Dr Rene' Hernandez is a physician assistant and professor at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU). She serves as an instructor for the National Disaster Life Support and is also a civilian member of Team Rubicon, a disaster response unit serving both nationally and internationally. She has been a medical team leader for emergency healthcare teams responding to Hurricane Katrina and the Nepali Earthquakes. She has served on the Bureau of Health Professions PA Task Force for the State of Michigan and as Committee Chair for the Diversity and Minority Affairs Committee for the Michigan Academy of PA’s (MAPA). She is also a member of Dow Corporation’s Human Subject Review Board (HSRB). Dr. Rene Hernandez