About

Steering Committee

Executive Committee

Chair
Rob Fuhlbrigge MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Vice Chair
Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
 
Past Chair
Yukiko Kimura, MD
Hackensack University Medical Center
Finance Chair
Robert Colbert, MD, PhD
National Institutes of Health*
*Dr. Colbert will be serving in his personal capacity

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
Erica Lawson, MD
University of California San Francisco
Vice Chair
Kaveh Ardalan, MD, MS
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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
Children's Mercy Hospital
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

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Chair
Aimee Hersh, MD
Primary Children’s Hospital
Vice Chair
Andrea Knight, MD, MSCE
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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
Suzanne Li, MD, PhD
Hackensack University Medical Center
Vice Chair
Jay Mehta, MD, MS
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Translational Research and Technology Committee (TRTC)

Chair
Peter Nigrovic, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Vice Chair
Lauren Henderson, MD, MSSc
Boston Children's Hospital

Canadian/CAPRI Representative

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

Staff

Executive Director