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 (2018 - 2020)
Program Director
Stanford Children's/Stanford Pediatrics
725 Welch Rd, MC 5906
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 497-8979
Fax: (650) 497-8228
Email: rblanke@stanford.edu


John D. Mahan MD

John D. Mahan MD (2016 - 2019)
Program Director
Nationwide Children's Hosp/OH State Univ
700 Children's Drive, ED680
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-4411
Fax: (614) 722-6132
Email: John.Mahan@nationwidechildrens.org

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)
Ped Residency Program Director
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 E. Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: (215) 427-8846
Fax: (215) 427-4805
Email: sc493@drexel.edu

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

Patricia Poitevien MD, MSc

Patricia Poitevien MD, MSc (2018 - 2019)
Residency Program Director
Hasbro Children’s Hospital
593 Eddy Street, Rm 123
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 444-6072
Fax: (401) 444-2998
Email: PPoitevien1@lifespan.org

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

Bruce Herman, MD (2017-2019)
Program Director
University of Utah Ped Res Program
81 N. Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City UT, 84113
Business Phone: 801-662-5700
Fax: 801-662-5755
Email: bruce.herman@hsc.utah.edu

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