(Dates = Year Rotates Off)


Patrick Brophy (2020)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave. Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642 United States




Michael JG Somers, MD (2020)
Director, Clinical Services
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5737
617-355-6129; Fax: 617-730-0569





Adam Weinstein, MD (2022)
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
1 Medical Center Dr.
Lebanon, NH 3756





Jodi Smith (2020)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE, OC.9.820
Seattle, WA 98105-0371
206-987-2524; Fax: 206-987-2636



Meredith Atkinson (2022)
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
200 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287




Sandra Amaral (2022)
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104





Blanche Chavers (2020)
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Medical School
East Building, 6th Floor, MB678
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-626-2922; Fax: 612-626-2791



Ewa Elenberg (2020)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Texas Children’s Hospital, Renal Section
1102 Bates Street, Ste 245
Houston, TX 77030
832-824-3800; Fax: 832-825-3889




Rasheed Gbadegesin (2020)
Associate Professor
Duke University Medical Center
T Level Room 0909, Children’s Health Center
2200 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
919-684-4246; Fax: 919-684-6616



David Hains (2020)
Professor and Chief
Riley Hospital for Children
699 Riley Dr, Rm 230A
Indianapolis, IN 46202




Washington Representative

Erika Miller
Washington Representative:
Cavarocchi*Ruscio*Dennis*Associates, L.L.C.
600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 835W
Washington, DC 20024
202-484-1100; Fax: 202-484-1244


ASPN Councilor Expectations

  1. To adhere to the ASPN standards of conduct and ethics including, but not limited to, policies on conflicts of interest.
  2. To work to fulfill the mission of the ASPN with respect to promoting the optimal care of children with kidney disease and advancing our profession.
  3. To attend the annual Council and business meetings at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, the annual Council summer meeting, and the annual Council and business meetings at the American Society of Nephrology’s meeting.
  4. To participate in at least 70% of Council conference calls.
  5. To serve as an active member of at least one standing ASPN committee and serve as a co-chair or liaison to the Council for that committee.
  6. To serve as an advocate for ASPN in its efforts to increase financial support for its operations.
  7. To work closely with the central office and provide guidance and support to its staff as needed.
  8. To remain informed about ASPN business, mission and operations, including review of minutes, financial statements and all other materials distributed to Council members.
  9. To actively participate in, and take responsibility for, the decision-making process regarding organizational and policy issues and other matters appropriate for decision by the Council.
  10. To actively participate in oversight of ASPN’s finances, including participation in budget development, budget approval, annual audit review/acceptance, and review of investments and overall investment plan.
  11. To act in the best interests of the ASPN in accordance with the standards of care and loyalty to which the Council is subject under state and federal law.
  12. If unable to fulfill the above responsibilities, to consult with the President and Council leadership to reconsider continued membership on the Council, and to offer his or her resignation in the event that these expectations cannot be met.

Executive Director

Connie Mackay
ASPN Central Office
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
703-556-9222 (phone)
703-556-8729 (fax)