About Us

Thanks to our AAP-Alaska Chapter Champions!

If you are interested in being a Chapter Champion, please contact AAP-AK Chapter Vice President, Anna Ogena, for more information. There are many openings for chapter champions if there is something you are passionate about!

  • Community Access to Care – TBA

  • Adolescence – Rachel Lescher

  • Asthma & Allergy – Melinda Rathkopf

  • Breastfeeding – Heidi Koslo
  • Child Abuse/Neglect – Cathy Baldwin Johnson / Barbara Knox

  • Disaster Preparedness – Jessica Arasmith

  • E-Cigarettes –Melinda Rathkopf
  • Immunizations – Ros Singleton

  • Medical Home – TBA

  • Oral Health – Elisa Rosier

  • PROS – Jody Butto

  • Tobacco Prevention – Melinda Rathkopf

  • Newborn Hearing – Joe Livingston

  • Advocacy – Amy Dressel
  • Environmental Issues – Amy Vagedes and Marah Gotcsik

  • School Health – Patti Clay

  • Diversity and Inclusion – Toni Biskup

  • Value Based Payments – Thad Woodard

Member Projects

See what projects our members are involved in:

  • Robert W. Arnold, MD
    An ongoing research project called the Alaska Blind Child Discovery that coordinates efforts to detect and eliminate amblyopia- the main preventable for of childhood vision impairment.

  • Melinda Rathkopf
    The Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis serves to meet an identified need for the development of a high-impact, national initiative focused on improved quality care of pediatric patients with asthma, allergy and/or anaphylaxis issues within medical homes.
    Program Overview >>
    Program Website >>

  • Alaska Track Pediatric Residency with Seattle Children’s Hospital in Bethel, Anchorage, and Fairbanks
    Learn more about the program >>