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Board of Physician Assistants - About Staff & Board

Board Staff

The Iowa Board of Physician Assistants is staffed by both a Board Executive and a Secretary in the Bureau of Professional Licensure, Iowa Department of Public Health. Legal services are provided by the Iowa Attorney General's Office.

Contact Information:
Iowa Board of Physician Assistants
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone (515) 281-0254
FAX (515) 281-3121

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays

Board Members

The Board is made up of five members licensed to practice as a physician assistant, at least two of whom practice in counties with a population of less than fifty thousand, one member licensed to practice medicine and surgery who supervises a physician assistant, one member licensed to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery who supervises a physician assistant, and two members who are not licensed to practice either medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery or licensed as a physician assistant and who shall represent the general public.

Board Members:

  • serve three-year terms (unless filling an unexpired term),
  • appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate,
  • serve no more than nine years (three full terms).

Iowa Board of Physician Assistants

  • Jolene Kelly, PA-C - 2018 (2)
  • Dennis Janssen - 2018 (1) Public Member
  • Dr. Thomas Green, DO - 2019 (1)
  • Peter Stopulos - 2020 (2) Public Member
  • Susan Koehler, PA - 2019 (3)
  • Penny Osborn, PA - 2018 (1)
  • Dr. Jon Ahrendsen, MD - 2020 (3)
  • Michael Schnurr, PA - 2019 (1)
  • Melissa Gentry, PA-C - 2019 (2)

How to Become a Board Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board, you just need to fill out the proper forms and submit them.

You can find the information you need through the Governor's Office.