The APPD is a 501c3 not for profit organization with member leaders from every level- Associate PDs, Coordinators, Fellowship PDs, and Program Directors. We seek input from members and need your involvement. Current officers and leadership are listed below.

There are many opportunities to get involved as a member, or even to formally run for an office at the committee, regional , or national level. Most offices have 2-3 year terms and the organization welcomes interest from new members as well as old members. There are leadership positions in the Regions ; APPD Board (see below) , Learning Communities, and the three Section Executive Committees (see lists below for Fellowship Director, Associate Program Director and Coordinator).

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APPD Leadership / Officers


Javier Gonzalez del Rey MD, MEd (2018 - 2020)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Ctr
3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 5018
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Phone: (513) 636-7918
Fax: (513) 636-7905
Email: javier.gonzalez@cchmc.org


Becky Blankenburg MD, MPH

Becky Blankenburg MD, MPH (2018 - 2020)
Associate Chair of Education
Stanford Children's/Stanford Pediatrics
725 Welch Rd, MC 5906
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 498-2679
Fax: (650) 497-8228
Email: rblanke@stanford.edu


Patricia Poitevien MD, MSc

Patricia Poitevien MD, MSc (2019 - 2022)
Residency Program Director
Hasbro Children’s Hospital
593 Eddy Street, Rm 123
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 444-6072
Fax: (401) 444-2998
Email: patricia_poitevien@brown.edu

Immediate Past-President

R. Franklin Trimm MD (2018 - 2020)
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Univ of South Alabama Peds Res Prgrm
5851 USA Dr N
Mobile, AL 36688
Phone: (251) 341-4073
Fax: (N/A) -N/A
Email: rftrimm@southalabama.edu

APPD Leadership - Board of Directors / At-Large Members

Sharon Calaman MD CHSE

Sharon Calaman MD CHSE (2017 - 2020)
Assoc Div Dir CC-Prof Dvlpmnt & Educ
NYU Schl of Med/NYU Langone Medical Center
424 E. 34th St, 4th Flr Rm KP4-010
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646) 856-4471
Email: Sharon.calaman@NYUlangone.org

John G. Frohna MD, MPH

John G. Frohna MD, MPH (2018 - 2021)
Program Director/Vice Chair of Education
University of Wisconsin
600 Highland Ave, H4/455 CSC
Madison, WI 53792-4108
Phone: (608) 263-8557
Fax: (608) 263-0722
Email: frohna@wisc.edu

Linda Waggoner-Fountain MD

Linda Waggoner-Fountain MD (2019 - 2022)
Associate Program Director
Univ of Virginia Dept of Peds, Div of Inf Dis
PO Box 800386/Hosp Dr 4th Flr Barringer/#4224
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: (434) 982-1925
Fax: (434) 982-4246
Email: law4q@virginia.edu

APPD Leadership - Section Executive Committees

APPD Leadership - Nominations Committee

R. Franklin Trimm MD, Chair (2018 - 2020)
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Univ of South Alabama Peds Res Program
1700 Center Street
Mobile, AL 36604
Phone: (251) 415-1087
Email: rftrimm@southalabama.edu

Catherine Michelson, MD (2019 - 2021)
Program Director- BCRP
Boston Medical Center
771 Albany St, Dowling 3 South, Rm 3504
Boston MA, 02118
Business Phone: 617-414-3874
Fax: 617-414-3833
Email: catherine.michelson@bmc.org

Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD (2018-2020)
Pediatric Residency Program Director
Massachusetts General Hospital
175 Cambridge St, CPZS-588
Boston MA, 02114
Business Phone: 617-726-2687
Fax: 617-724-9068
Email: sscottvernaglia@mgh.harvard.edu

Executive Management

Laura E. Degnon, CAE - Executive Director
Kathy Haynes Johnson- Associate Director
APPD National Office
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101-3906
Phone: (703) 556-9222 * Fax: (703) 556-8729
E-Mail: info@appd.org