Our Team

DPAF Board of Trustees

Vicki Roberts, chair

Vicki Roberts, MPAS, PA-C 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 the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (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

Jacki Kment, Vice Chair

Jacklynn (Jacki) Kment graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa and then completed PA training at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. She earned a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies with a specialization in dermatology from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Upon completing PA school in 1994, she spent four years in primary care, which included two years in the National Health Service Corps. She has worked exclusively in dermatology since 1997 and has a special interest in acne and psoriasis. Jacki became a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) in 1998 and served as Vice President from 2011-2017 among other positions. She currently serves in SDPA leadership as Chair of the Leadership and Professional Development Committee. She is also honored to be the founder and Past President and current board member of the Nebraska Dermatology Physician Assistants and served as the inaugural mid-level board member of the Nebraska Dermatology Society. She has also served as Membership Chair of the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants. In 2017 Jacki was appointed to serve as a Trustee At Large on the DPAF Board of Trustees. She is thrilled and honored to be able to contribute to the dermatology committee and further the philanthropic goals of the community. Jacki is married to Rick Kment and they have two sons, Cole and Quinn. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, landscaping, boating, camping, and ATV adventures.

jkment@dermpafoundation.org |  Term: 2017-2019


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: 2017-2019


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 Immediate Past President. 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 Trustee At Large 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

Cynthia Trickett, Trustee at large

Cynthia Trickett has been a Physician Assistant since 1995 when she graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. She practiced Family Medicine for approximately 3 years in Houston, Texas before transferring into Dermatology in 1998, and has been practicing in this specialty ever since. In 2000, she completed her Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (with a concentration in Dermatology) from The University of Nebraska in the year 2000 She is an adjunct faculty member for the Physician Assistant Departments with both the University of Texas Southwestern as well as the University of North Texas. She regularly mentors and lectures to the PA students. She has guest lectured for the National Psoriasis Foundation as well as lecturing to Dermatology practitioners across the United States on psoriatic disease.

Cynthia has been in the United States Air Force since 1990, serving in both the Air Force Reserves and the Texas Air National Guard in the Biomedical Science Corps. She holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in her position as a Physician Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys travel, foreign movies, World War II history, and works with the Ronald McDonald House of San Antonio.

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA), the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), as well as the Air National Guard Association of Physician Assistants. She is recognized by the AAPA as a Clinical Preceptor and a Distinguished Fellow.

ctrickett@dermpafoundation.org |  Term: 2017-2019

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 (GDPA) and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), he is excited to be involved in further improving the lives of dermatology patients.

mbrunner@dermpafoundation.org  |  Term: 2015-2018

Ted Rosen, Trustee At Large

Dr. Theodore Rosen attended Michigan State University as a National Merit Scholar and graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School cum laude. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Alabama and in dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he currently serves as a Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Rosen served a term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology (2007-2011) and was recently elected as the incoming AAD Vice-President He is a past Vice-President of Texas Dermatological Society, a past-President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Houston Dermatological Society and prior Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer of the Dermatology Section, Southern Medical Association. He has been honored to be Medical Director for the Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants for the 2016 and 2017 summer meetings. On a personal note, he is most proud of raising four, productive, sane and debt-free adult children. Dr. Rosen is an avid numismatist, die-hard Chicago Cub fan and a life-long devotee of horror films.

Term: 2017-2019

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

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 campfire 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 SDPA leadership. Joleen is currently the President Elect. 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: 2015-2019

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. in 2010, she continued her efforts working in the field of nonprofit management. Leah has been part of the DPAF since its formation. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the association management field spanning membership, communications, conference and event planning, executive leadership, finance and administration. She received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in January of 2018. 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 BA 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.


Kelly Rich, Administrative Assistant

Kelly Rich joined the DPAF in January 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. Kelly recently moved to Washington D.C. after working with another association where she started as the administrative and events coordinator, handling monthly events, member meetings, communications, and office duties. During her tenure there she moved on to become a program manager handling weekly and monthly newsletters, website updates, social media, 2 annual golf outings, member programs, sponsorship, and membership renewals. Kelly brings over 6 years of work experience where she worked with several non-profits as a volunteer on committees, as well as numerous internships working with, and directly for, associations.