The mission of ASPA is to promote cost effective, high quality, accesible health care to all Alabamians as part of a physician directed team; to provide for professional development of individual PAs; and to work with physicians, patients, government officials and others to promote and represent the PA profession in Alabama.



AC Davis, President 

Paul Harrelson, President Elect

Heather Neighbors, Vice President

Krystle Phillips, Secretary

Bonnie Minton, Treasurer

Sarah Beth Tinley, Immediate Past President


Board Members at Large:

Natalie Barefield, Katie Beckham, Brad Cantley, Bellamy Davis, Sherry Freeman


Physician Assistants (PAs) are nationally certified and state licensed medical professionals who can examine, test, treat and prescribe medicine for patients. The exact work they can do depends on their level of experience, the setting in which they work, their specialty and state laws. For instance, PAs can diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgery and order and interpret tests among other duties.


Interested in knowing more? Click to view What Is a PA by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.



For nearly 50 years, PAs have been part of the healthcare team. In today's changing healthcare climate, the PA-phyician team can enhance the quality of care patients receive.


Click to learn more about the PA-physican team and hiring a PA from the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


To learn more about your responsibilities as a supervising physician and/or to list a position on our job board visit our For Physicians page.