Our Team

DPAF Board of Trustees

John Notabartolo_fvJohn Notabartolo, chair

John Notabartolo graduated from the Interservice PA Program through University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1998. He served 21 years active duty in the US Air Force and has been actively participating in nonprofit leadership for the past 20 years. John has been President of the Society of Air Force PAs and the Society of Dermatology PAs. He has also held numerous volunteer and elected positions within those organizations as well as within the AAPA. His dedication to serving the patient and bettering the community are ideals he brings to the DPAF.

jnotabartolo@dermpafoundation.org  |  Term: 2015-2017

Jennifer Conner_fvJennifer Conner, Vice Chair

Jennifer Conner grew up in Indiana and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Marian University in 2003. She is a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Army Interservice Physician Assistant Program. Jennifer served for 11 years in the Army National Guard as a medic, Medical Service Corps officer, and battalion physician assistant.  She has been practicing dermatology since 2006 and lives in San Antonio. Jennifer has served in SDPA leadership since 2009 as Public Relations committee chair, Director at Large, and is the current SDPA President-Elect. She championed the SDPA Miles for Melanoma program and serves as the chair of her local race in San Antonio as well. Serving the dermatology community and improving the lives of her patients is Jennifer’s greatest passion. She is honored to be a founding trustee and currently serving as Vice Chair of the DPAF. When she isn’t busy in her clinic or serving the SDPA and DPAF, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children.

jconner@dermpafoundation.org  |  Term: 2015-2018

Keri Holyoak_fvKeri Holyoak, Treasurer

Keri Holyoak, PA-C, MPH is a Physician Assistant at the Dermatology Center of Salt Lake City. She received a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a Master of Public Health from George Washington University.  She has served as the SDPA Fall CME chair since 2012 after finishing her term as past president for the SDPA. She has served medical missions in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Africa, and India and is an advocate for the dermatology patient communities she serves.

kholyoak@dermpafoundation.org | Term: 2015-2017

Douglas DiRuggiero_vfDouglas DiRuggiero, Trustee at large

Douglas’ passion to serve others has been evident prior to and throughout his career as a Physician Assistant. Serving those abroad has taken him to Russia, Mexico, Ghana, St. Lucia, and Haiti for mission work.  Serving those at home lead to the creation and establishment of a fee-free health care clinic for the indigent, an outreach ministry for the homeless, and an ongoing commitment to teaching and counseling to those in prison and those with addictions. He has been named Georgia Humanitarian PA of the year, among other awards. Involvement with the DPAF is a natural extension of his desire to give back to the profession that has allowed him to love and care for others.

ddiruggiero@dermpafoundation.org  |  Term: 2015-2017

Matthew BrunnerMatthew Brunner, Trustee At Large

Matthew Brunner is a 2000 graduate of the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant training program where he completed a Master of Health Science degree. He has practiced in metropolitan Atlanta as a dermatology PA since 2001 with a focus on medical and surgical dermatology. Having had the opportunity to serve in many elected and volunteer roles including President of both the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, he is excited to be involved in further improving the lives of dermatology patients.

mbrunner@dermpafoundation.org  |  Term: 2015-2018

Vicki Roberts _fvVicki Roberts, Trustee At Large

Vicki Roberts graduated from the University of Florida in 1999 with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. For the last 17 years, she has been working as a dermatology PA in West Columbia, SC where she lives with her husband and two boys. Over the last seven years, she volunteered her time in various positions including serving as president of her state society (SCSDPA) and national dermatology PA society (SDPA). She now looks forward to dedicating her time to help promote philanthropy, research, and education through the DPAF.

vroberts@dermpafoundation.org  |  Term: 2015-2018

Travis Hayden _ vfTravis Hayden, Trustee At Large

Travis Hayden, MPAS, PA-C is a Board-Certified PA working in dermatology in beautiful upstate New York. He completed his undergraduate studies at Le Moyne College with a degree in biology. Upon graduating he was awarded enrollment into the U.S. Navy’s Health Services Collegiate Program. Through the program he received his formal training as a PA at the Sisters of Charity Medical Center of Staten Island, New York. He then proudly served on active duty as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the U.S. Navy, working as a PA in military and family medicine. During his time in the Navy, he completed his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) from the University of Nebraska. Since completing his tour in the Navy in 2003, he has been employed with Dermatology Associates of Rochester where he feels fortunate to provide much needed high-quality dermatological care to the many patients in the Finger Lakes region, a mostly rural and dermatologically underserved area of upstate New York.

Mr. Hayden has served since 2005 as the SDPA’s Publications & Communications Committee Chair. In 2007 he became the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dermatology for Physician Assistants (JDPA), the official journal of the SDPA, where he continues to work and extend his passion for teaching to help educate the 2,600 campfire members of the SDPA. In 2015 he was honored with an appointment to the inaugural Board of Trustees of the SDPA’s newly established Dermatology PA Foundation (DPAF). His work with the DPAF engages in research, scholarship, and philanthropy designed to improve the practice of dermatologic patient care by PAs and other medical professionals.

Mr. Hayden enjoys teaching PA students and works as an adjunct instructor & preceptor for the Le Moyne College PA Program and as a clinical instructor & preceptor for the SUNY Upstate Medical University PA Program. In addition to academic teaching, he provides educational dermatology lectures to physician offices and community groups and continues to volunteer his time as a dermatology medical liaison to the Poverello Free Health Center and the Finger Lakes Community and Migrant Health Center.

Mr. Hayden’s passion for medical education, teaching, and helping the underserved is rooted in his firm belief that, “whether with students, our peers, or with our patients…only good can come from the sharing of our medical knowledge.”

thayden@dermpafoundation.org  |  Term: 2015-2018

bethany-grubb-180pxBethany Grubb, Trustee At Large

Bethany Grubb, MPAS, MPH, PA-C graduated from the UT-Southwestern Physician Assistant program in 2002 and the post-graduate fellowship in dermatology a year later.  She has worked as a PA in dermatology for almost 14 years.  Bethany is a Past President of the SDPA and was also instrumental in the creation of the Distance Learning Initiative (DLI). In her work with the DPAF, Bethany is looking forward to giving back to the dermatologic community and to providing avenues for other PAs to give back as well.  She lives with her husband and five children in Dallas, TX.

bgrubb@dermpafoundation.org  |  Term: 2015-2017

Joleen Volz Headshot_fvJoleen Volz, Trustee At Large

Joleen grew up in Upstate New York. She graduated from East Carolina University Physician Assistant program in 2003. She then went on to receive her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies with a Dermatology focus from the University of Nebraska receiving her MPAS in 2005. Her career as a Physician Assistant began over a decade ago in a dermatology practice in Wilmington, NC. In 2009 she relocated to Texas and continued her career in dermatology serving the southern Dallas area.

Joleen has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than 21 years. She has two grown daughters. While not in the office Joleen enjoys spending time around the camp fire or on the water. She has been doing cross fit for three years. Becoming a member of the SDPA was important to her early on in her career. It was not long after that she became involved in leadership. Joleen is currently the SDPA Secretary/Treasurer. Joleen is honored to be a trustee of the DPAF. She finds it rewarding to serve alongside her colleagues with mutual goals of education, research and philanthropy.

jvolz@dermpafoundation.org  |  Term: 2015-2018

Tom Fitzgerald, TRUSTEE AT LARGE

Tom Fitzgerald is the Vice President of Sales at Cynova Laboratories, a dermatology startup company. He joins Cynova after spending over 27 years at Galderma Laboratories, managing dermatology sales teams and shaping Galderma’s branding and presence at medical conventions. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO.

Tom is committed to giving back to the dermatology community as well. He is a volunteer and fundraiser for Camp Wonder, a summer camp for children with rare skin diseases. He is honored to be a Board Trustee at the Dermatology PA Foundation. He currently resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with his wife and three daughters.

tfitzgerald@dermpafoundation.org  |  Term: 2017-2018


DPAF Staff

Leah Reily, Managing Director

Leah Reily is the Managing Director for The Dermatology PA Foundation (DPAF) and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA). After moving back to Washington D.C., she began working specifically within the field of association management and has been part of the DPAF since its formation. Leah brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the association management field spanning membership, communications, conference and event planning, and administration. She believes that fostering an active, organized, work environment serves to energize leaders and staff to achieve strategic goals and represent their membership. Leah received a B.A. from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and her MSc from University College London (UCL) in London, England. She and her husband, Dan, live in McLean, Virginia.


Jose Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant

Jose joined the DPAF as the Administrative Assistant in January 2017 and brings to the team an outstanding seven years of professional customer service experience. Jose grew up in El Salvador and moved to Fairfax, VA in 2007 and is fluent in both English and Spanish. He has developed strong customer service and technical skills during his past work experience in the hospitality and information technology fields. Jose is ecstatic to join an inspiring organization and is excited to fill the role as administrative assistant and contribute to the DPAF’s success and growth. He loves fitness-related activities and has been actively practicing parkour for the last four years.