Associate Program Directors

Associate Program Directors will find many resources on to help you in your day-to-day job, program development, and personal career growth.

If you are new to the APPD, or to the role of Associate Program Director, then click on some of the resources below, or in the links above by category. In 2014, the Associate Program Directors' Executive Committee created the Associate Program Directors' Handbook, a wonderful resource for all program leaders. This Handbook will be updated on a regular, as-needed basis, and your input and feedback is welcomed. If you have any suggestions for additional sections or topic areas, please let us know by emailing

For face-to-face information and networking, the APPD Spring and Fall Meetings include many opportunities for sharing information, mentoring, and becoming more involved in activities with other APDs. Additional information is found in the FAQ page.

Associate Program Directors' Executive Committee

Glenn Rosenbluth MD (2016-2017) Chair
Associate Director, Peds Res Trng Prog
UCSF - Dept of Pediatrics
550 16th St, 5th Flr, Box 0110
San Francisco, CA 94143-0110
Phone: (415) 476-5001
Fax: (415) 476-4009

Megan Aylor MD (2016-2017) Chair-Elect
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Oregon Health and Science University
707 SW Gaines St, Mail Code CDRC-P
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) 418-5170
Fax: (503) 418-2740

Maneesh Batra MD, MPH (2016-2017) Past Chair
Associate Program Director
Univ of Washington - Seattle Children's
4800 Sand Point Way, NE, OC.7.830
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 987-2525
Fax: (206) 985-3157

Brian Lurie MD, MPH, FAAP (2016-2019)
Associate Program Director
Goryeb Children's Hospital Atlantic Health
100 Madison Ave, Box 10
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 971-7802
Fax: (973) 290-7693

Sara Multerer MD (2015-2018)
Associate Program Director
University of Louisville School of Medicine
571 S. Floyd Street, Ste 412
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 629-8828
Fax: (999) 999-9999

Sydney Primis MD (2016-2017)
Pediatric Program Director
Carolinas Medical Center/Pediatrics 4th floor
1000 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte , NC 28232
Phone: (980) 333-8792
Fax: (704) 381-6841


Associate Program Directors' Executive Committee Responsibilities / Minimal Requirements
  • Ensure close communication/collaboration with APPD Board and Management
  • Hold conference calls of the Section Executive Committee at least every two months; submit minutes of all calls to the APPD Board within two weeks of the call
  • Communicate with Section members as often as necessary to assure that member perspectives are represented
  • Submit twice-yearly reports to the Board of Directors prior to the Spring and Fall Meetings and on request.
  • Meet onsite during the APPD Annual Spring Meeting
  • Develop recommendations to the Board regarding issues pertaining to, or affecting, Section members, including how these align with the APPD Strategic Plan, proposed timeline with action items and outcome measures and what budgetary implications may be connected to these recommendations
  • On an ad-hoc basis the Section Executive Committee may communicate to the Board as needed
  • Help implement strategic plans in concert with the Board
  • Help implement requests from the Board
  • Identify plans arising from the Section that may help implement aspects of the APPD Strategic Plan
  • Encourage Section members to get involved with the work of APPD, including taking on leadership positions
  • Develop an election/appointment process to be ratified by the Board of Directors regarding key leadership positions pertaining to the section
  • Ensure that Section members are being served by conducting the following, which may be delegated with Executive Committee oversight/input:
  • Annual needs assessment of section
    • Needs assessments should have Board input/approval before dissemination
  • Submit articles/reports/updates for the monthly APPD Bulletin, as information is available
    • Help populate the APPD Share Warehouse
    • Plan Section specific forums/tracks at both the fall and spring meetings
    • A summary of the needs assessment with proposed activities as a result should be presented to the Board
  • Ensure Section material of APPD website is up to date / used to meet the members' needs

If you are interested in APPD leadership opportunities, one good first step may begin with involvement in a Task Force or Regional activity.

Current facilitators of the Grassroots Forum for Associate Program Directors (also called the APD Special Interest Group "SIG") are Michelle Barnes (2014-2017), Rhett Lieberman (2015-2018), Nicola Orlov (2016-2019) and Dan Sklansky (2016-2019).

To stay connected to other Associate Program Directors and share in group resources, use the APPD Discussion Board and other site resources to build connections. Annual Meetings are a great time to come together and learn from each other and work with many different members.