Our truly integrated approach brings together a team of experts in primary health care, mental health and wellness, research, policy, education, and community and family support services to meet children and families where they are and help them lead healthier lives.
Founder and Chief Executive OfficerChris Padula
Executive DirectorJonathan Goldfinger, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer & Vice President of InnovationMichael Barr
Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of OperationsAlisa Tantraphol
Vice President of DevelopmentGatanya Arnic
Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO
Director of ResearchShirmila Cooray
Associate Director, Individual GivingAlyssa Earley
Donor Relations ManagerAbel Embaie
Senior AccountantCynthia Flores
Bilingual Care CoordinatorJessica Gardezy
Communications ManagerJim Gibson, MSBA
Data Analyst and Salesforce AdministratorRachel Gilgoff, MD, CCTP, FAAP
Interim Clinical Innovations ResearcherLisa Gutierrez-Wang, PhD
Director of Clinical ProgramsDiana Hembree
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Director of Finance & GrantsPetra Jerman, PhD, MPH
Research AssociatePreethi Kembaiyan
Institutional Giving ManagerKadiatou Koita, MD, MS-GHS
Clinical Research ManagerAndrea Lockett
Director of OperationsSara Marques, DrPH, MPH
Director of Strategic InitiativesJune-Friday Mcneil
Jr. AccountantLeah Medoff
NPPC Program AssistantAmanda Medrano, Psy.D.
TherapistLarsa Mirza, LMFT
TherapistMolly Peterson, MSc
Program Manager, NPPCLeena B. Singh, DrPH, MPH
Program Director, National Pediatric Practice CommunityXavier Tenorio
Assistant to the Executive Director/Project CoordinatorAfomeia Tesfai, MPH
Policy and Advocacy ManagerNicholas Thorn-Sermeno, LCSW
Bilingual Clinical Care CoordinatorEmily Tolos, MPH
Associate Director, MarketingPhoebe Trout
Clinical Programs AssistantNoelani Viloria
Biofeedback SpecialistLydia Vincent-White
Community Engagement ManagerClaire Willhite, LMFT
Associate Clinical DirectorTishina Williams
Director of Marketing and Communications
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