June 1 2018 10:22 AM
Annette Gomez Myarick named Executive Director of  PA Chapter, AAP
 
Annette Gomez Myarick has been named Executive Director of the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PA AAP), announced Denise A. Salerno, MD, FAAP, PA AAP President. In this role, Myarick is the key point of contact for pediatric professionals in Pennsylvania, responsible for providing a vision for the Chapter's growth and statewide impact.
 
Under Myarick's leadership, the Chapter will focus on creating increased value for its members to retain and grow membership. Among priorities for Myarick is assuring the Chapter's financial viability; and continuing to strengthen and build collaborative relationships in the community, with state government, other medical professional organizations, and with children's advocacy groups throughout Pennsylvania.
 
"Annette has over 30 years of experience with healthcare nonprofits, including associations with a focus on specific medical issues," said Salerno. "She is a skilled leader with a solid foundation in advocacy, strategic planning development and implementation, board and volunteer engagement, and fund development. She is a wonderful addition to our chapter leadership," Salerno added.
 
Prior to joining PA AAP, Myarick served nearly 17 years as the Chief Executive Officer for the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter, where she was responsible for the overall operational management of the Chapter and successfully expanded the organization from 6 counties in Pennsylvania to include expanded PA counties, 7 southern New Jersey counties and all of Delaware.   Prior to her position at the Lupus Foundation, Myarick held the position of Vice President for Public Health Strategies at the Arthritis Foundation, Eastern PA Chapter.
 
"I am very excited to join the team at PA AAP and look forward to advancing initiatives that improve the health and well-being of the Commonwealth's children and their families, and to supporting the profession of pediatrics," said Myarick.  
  
A native of Elkins Park, Myarick earned a B.S. in Community Health Education at Temple University.  Myarick has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit health arena and has won numerous regional and national awards for her work.  
 
Annette will begin with the PA AAP on July 9, 2018.