Deanna Bridge Najera, MPAS, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, completed her PA education at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. She attended the University of Maryland for her undergraduate degree and also obtained a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. She currently splits her time between a suburban emergency department and a county health department. Additionally, she provides limited outpatient psychiatric services at a community mental health agency and a local college. She is a regular speaker on the state and national level and has served in multiple leadership capacities.
Financial: Deanna Najera has employment relationships with MedStar Emergency Physicians, Carroll County Health Department, True North Wellness Services, US Acute Care Solutions, and Interpretive Mental Health. She receives a speaking honorarium from AAPA and has a family member with an employment relationship with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Deanna Najera receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Deanna Najera is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of PAs and a fellow member of the Maryland Academy of PAs, the Washington DC Academy of PAs, the Pennsylvania Society of PAs, the Society of Emergency Medicine PAs, and the Society of PAs in Addiction Medicine.