Officers & Committees

Marsha Spitzer, MD, FAAP


Family Health Centers of San Diego

Michelle Dern, M.D., F.A.A.P

Vice President

Scripps Coastal

Nathan McFarland, MD, FAAP


Neighborhood Healthcare

Liza Suh, MD, FAAP


Kaiser Permanente, San Diego

Meredith Kennedy, MPH

Executive Director

Patricia Cantrell, MD, FAAP

Immediate Past President

Kaiser Permanente, San Diego

AAP-CA3 Chapter Advisory Committee Chairs

Breastfeeding Coordinator – Nancy Wight, MD
CATCH Chapter Co-Facilitator – Lase Ajayi, MD
CATCH Chapter Co-Facilitator – Emily Fletcher, MD
Chapter Asthma Champion (Nat’l AAP) – Susan Laubach, MD
Chapter Resident Representative – Jeanne Carroll, MD
Child Abuse & Foster Care Chair – Jen David, MD
Child Care Chapter Contact – Michelle Leff, MD
Child Health Medical Officer- HHSA – Dean Sidelinger, MD, MSEd
Child Obesity Initiative Liaison – Christine Wood, MD
Children with Disabilities Chair – Joan Reese, MD
Community Engagement Committee –
Deputy PH Officer- HHSA – Eric MacDonald, MD
District CATCH Facilitator – Nathan McFarland, MD
District IX Chair, AAP-CA – Stuart Cohen, MD
Early Career Physician Rep/YP Rep – Maya Kumar, MD
Early Hearing Detection Initiative Chapter Champion (Nat’l AAP) – Daniela Carvalho, MD
Early Hearing Detection Initiative Representative – Dori Moritmer, MD
Emergency Medicine Liaison – Joyce Arpilleda, MD
Fetus & Newborn Chair – vacant

HDS/HV Medical Director, Past – Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH
High Risk Infant Follow-Up Liaison – Yvonne Vaucher, MD, MPH
Infectious Disease Chair – Eyla Boies, MD
International Health Chair – Bron Anders, MD
Mental Health (SDACAP) Liaison – Mark Chenven, MD
Oral Health Advocate, NCS, COI – Howard Taras, MD
Peds Chiefs Email Contact – Pediatric Chief – Kate Scott
PROS Coordinator – vacant
Resident Program Delegate – Amanda Bogart, MD
Resident Program Representative – Peter Guyon, MD
Resident Program Representative – Jenny Koo, MD
Resident Program Representative – Lauren Steele, MD
RORSD Medical Director – Marsha Spitzer, MD
Safety/Injury Prevention – Margaret Nguyen, MD
School Health Co-Chair – James Murphy, MD
School Health Co-Chair – Sharon Sternfeld, MD
District State Government Affiairs Co-Chair / National AAP SGA – Adam Braddock, MD
District State Government Affiairs Co-Chair/ National AAP SGA – Nancy Graff, MD
Sports Medicine Chair – vacant