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

Director of Finance and chair of the Financial Planning and Budgeting Council 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.

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. 

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. AJ ALLEN

Advisory Board

Senior Medical Fellow,

Eli Lilly 

GINA CALARCO

Advisory Board

Director, Strategy and Planning (Pediatrics and Rare Diseases) Lab corp Drug Development Inc.

Nadia Ansari & Mitali Vedula

Advisory Board

Youth Council Co-Chairs

PHYLLIS KENNEL

Advisory Board

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

Courtney Marie Tate

Advisory Board 

Principal Clinical Research Scientist, , Eli Lilly

DAWN WOLFF

Advisory Board

President, International Society for Pediatric Innovation,

CSO, Children's Mercy 

KEVIN ANISKOVICH

Advisory Board

President and Chief Executive Officer, Jumo Health

Holly Walker

Advisory Board 

Parent Council Lead

DR. MITCH GOLDSTEIN

Advisory Board

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive

Care Unit at Citrus Valley 

DAVID LEVENTHAL

Advisory Board

Senior Director, Clinical Trial Experience, Pfizer

DR. SHARON SMITH 

Advisory Board

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

UConn Health

COLLIN HOVINGA

Advisory Board

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

JACKIE BURKE

Advisory Board

Project Manager,

American Academy of Pediatrics

DR. ANTHONY CHANG

Advisory Board 

President, International Society for Pediatric Innovation,

CSO, Children's Mercy 

MITCH HERNDON

Advisory Board

Associate Director, Patient Recruitment & Engagement Lead, UCB

BEGONYA

NAFRIA-ESCALERA

Advisory Board

European Continent Representative Team Barcelona 

JOHN SSENTAMU

Advisory Board

African Continent Representative Team Leader Uganda

DR. LYNN YAO

Advisory Board

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

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