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Board & Leadership

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Karen Armitage, MD, FAAP



Vice President/President-Elect

Melissa Sanchez, MD, FAAP


Immediate Past-President:

Alex Cvijanovich, MD, FAAP


Francine Jacobs, MD, FAAP



Alex Cvijanovich, MD, FAAP

Advanced Clinician:

Cynthia Johnson, RN, CNP



Rebecca Girardet, MD, FAAP

Rachel Turri, MD, FAAP

Sandy Whisler, MD, FAAP

Parent Advocate: 

Cathy Salazar

Committee Chairs:

Breastfeeding Task Force: Emilie Sebesta, MD, FAAP

CATCH Facilitators: Tom Faber, MD, FAAP, Carl Tapia, MD, FAAP

Continuing Medical Education: Melissa Sanchez, MD, FAAP

Disaster Preparedness: Robert Sapien, MD

Early Career Physicians: Page Pomo, MD

Early Childhood: Janis Gonzales, MD, MPH, FAAP

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Julia Hecht, MD, FAAP

Emeritus/Retired Physicians: Larry Shandler, MD

Fetus and Newborns: Janell Fuller, MD, FAAP

Foster Care and Child Abuse: John Ratmeyer, MD, FAAP, and Rebecca Girardet MD, FAAP

Immunization: Melissa Mason, MD, FAAP

Legislative Affairs: Larry Shandler, MD, FAAP, and Karen Armitage, MD, FAAP

Membership/Nominating: Alex Cvijanovich, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Council: Lisa Jimenez, MD, FAAP

Prevention of ACEs: Open Position

QI: Alberta Kong, MD, FAAP


Executive Director: Carmen Meyer RN, BSN, CCM




Updated 5.2024

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