Staff & Board

Arkansas Chapter American Acadmey of Pediatrics

Dedicated to the health of all children


Executive Director

Anna Strong, MPS, MPH


Project Coordinator

Katie Clark, MPS, MPH


ARAAP Board, July 2021 – June 2023

Board of Directors

Susan Averitt, MD, President

  • General Pediatrics, Best Start Pediatric Clinic

Michele Moss, MD, Vice-President

  • Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care, UAMS/Arkansas Children’s

Gwen White, MD, Treasurer

  • General Pediatrics/Nursery, UAMS

Sarah Bone, MD, Secretary

  • General Pediatrics, Arkansas Pediatric Clinic

Gary Wheeler, MD, MPS, Past-President

  • Retired, Chief Medical Officer, Arkansas Department of Health
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease

Whitney Alexander, MD

  • General Pediatrics, Ozark Pediatrics

Frederick Barr, MD

  • Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical
    and Academic Officer, Arkansas Children’s
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Natalie Burr, MD

  • General Pediatrics, Little Rock Pediatric Clinic

Akilah Jefferson, MD, MS

  • Allergy/Immunology, Arkansas Children’s/UAMS

Keri Read, MD

  • Resident physician, UAMS/Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Douglas Seglem, DO

  • Neonatology, UAMS/Arkansas Children’s/St. Bernard’s