Board of Directors 2020-2021

Liz McCarty is currently the Executive Director and Vice Chair for Administration for Pediatrics at Emory University, where she has been for 13 years. She partners closely with leadership at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in conducting the new joint venture of the Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute. She served on the AAAP Board as Secretary from 2015-2017, and hosted the AAAP 2017 Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Shelisa joined the AAAP in 2013.  She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Children's Specialty Group, the pediatric specialty practice of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW).  Shelisa oversees all aspects of strategic planning, program development, business and financial activities, and the clinical service and deliver for the 410 physicians and 205 advanced practice providers.

Jennifer Sabree is currently the Associate Department Administrator for Business Operations at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has worked at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Department of Pediatrics since 2014. Jennifer leads a team that supports business operations (HR, I/S, Communications and Facilities) for the department’s 24 sections and 700+ faculty and staff, including collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and other partner organizations. 

Zhenming Tan is currently the Associate Administrator for Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine overseeing the department’s academic operation. As a member of the department’s leadership team, Tan assists the Chair and the Vice Chair of Administration in strategic and financial planning of the department. 

desiree brown

Desiree Brown is the Administrator for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.  She has served in this role for 6 years, and been with the Department of Pediatrics since 2010.  Prior to joining Pediatrics, she held various other roles at the university where she began her administrative career in Human Resources. Desiree received her master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Adelphi University, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida

Surabhi Agrawal is the Director of Finance in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University. Surabhi has an MBA from the University of Texas, Dallas. She has been in Academic Health Care for 11 years and at Stanford for 7 years.

With more than a decade of experience in academic medicine, Melody provides valuable insight into overall strategic direction and oversight of the operations of the Department of Pediatrics and the research business operations of Lurie Children’s Medical Center. She provides purposeful leadership and management over all aspects of the day-to-day administration of the department while championing Lurie Children’s values and priorities to enable the department and research enterprise to achieve its strategic, operational and financial goals. 

Angela Fusté is the Vice Chair for Administration of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She started her career at the university in 1999 in the Department of Pediatrics as Division Administrator for the Division of Community Pediatrics.

 Mike Propst is the Director of Finance and Administration of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University. Mike has a BA in Film from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from the Haas School of business at UC Berkeley. He has been in the Department of Pediatrics since 2004, mostly in clinical finance roles. Mike lives in San Francisco and enjoys traveling and bike riding in his free time.

Sandie Bolina is currently the Administrator/Chief Business Officer for the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center & Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Prior to Vanderbilt, Sandie was at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) at Northwestern University for twenty years, where she served as the Department Administrator of Pediatrics for fifteen years.


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