Physician Assistant Staff

Joshua Bower, MHSc, PA-C
Program Director, Physician Assistant

Joshua Bower

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Joshua earned his Master of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant from Pennsylvania College of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lycoming College. Joshua is a fellow of both the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He maintains certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and holds a valid license to practice medicine as a PA-C in the state of Pennsylvania. Josh’s primary focus has been ophthalmology, and he has worked at The Eye Center of Central PA for the past six years. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Josh honed his leadership skills as the manager of a multi-million-dollar branch of a national consumer finance company. He also has experience working with both children and adults in the field of psychology in the foster care, group home, and natural home settings.

Kristi Collins, MPAS, PA-C, CAQ-Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Program Director, Physician Assistant

Kristi Collins

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Kristi Collins earned a Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Philadelphia University, where she was the recipient of the Program Director’s Award for Clinical Excellence. She also holds a Master of Science in general biology and a Bachelor of Science in biology, both from Eastern Michigan University. She maintains certification as a Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and holds a valid license to practice in Pennsylvania. In addition, she earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Orthopaedic Surgery from the NCCPA and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Kristi gained her clinical experience at Geisinger Medical Center in orthopaedic surgery. She is an associate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, has been published in JAAOS Global Research and Reviews, and has presented at the AAOS national meeting. 

Katie McNamee
Secretary, Physician Assistant Program

Katie McNamee

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Katie McNamee is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology. She earned her degree in Business Management. She joined the Physician Assistant Program in 2016. She had worked previously for Lycoming College for 12 years as an Administrative Assistant for several Academic Departments. She is the first person to contact with questions once the website has been fully reviewed.

Dr. Kendra Boell, DO, MBA, CPE
Instructor, Physician Assistant

Kendra Boell

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Kendra Boell earned her Doctoral degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also a graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she earned her MBA. Boell also earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Albright College, Reading, PA. She was the 2003 recipient of the Williamsport Family Medicine Teaching Award. Upon completing residency and fellowship, she worked clinically as Bariatric Physician at Geisinger Medical Center and Medical Director for Geisinger Health Plan in Danville, PA. She joined the college as a Clinical Director for the Physician Assistant Program in 2016 and became faculty August 2018.

Heather Dorman, M.Ed., PA-C, EMT-P
Instructor, Physician Assistant

Heather Dorman

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Heather Dorman earned her Master’s Degree in Instructional Systems-Educational Technology at Penn State University. She is also a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Physician Assistant Program, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Physician Assistant studies. She was the 2005 recipient of the Russell M. Trapp Professionalism Award. After graduation, she worked clinically as a Physician Assistant on the trauma surgery team at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. She joined the college as a Clinical Director for the Physician Assistant Program in 2008 and became faculty August 2018.

Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Dorman was a 1994 graduate of the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center Paramedic Training Institute. She was employed as a Paramedic Supervisor with Danville Ambulance Service MICU 120, providing pre-hospital advanced life support. During this time, she served as a clinical preceptor for paramedic students, and as adjunct faculty for several area Paramedic Programs.

Julie Edkin, MS, PA-C
Instructor, Physician Assistant

Julie Edkin

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Julie Edkin graduated from Penn State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 with a Master of Science in physician assistant studies. She has worked clinically as a physician assistant in family medicine, emergency medicine, urgent care medicine, general pediatrics, and neurodevelopmental pediatrics. She was a member of the Emergency Burn Response Team at Evangelical Community Hospital, and she was the Evangelical Community Hospital Employee of the Month for April 2010.

Edkin worked in the Pennsylvania College of Technology Physician Assistant Program from 2005 through 2016 in full-time and part-time instructor positions. She returned to the college as a full-time instructor in November 2018. Over her entire clinical experience, Julie served as a clinical preceptor to physician assistant students in a variety of clinical settings. Whether it be in the classroom or in the clinic, teaching is her passion. 

Edkin is a fellow member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant in 2001, Edkin worked in The Sports Medicine Center, now part of UPMC Susquehanna, as a clinic and rehabilitation assistant.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 119

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701