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Catalog Number AC2017-0012
Collection Henry Heard Georgia Association of Physician Assistants Collection
Title Henry Heard Georgia Association of Physician Assistants Collection
Scope & Content Henry "Hank" Heard, DHSc, PA-C, has been a PA for over forty years in the state of Georgia. As a PA, he joined the Air Force Reserve/Air National Guard and served 23 years with the rank of "full-bird" Colonel. He has been an active member of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants since he graduated from PA school in 1976. He initially served on the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee before becoming president (1984-1987), he is now the Chair of the Political Action Committee.

The collection contains Dr. Heard's certificates from the NCCPA and the Georgia Association of PAs (GAPA), a GAPA newsletter (2005), printout of a GAPA timeline from the GAPA website (2005), a GAPA members directory (1999), the results of a GAPA performance audit by the State Board of Medical Examiners (1981), GAPA meeting minutes and other board materials from when Dr. Heard was president (1984-1987), a transcription of Alan Sams talking about the history of GAPA, and hard copies of the photographs used in the 2005 newsletter.
Admin/Biographical History Henry "Hank" Heard, DHSc, PA-C, has been a PA for over forty years in the state of Georgia. As a PA, he joined the Air Force Reserve/Air National Guard and served 23 years with the rank of "full-bird" Colonel. He has been an active member of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants since he graduated from PA school in 1976. He initially served on the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee before becoming president (1984-1986), he is now the Chair of the Political Action Committee. Dr. Heard also serves as a Trustee of the PA History Society. For more information, please visit his biography: https://pahx.org/assistants/heard-henry-hank/
Creator Various
Copyrights Copyright for the Physician Assistant History Society records is held by the Society; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Search Terms Hank Heard
Henry Heard
Georgia Association of Physician Assistants
Georgia
State Chapters
Legislation
Oral History
Year Range from 1981
Year Range to 2005
Containers GAPA Board Meeting Materials, 1985
GAPA Board Meeting Materials, 1986
GAPA Board Meeting Materials, 1987
Georgia Association of PAs Directory, 1999
Georgia Association of PAs Performance Audit, 1981
Georgia Association of PAs Website Timeline, 2005
Georgia Association of PAs Today Newsletter, 2005
Henry Heard Georgia Association of PAs Certificates, 1982, 1985, 1997, 2003
Henry Heard National Commission on the Certification of PAs Certification Results, 1984
Oral History of the Georgia Association of PAs Transcription, 1986
Photographs, circa 2005