AAP CA is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults living in California.

AAP California is comprised of all four AAP California Chapters and represents more than 5,000 primary care and subspecialty pediatricians across California.

AAP CA Chapters advocate together at the state level on hundreds of bills each year, as well as on statewide ballot measures and in court cases on behalf of children and pediatricians.


To contact Academy staff please email us or call us at 626-796-1632.

Kris Calvin

Kris Calvin

CEO & Director of Advocacy and Policy

Kris Calvin has been CEO of AAP California for over 20 years. Educated in economics and psychology at Stanford and UC Berkeley, she has been honored by the California Assembly and the Governor’s office for her leadership in child health advocacy. Ms. Calvin is responsible for implementation of our leadership’s advocacy agenda, and through the AAP California Residents Advocacy Rotation she trains hundreds of residents at 13 pediatric residency programs statewide. A single parent of three, Ms. Calvin is also an award-winning thriller and mystery author.

Eileen Rendahl

Eileen Rendahl

Advocacy & Communications Coordinator

Eileen Rendahl joined the senior staff of the AAP California in 2018. Ms. Rendahl coordinates the AAP California Residents Advocacy Rotation, oversees legislative tracking and letter-writing, and is the primary point of contact with pediatrician members, our strategic partners, and the public.

Our Board of Directors

Yasuko Fukuda MD

San Francisco, CA

Paula Whiteman MD

Los Angeles, CA

Stuart Cohen MD

Immediate Past Chair
San Diego, CA

Edward Susumu Curry MD

Natl. Nominating & Treasurer
Fontana, CA

Jacques-Emmanuel Corriveau MD

Advocacy Chair
Antioch, CA

Eric Ball MD

CME & Secretary
Irvine, CA

Melissa Ruiz MD

Early Career Rep
Ventura, CA

Lena van der List DO

Resident Rep
Sacramento, CA

Marsha Spitzer MD

Annual Leadership Forum
San Diego, CA

James Crawford-Jakubiak MD

Diversity & Inclusion
Oakland, CA

Christine Thang MD

Early Career Asst Rep
Los Angeles, CA

Alyssa Morse MD

Resident Asst Rep
Los Angeles, CA

Raelene Walker MD

President, CA Chapter 1
Santa Cruz, CA

Alice Kuo MD

President, CA Chapter 2
Los Angeles, CA

Michelle Dern MD

President, CA Chapter 3
San Diego, CA

Kate Williamson MD

President, CA Chapter 4
Newport Beach, CA

Nelson Branco MD

VP, CA Chapter 1
Larkspur, CA

Damodara Rajasekhar MD

VP, CA Chapter 2
Apple Valley, CA

Nathan McFarland MD

VP, CA Chapter 3
Lakeside, CA

Sharief Taraman MD

VP, CA Chapter 4
Orange, CA

Janice Kim MD

Alt Dir, CA Chapter 1
Petaluma, CA

Grant Christman MD

Alt Dir, CA Chapter 2
Los Angeles, CA

Christine Johnson MD

Alt Dir, CA Chapter 3
San Diego, CA

Liza Suh MD

Alt Dir, CA Chapter 3
San Marcos, CA

Reshmi Basu MD

Alt Dir, CA Chapter 4
Tustin, CA

Advocacy Contacts

Chapter 1 | Northern California

Zarah Iqbal, MD MPH

Nora Pfaff, MD

Chapter 2 | So CA – Greater Los Angeles Area

Susan Wu, MD

Marti Baum, MD

Chapter 3 | San Diego & Imperial Counties

Wendy Hunter, MD

Nancy Graff, MD

Chapter 4 | Orange County

Angela Dangvu, MD

Sharon Pham, MD