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Faculty and Staff


Jeffrey Midgley, MS, PA
Program Director

  • MS, Physician Assistant Studies - Touro College
  • BS, Health Science, Physician Assistant - Long Island University
  • BA, Psychology - SUNY Binghamton



Elizabeth Young, MS, PA-C
Assistant Program Director; Clinical Assistant Professor

  • MS, Physician Assistant Education and Leadership - A.T. Still University
  • Physician Assistant Certificate - St. Anthony’s Catholic Medical Centers
  • BA, Biology and pre-medicine studies - Franciscan University of Steubenville



Stephen A. Katz, MB ChB, CPE, FACP
Medical Director

  • CPE - American College of Physician Executives
  • MBChB - University of Birmingham (England)
  • BA, Biology - University of Pennsylvania



Erin McLaughlin, MD, MPH
Assistant Medical Director

  • MPH, Environmental Health Sciences - University of California, Berkeley
  • MD - New York Medical College
  • BS, Biology - Syracuse University



Shirley Fletcher-Hall, DS, MS, PA-C
Coordinator of Clinical Education

  • DS, Physician Assistant Studies - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
  • MS, Physician Assistant Studies - Pace University
  • BS, Physician Assistant Studies - Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, City College, CUNY



Jennifer Winus-Robinson, MS, PA-C
Coordinator of Clinical Education

  • MS, Physician Assistant Studies - Touro College School of Health Sciences
  • Physician Assistant Certificate - St Vincent Catholic Medical Centers School of Allied Health
  • BS, Biology - Marymount College



Christopher Barela, MS, PA-C
Clinical Assistant Professor

  • MS, Physician Assistant Studies - Mercy College
  • BS, Health Sciences - Mercy College
  • AAS - Dutchess Community Collegee


Jessica L. Ferraiolo
Clinical Assistant Professor

  • MS, Physician Assistant Studies - DeSales University
  • BS, Athletic Training Education - University of New England


Padma Garvey
Clinical Assistant Professor

  • MD, Doctor of Medicine - University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Biology - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute




Michael LaCroix-Fralish, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor

  • PhD, Pharmacology/Neuroscience - Dartmouth College
  • BS, Biology: Toxicology - Minnesota State University, Mankato





Melissa McCarthy
Business Manager

  • MA, Educational Psychology - Marist College
  • BA, Communications - Marist College





Nicole Baker
Clinical Operations Manager

  • BA, Communications - The College of Saint Rose


Program Contact Information

Address:  3399 North Road, Allied Health Building, Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
Phone:  845-575-3308
Fax:  845-575-3586

All questions regarding program requirements and other admission related queries (e.g. Info Sessions) should be directed to Graduate Admissions at 845-575-3800.

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