The Section on Administration and Practice Management (SOAPM) is directed by a six-member Executive Committee, which is elected by the SOAPM members who are eligible to vote. The Executive Committee may be elected for two 3-year terms, for a total of 6 years. The Chairperson is nominated by the existing Executive Committee members and may serve for two 2- year terms, for a total of 10 years in the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee meets two times a year: once in the Fall at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition and once in the Spring.

Other SOAPM members also serve in leadership capacities; they include:

  • The immediate past-chairperson as ex-officio member
  • The nominating committee chairperson and nominating committee members
  • The editor for SOAPM's biannual newsletter, soapmnews
  • The liaison member to the Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine
  • The liaison from the Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees
  • The liaison member to the Committee on Child Health Financing
  • The liaison member to the Payer Advocacy Advisory Committee

Executive Committee

Beth Gallant, DO, FAAP
Roseburg, OR

Krekamey Craig, MD, FAAP 
Montclair, NJ

Kelly-Parker Mello, MD, FAAP
Portsmouth, NH

John Sutter, MD, FAAP
Clifton, NJ

Eliza Varadi, MD, FAAP
Charleston, SC

William Zurhellen, MD, FAAP
Holderness, NH

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