Officers & Committees

Marsha Spitzer, MD, FAAP

President

Family Health Centers of San Diego


Michelle Dern, M.D., F.A.A.P

Vice President

Scripps Coastal


Nathan McFarland, MD, FAAP

Secretary

Neighborhood Healthcare


Liza Suh, MD, FAAP

Treasurer

Kaiser Permanente, San Diego


Meredith Kennedy, MPH

Executive Director


Patricia Cantrell, MD, FAAP

Immediate Past President

Kaiser Permanente, San Diego


AAP-CA3 Chapter Advisory Committee Chairs

If you are interesting in any of the committees below,
please email the chair listed or Meredith Kennedy, MPH, Chapter Executive Director
for meeting times/dates or for more information.

Breastfeeding Coordinator – Nancy Wight, MD
Chapter Asthma Champion (Nat’l AAP) – Susan Laubach, MD
Chapter CATCH Co-Facilitator – Lase Ajayi, MD
Chapter CATCH Co-Facilitator – Emily Fletcher, MD
Child Health Medical Officer- HHSA – Dean Sidelinger, MD, MSEd
Children with Disabilities Chair – Joan Reese, MD
Developmental Behavioral Peds Committee Co-Chair – Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH
Developmental Behavioral Peds Committee Co-Chair – Yi Hui Liu, MD
District IX Chair, AAP-CA – Stuart Cohen, MD
Early Career Physician (ECP) Rep, District – Emily Fletcher, MD
Early Career Physician Rep/Adolescent Health Chair – Maya Kumar, MD
Early Childhood Champion – Michelle Leff, MD
Early Hearing Detection Initiative Chapter Representative (Nat’l AAP) – Daniela Carvalho, MD
Early Hearing Detection Initiative Chapter Representative – Dori Moritmer, MD
Epidemiology & Immunization Services Branch, HHSA – Eric MacDonald, MD

HDS/HV Medical Director, Past President – Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH
High Risk Infant Follow-Up Liaison – Donna Garey, MD
Infectious Disease Chair – Eyla Boies, MD
International Health Chair – vacant
Mental Health (SDACAP) Liaison – Mark Chenven, MD
Newborn Nursery – Lisa Stellwagen, MD
Oral Health Advocate, Share the Care – Nancy Graff, MD
Pediatric Chief Residents – Pediatric Chief
PROS Coordinator – vacant
Resident Program Delegate, Resident Rep – Sejal Parekh, MD
Safety/Injury Prevention – Margaret Nguyen, MD
School Health Co-Chair – James Murphy, MD
School Health Co-Chair – Sharon Sternfeld, MD
State Gov’t Affairs (SGA) Co-Chair/Nat’l AAP SGA – Nancy Graff, MD
State Government Affairs Co-Chair –vacant