Dennis Tankersley MS, PA-C, currently serves as a Director at Large on the SEMPA Board of Directors and is the Chair of the SEMPA Postgraduate Education Committee. He also serves on the Committee for Interdisciplinary Practice, Active Shooter Response Committee, and Chairs the ED Operations Committee at his hospital. Dennis volunteers for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept. Medical Reserve Corp and for two finance sub-committees at his hometown community hospital. He has been an EMPA for 10 years, nine of which he has served as the Lead PA to a staff of 22. He is the founding Director of the EMPA Fellowship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and a frequent speaker at multiple Southern California primary PA and Pre-PA programs. The hospital he works at is a Level 2 Trauma, Burn and Stroke Center for San Bernardino County and sees about 125K patients a year.