Jordon Hvizd, CCPA

JordonHvids_2013picJordon was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario.  She began her postsecondary studies in Biochemistry while on soccer scholarship at the University of Maine.  Jordon was recognized as a leader amongst her teammates and was elected team captain.  As a member of the University of Maine’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee she was an active member of the community through volunteering and organizing fundraising events.   Jordon’s experiences living in Maine exposed her to the role of Physician Assistants (PAs) and she instantly considered it an ideal fit.  Always wanting to return to Canada, the dream became a reality upon acceptance to the McMaster University Physician Assistant Program.  Since the completion of her PA studies, Jordon has worked as a PA in family medicine and currently practices in general internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Health Care in Hamilton.  Jordon’s enthusiasm and dedication to the advancement for the profession is evident through her interactions with patients, with colleagues and friends and family.  She is currently a member of the CAPA Advocacy Committee and is a mentor for students enrolled in the McMaster’s PA Program as well as students in pursuit of entering the program.  Jordon’s passionate about the profession and is a strong advocate for PAs. She has been involved in many educational and awareness opportunities such as a returning guest speaker at Brock University’s Med Plus program as well as attended the Primary Care Today Conference in 2012 on CAPA’s behalf to speak to physicians about the profession.  She has actively pursued PA opportunities for her colleagues by approaching physicians and institutions with the necessary information and resources.  Jordon believes in the value of her profession and is committed to expansion of PAs across Canada.