Newly Elected LAPA 2022- 2023 Board Members
President - Elect
Steven Presley, PA-C
I hope to continue to advance the PA profession in the state of Louisiana both legislatively and with public education about what we do and how we are trained. My goals while I am serving on the board are to increase overall membership with PA’s to LAPA and improve communication between all PA’s across the state of Louisiana. COVID-19 has demonstrated how the healthcare system can be overwhelmed, this provides a unique opportunity to show just how much the Physician Assistant profession is needed. I have previously held this position on the board as well as Director at Large and served on the legislative committee over the last 5 years. I believe continuity and consistency in LAPA is vital to the overall success of PA's in Louisiana.
Brandie Rinaudo Henry, PA-C
Brandie Rinaudo Henry is a certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) and manages the CVT Vein Therapy Center. Brandie graduated from the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport in 2001 and is certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Initially she worked in vascular surgery for 6 years but has dedicated her practice to the treatment of venous and lymphatic related disorders since 2007. Brandie continues to support her profession by serving on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants and is currently serving as the Vice President.
She has extensive experience in the treatment of venous disease. Along with managing the vein therapy center, she performs procedures like phlebectomy and sclerotherapy. Brandie partners with other physician assistants, nurse practitioners and surgeons to help continue the CVT reputation of excellence.
She is always at the forefront of new technology and her technical skills have led others looking to learn sclerotherapy to call upon her for help.
Sabrina Weathersby, PA-C
I am an steward of my profession. I am dedicated to moving our profession forward and continue to be a respected vital part of the healthcare system. I will work hard to advocate for Physician Assistants.
I am a psychiatric PA with 11 years of experience, starting my career in family medicine and emergency medicine, transitioning to psychiatric addictions, outpatient psychiatry, and consult/liaison psychiatry. I recently earned my Doctor of Medical Science degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, in the psychiatry track. Additionally, I precept Xavier University PA students and an actively conducting a study on the treatment of alcohol use disorders in the inpatient setting. I have a passion for advancing the role of PAs locally and nationally. In the role of the House of Delegates representative for Louisiana, I would be well positioned to represent the diversity of PAs practicing in this state, ensuring that our voices are heard on the national level. I would be honored to represent you all, and if elected, I will welcome and prioritize input from PAs across the state on national AAPA matters.
As a long-time, active member of LAPA, I am passionate about PA policy, leadership, and serving as a liaison between the national and local levels. I served as an HOD rep the last time the conference was in Las Vegas, and I enjoyed being involved in the process of moving the profession forward and tackling the challenges we face as PAs. I would love to represent us again next year.
Emilie has been involved in the HOD for several years. She knows the process better than anyone in the state and understands the complex issues being considered by the HOD.