FCAAP Committees and Task Forces

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

Committees & Task Forces

  • Breastfeeding Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Joan Meek and Sandra Sullivan
  • Child Abuse and Injury Prevention Committee
    • Chair: Dr. Randy Alexander
  • Child Oral Health Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Lindsay Thompson and Puneet Tung
  • Continuing Education Committee
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Nicole Torres and Gene Hershorin
  • Council of Past Presidents
    • Chair: Dr. Madeline Joseph
  • 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
    • Chair: Dr. Toni Richards-Rowley
  • 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

  • Community Pediatrics & Health Equity Task Force
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Mikah Owen and Rita Nathawad
  • Emerging Infections Task Force
    • Chair: Dr. Mobeen Rathore
  • Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
    • Co-Chairs: Drs. Judith Aronson-Ramos and Robin Straus
  • Opioid Task Force
    • Chair: Dr. Mark Hudak
  • 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.

 Zika 101

Through this project, the Emerging Infections Committee is working to provide updated information related to the Zika Virus in pediatrics. The educational webinars from the 2019 sessions are available for replay on the CE Opportunities page of the FCAAP website. Additional resources are available on the Resources page.

2019 Adolescent Vaccinations and Wellness

Participants in the 2019 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). 

If you are interested in participating in this project and receiving the project timeline, please complete the registration form below. Questions? Contact FCAAP Grant Coordinator Cheval Breggins at cbreggins@fcaap.org.

Register here by December 1, 2019, to participate.

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.