Meet the E-Board

Meet the E-Board

PRESIDENT

Mary Erickson

Hi everyone! I am a senior studying Allied Health Sciences and Biology.  I’ve been a member of the Pre-PA Club since my freshman year, served as the club treasurer for the 2020-21 school year, and am very excited to serve as the president this year! During the school year I work as a PT Tech at Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy, and volunteer as a Medical Assistant at the Oasis of Hope Medical Center. During the summer, I work as a Nursing Assistant at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City and as a Medical Assistant for Anywhere DOT Exams. In addition to this club, I am involved with Campus Ministry and the Rotaract Club.  In my free time I enjoy volunteering, hiking, running, trying new recipes, and doing anything outdoors! I am looking forward to seeing what this year will bring and will support you all to the best of my ability! Please reach out if you ever have any questions!

Vice President

Kyla Marquez

Hello everyone! I have been with the GVSU Pre-PA club since my freshman year and am now a senior studying Clinical Exercise Science. My hometown is Battle Creek and I have worked as a CNA at an assisted living and am now a Patient Care Assistant at Mercy Health St. Mary's Hospital on the Oncology/Med-Surg floor and Emergency Department. I am also involved in the Vietnamese Cultural Association and helped found GVSU's first Filipino American Student Association this year. Outside of school, I love playing tennis, baking, and cooking new dishes. Looking forward to meeting and working alongside everyone this year! Always feel free to ask questions, bring up your ideas, or to chat with me in general.

Treasurer

Stephanie Pertchi

Hi everyone! I am a junior studying biomedical sciences and behavioral neuroscience with a minor in biology. I have been part of Pre-PA club since my freshman year. I am from a small suburb of Chicago called Mokena and am currently working as a rehabilitation technician at Hope Network. I also volunteer at West Michigan Elite Dance Studio, helping train their competitive team! I serve as an eboard member of my sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma, as well. In my free time I enjoy dancing, reading, and spending time with friends. I am looking forward to serving as Treasurer for the 2021-2022 school year! I am also excited to support our members on their Pre-PA journey and see everything that this year brings to us all. I am hoping to serve as an ally to you all as we go through this difficult process together on our way to becoming amazing PA’s! Please reach out if you ever have any questions or concerns.

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Secretary

Kimberly Nutt

Hi everyone! I am a junior studying Allied Health Sciences with a Pre-PA emphasis and a minor in Healthcare Ethics. I currently work as an EMT-B at Rockford Ambulance. I’m also a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and have served as a member on the e-board as well. In my free time I enjoy sailing, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family. I grew up in Warren, MI and moved to Marysville, MI in high school. I’m so excited to serve as the secretary this year and I can’t wait to meet everyone! Always feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

Communications Chair

Lauren Parlette

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren and I am a senior studying Allied Health Sciences with a minor in Biology. I am a member, as well as a mentor, of the Honors College and I am also working on my Interprofessional Education Certificate at GV. I have been a member of the Pre-PA Club since my freshman year and I am super excited to serve as the Communications Chair this year! I have worked as a nurse aide in a skilled nursing facility near my hometown and I am currently working as a physical therapy technician at Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy. On campus, I work as a tour guide, and I am also a part of the Rotaract Club. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering, playing tennis, shopping, and going to the beach. I am looking forward to this year and helping you all in any way I can!

Resource Coordinator

Olivia Dennison

Hi Everyone! I am a junior studying Allied Health Science and have been a part of the GVSU pre-pa club since I was a freshman. I work at Holland Home as a CNA and also soon will be a nurse technician at Spectrum Blodgett hospital on the Med/Surg floor. I volunteer as a blood donor ambassador at Red Cross and will soon be volunteering as a MA at the Oasis of Hope center in Grand Rapids. I have always had a passion for volunteering and am super excited to be helping all of the other GVSU pre-PAs find amazing opportunities within our community. When I am not studying or working, I love to travel as well as do any type of activity outside. I will be hiking, biking, fishing, and swimming all summer! This club is truly amazing and it is an honor to be chosen for the position of Resource Coordinator. I am beyond excited for this year and can't wait to see what we can accomplish together on this journey to becoming PAs!

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Faculty

Advisor

Molly Paulson PA-C

 I earned my first college degree from the University of Wisconsin, Superior in medical technology. After graduating from UWS, I worked as a medical technologist in both hospital and out-patient clinical settings for 22 years.

                In 1995, I applied to, and was accepted into WMU’s PA program.  I graduated in 1998 with a BS in medicine. Since then I have worked continuously as a PA, first in the ED/urgent care, then in occupational medicine, and, for most of my PA career, in outpatient family practice where I precepted PA students. As a preceptor, I discovered that I really enjoyed teaching others how to do what I love (practice medicine). I went back to school, earned my Master’s degree (Univ. of Nebraska), and started teaching at GVSU in 2011 where I teach Clinical Applications (the “art” of medicine). In addition to teaching and working clinically one day a week at Oasis of Hope, I went back to school a fourth time and completed my doctorate of Health Sciences from A. T. Still University in 2016.

                One of the privileges of being the Pre-PA advisor is sharing my love of the PA profession with you. I look forward to getting to know you better during the next couple of semesters and help you achieve your dream of becoming a PA.