Executive Council

JOY BROWNE, PHD, PCNS, IMH-E

Granting Research Committee Lead

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

ALAN SILVERMAN, PHD

Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire Research Committee Co-Lead

Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

JULIE BARKMEIER-KRAEMER, PHD, CCC-SLP, ASHA FELLOW

Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire Research Committee Co-Lead

Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Director for the Voice Disorders Center, and adjunct faculty to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Utah

MARY BETH FEULING, MS, RD, CSP, CD

PFD Growth Committee Chair

Advanced practice dietitian- Quality Improvement & Research, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

CATHY HUMPHREY

Resources Committee Lead

Parent to a child with PFD

AMY DELANEY, PHD, SLP

PFD Dissemination Committee Lead

Assistant Professor, Marquette University, Director, Neurodevelopmental Feeding and Swallowing Lab; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin

HAYLEY ESTREM, RN, PHD

Research Pillar Chair

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina Wilmington

PAMELA DODRILL, PHD, SLP

Education Pillar Chair

Clinical Specialist: Feeding & Developmental Therapy Team, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston

ERIN ROSS, PHD, SLP

Advocacy Pillar Chair

Clinical Instructor, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver, Developmental Specialist, Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colorado

GARRETT BARNES

Family Advisory Council Chair

Parent to a child with PFD

JAMES A. “JAIME” PHALEN, MD, FAAP

Medical Director

Chief, Developmental Pediatric Services San Antonio Military Health System; Chief Consultant to the US Air Force Surgeon General for Developmental Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor of Peds, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; Assistant Professor of Peds, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Medical Director of Feeding Matters.

Founding Council

MATTHEW E. ABRAMS, MD, FAAP

Member since 2008

Board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Dr. Abrams’ professional interests include the late preterm infant, noninvasive ventilation, and neonatal nutrition. Since 2008, Dr. Abrams has been a constant participant in Feeding Matters’ pediatric feeding consortiums, active advocate for Phoenix-based initiatives, vocal member of the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) committee, and a popular IPFDC and continuing education workshop presenter.

JOAN C. ARVEDSON, PHD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA FELLOW

Member since 2008

A respected expert on swallowing and feeding disorders in infants and children, Dr. Arvedson’s insights were invaluable in the development of Feeding Matters’ Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ). Dr. Arvedson’s additional contributions include participation in Feeding Matters’ pediatric feeding consortiums and consensus meeting as well as her highly sought-after presentations at the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) and continuing education workshops.

 

Her published works include Interpretation of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies of Infants and Children: A Study Guide to Improve Diagnostic Skills and Treatment Planning, 2007; Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: Assessment and Management, 2nd edition, 2002 (with L. Brodsky, MD); and Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: A Professional Manual with Caregiver Guidelines, 1998 (with M. Lefton-Greif, PhD).

JULIE BARKMEIER-KRAEMER, PHD, CCC-SLP, ASHA FELLOW

Member since 2009

With an interest in developing effective methods for treating voice and swallowing problems with particular focus on behavioral management of vocal tremor and spasmodic dysphonia, Dr. Barkmeier-Kraemer focuses her research on normal and abnormal voice and swallowing with specific concentration on sensorimotor controls of the larynx for respiration, voice production, and swallowing. Serving as the co-chair of Feeding Matters’ Treatment and Research Committee, Dr. Barkmeier-Kraemer was co-lead on the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ) research, a vital contributor to its potential use in the early identification of feeding and swallowing problems in infants and children, and a pediatric feeding consortiums participant.

JUDITH BECK, MSP, CCC-SLP

Member since 2008

With past tenures as president of the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing State Association, vice president on the Tennessee Association of Speech-Language Pathologist Association and member of the executive board for Council of State Presidents for ASHA, Beck was a valued contributor to the Founding Council. Her service includes participation in the 2008 and 2012 pediatric feeding disorder consortium and Arizona-based advocacy initiatives, including serving as team lead for the strategic initiative to establish Banner Children’s Hospital’s feeding program featuring inpatient, outpatient, home care, and lactation services.

JOY V. BROWNE, PHD, PCNS, IMH-E (IV)

Member since 2008

A licensed pediatric psychologist and clinical nurse specialist, Dr. Browne’s area of expertise is in neurobehavioral assessment and intervention with high-risk infants and their families, as well as systems change toward developmentally supportive and family centered care in both hospital and community settings. Her many accomplishments include a Zero to Three Graduate Fellowship, founder and past president of the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health, and serving as a board member for the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. Dr. Browne is a sought-after conference and workshop presenter, engaged participant in the pediatric feeding consortiums and consensus meeting, and author on the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ).

DENISE STATS-CALDWELL, MA, CCC-SLP

Member since 2008

Denise Stats-Caldwell, MA, CCC-SLP is a practicing speech-language pathologist and Clinical Associate Professor at Arizona State University (ASU). Her experience and passion for the areas of swallowing and feeding disorders across the lifespan are evident as a graduate-level swallowing and feeding disorders instructor at ASU. Stats-Caldwell was integral in Feeding Matters partnership to establish ASU’s pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) certificate and volunteered her time to the webinar committee and 2015 PFD consortium.

JOHN CHAPPEL

Member since 2016

With more than four decades of experience, Chappel was recognized as an expert in teaching and applying individualized synactive manual therapy interventions across pediatric populations including NICU, PICU, oncology, neurological disorders, respiratory/GI/feeding dysfunction, and autistic spectrum disorders before his unexpected passing in 2016. He was a cofounder and board member for the New Jersey State Chapter of Infant Mental Health; co-founder and co-director of Pediatric Therapeutics in Chatham, New Jersey; and a founding board member for the Darcy School in Madison, New Jersey. His teaching experience included the Physical Therapy Schools of both NYU and Columbia University in New York City, and the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Fairleigh Dickenson in New Jersey. At the time of his death, Chappel was active in Feeding Matters’ International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference committee and website committee.

ELIZABETH CLAWSON, MS, PHD, LCP, HSPP

Member since 2013

A clinical child psychologist specializing in treating pediatric feeding disorder, Dr. Clawson’s experience includes serving as the pediatric feeding program director for St. Mary’s Center for Children; behavioral director for the feeding program at the Children’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia; and rotations in pediatric feeding therapy and hospital consultation/liaison intervention at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Clawson is a frequent International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) and continuing education workshop presenter, pediatric feeding consortium participant, and member of the Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD) Alliance’s Executive Council.

AMY L. DELANEY, PHD, CCC-SLP

Member since 2010

Dr. Amy Delaney is assistant professor at Marquette University and director of the Neurodevelopmental Feeding and Swallowing Lab. A 2011 recipient of the NIH LRP through the Child Health and Human Development Institute supporting new and promising investigators, Dr. Delaney previously worked as a speech-language pathologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with expertise in collaborative assessment and treatment approaches of children with motor-speech, feeding and swallowing disorders.

 

Dr. Delaney is the lead of Feeding Matters’ Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD) Dissemination Committee, author on the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ), pediatric feeding consortiums and consensus meeting participant, and International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) and continuing education workshop presenter.

PAMELA DODRILL, PHD, CCC-SLP

Member since 2013

Dr. Pamela Dodrill has broad clinical and research interest in feeding and swallowing problems, nutrition, and growth in young children. Her experience includes the feeding and swallowing program at Boston Children’s Hospital and 12 years at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. In addition to her numerous published works on pediatric feeding disorder (PFD), Dr. Dodrill regularly presents at national and international scientific conferences, and teaches courses and workshops on managing PFD for students and practicing health professionals. Dr. Dodrill is a regular participant in Feeding Matters’ pediatric feeding consortiums and consensus meeting, popular International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) and continuing education workshop presenter, PFD consensus paper author, Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ) committee member, and PFD Dissemination Committee co-lead.

CAROL ELLIOTT, B.S., OTR/L

Member since 2013

In conjunction with fellow Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD) Alliance founding council member Dr. Elizabeth Clawson, Carol Elliott is co-owner of the Pediatric Feeding Institute (PFI) – providing workshops and training seminars on the evaluation, treatment, and management of PFD to healthcare professionals. Elliot, owner of Pediatric Feeding Services, has devoted her clinical practice to developing and implementing transdisciplinary treatment techniques for children with complex feeding disorders including the development of PFI’s TR-eat® Model. An internationally recognized occupational therapist and speaker, Elliot leverages her decades of experience with PFD as an International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) and website committee member, continuing education workshop presenter, and consortium participant.

ELAINE ELLIS, MD

Member since 2008

Board certified in both pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities, Dr. Ellis boasts nearly two decades of experience in NICU follow-up and developmental pediatrics – including Phoenix Perinatal Associates, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the Arizona Infant Mental Health Coalition Board, the North Phoenix regional council for First Things First, and the Arizona Autism Coalition. In her work, Dr. Ellis’ has seen patients with conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and intellectual disability. Among a career highlighted by various honors and recognition, she received the T. Berry Brazelton Infant Advocacy Award for early childhood intervention. Dr. Ellis is a steadfast contributor to Feeding Matters’ pediatric feeding consortiums and frequent committee member.

SUZANNE EVANS MORRIS, PHD

Member since 2008

Speech-language pathologist Suzanne Evans Morris is internationally renowned for her work in identifying and treating young children with feeding and pre-speech disorders – including direct clinical services, continuing education workshops, development of clinical materials and clinical research. Dr. Morris is the author of the Pre-Speech Assessment Scale, a rating scale for the measurement of pre-speech behaviors in children from birth through two years, and co-author of Pre-Feeding Skills: A Comprehensive Resource for Mealtime Development, 2nd Edition, The Mealtime Participation Guide and the Homemade Blended Formula Handbook.

Dr. Morris is an author on Feeding Matters’ Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ), past International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) and continuing education workshop presenter, previous member of the website and resource committees, and contributor to Feeding Matters’ pediatric feeding disorder consortium.

 

MARY BETH FEULING, MS, RD, CSP, CD

Member since 2010

Working with pediatric patients in the area of food allergy, gastroenterology, and feeding disorders, Feuling has a vast range of experience – from providing product and process development services as a food scientist at Fortune 500 food manufacturing companies to the development of the Food Allergy Nutrition Clinic and the interdisciplinary Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Specializing in pediatric nutrition, food allergies, and feeding disorders, Feuling authored the Food Allergy Chapter for the first ASPEN pediatrics core curriculum.

Feuling’s contributions to Feeding Matters include participation in numerous pediatric feeding consortiums and the 2016 consensus meeting, presenting at the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) and continuing education workshops, serving on various committees, and authoring the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ).

 

ELIZABETH FISCHER, PHD

Member since 2008

Dr. Elizabeth Fischer is a pediatric psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to other responsibilities, she is the clinical coordinator in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Fischer’s clinical and research interest is health psychologys. Dr. Fischer is an author on Feeding Matters’ Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ), past presenter at the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC), previous member of the advocacy committee, and a pediatric feeding consortium participant.

RON FISCHLER, MD

Member since 2008

Past president of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Fishler’s insights are invaluable to Feeding Matters. His experience includes pediatrics and family medicine at the University of Arizona, director of outpatient pediatrics at St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Children’s Health Center in Phoenix, founder and director of the Center for Child Abuse Prevention, medical director for the Central Arizona Child Evaluation Center, and chairman at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Hospital in Phoenix. Dr. Fischler is a passionate local advocate and frequent participant in Feeding Matters’ pediatric feeding consortiums.

TRUDI NORMAN-MURCH, PHD, CCC-SLP

Member since 2008

In her role as director of services for children with disabilities at Easter Seals/Southwest Human Development, Dr. Norman-Murch has had extensive experience designing and delivering training programs to Head Start personnel, school district teams, early intervention programs, as well as state and national speech/language pathology associations in the areas of program design, reflective supervision, and the Integrated Therapy Model. Dr. Norman-Murch has a special interest in development of the infrastructure which will support coordinated care, a family-centered service delivery system, early diagnosis, and a process by which assessment and treatment are understood to be on-going and reciprocal processes.

Dr. Norman-Murch is actively involved in numerous community collaboration projects with local hospitals, medical providers, parent advocacy groups, and Arizona State University – including participation in Feeding Matters’ pediatric feeding consortium, presenting at the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC), editor of the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ), and member of the website committee.

 

ERIKA GISEL, PHD, OTR, ERG

Member since 2008

Professor Emerita at McGill University’s School of Physical & Occupational Therapy in Montreal. Dr. Gisel’s research interests include oral-motor development, dysphagia intervention, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, and pediatric feeding disorder. Honored with the 2007 Ordre des ergotherapeute du Quebec Mention d’excellence, Dr. Gisel was an associate member of Montreal Children’s Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics and McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Gisel was a valuable member of the naming, consensus, and resources committees; presenter at the 2008 and 2010 International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC); and contributor to several pediatric feeding consortiums.

DANIEL B. KESSLER, MD, FAAP

Member since 2008

A developmental and behavioral pediatrician with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Kessler served as medical director of Southwest Human Development’s Children’s Development Center, director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the Children’s Health Center of St. Joseph’s Hospital, and clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. Trained by noted “Baby Doctor” T. Berry Brazelton, Dr. Kessler has expertise in autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and related co-morbidities, problems of learning and emotional adjustment, feeding, and self-regulation. Since retiring in 2016, Dr. Kessler has remained active in the healthcare community – consulting for the Arizona Medical Board and the Autism Center of Excellence at Touchstone Health Services a provider of integrated healthcare in Phoenix, Arizona.

In his time with Feeding Matters, Dr. Kessler has participated in numerous pediatric feeding consortiums; served on the local initiatives, advocacy, and executive committees; and been an International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) presenter several times; and edited the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ).

 

MARSHA DUNN KLEIN, OTR/L, MED, FAOTA

Member since 2008

Founder of Mealtime Connections LLC, Marsha Dunn Klein is a pediatric occupational therapist, author, and educator who specializes in eating and mealtime issues with infants and children. Her energies are focused on helping children who have special motor, sensory, and mealtime challenges. Klein is an industry veteran with profound experience assessing, treating, and working in partnership with families of children who have cerebral palsy and other neurological issues, prematurity, sensory processing disorders, visual impairments, genetic and metabolic disorders, as well as autism spectrum disorder – working with many families whose children are fed by supplemental tube feeding.

Klein is an active participant in Feeding Matters’ pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) dissemination committee, PFD consortium contributor, International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) and continuing education workshop presenter, Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ) author, and past member of the local initiatives, advocacy, PFD Alliance growth, website, and executive committees.

 

RICHARD J. NOEL, MD, PHD

Member since 2010

Trained in the care of children with complex airway disorders and the interdisciplinary care of children with feeding disorders, Dr. Noel’s clinical and research interests include pediatric feeding disorder (PFD), eosinophilic diseases of the GI tract, and pediatric endoscopy.

Dr. Noel’s numerous contributions to Feeding Matters include International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) presenter; pediatric feeding consortium participant; and member of the website, consensus, and prevalence data committees.

 

DAVID M. NOTRICA, MD, FACS, FAAP

Member since 2008

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Notrica is board certified in both pediatric surgery and general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. A clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, his vast experience includes serving as chairman of surgery and chief of staff at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

With special interests in biliary atresia, inflammatory bowel disease, advanced laparoscopy, and Hirschsprung’s disease, Dr. Nutrica is a member of multiple academic societies including the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, and the Michael E. DeBakey Society.

 

Dr. Notrica was a member of the local initiatives and advocacy committees, presenter at the 2010 International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC), and participant in the pediatric feeding consortiums.

 

DANIEL OPENDEN, PHD, BCBA-D

Member since 2009

As president and CEO of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Openden – a board certified behavior analyst–doctoral (BCBA-D) and licensed behavior analyst – is uniquely skilled in developing training programs for teaching parents and professionals to implement Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment model for children with autism spectrum disorder. His expansive experience includes the renowned Koegel Autism Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, adjunct professor at Arizona State University (ASU), the Autism Speaks Family Services Committee, Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), Arizona State University President’s Advisory Community Council, and the Arizona Autism Coalition Advisory Committee. Further, he is a founding member of the Council on Autism Services (CAS), a networking organization that brings together Presidents, CEOs, Executive Directors, Clinical Directors, and Program Directors to share high-level information and identify gaps facing autism service delivery organizations.

Dr. Openden’s contributions to the pediatric feeding consortiums, International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC), and local initiatives and advocacy committees are invaluable.

 

DR JAIME PHALEN

Member since 2014

A charter member of the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP® DBPeds Editorial Board, Dr. Phalen’s career as a developmental-behavioral pediatrician includes turns as chief of developmental pediatric services for San Antonio Military Health System, chief military consultant to the air force surgeon general for developmental pediatrics, developmental pediatrician for University Health System – San Antonio, and adjunct professor of pediatrics at University of Texas Health San Antonio. Additionally, Dr. Phalen led several interdisciplinary teams – including pediatric feeding disorder (PFD), autism spectrum disorder, spina bifida, and NICU graduate.

Dr. Phalen graciously volunteers his time to serve as Feeding Matters’ first medical director. In the role, Dr. Phalen assists with the ongoing expansion of the PFD Alliance to facilitate deeper levels of education, research, and advocacy opportunities. Dr. Phalen is also a participant in Feeding Matters’ pediatric feeding consortiums and International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC).

 

ERIN SUNDSETH ROSS, PHD, CCC-SLP

Member since 2008

A post-doctoral fellow in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Nutrition at the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Ross specializes clinically in the development of feeding skills, and the etiology and treatment of feeding and growth problems in infants and very young children. Dr. Ross’s research interests focus on understanding typical feeding and growth, and on identifying and treating infants and young children who are not developing typically in these areas. Her contributions to Feeding Matters include pediatric feeding consortiums participant; International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) and continuing education workshop presenter; and local initiatives, advocacy, IPFDC, PFD Alliance expansion, Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ) treatment and research committee lead and author, and executive committees.

ROBIN RUDIN, CCC-SLP

Member since 2008

A pediatric speech language pathologist who specializes in working with infants and children demonstrating difficulty feeding, Ms. Rudin is neurodevelopmental trained (NDT) and has always believed that feeding is about the whole child and the whole family. She works with premature infants, and infants/toddlers with motor, sensory, reflux, and food allergy issues. Her initial interest developed while working in the Children’s Rehabilitative Services program housed within Phoenix Children’s Hospital. While there, she worked with a diverse population including cleft lip and palate, cerebral palsy, metabolic, neurologic issues, cranial facial differences, and premature and at risk infants.

COLIN RUDOLPH, MD

Member since 2008

An internationally respected expert in pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) and gastrointestinal motility disorder, Dr. Rudolph has authored over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and 20 chapters in textbooks. His experience includes the editor-in-chief of RUDOLPH’s Pediatrics, vice president of global medical affairs and chief medical officer for Mead Johnson Nutrition, professor and vice-chair of pediatrics and the director of the division of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and faculty physician at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.

As a member of the PFD Alliance’s founding council, Dr. Rudolph was integral in the development of Feeding Matters; a pediatric feeding consortiums participant; International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) presenter; Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ) author; and member of the conference, advocacy, naming, and consensus committees.

 

DIANE SEGAL, OTR/L

Member since 2008

Ms. Segal is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 28 years of experience specializing in assessing and treating infants and children with a variety of special needs including motor, sensory and feeding. She has worked with children and families in a variety of settings as president and owner of Helpful Hands Pediatric Therapy. Her contributions to Feeding Matters include participation in the pediatric feeding consortiums as well as serving on the local initiatives, advocacy, and website committees.

RONALD M. SERBIN, MD

Member since 2008

A graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Serbin has an interest in treating children with pediatric feeding disorder, special needs, premature infants, adolescent health, and mental health issues. Since receiving his pediatric training at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Serbin has been in private practice at Pediatrix. Dr. Serbin has participated in numerous pediatric feeding consortiums; served as lead on the website committee; been a contributing member of the Smooth Way Home, website, executive, and pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) dissemination committees.

ALAN SILVERMAN, PHD

Member since 2010

Dr. Silverman is a pediatric psychologist and full professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His primary clinical services are provided through the section of gastroenterology and nutrition working with families of children diagnosed with pediatric feeding disorder (PFD). He also leads the research efforts of the interdisciplinary feeding program at the Children’s Hospital in Wisconsin, which includes studies of disease etiology, treatment efficacy, and technology-based interventions. He is an internationally known researcher and lecturer with numerous grants and over 30 original publications. His greatest joy is training the next generation of psychologists, and for the last 13 years he has had the pleasure of serving as the clinical training director of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin psychology training program, training over 100 graduate students. 

In addition to being co-lead on the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ) research committee, Dr. Silverman has participated in Feeding Matters’ pediatric feeding consortium, presented at the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC), and served as the treatment and research pillar chair.

 

KAY ANN TOOMEY, PHD

Member since 2008

Dr. Kay A. Toomey is a Pediatric Psychologist who has worked with children who don’t eat for more than three decades. She has developed the SOS Approach to Feeding as a family-centered program for assessing and treating children with feeding problems. Dr. Toomey also acts as a consultant to Gerber Products and helped to form The Children’s Hospital – Denver’s Pediatric Oral Feeding Clinic, as well as the Rose Medical Center’s Pediatric Feeding Center. Dr. Toomey co-chaired the Pediatric Therapy Services Department at Rose Medical Center prior to entering private practice. Dr. Toomey acted as the Clinical Director for Toomey & Associates, Inc.’s Feeding Clinic for six years and SOS Feeding Solutions @ STAR Institute for eight years. Dr. Toomey is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., and acts as a Clinical Consultant to the Feeding Clinic at STAR Institute.

In addition to authoring Feeding Matters’ Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ), Dr. Toomey’s expertise is an important asset as the advocacy pillar chair and naming committee lead. She also participates in Feeding Matters’ pediatric feeding consortium, is a continuing education workshop presenter, and member of the website, pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) dissemination, and executive committees.

 

JUDE TRAUTLEIN, RD

Member since 2008

Trautlein is a Registered Dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working with children and their families, particularly children with special health care needs and g-tubes. She has developed diagnosis specific nutrition education materials used statewide in Arizona and presented lectures on nutrition for children with special health care needs, basic nutrition, food safety, menu planning and feeding special needs clients to university students, parents, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Trautlein has co-authored articles on homemade blended formula for Nutrition Focus and Exceptional Parents publications and contributed to the Homemade Blended Formula Handbook. Trautlein has been an International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) presenter, pediatric feeding consortium participant, and website committee member.

MICHELLE TRUMPY MPH, RD, LD

Member since 2016

Trumpy has always been passionate about partnering with children and families to improve their feeding relationship. Michelle trained at the Pediatric Pulmonary Center at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. She worked at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as a dietitian in the Feeding and Swallowing Center and Gastroenterology clinics. She then went on to develop the nutrition component of the adolescent eating disorders treatment program at The Emily Program located in St. Paul, Minnesota. She now works as an administrative manager in a large county health department implementing quality improvement initiatives. 

Trumpy is has contributed as an International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) presenter; pediatric feeding consortium participant; and executive and PFD dissemination committee member.

 

GLENN WATERKOTTE, MD

Member since 2010

Dr. Waterkotte is a board certified Neonatologist and Medical Director for Cardon Children’s Hospital NICU at Banner Desert Medical Center. As the Medical Director of AirEvac, Dr. Waterkotte has been the driving force in getting newborns needing intensive medical care transported to a facility that can provide the medical attention they require. Dr. Waterkotte is an active member of many civic organizations including, but not limited to: President and founding member of the Academy of Performing Arts in Tempe; Recipient of John K. Kerr award; Section 8 Academy of Pediatrics; Clinical Lecturer for Department of Pediatrics University of Arizona, Tucson; Chairman of Perinatal Committee of the Arizona Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics; Member of East Valley Pediatric Society. He was a member of Feeding Matters’ local initiatives and advocacy committees as well as a participant in the 2010 pediatric feeding consortium.

LISA WEISS, MSED, CCC-SLP

Member since 2008

Weiss is a pediatric speech-language pathologist at Southwest Human Development who has worked with special needs children, birth to 5 years old, and their families. Her special interests include pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) and mealtime issues and their impact on the child and their families; as well as the influence of social-emotional development and early language acquisition of children with special needs and the importance of the caregiver/parent- child relationship. Weiss’s experience includes team assessments through The Easter Seals/Southwest Human Development Infant-Toddler Feeding Program as well development and training on PFD for healthcare professionals.

Weiss was lead of Feeding Matters’ Advocacy & Early Intervention Model (AIM) committee, pediatric feeding consortiums participant, International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) presenter, and website committee member.

 

DANA WILLIAMS, MD

Member since 2008

Dr. Williams is board certified in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatrics by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Her professional affiliations include the American Academy of Pediatrics, North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, and Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Williams’ research and areas of interest are in hepatitis c, gastroesophageal reflux disease, novel gastrointestinal endoscopic techniques, and capsule endoscopy. Her career is highlighted by numerous awards and recognitions among them being the Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship in Biomedical Research, and the Distinguished House Staff Award by the Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council. In her work with Feeding Matter’s, Dr. Williams is a pediatric feeding consortiums participant, International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) presenter, and member of the local Initiatives, advocacy, and IPFDC committees.