Sheyla Marranca, MSPAS, PA-C

Candidate for President-Elect
Endorsed by the Nomination & Elections Committee


Sheyla Marranca grew up in Puerto Rico, and has lived in Connecticut since moving from the island. Wanting to stay close to family, attended Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut and majored in biology. She then attended King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania for her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies.

In 2007 Sheyla began working for the Hospitalist Service at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH). She has been the coordinator for the Hospitalist Service teaching conferences since 2015, organizing noon conferences twice per week for CME credit. She has also been an active member of the procedure team since 2016. The procedure team is an APP run team who performs procedures including ultra sound guided venous access, lumbar punctures, paracentesis, and placement of nasogastric or nasojejunal tubes for patients throughout the hospital and for all services. In addition, Sheyla holds an administrative position as the clinical MD/APP partner for a medical floor. In 2018, a career ladder was created for APPs on the service, and she was advanced to Senior Physician Assistant, Level II at that time. She now holds a dual position, where she still works clinically on the Hospitalist Service, but also became a member of the Care Signature team. Care Signature is the YNHHS standard of best practices delivered to every patient for every condition wherever care is provided by creating a Care Signature pathway for a clinical condition.

Sheyla has been published in JAMA and JAAPA as a result of her various roles at YNNH.

Sheyla considers herself fortunate to be raised in Connecticut, but has enjoyed traveling to Puerto Rico for the summers or at any other opportunity. She is very close to her grandfather, who now lives in Connecticut and enjoys spending time with Sheyla’s family, and he turns 98 this summer! Sheyla and her husband Joe continue to keep busy with 2 kids at home, involved in many school activities and sports. In her free time she loves cooking, baking, arts and crafts, volunteering at the school, traveling and planning (vacations, parties, anything really!).

Platform Statement

I have been part of ConnAPA for several years, and by being intimately involved, now understand the importance of the work that is done by this committee to advocate for PA’s not only in our state, but also at the federal level. As a candidate for the position of president-elect, I would like to continue to foster collaboration, inclusivity, and drive forward initiatives that will help advocate for PA’s, and ensure that we are allowed to work to the extent of our scope of practice. I also want to work on growing our membership numbers in the future. We need new and innovative ideas to get our newly graduated PA’s involved in our organization, but also continue to keep our current members engaged.