Over the years, our Chapter has effected change in child health and advocacy issues in New Jersey, thanks to the undaunted efforts of many
Chapter members. There are a number of very active committees and representatives that sustain the work of the Chapter.
The Chapter Executive Board encourages you to get involved in an area that interests you.

  • Adolescent Health

    Addresses important issues of adolescent challenges.

    Susan R. Brill. MD, FAAP (Committee Chair)
    Jill Clark-Hamilton. MD (Co-Chair)

  • Annual Meeting

    Assist with the selection of themes, content and speakers.

    Katharine Clouser, MD, FAAP (Committee Chair)
    Alan Scott Weller, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)

  • Anti-Trafficking Task Force

    As a subcommittee of the Adolescent Health committee, this Task Force will work to advocate, prevent, and educate pediatricians and those who provide care for children and adolescents about human trafficking in pediatrics.
    Gina Cavallo – Co-Chair

    Nicole Leopardi, MD, FAAP – Co-Chair

  • Breastfeeding

    Lactation education and support.

    Alla Gordina, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)
    Rose St. Fleur, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)

  • CATCH

    Identifies funding for planning and implementation grants to pediatricians; fellows/fellowship.

    Paul Marc Schwartzberg, DO (Chair)
    Naveen Mehrotra, MD, MPH, FAAP (Co-Chair)

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Program development, health equity, volunteer leadership.

    Shilpa Pai, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)
    Ms. Felicia Taylor, MBA, CAE (Co-Chair)

  • Early Center Physicians

    Encourage interns and new doctors to engage in NJAAP membership opportunities.

    Sanjna Shah, MD, FAAP (Committee Chair)

  • Editorial Board

    Review of submitted NJ Pediatric articles.

    Jennifer Hinlu Chuang, MD, FAAP (Committee Chair)

  • Environmental Health & Climate Change

    Educate, advocate, and collaborate with local and national leaders regarding the risks climate change pose to human health.

    Dr. Shannon Leigh Eccles, DO (Co-Chair)
    Dr. Pauline Ann Thomas, MD (Co-Chair)

  • Finance

    Financial planning, budget,

    Alan Jay Meltzer, MD, FAAP (Committee Chair)

  • Fundraising

    Solicitation of funds for program expansion.

    Kristen Anne Walsh, MD, FAAP (Committee Chair)

  • Government Affairs

    Child Health advocacy and relationship building with legislators.

    Jennifer Hinlu Chuang, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)
    Dr. Alan Scott Weller, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)

  • Immigration

    Health and legal support for immigrant children.

    Steven William Kairys, MD, MPH, FAAP (Co-Chair)
    Shilpa Pai, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)

  • Membership

    Provide insight on membership recruitment, engagement and retention.

    Kathrine Clouser, MD, FAAP (Committee Chair)

    Jeanne Annette Craft, MD, FAAP (Committee Co-Chair)

  • Nominating

    Responsible for recruiting the best-qualified candidates for the board of directors and senior leadership.

    Alan Weller, MD, FAAP (Committee Chair)

  • Practice Management

    To engage member practices providing a pathway to connect them with the NJAAP’s practice management resources.

    Richard Lander, MD, FAAP (Chair)
    Dr. Andrea Gail Katz, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)

  • School Health

    Selection of themes, content and speakers.

    Katharine Clouser, MD, FAAP (Committee Chair)
    Jeanne Annette Craft, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)
    Alan Scott Weller, MD, FAAP (Co-Chair)

  • Task Force on Adolescent Sleep & School Start Times

    Sleep, adolescent health.

    Bert Mandelbaum, MD, FAAP (Committee Chair)

  • Youth Advisory Committee

    Youth-Led committee where inspired young leaders unite to share their perspectives and voices to align with NJAAP’s mission to promote the Health, Safety, and Well-being of children and adolescents in New Jersey.

    Steven Marcella, MD, FAAP (Chair)

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