Salus University Physician Assistant Program Administrators, Faculty, and Staff Members


Director, Physician Assistant Program
Rachel Ditoro, EdD, MSPAS, PA-C

Medical Director, Associate Program Director, and Director of Clinical Education
John J. Fitzgerald III, DO, FACOG

Director of Didactic Education
Cara E. Orr, PA-C

Director of Educational Competency and Strategic Innovation
Christine K. McCormick, DMS, MS, PA-C

Clinical Coordinator
Jeanne-Marie Pucillo, DHSc, MSPAS, PA-C

Principal Faculty

Naveed Ahmed, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C
Maria Boka, MSPAS, PA-C
Michelle Fischer, MMS, PA-C
James Kelly, MMS, PA-C
Christine K. McCormick, DMS, MS, PA-C
Cara E. Orr, PA-C
Jeanne-Marie Pucillo, DHSc, MSPAS, PA-C
Jennifer Pilchman, MSPAS, PA-C
Michael Speirs

Didactic Instructional Faculty

Robert Barsotti, PhD
Jennifer Hodges, PA-C
Tracy Offerdahl-McGowan, PharmD


Katelyn Marciante, Program Administrative Coordinator
​Shannon Scandozza, Standardized Patient and Simulation Coordinator
Danielle Doherty, Clinical Educational Program Assistant
Leah Perry, Didactic Educational Program Assistant