Leadership

Board of Directors

*Denotes Executive Committee member

Board Chair

Christy Sandborg, MD

Pediatric Rheumatologist, Stanford University

President

Robert Colbert, MD, PhD *

Pediatric Rheumatologist, Bethesda, Maryland

*Dr. Colbert serves in his personal capacity

Vice President

Stacy Ardoin, MD*

Adult and Pediatric Rheumatologist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Treasurer

Jay Mehta, MD, MS*

Pediatric Rheumatologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Past President

Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS*

Pediatric Rheumatologist, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Harry Saal, PhD

Retrotope, Inc.

Carol Wallace, MD

Professor Emeritus, University of Washington

Leigh White, JD

Daniel H. Solomon, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section Clinical Sciences

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

John Sundy, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer and Head of R&D, Seismic Therapeutic

Robert Fuhlbrigge, MD, PhD

Pediatric Rheumatologist, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Mathieu Nelessen

Chief Executive Officer

Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

Chair

Robert Colbert, MD, PhD

Pediatric Rheumatologist, Bethesda, Maryland

Chair

Stacy Ardoin, MD

Adult and Pediatric Rheumatologist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Tova Ronis, MD

Children’s National Health System

Jordan Roberts, MD

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Susan Kim, MD, MMSc

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Marinka Twilt, MD, PhD

University of Calgary

Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Joanne Drew, MFA, CCRP

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Esraa Eloseily, MD

Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center

Andrea Knight, MD, MSCE

Hospital for Sick Children

Sheetal Vora, MD

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority D/b/a Atrium Health

Eveline Wu, MD

University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital

Lauren Henderson, MD, MSSc

Boston Children’s Hospital

Research & Leadership Development Forum (RLDF)

Chair

Daniel Horton, MD, MSCE

Rutgers University

Kaveh Ardalan

Kaveh Ardalan, MD, MS

Duke Children’s Health Center

Jessica Bloom, MD, MSCS

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Peter Chira

Peter Chira, MD

University of Utah Health

Joanne Drew, MFA, CCRP

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Committees

Cross-Cutting Research Committee

Chair

Tova Ronis, MD

Children’s National Health System

Peter Chira

Vice Chair

Peter Chira, MD

University of Utah Health

Early Investigators

Chair

Jordan Roberts, MD

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Vice Chair

Erin Treemarcki, DO

University of Utah

Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)

Chair

Susan Kim, MD, MMSc

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Vice Chair

Stacey Tarvin, MD

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Chair

Marinka Twilt, MD, PhD

University of Calgary

Vice Chair

Daniel Horton, MD, MSCE

Rutgers University

Pain

Chair

Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Vice Chair

Jennifer Weiss, MD

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health

Research Coordinator Network (RCN)

Chair

Joanne Drew, MFA, CCRP

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Vice Chair

Logan Lentini

University of Florida

Fellows Sub-Committee

Co-Chair

Esraa Eloseily, MD

Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center

Co-Chair

McKenzie Vater, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Chair

Andrea Knight, MD, MSCE

Hospital for Sick Children

Vice Chair

Laura Lewandowski, MS, MD

National Institutes of Health*

*Dr. Lewandowski will be serving in her personal capacity

Small Centers

Chair

Sheetal Vora, MD

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority D/b/a Atrium Health

Vice Chair

Kathryn Phillippi-Cook, DO

Akron Children’s Hospital

Rare Disease Committee

Chair

Eveline Wu, MD

University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital

Vice Chair

Jessica Bloom, MD, MSCS

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Translational Research and Technology Committee (TRTC)

Chair

Lauren Henderson, MD, MSSc

Boston Children’s Hospital

Vice Chair

Anna Patrick, MD, PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

CARRA Staff

Senior Director of Research Operations

Leslie Hanrahan

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Director of Finance and Administration

Stephen Witte

Steve Spinner

Director of Development

Steve Spinner

Director of Partnerships & Patient Engagement

Vincent Del Gaizo

Erin Wade

Director of Communications & Marketing

Erin Moriarty Wade

Associate Director of Research Operations

Karin Tse Park, MPH

Emily Klein

Senior Research Manager,
Grants & Awards

Emily Klein

Research Manager

Alyssia ParsonsMS

Database Administrator

Andy Rosado

Membership Coordinator & Executive Assistant

Bailey Parker

Hanna Ho

Research Coordinator

Hanna Ho

Annual Scientific Meeting Consultant

Kelly Mieszkalski, MA