About

Steering Committee

Executive Committee

Chair

Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Vice Chair
Robert Colbert, MD, PhD
National Institutes of Health*
*Dr. Colbert will be serving in his personal capacity
 
Past Chair
Rob Fuhlbrigge MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Finance Chair
Stacy Ardoin, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital 

Cross-Cutting

Chair
Tova Ronis, MD
Children's National Health System
Vice Chair
Peter Chira, MD
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

Early Investigators

Chair
Kaveh Ardalan, MD, MS
Duke University
Vice Chair
Sabrina Gmuca, MD, MSCE
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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
Mara Becker, MD, MSCE
Duke University 
Vice Chair

Pain

Chair
Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Vice Chair
Jennifer Weiss, MD
Hackensack University Children's Hospital

Research Coordinator Network (RCN)

Chair
Mary Ellen Riordan, BSN
Hackensack University Medical Center
Vice Chair
Chelsey Smith, AAHA, CCRC, ACRP-CP
Children's Mercy Hospital

CARRA Fellows Sub-Committee

Co-Chair
Melissa Argraves, MD
Children's Hopsital of Philadelphia
Co-Chair
Christine Bacha, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Chair
Andrea Knight, MD, MSCE
Hospital for Sick Children
Vice Chair

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
Jay Mehta, MD, MS
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Vice Chair
Eveline Wu, MD
UNC Health

Translational Research and Technology Committee (TRTC)

Chair
Lauren Henderson, MD, MSSc
Boston Children's Hospital
Vice Chair
Grant Schulert, MD, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Staff

Executive Director
Assistant Executive Director
Jen Kowalski
CARRA
 
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Patient Engagement
Senior Director of Research Operations