Bobby Cockram Jr., DMSC, PA-C

System Director, Advanced Practice Providers

Bobby Cockram Jr., DMSC, PA-C, started his role as System Director of the Advanced Practice Providers in May 2021. Prior to becoming the System APP Director, Bobby served as the Chief Advanced Practice Provider within the Medicine Service Line at Inova Fairfax Hospital for eight years. In his new role, Bobby works with Inova's senior leadership, service lines, and hospital leaders in overall coordination and management of APPs throughout the health system.

Bobby joined Inova Health System in 2013 with the Department of Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital. During his tenure, he was responsible for managing Medical Critical Care Services across Inova’s hospitals, including Advanced Practice Provider team members. Before that, Bobby worked as a Physician Assistant at various organizations across Virginia with responsibilities in direct patient care and operational management.

Bobby received his Doctor of Medical Science from the University of Lynchburg and his Master of Physician Assistant Studies in Cardiothoracic Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center after graduating from PA school at Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

APP Professional Governance

org chart The Advanced Practice Provider Congress meets regularly to discuss issues involving APPs. The Congress is chaired by an Inova APP, with assistance from a co-chair, secretary, and communications officer. Congress members serve on three Sub-Councils, each with annual goals.

Approximately 30 Inova employed and private practice APPs sit on the APP Practice, Professional Development, and Recruitment & Retention Sub-Councils. Through the support of senior executive sponsors, the System APP Director, and a professional practice facilitator, members work towards promoting excellence among APPs.


Tiffany Latham, DNP, ANP-BC

Chair, APP Professional Governance
Inova Schar Heart and Vascular - Cardiac Surgery

Jaime Claire Melhorn, DNP, AG-ACNP, ACHPN

Co-Chair, APP Professional Governance
Inova Fairfax Hospital - Palliative Medicine

Kristen Barbieri, PA-C

Secretary, APP Professional Governance
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Physician Assistant

Jennifer Schneider, MSN, FNP-BC

Communications Officer, APP Professional Governance
Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner