FCAAP Committees and Task Forces

The FCAAP committees and task forces work to lead programs established by the organization or through collaboration with external stakeholders. To learn how you can get involved, contact the Chapter at info@fcaap.org or 850.224.3939.

Committees & Task Forces

  • Child Abuse and Injury Prevention Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Randy Alexander
  • Continuing Education Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Nicole Torres and Gene Hershorin
  • Disaster Preparedness Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Tiffany Berkshire and Mavara Mirza-Agrawal
  • Early Career Physicians Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. John Morrison and Meredith Plant
  • Editorial Board Committee
    • Chair and Editor: Dr. Mobeen Rathore
  • Finance Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Patricia Emmanuel
  • Governance Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Lisa Gwynn
  • Medical Students Committee
    • Chair: Sean Livingston
  • Immunization Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Audrey Ofir
  • Legislative Advocacy Committee
    • Legislative Subcommittee – Chair: Dr. Toni Richards-Rowley
    • Advocacy Subcommittee – Co-Chairs: Drs. Toni Richards-Rowley & Lisa Gwynn
  • Medicaid Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Paul Robinson
  • Membership Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. E. Leila Jerome Clay and Rana Alissa
  • Nominations Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Madeline Joseph
  • Obesity and Nutrition Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Shaista Safder
  • Residents and Trainees Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Matthew Gates and Rebecca Espinosa
    • Advisor: Dr. Sharon Dabrow

Task Forces

  • Emerging Infections Task Force (ad hoc)
    • Chair: Dr. Mobeen Rathore
  • Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Judith Aronson-Ramos and Robin Straus
  • Pediatric  Cardiovascular Task Force
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Bill Blanchard and Gerold Schiebler
  • School & Mental Health Task Force
    • Co-Chairs Dr. Lisa Gwynn and Dr. Tommy Schechtman


Projects, Programs, and Grant Initiatives

Healthy People 2020

The FCAAP Gun Violence Prevention Task Force is leading this project with a goals of increasing the proportion of PCP office visits where youth aged 12 to 18 years are screened for depression and increasing the proportion of children with mental health problems who receive treatment by training 150 primary care providers to screen, diagnose, and treat adolescent depression. The project will provide live training for PCPs in Southeast Florida using an evidence-based, specialized workshop that incorporates simulated clinical encounters with adolescent actors. To make this training accessible to the other PCPs throughout the state, the training will be recorded and disseminated in a web-based format.


FCAAP is recruiting primary care practices to join an 8-month Project ECHO telementoring learning collaborative aimed to educate and support primary care providers on adolescent substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) approaches.

Participants will improve access to quality care for adolescents with a history of substance use, learn new quality improvement (QI) methods and track improvement through monthly data collection to achieve
desired outcomes in their practices, and network and problem solve with others. Approval is pending for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 and Part 4 credits, as well as continuing education (CE).
Those interested can review the flyer for details, and apply online by February 15, 2020. Contact FCAAP Executive Director Alicia Adams at aadams@fcaap.org with any questions.

2019-2020 Adolescent Vaccinations and Wellness

Participants in the 2019-2020 Adolescent Vaccinations and Wellness Project will work to improve HPV vaccination rates among adolescents by initiating the 2-dose series at age 9 (and no later than age 11) and completing the series no later than age 12. Participants will educate adolescents and their parents on the importance of early vaccination against cancers caused by HPV. This project will begin on December 2, 2019 and conclude on July 31, 2020. Monthly requirements include the viewing of a webinar and the data pull beginning with the baseline.

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has approved the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Inc.’s application for the Adolescent Vaccinations and Wellness Program Project. Physicians who participate in this project and meet ABP completion requirements will receive credit for the Improving Professional Practice (Part 4) component of Maintenance of Certification (MOC). 

Questions about the project? Contact FCAAP Executive Director Alicia Adams at aadams@fcaap.org.

Patient Centered Medical Home Transition

Through the Pediatric Council, FCAAP continues to provide the Patient Centered Medical Home Transition Program to its members a no cost, providing resources to help FCAAP members achieve PCMH recognition.