David Payne, PA-C

Vice President of Technology & CIO

Mr. David Payne earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Pre-Health, graduating summa cum laude, from Arizona State University. In 2005, Mr. Payne completed his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of St Francis in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Desiring to acquire a solid foundation in medicine, Mr. Payne took his first job in a Family Medicine/Urgent Care clinic. He later moved from New Mexico to Sierra Vista, Arizona, where he mostly practiced Internal Medicine.

Mr. Payne has always loved teaching, and he began his academic career at Rocky Mountain College’s PA program in Billings, Montana, where he served as core faculty for two years. Following this, Mr. Payne served as the Academic Director of the PA program at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison, where he was heavily involved in instruction and curriculum development, especially in taking a lead role in transitioning UW Madison from a Baccalaureate to a Master degree awarding program.

Following his time in Wisconsin, Mr. Payne accepted an offer to become the founding director for a new PA program at the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia. In January 2014, he joined Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions as the founding director for the new PA program. He currently serves as Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Payne has been married to his wife, Ceri, since 1999, and they are the parents of three beautiful daughters.