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 School of Medicine
Vice Chair
Sabrina Gmuca, MD, MSCE
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)

Chair
Adam Huber, MD
IWK Health Center
Vice Chair
Susan Kim, MD, MMSc
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Chair
Mara Becker, MD, MSCE
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Vice Chair
Sarah Ringold, MD
Seattle Children’s Hospital

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 Section

Co-Chair
Jessica Bloom
University of Colorado
Co-Chair
Julia Shalen
University of California San Francisco

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Chair
Aimee Hersh, MD
Primary Children’s Hospital
Vice Chair
Andrea Knight, MD, MSCE
Hospital for Sick Children

Small Centers

Chair
Theresa Wampler Muskardin, MD
NYU Langone Health
Vice Chair
Matthew Hollander, MD, MHA
University of Vermont Children's Hospital

Scleroderma, Vasculitis, Auto-Inflammatory, and Rare Diseases (SVARD)

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

Canadian Representative

Canadian Representative
Susa Benseler, MD, PhD
Alberta Children's Hospital

Staff

Executive Director
Director of Administration
 

 

 

 
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Patient Engagement