NPDC is Managed by
Coyote Crisis Collaborative

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Executive Committee

NPDC Charter (2023)
The National Pediatric Disaster Coalition (NPDC) charter was updated and approved in 2023. NPDC exists to engage and support information sharing and resource needs of multi-discipline healthcare providers and their communities in meeting the needs of children across the disaster continuum. Review the NPDC charter and list of accomplishments since 2015 here:
Michael Frogel (Chair) (MD, FAAP)
Senior Advisor ASPR Pediatric Disaster Center of Excellence: Western Regional Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Management (WRAP-EM), Co-Principal Investigator for the New York City Pediatric Disaster Coalition
Patricia Frost (Vice Chair) (RN, PHN, MS, PNP)
Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response Subject Matter Expert ; Pediatric Pandemic Network Education and Disaster Subject Matter Expert, Pediatric Prehospital Readiness Steering Committee, EMSC-II Disaster Domain Steering Committee and Advisor, Adjunct Faculty TEEX Pediatric Mgt 439. Former Director Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Services (retired)
Bonnie Lovette (RN, MS, PNP)
Western Regional Alliance for Emergency Preparedness (WRAPEM) and Pediatric Pandemic Network Subject Matter Expert Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. Pediatric Trauma and Injury Prevention Advocate.
Brent Kaziny (MD, MA)
Brent Kaziny, MD MA, PI: The Gulf 7 – Pediatric Disaster Network, Pediatric Disaster Care Center of Excellence; Co-Director, Disaster Domain, EMSC Innovations and Improvement Center; Co-Lead Disaster Management Domain, Pediatric Pandemic Network; Voting Member, National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters; Medical Director of Emergency Management and Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital.
David P. Edwards (MBA, EMT-P ret)
EMSC Virginia Program Coordinator
National Association of State EMS Officials
David Schonfeld (MD, FAAP)
Director National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine
Deb Roepke (MPA)
Executive Director, Coyote Crisis Collaborative
George Foltin (MD)
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Infant and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, Maimonides Medical Center, Co-Principal Investigator, New York City Pediatric Disaster Coalition
Greg Nelsen (PharmD)
Department of Pharmacy
Primary Children's Hospital
Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Helen Miller (MD, FAAP, FACEP, CPE)
Clinical Associate Professor University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Physician Leader, Consultant, and Instructor. Former NDMS Team Commander
Marie Lozon (MD)
Clinical Professor Emerita Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Co-Investigator and Subject Matter Expert (SME) Region V for Kids and Domain Leader and SME Pediatric Pandemic Network.
Mark Cicero (MD)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Connecticut Disaster Medical Assistance Team Medical Officer Department of Homeland Security, Assistant Medical Director for Pediatrics, Yale New Haven Hampshire Center for EMS, and Board Member, Connecticut EMSC Advisory Committee
Matthew Harris (MD )
Pediatric Emergency Medicine and EMS Physician with Northwell Health. Medical Director for the Cohen Children’s Medical Center Pediatric Critical Care Transport team, Associate Medical Director for the Northwell Center for Emergency Medical Services. Member of New York State EMS for Children Advisory Committee.
Merritt Schreiber (PhD)
Associate Clinical Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center| Senior Advisor, Terrorism and Disaster Program, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA|
Regina Yaskey (MD, FAAP)
Pediatric EMS Director, Co-Chair Disaster Preparedness and Response Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Ohio EMS Executive Advisory Committee
Nichole Shimko (RN, MSN, CCRN, CPN, C-NPT)
President Florida Neonatal Pediatric Transport Network Association, Board Member Florida Association of Critical Care Transport Specialists, Florida EMSC Committee Member, Pediatric Clinical Advisor Southwest Florida Healthcare Coalition.
Ron Cohen (MD, FAAP)
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford; Director, PICN, Packard Children’s Hospital
Stuart Bradin (DO, FAAP, FACEP)
Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Assistant Medical Director Pediatrics Survival Flight, University of Michigan
Deb Weiner (MD, PhD)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician Boston Children's Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Member, National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters.