APAO Board of Directors


Tiffany Marie Statler, DMSc, PA-C 

Tiffany, a doctoral-trained physician assistant and a medical science liaison at Menarini Stemline, is deeply committed to advancing patient care and the role of PAs in the field of oncology. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Nutrition from East Carolina University. Tiffany furthered her education by obtaining dual Master of Science degrees in Public Health and Physician Assistant Practice from Campbell University in 2016. Committed to advancing her knowledge and skills, she pursued and achieved a Doctorate of Medical Science (DMSc) from the University of Lynchburg in 2019. Before joining Menarini Stemline, Tiffany practiced as a dedicated PA and co-founded the Oncology Supportive Care Clinic at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, where she delivered compassionate and high-quality palliative care to cancer patients and their families.

In addition to her clinical and research work, Tiffany remains actively involved in advocacy and education within the oncology community. As the President of APAO, Tiffany will continue to champion the recognition and advancement of PAs' pivotal role in oncology practice. Tiffany's dedication to advancing the field of oncology is not limited to clinical practice. She actively engages in advocacy and inclusion efforts, striving to foster growth and engagement within committees and among APAO members. Her overarching goal is to advance the field of oncology through evidence-based practice, education, and collaborative efforts. She is deeply committed to making meaningful contributions that positively impact the lives of patients, families, and providers affected by cancer, and she looks forward to continuing this journey of innovation and advocacy in oncology care.


Kerri Ann Rall, MPAS, EdD, PA-C 

Kerri Ann Rall, MPAS, EdD PA-C is a member of the 2008 class of the Kings College BS/MS PA Program and more recently completed her doctoral degree in Leadership and Education from the College of St. Mary in 2021.

Kerri Ann has practiced in oncology since graduation. She started her career in a community hospital practice, than narrowed her clinical focus to hematopoietic stem cell transplant, hematologic malignancy and chimeric antigen receptor T-cells. She practiced at Dana Farber Cancer Institute & Brigham and Women Hospital in Boston, MA and currently practices at Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Hospital. Kerri was an integral member of the committee to develop and implement the CAR-T program at Yale New Haven Hospital.

In addition to her clinical work Kerri currently serves as an assistant professor and the Clinical Director at the University of St. Joseph PA program. She is passionate about PA education and creating a framework to enhance physician assistant hematology and oncology curriculum to heighten students’ depth of understanding. She serves as a member of ConnAPA philanthropic arm: CT PA Foundation to develop and promote PA education in the state of CT.

Her dual employment in both academia and clinical practice allows her to interact with PAs throughout the spectrum of their career. As an APAO Board member,  Kerri hopes to enhance student participation, education, and mentorship using her experiences in academia and clinical practice.


Samantha Dickson, PA-C


Samantha's journey as a PA in oncology started as a student when she had the opportunity to rotate through MD Anderson for four elective rotations. She currently practice at MD Anderson’s Children’s Cancer Hospital with a focus on inpatient palliative care. Samantha enjoys serving as a clinical preceptor for PA students, as well as lecturing at University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine on the inpatient management of treatment related adverse effects for pediatric patients. Most recently, she joined Texas Academy of Physician Assistant’s Legislative committee and am primarily advocating at the Capitol for a bill that would give PAs Schedule II prescriptive authority. She has a passion for incorporating palliative care early in the management of oncologic malignancies and is actively seeking ways that PAs can be part of the solution to well-rounded care from the beginning of diagnosis


Sarah Vitulli, PA-C

Sarah graduated from Rutgers University in 2010 with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She then earned a dual degree, an M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies and a B.S. in Health Sciences, from Touro College Manhattan in 2016. Since then, Sarah has dedicated her career to working in Hematology/Oncology, both at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Hospital’s Inpatient Leukemia Service and Mount Sinai’s Outpatient Myeloma Procedural Clinic. She has served on the APAO Board since 2020, initially as Director at Large from July 2020 to July 2022 and as Treasurer from July 2022 to the present. Sarah is passionate about mentoring and guiding new PAs in the oncology field and has developed and chaired the APAO Mentorship Program.


Cory Edgar, PA-C 

Cory has practiced in malignant hematology and stem cell transplant since graduation from PA school, working in both large NCI-designated academic centers in Texas and now in a community oncology practice in Florida. Cory currently works in a joint appointment with both academic responsibilities as an Assistant Professor in the PA Program at AdventHealth University and clinical responsibilities in the BMT/Malignant Hematology clinic at AdventHealth Orlando. Cory is passionate about training and mentoring PA students and Pas new to the specialty to the field of oncology. His joint appointment has allowed him the chance to interact with PAs throughout the entirety of their careers. Cory hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the APAO Board representing a spectrum of experiences from academia to clinical practice and from academic centers to community practices.


Elizabeth Fitzgerald, PA-C

Liz is a PA in the department of Hematology and Insturctor in Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester where she works on the inpatient APP team taking care of leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma patients. She worked in multiple other areas of health care prior to attending PA school at Western Michigan University graduating in 2018. She has a passion for Palliative Care and recevied her Certificate in Palliative and Serious Illness Care from CSU Shirley Haynes Institus for Palliative Medicine.  She also has a strong passion in CAR-T, Bispecific and other cellualr therapies and enjoys providing education on those topics. She has previously served on the APAO Membership Committee and as HOD Alternate. 

Student Representative

Minh Tran

Minh Tran is a third-year PA student at MCPHS University in Boston, MA. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a minor in Health Psychology from the same institution where she is currently pursuing her Master of PA Studies degree. Additionally, Minh Tran is a graduate research student in the Medical Oncology department at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, focusing on exercise oncology, early cancer detection, and prevention. She is passionate about sharing her research findings with the community and has presented at various scientific conferences and symposiums, including the annual Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Early Career Investigators in Cancer Research. Minh Tran is also elected as a co-chair of the seminar committee within the Dana-Farber Postdoctoral and Graduate Students Association in which she focuses on fostering a robust scholarly community through scientific discussions and educational opportunities across different levels. Minh looks forward to representing PA students’ voices and introducing resources to those interested in oncology. She also hopes to inspire future generations by demonstrating that the PA profession can excel in various capacities, encompassing advocacy, research, and clinical practice