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Gov. Perry Appoints Bentley as Presiding Officer of Texas Physician Assistant Board

Tuesday, May 15, 2007  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Margaret K. Bentley of DeSoto as presiding officer of the Texas Physician Assistant Board for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The board serves to protect and enhance the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating physician assistants and ensuring quality health care for the citizens of Texas.

Bentley has served on the Texas Physician Assistant Board since 2000, and is chair of the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee. She is the CFO and chief operating officer for the Crosetto Foundation for the Reduction of Cancer Deaths and for 3D-Computing, Inc. She is also the former chief operating officer for the Autism Treatment Centers of Texas. Bentley is the CFO for the American Association of University Women, Texas, and chairs the Audit Committee for the Mental Health Association of Greater Dallas. She is a member of and earned professional certifications from both the Society of Human Resource Management and American Compensation Association.

She is also a graduate of Leadership Southwest. She received a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico Highlands University and a master of business administration from Southern Methodist University.

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