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


Becky Blankenburg MD, MPH (2020 - 2022)
Associate Chair of Education
Stanford Children's/Stanford Pediatrics
725 Welch Rd, MC 5906
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Fax: (650) 497-8228
Email: rblanke@stanford.edu


Patricia Poitevien MD, MSc (2020 - 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


Megan Aylor MD (2020 - 2022)
Program Director
Oregon Health & Science University
707 SW Gaines St
Portland, OR 97239
Fax: (503) 418-2740
Email: aylorm@ohsu.edu

Immediate Past-President

Javier Gonzalez del Rey MD, MEd (2020 - 2022)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Ctr
3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 5018
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Fax: (513) 636-7905
Email: javier.gonzalez@cchmc.org

APPD Leadership - Board of Directors / At-Large Members

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
Fax: (608) 263-0722
Email: frohna@wisc.edu

Heather McPhillips MD, MPH

Heather McPhillips MD, MPH (2020 - 2023)
Pediatric Residency Program Director
Univ of Washington - Seattle Children's
4800 Sand Point Way, NE, OC.7.830
Seattle, WA 98105
Fax: (206) 985-3157
Email: heather.mcphillips@seattlechildrens.org

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
Fax: (434) 982-4246
Email: law4q@virginia.edu

APPD Leadership - Section Executive Committees

APPD Leadership - Nominations Committee

Javier Gonzalez del Rey MD, MEd (2020 - 2022)
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

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

Casey Hester, MD (2020-2022)
Program Director Pediatric Residency
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1200 Children's Ave, Ste 14102
Oklahoma City OK, 73104
Business Phone: 405-271-4417
Fax: 405-271-2920
Email: casey-hester@ouhsc.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