Melissa Coffman, Ed.D., PA-C began working with the ARC-PA as an Assistant Director on August 1, 2016.  Ms. Coffman has been volunteering as a site visitor since 2014.  She previously served as the Program Director at the Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale PA Program from 2008-2016.  She joined NSU in 2004 and has held many positions including faculty, course director, Assistant Clinical Director, and Assistant Director / Associate Chair. Prior to joining NSU, Dr. Coffman was affiliated with Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital’s Physician Assistant Program in New York City.

In May 2013, Melissa obtained her Doctorate of Education from the Nova Southeastern University Abraham S. Fischler School of Education.  Her degree focus was Health Care Education and Curriculum Development.  Melissa is the current President of the Nu Sigma Upsilon Chapter of the Alpha Eta Society.  She has been an active participant on the NSU Council on Continuing Medical Education, delivered a number of presentations at the PAEA Education Forums, and published Physical Diagnosis Lab Manual with a fellow faculty member.