President-elect: Katie Smentek, MD, FAAP
Katie Smentek, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician at the Mankato Clinic, a 75 physician-owned multi-specialty clinic in Mankato. She has been with the Mankato Clinic since 2007, serving on their Board of Directors for the last 8 years and taking on the role of COVID co-lead physician.
She attended medical school at University of Minnesota – Duluth and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her residency at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, serving an extra year as Chief Resident. While in residency she received the CT-AAP Resident Advocacy Award in 2006. She has been a member of the MNAAP since 2007, on the Board of Directors since 2019 and on the Executive Committee since 2021.
At-Large Seat: Jill Amsberry, DO, FAAP
Jill Amsberry, DO, FAAP is a pediatrician and the current medical director for pediatrics at CentraCare in St. Cloud, MN. She completed medical school at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, and is currently enrolled in a Master’s in Education program at Johns Hopkins University.
Since the COVID pandemic began, Dr. Amsberry has served on multiple Minnesota state workgroups to help advocate for equitable distribution of COVID vaccination to all Minnesotans. The pandemic has highlighted healthcare disparities and need for more equitable services. It has also underscored the importance of relationships and collaboration to make constructive change.
At-Large Seat: Amy Borden, DO, FAAP
Amy Borden, DO, FAAP, is a pediatric emergency medicine physician with Children’s Minnesota. Dr. Borden received her medical degree from Des Moines University, and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics BMT. Dr. Borden says she has the privelege of serving our diverse community and witnessing, in real-time, both the epidemiological trends as well as the social determinants that impact our patients and their families.
Dr. Borden is the adoptive mother to three young children of color and says she has a deeply vested interest in making sure that we are creating a community in which all children can thrive. The past two years have brought considerable change for not only our patients and their families, but also for our community of physicians.
At-Large Seat: Anjali Goel, MD, MPH, FAAP
Anjali Goel, MD, FAAP, is a Med/Peds trained physician from the University of Minnesota. She received her medical degree from the University of Toledo and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Master’s in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Goel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at MHealth Fairview.
Dr. Goel’s work is focused on reducing bias and eliminating discrimination in the health professions learning environment. She is committed to greater advocacy in the community with the goal of partnering and getting out of the way to make space for the voices of our marginalized communities. Dr. Goel serves as the chapter champion for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.