Member Committees

WCAAP’s standing committees provide a structure to channel member interests and drive chapter work. To address emerging issues that may be relevant across committees or are time-limited, we also convene work groups and ad hoc committees. Current committees include:

  • Early Childhood: Learn about and advocate for programs and policies that strengthen early attachment and promote family well-being.
    • Committee Chairs: Drs. Emily Ferrell and Mary Ann Woodruff
  • Health Care Transformation: Ensure pediatric health care providers have a seat at the table as our state transforms health care.
    • Committee Chairs: Drs. Thatcher Felt and Rick Levine
  • Legislative Affairs: Work to advance equitable child- and family-focused policies through the state legislature.
    • Committee Chairs: Drs. Crystal Shen, and Marcus Baca
  • Member Engagement: Help WCAAP develop avenues for engagement and ensure we are providing outstanding value to our members.
    • Committee Chairs: Drs. Cora Breuner and Amanda Monnahan
  • Vaccines: Work with WCAAP members and state and local agencies to increase child immunizations in Washington.
    • Committee Chairs: Drs. John Dunn and Kristi Rice
  • Equitable Care: Develop educational resources to help pediatric health care professional provide more equitable care and transform their institutions.
    • Committee Chairs: Drs. Peter Asante and Kathleen Kieran