Erin Hillis, PA-C

Candidate for Director at Large


Erin was born and raised in Derby, CT, where she currently resides. Erin attended high school at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, CT. Following high school, Erin attended the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, MA, majoring in Psychology, in the Biological Psychology Concentration. After graduating from Holy Cross, Erin returned home to Connecticut and attended the Yale School of Medicine, PAO Program. While in PA school, Erin was the ConnAPA representative for her class, elected and served as the Northeast Regional Director for the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) Student Board of Directors, and conducted research as a PAEA Student Health Policy Fellow, presenting findings surrounding voting participation among PAs at the ConnAPA Conference 2022 and AAPA Conference 2022. Following graduation, Erin began working in internal medicine at PACT Primary Care, a division of Hartford Healthcare. Erin is also serves on the Commission on Government Relations & Practice Advancement with the AAPA. In her free time, Erin enjoys kickboxing, pickleball, baking, and playing with her dog, Blitz, and cat, Fred.

Platform Statement

I am running for the position of Director at Large, as I hope to be able to contribute to the great strides ConnAPA has made in the past years. As a student representative on ConnAPA, I was able to attend meetings with the entire board and participate in the current activities and legislative tasks being discussed. I was able to observe the passion and drive displayed by all of the current board members in attendance, which lit the fire for me to advocate and work toward the progression of the PA profession. I hope to continue to learn from the board and follow in their footsteps to help promote legislation and education about the profession, while also working with the group to involve as many PAs and PA students in Connecticut as possible. As PAs in CT, we work stronger together, and I hope to continue to be able to advocate for our profession, and allow PAs to continue to provide the best medical care everyone deserves.