WNYPAA | P.O. Box 471 | Williamsville, NY 14231

Board of Directors


Danielle Johnston PA-C


Danielle graduated Magna Cum Laude from Daemen College in 2010 earning her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She currently works at the Dermatologic Center for Excellence in Clarence, NY. Her goal as the WNYPAA President is to increase membership in order to expand the networking opportunities within the organization. She also seeks to grow the influence of the Physician Assistant profession in the Western New York medical community.


Megan Kuechle PA-C


Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2010. Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Daemen College in 2014. Currently working at Dent Neurologic Institute. My goal for the organization is to promote the Physician Assistant profession and increase membership.


Karyanne Cox PA-C

Reimbursement/Job Posting Coordinator

Degree: BS/MS in Physician Assistant studies, Daemen College class of 2014.
Current specialty: Physical medicine and rehabilitation at RehabNY
Dream job: CDC Disease Detective
Special interests: public health, emerging infectious disease, medical missions, accounting


Donna Anderson PA-C

Vice President

Graduate 1996 DYC program, have worked in General Surgery, CV surgery, Family Med and Peds, presently working as surgical hospitalist at Kenmore Mercy, since 2006. I am presently your NYSSPA district representative.


Rebecca Buttaccio PA-C


Becky Buttaccio graduated from Daemen College in 2012. She currently works in neurology at ECMC. Becky's goals as a BOD member include working towards increasing members' involvement in our community and providing a successful annual CME event to Western New York's medical providers.


Miles Sumner MS, PA-C, RD, CD/N

Student Director at Large

Graduate from Buffalo State College 2007 with BS in Nutrition/Dietetics.
Graduate from D'Youville College 2012 with BS/MS in Physician Assistant.
Employment: Family Choice of New York, geriatric medicine.
Goal: Increase student interest and membership in WNYPAA.


Katherine Sumner, PA-C

Student Director at Large & Scholarship Coordinator

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.


Sue Nichter PA-C

Member at Large

Graduate from DYC PA program in 2001. Previously worked Family Medicine but for the past 9 years have specialized in Neurology at Buffalo Medical Group. Also serve on the Board of Directors for the National Parkinson's Foundation WNY Chapter. My goal for the organization is to increase membership and meeting attendance.


Laura Pfalzgraf PA-C

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Spanish from Canisius College; Canisius College Honors Program. Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Daemen College in 2014. Worked at ECMC in hospital medicine along with the transitional care and CPEP units. Also worked at Gowanda Urgent Care and Medical Center per diem. Currently employed as a physician assistant at Gastroenterology Associates. My goal for the organization is to promote the PA profession.


WNYPAA Board of Directors 2018