Nominees for WIAAP Officers and Board of Directors at Large

>Nominees for WIAAP Officers and Board of Directors at Large
Nominees for WIAAP Officers and Board of Directors at Large2019-02-23T11:26:43+00:00


2019 Ballot

Candidates must be voting members in good standing. Open officer and board of directors 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.

(You may view each position’s duties, responsibilities and terms of office here.)

You must be a voting member in good standing, and provide a valid AAP ID number at the time of casting your ballot. Any invalid or duplicate AAP IDs will be null and void. If you have any questions regarding the voting process, please contact us.

Ballots must be cast by Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

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Position 1 – Secretary/Treasurer

There is one candidate for the Secretary/Treasurer position. Below is her CV and candidate statement:

Jennifer E. Kleven, MD, MPH, FAAP (Gundersen Health, La Crosse, WI)

I am writing to request the opportunity to serve as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP. As an active member of the Wisconsin AAP Board of Directors, I have helped to plan and execute the 2018 Quality Conference, authored the Wisconsin AAP statement on Physician Wellbeing, and facilitated regional gatherings for our membership. Under our current leadership, we have strived to expand the reach and value of the Wisconsin AAP to its members across the state.  I look forward to continuing to pursue this mission through person-to-person and electronic platforms that encourage pediatricians and trainees to be involved in creating and carrying out initiatives.

Through my practice and administrative roles, understand that many complex issues affect pediatricians and the children we serve. As an officer of the Wisconsin AAP, I will work to find creative solutions to the challenges that face pediatricians and children today, and help to create a path for tomorrow.

I would be honored to serve as Secretary/Treasurer and work toward the combined vision for children and pediatricians that “Wisconsin children have optimal health and well-being and are valued by society.  Wisconsin pediatricians practice the highest quality health and experience professional satisfaction and personal well being.”

Click here to view Dr. Kleven’s CV.

Position 2 – Board of Directors Member at Large

There is one candidate for the Board of Directors Member at Large position. Below is her CV and candidate statement:

Heather Paradis, MD, MPH, FAAP (Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI)

I am a general pediatrician whose passion is improving systems of care for underserved and vulnerable populations.  As a primary care pediatrician, I have seen first-hand the role of early life influences on a child’s developmental and health trajectory.  My career focus has been to understand and evaluate the impact of preventive and community-based services for children and families on pediatric health outcomes. After graduating from UW-Madison Medical School in 2003, I completed both my pediatric residency and General Academic Pediatric fellowship training at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. I was a faculty member in general pediatrics until August 2015 when I took the role of Medical Director of Community Services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW).  This role allows the opportunity to combine my passion and expertise to guide our health system’s investments in community-based work and partnerships.

In addition to providing clinical care through our primary care and urgent care sites, I also give medical oversight to CHW’s child welfare and community-based services such as early childhood home visiting, maternal-child health initiatives, school nursing, and efforts around pediatric lead poisoning prevention. Current focus areas include trauma-informed care implementation, screening for social determinants of health in the clinical setting, and the importance of early childhood investments. I believe that participation on the WI-AAP Board of Directors would allow me to connect with other pediatricians who are passionate about child health and public health issues, and to advance advocacy around these topics.

Click here to view Dr. Paradis’ CV.