Council Members

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Jodi Smith, MD, MPH (2024)


Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE, OC.9.820
Seattle, WA 98105-0371
206-987-2524; Fax: 206-987-2636

Meredith Atkinson, MD (2024)


Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
200 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287

Adam Weinstein, MD (2024)


Quinnipiac University Medical School
370 Bassett Rd.
North Haven, CT 06473


Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS (2024)


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Gina-Marie Barletta, MD (2024)


Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Arizona
2545 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Annabelle Chua
Annabelle Chua, MD (2024)


Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Duke University Health System
2301 Erwin Rd, Box 3959
Durham, NC
919-684-4246; Fax: 919-385-9557

Vikas Dharnidharka
Vikas Dharnidharka, MD(2024)


Professor of Pediatrics, Nephrology
Washington University School of Medicine
Room NWT 10-119, 660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-747-4589; Fax: 314-286-2351

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Lyndsay Harshman, MD (2026)


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, SE 425 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242

Marva Moxey-Mims, MD (2026)


Children's National Health System
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010

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Priya Verghese, MD, MPH (2024)


Professor and Chief
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 37
Chicago, IL 60611
312-227-6167; Fax: 612-626-2791

Erika Miller

Washington Representative

Washington Representative: Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates, L.L.C.
600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 835W
Washington, DC 20024
202-484-1100; Fax: 202-484-1244

Connie Mackay

Executive Director

ASPN Central Office
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
703-718-6022 (phone)
703-556-8729 (fax)

ASPN Councilor Expectations
  1. To adhere to the ASPN standards of conduct and ethics including, but not limited to, policies on conflicts of interest.
  2. To work to fulfill the mission of the ASPN with respect to promoting the optimal care of children with kidney disease and advancing our profession.
  3. To attend the annual Council and business meetings at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, the annual Council summer meeting, and the annual Council and business meetings at the American Society of Nephrology’s meeting.
  4. To participate in at least 70% of Council conference calls.
  5. To serve as an active member of at least one standing ASPN committee and serve as a co-chair or liaison to the Council for that committee.
  6. To serve as an advocate for ASPN in its efforts to increase financial support for its operations.
  7. To work closely with the central office and provide guidance and support to its staff as needed.
  8. To remain informed about ASPN business, mission and operations, including review of minutes, financial statements and all other materials distributed to Council members.
  9. To actively participate in, and take responsibility for, the decision-making process regarding organizational and policy issues and other matters appropriate for decision by the Council.
  10. To actively participate in oversight of ASPN’s finances, including participation in budget development, budget approval, annual audit review/acceptance, and review of investments and overall investment plan.
  11. To act in the best interests of the ASPN in accordance with the standards of care and loyalty to which the Council is subject under state and federal law.
  12. If unable to fulfill the above responsibilities, to consult with the President and Council leadership to reconsider continued membership on the Council, and to offer his or her resignation in the event that these expectations cannot be met.