista Bower, MPA, CAE, has joined SDPA as the Executive Director, effective immediately. Bower has an impressive background in association management with a strong financial acumen, recognized organizational and business development skills, and demonstrated success in strategic planning and volunteer/staff development.

“SDPA’s values, mission, and the role itself align with my professional commitment to deliver meaningful results that benefit membership and the overall profession. With vision and dedication, my goal is to cultivate innovative programs designed to expand the SDPA and enrich the minds to DermPAs™,” Bower said. “I look forward to continuing the effective management that positioned SDPA as a world-class organization recognized as the go-to resource for ongoing education for DermPAs™ who deliver superior patient care.”

During her career, Bower has held several statewide and national executive leadership roles, including most recently as the CEO of the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC).

“Krista Bower is the visionary Executive Director SDPA needs to lead and inspire our journey of transformation and innovation that will shape our future. We celebrate Krista’s arrival as it marks a new chapter for our association that works to empower, educate and advance DermPAs™,” Bush said. “Her commitment to superior ongoing educational programming and cultivating strong working relationships with members, leadership and staff will be the cornerstones of our progress.”

Bower replaces Interim Executive Director Harvey Tillipman, MBA, MSW, who served for one year. “During his year with SDPA, Tillipman guided us through a transition period marked by success and a renewed focus on education and membership. We appreciate Harvey’s commitment and dedication to SDPA and wish him well in his future endeavors.”


About SDPA

The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), founded in 1994, is a 501c6 non-profit professional organization composed of members who provide medical services with the collaboration of a board-certified dermatologist. With more than 4,700 members, the SDPA is committed to advancing the care of patients through the education and empowerment of DermPAs™. For more information, visit dermpa.org or follow the SDPA on Facebook, Twitter (@dermPA), Instagram (@derm_pa) and LinkedIn.

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