Faculty & Staff

Alan Heckman, MSPAS, PA-C

Mr. Alan Heckman , MSPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor
Gambet Center 113
610.282.1100 ext. 1476

Alan Heckman, MSPAS, PA-C is a board certified physician assistant and joined the faculty in 2013. He is a 2004 graduate of Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, specializing in Communications, and a 2011 graduate of DeSales University with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Alan is the recipient of the 2011 Faculty Award from the DeSales University Physician Assistant Program.

His clinical experience includes Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and Cardiothoracic Surgery/Critical Care. In addition, Alan is a nationally certified Paramedic and has worked in the pre-hospital clinical environment since 1996. Presently, he works as a per diem flight paramedic for Lehigh Valley MedEvac and continues to teach pre-hospital medicine on a regular basis. He serves as a clinical preceptor and volunteers at the DeSales Free Clinic at the Allentown Rescue Mission. Alan also serves as the Associate Medical Director for Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, PA

Academically, Alan has published in multiple textbooks, including textbooks of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and has presented at local, state, and national conferences.

Meet the Staff

Bernie Childs
Clinical Assistant
phone: 610.282.1100 ext. 1457
email: bernie.childs@desales.edu 
location: Gambet Center 147H

Alexis Slavish
Program Assistant
phone: 610.282.1100 ext. 2780
email: alexis.slavish@desales.edu
location: Gambet Center 147I

Teresa Manion
Department Secretary
phone: 610.282.1100 ext. 2766
email: teresa.manion@desales.edu 
location: Gambet Center 147L

Jackie Snyder
phone: 610.282.1100 ext. 2773
email: Jacqueline.snyder@desales.edu
location: Gambet Center 147

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