Advisory Membership

NCRPCD National Advisory Committee

Description of National Advisory Committee functions:

The National Advisory Committee will assist the Center in meetings its mission in the following areas:

  • Provide expertise to center staff and review teams in different areas of child health, safety and protection, including development of local and state recommendations.
  • Review state and local CDR findings and recommendations and create national level recommendations for policy, programs and practices to improve child health, safety and protection.
  • Maximize national partnerships for child death review and prevention
  • Create opportunities to connect member organizations to CDR programs to help build the capacity of CDR to meets mutual goals.  Connections may include participation on CDR teams, using CDR findings to support organizational agendas, and using organizational resources to support CDR prevention activities.
  • Expand the capacity of the National Center
  • Provide guidance for improving Center resources, products and services.
  • Provide guidance in the development of evaluation strategies for successful CDR programs and for a program evaluation of the National Center.
  • Advocate for improvements in the capacity of CDR findings to drive prevention agendas. Build sustainability for Child Death Review
  • Provide guidance for strategies to sustain child death review at local, state and national levels.


2013-2014 MEMBERSHIP

Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Children’s Bureau Office on Child Abuse and Neglect

Catherine Nolan

American Academy of Pediatrics

Erich Batra MD
Pediatrician and AAP CDR Representative

American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law

Howard Davidson JD

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs


Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Ellen Pliska MS, CPH
Director, Family and Child Health

CDC, Division of Reproductive Health, Maternal and Infant Branch

Carrie K. Shapiro-Mendoza PhD, MPH
Senior Scientist

CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention

Julie Gilchrist MD
Medical Epidemiologist

Children’s Safety Network

Sally Fogerty


Erin O. Schneider MSW
Public Health Project Coordinator

Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention

Richard Lichenstein MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Military Community & Family Policy, Family Advocacy Program

Katherine Robertson LCSW

Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center

Angela D. Mickalide, PhD, MCHES
Executive Director

US Indian Health Service

Nancy Bill MPH
Director, Injury Prevention

Johns Hopkins University
School of Nursing & Bloomberg School of Public Health

Carolyn Cumpsty-Fowler PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Health, Health Resources Services Administration

Elizabeth Edgerton MD, MPH
Director, Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Health

Diane Pilkey, RN MPH
Nursing Consultant

National Adult Protective Services Association

Kathleen Quinn
Executive Director

National Association of Medical Examiners

Gregory A. Schmunk MD
Past President

National Children’s Alliance

Kim Day
Deputy Director

National Conference of State Legislatures

Nina Williams-Mbengue
Program Director, Children and Families Program

National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program

Jodie Shaefer

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Katie Ballard
Highway Safety Specialist

National Organizations for Youth Safety

Sandy Spavone
Executive Director

Safe States Alliance

Amber N. Williams
Executive Director

University of Missouri

Patricia Schnitzer PhD
Associate Professor


Ohio Department of Health

Merrily Wholf RN, MPH
Ohio Child Fatality Review Coordinator

Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin

Abby Collier MS
Child Death Review Project Manager

District of Columbia Office of the Medical Examiner

Tracie Martin
Senior Fatality Review Program Specialist

Delaware Child Death, Near Death and Stillbirth Commission

Anne Pedrick MS
Executive Director

Pennsylvania Chapter, AAP

Vick Zittle
Child Death Review Coordinator

State of Connecticut, Office of the Child Advocate

Faith VosWinkel MSW
Assistant Child Advocate

Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Virginia Powell PhD
Program Manager, Fatality Review and Surveillance