If you are eligible to vote in this year's Veterans Caucus Election, you will receive an email with the directions and link for online voting.
My name is Dallas W. Lipscomb DMSc PA-C, I am requesting your vote for President-Elect of the Veterans Caucus of the AAPA. I have been serving the Caucus on the Board of Director’s as the chair of several committees for over 8 years and Volunteering for several others. As the Charity Committee Chair, my team raised over $10,000 in gifts, school supplies and donations for Pro Kids Orphanage Cancun, and the Celestial School in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. We also supported Operation Stand Down Tennessee despite the COVID shut down and devastating storms that tore up Nashville. The Caucus has donated another $1000 to the host city charity Helping Veterans and Families of Indianapolis. My team has continued to look for partnerships to raise more money. I helped design our new Topics in the Tropics logo and had it printed on the souvenir T-shirts and carried them to 3 Topics in the Tropics. I have really enjoyed my time as a Board Member and I am ready to step up to President-Elect.
I have the experience and training to run a non-profit. I have been mentored by Caucus leadership since joining 22 years ago. I have the training as a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute. When you add to that a Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) training, I have been preparing for this moment for a very long time.
I now have the business experience needed to serve as President-Elect. After completing my DMSc, I have been successfully running Compassion Care Clinic for over 2 years. I have learned best business practices, accounting and law lessons that were covered in lectures but now have been applied. I have the business experience and training to serve at the next level as President-Elect.
The Veterans Caucus is a great organization run by a very dedicated board of hard working volunteers. We need more Caucus members and more volunteers. Volunteers should be recognized and appreciated and I feel we need to expand our outreach to bond with other Veteran organizations like: The Wounded Warrior Project, Folds of Honor, Flanders Fields, Black Rifle company and the VAPAA - who work at the largest employer of PA’s.
I promise to lead our caucus following the Caucus Vison-
Vision: The Veterans Caucus will serve as the most trusted partner for Veteran health and Veterans pursuing PA education by leveraging community and international philanthropy to positively impact both Veterans and kindred associates’ lives.
I will always strive to achieve our mission-
Mission Statement: Advancing Veteran education, health, and quality of life through mentorship, investment into Physician Associate students, allied health professionals, and our US and international collaborative partners.
I promise to maintain the Veterans Caucus Values-
Values: Integrity, Stewardship, Advocacy, Service, Teamwork, Diversity, and Compassion.
I am excited about this opportunity and I will support the Scholarship Fund, the Topics in the Tropics, our Memorial Day tradition, as well as our Profession. I promise to listen to new ideas and to act on those ideas that will promote the Veterans Caucus and enhance our profession. My philosophy is, “There is no problem that we cannot solve- together”. Here is a short list of my past accomplishments that I believe qualify me to be your next president-elect.
- 40 years in Medicine, 30 as Physician Assistant and 10 as a Surgery Tech.
- Opened Compassion Care Clinic as Owner and Physician Associate.
- Doctorate of Medical Science Degree from University of Lynchburg 2020.
- Selected Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Lynchburg Circle.
- Sponsor Caucus Scholarship in Honor of my late father. Nathan L Lipscomb SMSgt-Ret.
- Distinguished Fellow American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
- Board of Director Veterans Caucus of the AAPA 2007-2011. 2019-2023
- Current Board of Director New Mexico Academy of PA’s.
- Current Clinical Preceptor University of St. Francis and Franklin Pierce PA Programs
I am asking for your vote and I would be proud to serve as the Caucus President-Elect.
Dallas W. Lipscomb DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Captain, USAF-Retired
I am excited to be given this opportunity to be of further service to this great organization.
I have been a PA since 1980, and have served in both the Army and the Navy, both Active Duty and Reserves, and retired after 31 years. I have experience in multiple specialties including Internal Medicine, Wound Care, Family Practice, and Psychiatry. I have experience in professional medical education, both as a PA Preceptor, and faculty member at both Palmer College of Chiropractic, and Five Branches Institute of Chinese Medicine. I am currently working in Chronic Wound Care.
I am a Lifetime Member of both the Veterans Caucus and the Naval Association of PA’s, where I served as Secretary for a short time, before being deployed for Desert Storm. I have been a member of the AAPA since I graduated in 1980, with a few short breaks.
I have had the honor of serving on the Board of the Veterans Caucus for this past year as a Director at Large. It has given me the opportunity to become familiar with the workings of the Caucus, and have learned first-hand the duties of the Secretary.
If given the opportunity to serve, I will remain an active member of the Board throughout my four year tenure, and will continue to support the mission of our organization by utilizing my unique skill set. I look forward to growing into the position with help from our current Secretary, as well as other members of the Board.
The history of the Veterans’ Caucus of PAs is rich in service, advocacy, and philanthropy. Without the work of many before us, PAs would not be where we are today. As our profession has advanced, the need and opportunity for the Caucus to be sustainable and optimized within an evolving societal landscape is now upon us. While growth and development of any organization is intimidating, fear from pushing forward goes against our history, our focus, and the needs of our membership. With this in mind, our advancement requires organizational leaders to establish and execute a strategic plan encompassing the short and long term needs of the Veterans’ Caucus of PAs. This plan is paramount in coordinating efforts supporting who we were, who we are, and who we will become. Aiding in the development and successful implementation of this strategic plan is why I am requesting your support in serving in the Board of Directors’ position.
Dedication, commitment, insight, and efforts of many people are required to sustain and optimize a successful organization. As a Director-at-Large, I am able combine my previous experiences in multiple leadership roles with tools, talents, and resources benefiting the Caucus and its members. My focused interests and intents are collaboration with fellow leadership in forming our strategic plan and establishing methods to achieve our goals including: expansion of our professional footprint, establishing sustainable scholarship funding, improving resources for veterans and those caring for veterans, and ultimately establishing a welcoming, resource rich environment for the needs of our members and our profession.
Leveraging my prior experiences in organizational leadership, business collaboration, service-line development, education, and professional advocacy, I bring unique perspectives, experiences, and skill-sets to define and obtain our organizational objectives. As Director-at-Large, I will use my experiences and talents for the growth and sustainability of the Veterans’ Caucus of PAs and sincerely look forward to this opportunity.
I would greatly appreciate and value your trust, confidence, and support in the election of Board of Directors’ within the Veterans Caucus of Physician Associates.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Brian Chabot DHSc, MPAS, PAC, ATC
Our mission is to promote the interests and contributions of the veteran through service, education, and fraternity. Our goals are straightforward:
- Provide education and inspiration through its annual Memorial Day Service, concurrent with the American Academy of Physician Associate Annual Conference
- Provide medical educational opportunities through annual medical education meeting
- Support the educational pursuits of veterans in physician assistant programs through the awarding of scholarships
- Represent veterans’ interests through collaborations with other veteran organizations and the uniformed services
- Provide service through philanthropic activities
- Be an advocate for the diverse needs of veterans in regards to health care.
My platform is that I will continue do all I can do ensure that the Veterans Caucus accomplishes its mission in way in which we can all be proud.
As we recover from this pandemic and the life alterations thereof, I believe the Veterans Caucus has a great opportunity to revisit our mission statement and once again grow our organization. People will be emerging from their isolation and will want to “go somewhere” for CME credits. “Topics in The Tropics” has become one of most “dreamed about” conferences for all PAs and others to attend. Through it we are able to:
Provide medical educational opportunities through annual medical education meeting
Support the educational pursuits of veterans in physician assistant programs through the awarding of scholarships
Provide service through philanthropic activities.
When I served as a State Academy President, I oversaw and helped develop several CME conferences in Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, and Charleston, South Carolina. I want to increase the visibility for “Topics”, and for the Veterans Caucus at-large, and continue improving “Topics in The Tropics”.
As we grow our conference, we can improve our philanthropic activities, including but not limited to, collecting donations and forwarding them to children’s schools and/or other charities in the communities in which “Topics” is held.
The VETERANS CAUCUS is not just an IRS Tax Exempt 501 ©(3) organization; it is a Team. It is a team of veterans, of those who love them, of those who support their goals, and of those who seek quality education opportunities. The team remembers and honors those who came before and sacrificed their lives. Through this, and by our philanthropic giving, we continue to honor and support the Constitution of the United States of America as we are sworn to do.
In years past, the operational motto of the U.S. Navy Medical Department was: “CHARLEY GULF ONE”. In “Navy speak”, this means “STANDING BY TO ASSIST”. I am “CHARLEY GULF ONE”.
I respectfully ask for your vote to elect me to the Board of Directors of the Veterans Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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