Partnership for Child Health Leadership and Board of Directors

Executive Director – Vicki Waytowich, Ed.D.

Medical Director – Jeff Goldhagen, M.D.


Board of Directors, 2016/17

  – Officers (Executive Committee)

 Chairman – Thomas Chiu, M.D.,Representing Children’s Medical Services; Regional Medical Director, Children’s Medical Services North Central Region; Professor and Medical Director, External Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, UF College of Medicine Jacksonville

Vice-Chairperson – (Vacant)

Secretary / Treasurer – Mary Soha, M.D., Representing Pediatric Primary Care Providers; Primary Care Pediatrician, Dr. Mary’s Place

 – Directors

Representing Pediatric Primary Care Providers 
James Cheek, M.D., Primary Care Pediatrician, Carithers Pediatrics

Shelly Thompson, M.D., Primary Care Pediatrician, Duval County Health Department – Center for Women and Children

University University of Florida – Jacksonville, Chair, Department of Pediatrics 
Mark Hudak, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville

Wolfson Children’s Hospital, President
Michael Aubin, Hospital President, Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Representing Wolfson Children’s Hospital 
Jerry Bridgham, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Representing Nemours Children’s Clinic
Michael Erhard, M.D., Medical Director, Nemours Children’s Clinic

Duval County Health Department, Director
Kelli Wells, M.D.,  Director, Florida Department of Health in Duval County

Representing Northeast Florida Pediatric Society
Bethany Atkins, M.D., Primary Care Pediatrician, Baptist Health

At-large Members
Robert Threlkel, M.D., Retired Pediatrician, Carithers Pediatric Group; Currently holds positions on Boards of multiple child-serving agencies and contributes knowledge and expertise to many child/youth health initiatives in the community.

Gary Josephson, M.D., Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Nemours Children’s Clinic

Steven P. Cuffe, M.D., FAC Psych, UF College of Medicine / Jacksonville, Department of Psychiatry – Chair

Representing University of Florida at Jacksonville, Department of Pediatrics Residency Program – Vacant

Advisory to Children’s Medical Services (Ex-Officio)
Gerold L. Schiebler, M.D., Statewide Consultant, Children’s Medical Services

Representing Youth Served
Ravyn Winehouse