Meet Our Leadership

Kathryn Reed

President, Acting Treasurer

About Kathryn - President

Kathryn is the president and founder of the NSBPA. She earned a bachelor of science in emergency medicine from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014, and continued her studies there, earning a master of science in physician assistant studies in 2016. As a certified physician assistant, she currently practices internal medicine on an acute inpatient behavioral health unit at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Pittsburgh. When she is not at the hospital, she facilitates accessible, gentle yoga classes as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher.

Helen Gaim

Vice President

About Helen - Vice President

Helen studied at the University of Pittsburgh, earning her undergraduate degree in psychology with minors in chemistry and Africana studies. She then completed her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Marquette University in 2017. She enjoys working with diverse patient populations and mentoring pre-PA students in her native Chicago where she has worked for the last two years. She is an avid Chicago sports fan, and can be found rooting for the Bulls and Bears in her spare time.

Erica Williams

Media Chair

About Erica - Media Chair

Erica graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in emergency medicine. She continued her studies at the University of Pittsburgh, receiving her master’s degree in 2017, and currently works in urgent care, which has been an incredible learning experience as a first job. Ultimately, she intends to pursue a career in OB-GYN and focus on improving maternal outcomes specifically among African-American women. In her spare time, she sings and plays the piano.

Danyelle Fraser

Secretary

About Danyelle - Secretary

Danyelle graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She then went to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and received a master’s degree of health science in biochemistry and molecular biology. She completed her studies at South University where she received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies in 2019. As a certified physician assistant she currently practices neurosurgery. When she’s not in the hospital, she loves cooking, practicing yoga, and all things Baltimore Ravens football.