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NCPeds Committees Overview
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This committee is responsible for financial oversight including compliance with IRS reporting requirements, assuring that standard accounting practices are in place, reviewing audits, making budget projections, and approving and monitoring the organization’s budget.  This Committee is also responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of a fundraising strategy, and promoting engagement of all board members into this strategy including making personal gifts.  

Co-Chairs:  Theresa Flynn, Susan Mims

Members: Christoph Diasio; Kenya McNeal-Trice; John Rusher; Scott St. Clair; Dave Tayloe Jr

Staff Contacts:  Kim Day, Colleen Huseboe and Elizabeth Hudgins


This committee is responsible for routine and exception personnel needs. Examples inlcude the hiring, firing and routine evaluation of the CEO/Executive Director, succession planning, and assuring that Human Resources are in place and are being complied with, i.e. grievance policy, policies on leave and merit increases, etc.).  It is comprised of the President, Vice-President and Past President.

Chair: Scott St. Clair

Members:  Debbie Ainsworth, Susan Mims

Staff: Elizabeth Hudgins


This committee meets between Board Meeting to address urgent or emergent issues, and to monitor the overall functioning of the board.  It is comprised of officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President).

Chair: Scott St. Clair

Members: Debbie Ainsworth, Theresa Flynn, Susan Mims, Kenya McNeal-Trice.

Staff:  Elizabeth Hudgins


This committee has responsibility for planning the Annual Meeting, especially the CME portion of the meeting, as well as Career Days. It also serves as support and reference for Open Forums and other events with educational components.

Chair:  Kenya McNeal-Trice

Members: David Ingram, Anna Miller-Fitzwater, David Tayloe III, Debbie Ainsworth

Staff Contact:  Elizabeth Hudgins 

Public Policy

This committee helps inform, develop and advance the legislative agenda for NCPeds.  It works in partnership with the Executive Director to devise a public policy agenda, determine when to join coalitions for purposes of advocating and will create and help implement a strategy for engaging the membership in public policy efforts. 

Co-Chairs:  David Hill and John Rusher.  

Members:  Theresa Flynn; Larry Mann, Kunal Mitra, Stefanie Reed, Beth Rowe-West.

Staff Contact:  Elizabeth Hudgins 


This committee monitors membership recruitment and retention and develops strategies for expanding membership.  
Co-Chairs:  Susan Mims, Larry Mann

Members: Graham Barden, Kathleen Clarke-Pearson, Katie Lowry,  Preeti Matkins, Gerri Mattson, Michael Riddick, David Tayloe, III; Chief Resident Representative

Staff Contacts: Elizabeth Hudgins, Colleen Huseboe

Board Relations:

This committee helps recruit and educate new board members. It is also responsible for collecting and vetting nominations for various awards given by NCPeds and for helping to development the leadership pipeline. It also aids in recruiting appropriate pediatricians to serve with external partners. It is chaired by the Past President. 

Chair: Debbie Ainsworth

Members: Marian Earls; David Hill;  Gerri Mattson;  Beth Rowe-West  

Staff Contact:  Elizabeth Hudgins

Pediatric Council:

Pediatric Council members are focused on practice management and educating public and private health plans about child health and issues of importance to the practice of pediatrics. 

Co-Chairs:  Graham Barden & Christoph Diasio  

Members: Scott St. Clair; Debbie Ainsworth

Staff Contact:  Elizabeth Hudgins