Board of Directors


Mallory Edwards, PA-C


Mallory graduated from Cleveland State University/TRI-C in 2014 earning her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies and Health Sciences. She currently works in the neurosurgical intensive care unit at Buffalo General Hospital. She has previously worked in Internal Medicine as a hospitalist and held per diem positions in urgent care/emergency department care, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute Breast Surgery Clinic, and with a local independent contracting company. In addition to WNYPAA she is involved with WNY Women's Foundation. Her goal as the WNYPAA President is to gain membership in order to expand networking for local APPs, hold events that encourage consistent member participation to create leadership and volunteer opportunities. She will work with the NYSSPA district director for WNY to promote Optimal Team Practice (OTP) and push legislative agendas to continue to advance PA practice in NYS. She believes in a team based approach where providers are working at the top of their license in order to have efficient patient centered care. Promoting OTP and working with local physicians and hospital systems that support these legislative agendas will only benefit our practice, our community and our relationship with collaborating physicians.


Katherine Sumner, PA-C

Vice President 

Education: 2014 Graduate of D'Youville College with Bachelor and Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies. Honors include Magna Cum Laude designation and recognition for outstanding Master's research project with clinical implications. Employment: Currently working in family practice with Limestone Primary Care . Goals as BOD member: To promote awareness of the many positive benefits of participating in WNYPAA meetings and events.


Rachel Head, PA-S

Treasurer/Student Member at Large for Daemen College

Throughout high school and college, I have strived to take on roles that help me to become a well rounded and well connected student; my work with Students Without Borders has increased my communication skills as I have had to work with preceptors and students alike to organize travel and involvement. More recently I have had an interest in being a better advocate for the PA profession and PA students as I am hoping to increase my role in NYSSPA and strengthen to relationship between WNYPAA and NYSSPA.


Rebecca Buttaccio PA-C 

CME Coordinator




A HUGE Thank You to our Past Presidents

Audrey Smith, PA-C 2003 - 2008

Julie Teprovich, PA-C 2008 - 2012

Virginia Kaufman, PA-C 2012 - 2016

Danielle Johnston, PA-C 2016 - 2018

Mallory Edwards, PA-C 2018 - Present