American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Nominating Committee nominees

2022 Nominees
AACPDM 2023 Nominating Committee

Jane Anne Emerson, MD

Jane Anne Emerson, MDI’m a Professor in PM&R from the University of Missouri who has been a member of the AACPDM for about 20 years. I developed a heart for kids with Cerebral Palsy early in my training and the AACPDM became my “home” organization and has stayed so throughout my career. I have served on committees and have been chair of membership and advocacy. I’m remain grateful for the mentorship, friendships and education membership has provided me.

Michael Healy, MD

Michael Healy, MDMichael Healy, M.D., is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Director of the Joint Preservation Program at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota prior to completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Connecticut. He returned to Minnesota for a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery in the combined Gillette/University of Minnesota program. He became involved with the AACPDM after joining as a student member during residency. He has served on and chaired the Education Committee and is currently on the membership committee as its chair elect. Professional society memberships include the AAOS, POSNA and the AACPDM.

Ginny Paleg, MPT, DScPT

Ginny Paleg, MPT, DScPTGinny Paleg is a pediatric physiotherapist from Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. For the past 18 years, she has worked with children aged 0-3 years in homes and childcare, with a focus on the F-words. Ginny earned her master’s degree in physical therapy at Emory University and her DScPT at the University of Maryland Baltimore. Ginny specializes in posture and mobility assessment and interventions for children at GMFCS Levels IV and V. She is certified in Prechtl General Movement Assessment (GMA) and the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Exam (HINE) and trained in Routines Based Interventions (McMaster) and coaching (Sheldon and Rush). She has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles on standers, supported stepping devices, and power mobility. She is the lead author for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy Hypotonia Care Pathway and the Chair of the AACPDM Communications Committee. She served on the Scientific Committees for the AACPDM and EACD in 2022.

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