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The 2021-2022 Board Members of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation:

Executive Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP
President
Clinical Medical Director & Physician Advisor
Children’s Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

Eileen Crespo, MD, FAAP
President-Elect 
Chapter Oral Health Advocate and Pediatrician
HCMC

 

 

 

 

 

Janna Gewirtz O’Brien, MD, FAAP
Treasurer
Pediatrician
Adolescent Medicine Fellow in the University of Minnesota Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program

 

 

 

 

 

Lori DeFrance, MD, FAAP
Immediate Past President
Pediatrician
Essentia Health – Duluth Clinic

Rachel Tellez, MD, MS, FAAP
Secretary
General Pediatrician
HCMC

 

Ria Bardhan, MD, FAAP
At-Large Committee Member
Pediatrician
Allina Health

Katie Smentek, MD, FAAP
At-Large Committee Member
Pediatrician
Mankato Clinic

 

 

Board of Directors​

Kelly Bergmann, DO, MS, FAAP
Pediatric Emergency Physician
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

 

 

 

Marcie Billings, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician
Mayo Clinic Children’s Center

Deborah Buchman, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician
Southdale Pediatrics

Pamela Gigi Chawla, MDFAAP
Pediatrician, Pediatric Hospitalist, Senior Medical Director
of Primary Care

 

 

 

 

Nathan Chomilo, MDFAAP
General Pediatrician and Internal Medicine Hospitalist; Park Nicollet
Medical Director, Medicaid & MinnesotaCare, Minnesota Department of Human Service

Lisa Cinar, MD, FAAP
General Pediatrician
North Memorial Clinic – Maple Grove

Valeria Cristiani, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician
Mayo Clinic

 

 

 

Madeleine Gagnon, MD, FAAP
Associate Medical Director
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Seth Gregory, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician
Mayo Clinic

Kimara Gustafson, MD, MPH, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatrician
University of Minnesota, M Health Fairview


Kathy Kulus, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
CentraCare Health

 

 

 

Hannah Lichtsinn, MD, FAAP
General Pediatrician, Internal Medicine
Hennepin Healthcare

Dawn Martin, MD
Pediatrician
Hennepin Healthcare

Nancy Ott, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Allergist
Allergy and Asthma Specialists

 

 

 

Mark R. Schleiss, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota

 

 

 

 

Andrea Singh, MD, FAAP
Chairperson of Pediatrics, Park Nicollet Health Services
Medical Director of Newborn Nursery, Methodist Hospital
Pediatrician, Park Nicollet Health Services

Amanda Webb, MD, FAAP 
Pediatrician
St. Luke’s

 
Medical Students/Trainees on the Board

 

 

 

Robert Mills, III, MD
Resident
U of M

Bonnie Bentson, MD
Resident
U of M

Brandon Jones, MD
Resident
Mayo Clinic

 

Jessica Ulrich, MD
Resident
Mayo Clinic

 

Staff

 

Jeff Bauer
Executive Director, MNAAP, MAPF

 

 

Bethany Venable 
Communications Manager

 

Chad Fahning
Chapter Lobbyist

 

 

Annual Sponsors