Roles that Inspire and Influence

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is governed by a board of directors elected by WIAAP members. Board members describe their experience serving for WIAAP as inspiring and influential. WIAAP board members are motivated and outstanding members of the professional pediatric community and help form the chapter’s strategic plan, weigh in on health policy and legislation affecting the well-being of children, provide expertise on a variety of topics and state networking opportunities for colleagues across the state.

WIAAP board of directors are expected to:

– Support WIAAP’s mission
– Attend and actively participate in all of the board’s meetings, currently:

  • January conference call
  • Spring and fall in-person meetings
  • July board of directors retreat

– Oversee chapter financials
– Discuss and adopt of potential chapter policy and legislative positions

WIAAP Officers and Staff

President
Sarah Campbell,
MD, FAAP

Appleton

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Vice President
Jennifer Kleven,
MD, MPH, FAAP

La Crosse

Betsy Peterson

Treasurer
Betsy Peterson,

MD, FAAP

Beaver Dam

Dipesh Navsaria

Immediate Past President
Dipesh Navsaria,
MD, MSLIS, FAAP

Madison

Executive Director
Kia LaBracke
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Oconomowoc

WIAAP Board of Directors

Paula Cody,
MD, MPH, FAAP

Madison

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Barbara Kolp-Jurss,
MD, MBA, FAAP

Milwaukee

 

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Raj Naik,
MD, FAAP

La Crosse

Heather Paradis
MD, MPH, FAAP

Milwaukee

Suzanne Wright
MD, FAAP

Milwaukee

Blaise Nemeth

Blaise Nemeth

MD, FAAP

 MADISON

Lyn Ranta

Lyn Ranta

MD, FAAP

Milwaukee

WIAAP
Resident Liaisons

Joy Gilleland, MD
Marshfield Clinic

 

Swathi Prasad, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Natalie Tedford, MD
UW-Madison

WIAAP
Family Engagement Liaison

Barbara Katz
Family Voices of Wisconsin

Are you a WIAAP member interested in a position on our board of directors?

Candidates must be voting members in good standing. Open board positions are announced at the beginning of each year. The current board of directors reviews nominations and approves the slate of candidates to be selected through election by member voter in the spring. Terms are for three (3) years, renewable once, and beginning on July 1st of the year during which the director is elected; the 2021 board of directors retreat will be held in September. Board members having served two terms may run again after one year’s absence.

Nominations are now open for three (3) board of directors members on the spring 2021 ballot.

Secretary/Treasurer (2021-2023) is elected to oversee all the fiduciary activities of the chapter. The secretary/treasurer, once elected, ascends without further balloting to the Vice President, President, and Immediate Past President positions, which are two (2) years each.

Board of Directors (2021-2024) There are two (2) positions opening for the upcoming election. Each board member is expected to support the chapter’s mission, participate fully in board and committee meetings. They are also expected to help guide the chapter policy, and activities for advocacy, collaboration and collective impact.

Please send a statement of <250 words describing your interest in seeking the position, your CV, a headshot photo (300 dpi resolution) to Kia Kjensrud, KKjensrud@wiaap.org.


WIAAP Board of Directors

Serving as a board member of WIAAP involves a very special commitment. To meet that commitment, each board member is expected to:

  • support WIAAP’s mission;
  • attend and actively participate in all of the board’s meetings, and notify the executive director or president of anticipated absence; when absent from a meeting, review minutes and results of the missed meeting;
  • be prepared to participate fully in board and committee meetings;
  • serve actively on at least one committee;
  • support and act in concert with all official actions taken and policies and resolutions adopted by the board; and
  • clearly indicate when a personal opinion or position differs from the official position taken on an issue by the WIAAP board of directors