Committee on Diversity

Committee Chair: Saloni Swarup 

The goal and focus of the Committee are:

  • To promote a diverse representation and leadership within the California Academy of PAs
  • To increase public awareness of the available health care services especially in under-served communities
  • To increase awareness of cultural diversity issues among practicing PAs and PA students
  • Select the recipient of the Ruth Webb Minority Scholarship
The terms of service on the Committee on Diversity are:
Appointment to the Committee is on an annual term, from July 1st through June 30th. Members may be appointed at any time during the year to fill a vacancy. Interest in reappointment to the Committee should be sent to the chair by early June.

Meetings: Most meetings will be via conference calls and occur 2 – 3 times annually. The Committee may also meet in person a few times annually as needed. Committee members will be reimbursed for approved expenses relating to participation on the Committee. Other communication will be via email or telephone.

Tasks:
  • Development and presentation of materials to educate practicing PAs and PA students regarding diversity and cultural issues
  • Development of mechanisms to increase recruitment and retention of minority applicants to PA Programs
  • Review applications and select the recipient of the Ruth Webb Minority Scholarship
  • Mentor minority PAs for leadership positions within the PA profession and CAPA
  • Submit articles for publication when assigned to do so by the Editor of the CAPA News.