Congratulations to the CAPA 2019 Award Winners!

PA OF THE YEAR

Erin Lennon, PA-C

Erin Lennon is a PA with the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery team at University Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. In addition to serving as a clinician, she is a preceptor, mentor and is a contributor to multiple hospital committees.  In addition to serving in these roles, Ms. Lennon is also a member of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team through the Department of Health and Human Services, and has fulfilled her duty in aiding areas in need of disaster recovery, including those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. During her time at home, Ms. Lennon demonstrates this same altruistic intent by volunteering at local school and health fairs. For all these reasons, and for the exemplary demonstration of what it means to be a PA, Erin Lennon has been recognized as the 2019 CAPA PA of the Year.

PA EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Jacquelie Sivahop, MS, PA-C

Jacqueline Sivahop is a PA, associate professor of pediatrics, and is the Associate Program Director of Program Quality for the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/PA program in Aurora, Colorado. She is graduate of the program and joined as full-time faculty in 2009. She has worn many hats within the PA program, with significant contribution to course development and revision of the PA program curriculum. She regularly receives some of the highest satisfaction scores on student evaluations, is a recognized speaker and strong contributor to PA education, with active engagement and leadership with the PA Education Association. In 2016, she was inducted as a member of the Academy of Medical Educators. In addition, she is currently pursuing her doctorate in education. For these reasons Jacqueline Sivahop has been recognized as the 2019 CAPA PA Educator of the Year.

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