2017 NPA Board of Directors

NPA board members are part of a diverse and dedicated community. 

Our board is comprised of experts from across the country and across disciplines. What brings us together is our shared commitment to mothers, babies, and families.

If you are interested in having an impact on perinatal care practice and policy at a national level, join us.

Serving with NPA provides opportunities to contribute your time, talent, and passion to a cause you believe in - positive change in perinatal care.





Executive Members

President
Amy Akers

President Elect
 

Past President (Ex-Officio)
Raylene Phillips, MD, MA, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC

Vice President of Programs
Jerasimos Ballas, MD, MPH

Vice President of Development
Cheryl Milford, EdS

Treasurer
Susan Altman, DNP, CNM 

Secretary
Viveka Prakash Zawisza, MD 

Member At Large

Erika Goyer


Director of Operations


Kristy Love

 

Board Members

Amy Akers

Susan Akers, RDN, LD, HC, BCS

Susan Altman, DNP, CNM 

Jerasimos Ballas, MD, MPH

Jenene Woods Craig, PhD, MBA, OTR/L

JaNeen Cross, DSW, MSW, MBA, LCSW, BCD

Brigitte C. Desport, DPS, ATP, OTR/L

Erika Goyer

Sue Hall, MD, FAAP

Andrea Werner Insoft, LICSW, ACSW

Stephen Lassen, PhD 

T. Allen Merritt, MD, MHA 

Cheryl Milford, EdS

Raylene Phillips, MD, MA, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC

Viveka Prakash Zawisza, MD

Joelle Patricia Puccio, BSN, RN

Lisa Rafel

Vincent C. Smith, MD, MPH

Emeritus Members

Sharon Chesna, MPA

Cris Glick, MD, IBCLC

Mitchell Goldstein, MD, FAAP

Stanley N. Graven, MD

MaryAnne Laffin, RN, MS, CNM, FACNM

Sister Jeanne Meurer, CNM, MS, MAPS, FACNM

Programs

Family Advocacy Network Co-Chairs

Erika Goyer

Cheryl A. Milford, Ed.S.

Psychosocial Support Co-Chairs

Sue Hall, MD

Mike Hynan, PhD

Perinatal Substance Use Chairs

Erika Goyer

Bernadette Hoppe, JD, MA, MPH

Cheryl Milford, EdS

Joelle Patricia Puccio, BSN, RN


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