Deanna Bridge Najera, MPAS, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, completed her PA education at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. She attended the University of Maryland for her undergraduate degree and also obtained a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. She currently splits her time between a suburban emergency department and a county health department. Additionally, she provides limited outpatient psychiatric services at a community mental health agency and a local college. She is a regular speaker on the state and national level and has served in multiple leadership capacities.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Deanna Najera has employment relationships with MedStar Emergency Physicians, Carroll County Health Department, USACS, Interpretive Mental Health, and True North Wellness Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from AAPA and has a family member with an employment relationship with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Deanna Najera receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Deanna Najera serves on board of directors for AAPA and is on the advisory board for Shippensburg University.