The results are in!  The DC AAP is pleased to announce the newly elected Board members and appointments starting July, 2016.  Marcee White, MD, FAAP took the reins as Chapter President on July 1st, transitioning from her previous position as Vice-President/President Elect.  We would like to extend our enormous appreciation to our outgoing President, Lanre Falusi, MD, FAAP, for serving as President of the chapter for the past two years.  Under Lanre’s outstanding leadership, the chapter has grown its membership, improved chapter communications, further developed community and government partnerships, expanded programming, and increased advocacy efforts on numerous child health issues.

Ankoor Shah, MD, MPH, FAAP was elected to a two-year term as Vice-President/President Elect.  Gabrina Dixon, MD, FAAP will be returning as an At-large Board member, and Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH, FAAP will be joining the Board as a new At-large member.  There was a strong slate of candidates for the two open At-large positions, demonstrating some of the diverse interests of DC AAP members.  We appreciate that so many accomplished pediatricians are excited about dedicating their time and expertise to the chapter.  DC AAP thanks Nina Scribanu, MD, FAAP, for her years of dedicated service as an At-Large Board member.

In July, two new voting resident representatives will join the Board, Alicia Widge, MD from Children’s National and Ragini Shyam, MD  from Georgetown.  Many thanks to the outgoing resident representatives, Ankoor Shah, MD, MPH, FAAP (CNMC) and Meghan Maloney, MD, FAAP (Georgetown) for the time and energy they have devoted to the chapter.

There are still many opportunities to get involved with the DC AAP.  A list of the active committees is available on the website (, and there are openings for leaders on the Nominating, School Health, and Communications (including social media) Committees.  Please contact Executive Director, Nancy Schoenfeld (, a member of the Board, a committee chair or come to an open Board meeting if you’re interested in getting more involved!