American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Board of Directors


Tom Novacheck, MD President
Tom F. Novacheck, MD
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
St. Paul, MN
Lesley Pritchard (Wiart) PT, PhD, PhD 1st Vice President
Lesley Pritchard, PT, PhD
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
M. Wade Shrader, MD 2nd Vice President
M. Wade Shrader, MD
Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE
Francisco G. Valencia, MD Treasurer
Francisco Valencia, MD
University Orthopedic Specialists
Tucson, AZ
Joline Brandenburg, MD Treasurer-Elect
Joline Brandenburg, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Joshua Hyman, MD Secretary
Joshua Hyman, MD
Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian
New York, NY
Golda Milo-Manson, MHSc, MD, FRCPC Secretary-Elect
Golda Milo-Manson, MHSc, MD, FRCPC
University of Toronto
Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital
Toronto, ON

Past Presidents

Susan Sienko, PhD Past President (2020-21)
Susan Sienko, PhD
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Portland, OR
Community Council Board Liaison
Mauricio R. Delgado, MD Past President (2019-20)
Mauricio R. Delgado, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

For a full list of Past Presidents, please Click Here.

Directors at Large

Kristie Bjornson, PT, PhD, PCS Kristie Bjornson, PT, PhD, MS
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Seattle, WA
Communications Committee Board Liaison
Publications Committee Board Liaison

Paige Church, MD

Paige Church, MD
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Care Pathways Board Liaison

Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, PhD, MA, MS, CCC-A/SLP Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, PhD, CCC-A/SLP
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Education Committee Board Liaison
Research Committee Board Liaison

Lisa Letzkus, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC Lisa Letzkus, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC
University of Virginia Children's Hospital
Charlottesville, VA
Awards Committee Board Liaison
Complex Care Committee Board Liaison

Nancy Murphy, MD Nancy Murphy, MD
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Salt Lake City, UT
LifeSpan Care Committee Board Liaison
Verónica Schiariti, MD MHSc PhD

Verónica Schiariti, MD MHSc PhD
Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
Advocacy Committee Board Liaison
International Affairs Committee Liaison

Benjamin J. Shore MD MPH FRCSC Benjamin J. Shore MD MPH FRCSC
Harvard Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Membership Committee Board Liaison 
Sruthi P. Thomas, MD, PhD

Sruthi P. Thomas, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children’s Hospital Houston, TX
Adaptive Sports and Recreation Committee Board Liaison

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