Public Affairs & Advocacy Committee

The Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee works closely with NASPGHAN leadership and NASPGHAN’s Washington advocate to address issues relating to clinical practice, research, patient care and safety, and other areas of interest to pediatric gastroenterologists both in private practice and academic environments. The committee does this by meeting with congressional representatives, communicating with government officials, regulatory and funding agencies, and uniting with other organizations or coalitions with similar interests.

Amethyst Kurbegov, MD, Chair
Denver, CO

  • Amer Al-Nimr MD, Lebanon, NH
  • Alan Baldridge MD, Minneapolis, MN
  • Camille Bonta, Washington, DC - Staff
  • Gisela Chelimsky MD, Milwaukee, WI 
  • Laurie Conklin MD, Washington, DC
  • Mark Gilger MD, San Antonio, TX
  • Benjamin Gold MD, Atlanta, GA
  • Kerri Gosselin MD, Worcester, MA
  • Sanjiv Harpavat MD, PhD, Bellaire, TX
  • Bridget Hron MD, Milton, MA
  • Alexander Koral MD, Bronx, NY
  • Danielle Orsagh-Yentis MD, Columbus, OH
  • Bonney Reed-Knight PhD, Atlanta, GA
  • Bryan Rudolph MD, Englewood, NJ
  • Maryam Shambayati DO, Oklahoma, OK
  • Arunjot Singh MD, MPH, New York, NY
  • Michael Stephens MD, Rochester, MN
  • Rajitha Venkatesh MD ,Boston, MA
  • Carmyn Zoller RD, LDN, CSP,CNSC, Chicago IL