Courtney Murray, MPAS, PA-C

Candidate for Director at Large
Endorsed by the Nomination & Elections Committee

Biography

My name is Courtney Murray. I was born and raised in Milford, CT. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Carolina and my Master in Physician Assistant Studies from Sacred Heart University where I was a Class Officer and inducted into the Pi Alpha Honor Society. I have been a practicing PA with the Hospitalist Service at Yale New Haven Health since April 2021 and am in the process of joining the Hospital Procedure Team. I became a member of ConnAPA during PA school and my experiences with leadership at the student level inspired me to get more involved in ConnAPA following graduation. I have served on the Conference and Education Committee since 2021, joined the Board of Directors as Director at Large in 2022, and have been involved in multiple committees including Audit and Financial Review; Communications and Outreach; and Constitution, Bylaws, & Policy. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring local wineries & breweries, and traveling anywhere that I can find palm trees and a good book.

Platform Statement

It would be my honor to be re-elected as Director at Large on the ConnAPA Board of Directors. In my first few years as a practicing PA, I have seen how far our profession has come but also how important it is that we continued to strive and advocate for a growing future. With the rapid changes that we continue to see in medicine, especially in a post-COVID medicine field, it is important that PAs are always at the forefront of innovation. We pride ourselves on being trained across specialties and settings, and a strong state presence through ConnAPA allows PAs to promote the PA profession, promote ourselves and one another, and build upon our opportunities to improve patient care.

Through ConnAPA, especially in the past year, I have had the honor of meeting a myriad of influential PAs, those both early and established in their careers. There are so many remarkable PAs who have blazed a trail for our profession, but there are always new strides to be taken. It has been my honor to be a part of the Constitution, Bylaws, & Policy Committee which this past year has started working toward Title Change with the monumental first step of changing the title of our organization to Connecticut Academy of Physician Associates. We have also worked to expand our reach to PAs across Connecticut and neighboring states by expanding our online presence so more voices can be heard. It is my goal within ConnAPA to encourage all PAs to take a proactive role in their futures by getting involved and connecting with others. I am genuinely interested in continuing and expanding on the impeccable work that has already been done. To ensure successful years ahead, we have to make sure that we have a seat at the table to advocate at the individual, state, and national level. I look forward to continuing working within ConnAPA to better such an invaluable component of the healthcare force.