Chapter Committees & Champion Initiatives

Interested in joining or chairing a Chapter committee? How about being a Chapter Champion for a health initiative or advocacy issue you are passionate about? The Chapter Board meets regularly via phone conference where committee members and Chapter Champions provide updates and reports on activities and advocacy work. So anyone can participate no matter where they are located. Contact the Chapter today to request more info, to present a new committee idea, or to inquire about becoming a Chapter Champion. Below is a list of current Chapter committees and initiatives.

Childhood Obesity
Ashley Weedn, MD, MPH, FAAP; Ed Legako, MD, FAAP

Don Wilber, MD, FAAP

Dwight Sublett, MD, FAAP; Kanwal Obhrai, MD, FAAP

Nighat Mehdi, MD, FAAP

Senior Pediatricians
Tawfik Ramadan, MD, MPH, FAAP

Disaster Preparedness
Curtis Knoles, MD, FAAP

Reach Out & Read
Marny Dunlap, MD, FAAP

Oral Health
Edward Legako, MD, FAAP

Cease Tobacco
Curtis Knoles, MD, FAAP

Behavioral Health
Laura McGuinn, MD, FAAP

Resident Relations Representatives
Elizabeth Pflug, MD; Neal Sharma, MD; Ben Rossavik, DO

Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS)
Paul Darden, MD, FAAP

Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI)
Curtis Knoles, MD, FAAP

Global Health Initiatives
Stanley Grogg, DO, FAAP

Immunization Education
Stanley Grogg, DO, FAAP

Trauma Informed Care
Laura Shamblin, MD

Pediatric Emergency Care

Ben Rossavik, DO

Early Career Physician (ECP) Representative
Hokehe Effiong, MD, FAAP

Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Facilitator
Raja Nandyal, MD, FAAP

Firearm Safety & Violence Prevention Chapter Champion
Elaine Kennedy, MD, FAAP

Early Childhood Chapter Champion
Edd Rhoades, MD, FAAP

Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator (CBC
Malinda Webb, MD, FAAP