Proposed Slate of Officers 2022 – 2024 - Want to Get Involved or Be Considered for a Position?


Here are the Proposed Slate of Officers for 2022 – 2024 for your consideration. We encourage you to review the Proposed Slate and email us with any questions or comments. If you would like to be involved or considered for a position, please email the VA-AAP Executive Director Leah Munn at no later than April 15th.


The Proposed Slate of Officers for 2022-2024 listed below are for our elected positions. A list of all positions, including appointed positions, can be found on our website:


In June 2022, we will invite all members to vote electronically on the Proposed Slate of Officers for 2022 – 2024. You will be notified via email to vote electronically over a 2 week period.


The new Officers for the Virginia Chapter, AAP will take office on July 1, 2022.



Virginia Chapter, AAP Executive Board

President: Kristina Powell, MD

Vice President: Natasha Sriraman, MD

Secretary/Treasurer: Percita Ellis, MD

Immediate Past President: Michael Martin, MD



Central: Paige Perriello, MD

Richmond: Nayef Chahin, MD

Eastern: Suzanne Brixey, MD

Northern: Kristen Johnson, MD

Southwest: Ryan Fulton, MD


Committee Chairs

Advocacy: Barbara Boardman, MD

Immigrant Child Health: Christine Page-Lopez, DO

Immunization: Erin Brickley, DO

Membership: Barbara Kahler, MD

Pediatric Council Co-Chairs: Suzanne Powers, MD and Suzanne Brixey, MD

School Health: Leah Rowland, MD


The chapter offers a number of ways to stay current on what is happening across the state.  With over 1300 members, we communicate through member alerts, newsletters, legislative updates,  and active Facebook and Twitter accounts.  For those wanting to connect with other pediatricians in their communities, we also provide membership to regional email groups enabling members to share their collective experiences and knowledge.  There is no more important time than NOW to be a part of the Virginia Chapter as so much is on the line for children and pediatricians.

The Chapter Celebrates the Launch of Bridges to Resources VA

The Virginia Academy of Pediatrics is excited to offer a wonderful, free resource to all our providers. It is called Bridge2ResourcesVA. It is a social needs platform that can be easily accessed by linking through the URL code or QR code below.



●        It is free, no hidden fees or surprises

●        Anyone – providers, families, community organizations, schools, etc.- can search anonymously

●        Allows access to local and state social care programs – over 466,000 nonprofits are already listed

●        All resource information is continually updated through full-time Find Help staff

●        For your office, you can print post cards (attached) for families (in English or Spanish), you can print stickers with the QR code, you can put on your website in search box, and you can put on discharge summaries.