the team

We’re all in this together.

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.

Leadership Team
Marc Baker

Associate Director of Institutional Giving

Monica Bucci, MD

Director of Research

Shirmila Cooray

Associate Director, Individual Giving

Alison Czopp, LCSW

Clinical Care Coordinator

Alyssa Earley

Donor Relations Manager

Abel Embaie

Senior Accountant

Cynthia Flores

Bilingual Care Coordinator

Jessica Gardezy

Communications Manager

Jim Gibson, MSBA

Data Analyst and Salesforce Administrator

Rachel Gilgoff, MD, CCTP, FAAP

Interim Clinical Innovations Researcher

Lisa Gutierrez Wang, PhD

Director of Clinical Programs

Diana Hembree

Science Writer

Preethi Kembaiyan

Institutional Giving Manager

Kadiatou Koita, MD, MS-GHS

Clinical Research Manager

Andrea Lockett

Director of Operations

Sara Marques, DrPH, MPH

Director of Strategic Initiatives

June-Friday Mcneil

Jr. Accountant

Leah Medoff

NPPC Program Assistant

Larsa Mirza, LMFT


Jeff Nagy, PhD, MHA

Director of Data & Impact

Molly Peterson, MSc

Program Manager, NPPC

Leena B. Singh, DrPH, MPH

Program Director, National Pediatric Practice Community

Xavier Tenorio

Assistant to the Executive Director/Project Coordinator

Afomeia Tesfai, MPH

Policy and Advocacy Manager

Nicholas Thorn-Sermeno, LCSW

Bilingual Clinical Care Coordinator

Phoebe Trout

Clinical Programs Assistant

Noelani Viloria

Biofeedback Specialist

Lydia Vincent-White

Community Engagement Manager

Claire Willhite, LMFT

Associate Clinical Director

Tishina Williams


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