The doctors and staff at Peachtree Park Pediatrics are proud to serve our community in various professional activities and volunteer work.
Over the past 15 years I have had numerous opportunities to become involved with Pediatric organizations at the local, state and national level. As a long-time Board member for Kids Health First, an association of Pediatric offices throughout Atlanta, and as Chair of the Board of The Children's Care Network, a clinically integrated network involving Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and over 1200 local Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists, I have worked to strengthen our profession and improve the coordination of care provided to children in our city. I have had the pleasure of serving in a number of positions in the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, culminating in a term as President in 2012-2014, and have also been involved in committees for the national AAP. This allows me to advocate for and improve the health of large populations of children, the perfect complement to the daily interactions I have at Peachtree Park Pediatrics with individual patients and families.
I am proud to have worked extensively with two organizations involved in promoting excellence in medical education and the field of pediatrics. For the last sixteen years I have worked with the American Board of Pediatrics. The ABP certifies general pediatricians and subspecialists, and provides assurance to the public that the diplomate has successfully completed accredited training and fulfills continuous evaluation requirements. I serve numerous roles in the ABP, including writing and reviewing exam questions, and am also on the Board of Directors. As an adjunct faculty member in the Emory Department of Pediatrics I teach both medical students and pediatric residents in the office, and have also been honored to serve on the Emory School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors for the last four years. My other professional activities include committee work with the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Care Network.
I have been involved for many years on committees with Kid's Health First, an association of pediatric practices here in Atlanta. I have served on the Practice Administrator Steering Committee, the Benchmarking Committee and the Quality Management Committee. I have also been involved in activities with the National American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on Practice Management and the Georgia Chapter of the AAP. Outside of my professional responsibilities I am a longtime volunteer with Happy Tails Pet Therapy. In 15 years and 3 dogs (currently my Golden Retriever Max) I have led volunteer visit teams at The Gwinnett Children's Shelter, the shelter for Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), and currently Skyland Trail. Max and I also have participated in many special events including Special Olympics, the annual CHoA Holiday Parade, and the Center for the Visually Impaired children's camp.