Board of Directors 2021-2022

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 and Children's Wisconsin.  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.

Melody Altman is the Vice President of Administration and Operations for Pediatrics and Research at Lurie Children’s Hospital, also serving as the Pediatrics Department Administrator at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. With more than 15 years of experience in academic medicine, Melody provides strategic direction and purposeful leadership over all aspects of administration of the department comprised of more than 550 faculty, 220 trainees, and 370 staff. 

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.

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.

Gil Pak has over 26 years of experience in the healthcare industry working in both managerial and project leadership roles. As the Operations Director for the Department of Pediatrics at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital he works closely with the department chair and senior leadership to advance all aspects of the clinical, research, and academic missions in line with Penn State Health’s strategic roadmap. He has a broad understanding of healthcare from multiple perspectives and is experienced in building relationships, consulting with internal and external customers to understand their needs and implementing strategies that improve and streamline processes.

 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.

Jennifer Sabree is an Administrative Director in the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Mercy in Kansas City. With more than a decade of experience in healthcare administration, Jennifer provides senior level multi-departmental leadership and direction in planning, policy development, operational activities and administration including financial, academic, clinical, and strategy within the Department of Pediatrics.  

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.

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 approximately 8 years, and been with the Department of Pediatrics since 2010.  

Bobbi began working for the Department of Pediatrics at University of New Mexico as the Finance Manager in 2009 and has served as the Department Administrator since 2015.