iCAN Leadership

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CHARLIE THOMPSON

Board of Directors

Founder and Chairman

MD, FAAP, Global Lead, Pfizer Pediatric Center of Excellence, Chairman and Founder of iCAN Research

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LEANNE WEST

Board of Directors

President

Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technologies, Georgia Institute of Technology

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AMY OHMER

Board of Directors

Executive Director

Co-Chair Patient/Parent Advisory Board T1D Exchange, Parent Advisor for American Board of Pediatrics, The University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital PFAC, Pediatric Endocrinolgy and Public Member, American Board of Medical Specialties  (ABMS) Stakeholder Council. 

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CHRISTINE WOODS

Board of Directors

Vice President

Consultant Advisor at Healthcare IT Leaders, Subcommittee Member; Patient & Community Pediatric Trials Consortium; Critical Path Institute (C-Path), Executive Board Member, Secretary, KIDS Georgia.

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CHESTER KOH

Board of Directors

Secretary

Professor of Urology, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital

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JON HAYGOOD

Board of Directors

Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer for Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), a leading U.S. energy company serving 9 million customers with clean, safe, reliable, and affordable electricity and natural gas.

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CLAIRE DESTRAMPE

Board of Directors

Associate Specialist 

Associate Specialist supporting the iCAN Board of Directors, Sponsoring and Community Partners, and the Advisory Board.  B.A. in Media and Information from Michigan State University. 

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iCAN 

Advisory 

Board

Through support of our mission and vision, iCAN brings together a diverse Advisory Board representing four continents, iCAN Youth Council, iCAN Parent Council, and an iCAN Pediatric Research Director, with additional chairs from regulatory agencies, higher education, community and sponsoring partnerships to share ideas, initiatives, and innovation from around the world.  Through this support iCAN is able to bring a deeper awareness and understanding of critically needed improvements within pediatric healthcare, science, research, and medicine.  Our Advisory Board serves a minimum of one year. 

DR. ALBERTO TOZZI

Advisory Board 

International Society for Pediatric Innovation (iSPI)

COURTNEY MARIE TATE

Advisory Board 

Principal Clinical Research Scientist,  

Eli Lilly

DONATO BONIFAZI

Advisory Board

European Continent Representative

Chapter Leader KIDS Bari

GINA CALARCO

Advisory Board

Parent Council Co-Chair

JOHN SSENTAMU

Advisory Board

African Continent Representative

Chapter Leader KIDS Uganda

DR. MITCH GOLDSTEIN

Advisory Board

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive

Care Unit at Citrus Valley 

DR. SHARON SMITH

Advisory Board

iCAN Director of Research, Professor, Pediatrics, School of Medicine,

UConn Health

DR. ANTHONY CHANG

Advisory Board

Chief Intelligence and Information Officer for CHOC,

Chair of the Board for the International Society for Pediatric Innovation (iSPI)

COLLIN HOVINGA

Advisory Board 

Senior Vice President, Clinical and Scientific Development, I-ACT

JACKIE BURKE

Advisory Board

Project Manager,

American Academy of Pediatrics

KEVIN ANISKOVICH

Advisory Board

President and Chief Executive Officer,

Jumo Health

MEGAN GORSKI

Advisory Board

Director, Pediatric Strategy & Execution, Pediatric Center of Excellence, Pfizer

PHYLLIS KENNEL

Advisory Board

Program Manager, Pediatric Trial Network, Asst. Director, Clinical Operations, Duke Clinical Research Institute

DR. CHRIS RIZZO

Advisory Board 

American Academy of Pediatrics

Section on Advances in Therapeutics & Technology

DEB DISCENZA

Advisory Board 

Parent Council Co-Chair

JENNIFER DEGL

Advisory Board 

Parent Council Co-Chair

DR. LYNNE YAO

Advisory Board

Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health Center for Drug Evaluation and Research FDA

MITALI VEDULA &
NADIA ANSARI

Advisory Board

Youth Council Co-Chairs

RHIANNON PERRY

Advisory Board

Chair for iCAN Young Adult Professionals

While we work hard at iCAN Research,  

We also have some fun

Meet Our Dinosaur Pal, Blue, star of the Jurassic Park Movies

warning, this is a very silly video with our iCAN President, Executive Director, and Blue