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PFD Alliance’s Executive Council

This leadership council is made up of a medical director, a Family Advisory Council chair, pillar chairs, and committee leads. The Executive Council is responsible for contributing to the long-term vision of Feeding Matters’ efforts. These responsibilities include providing oversight of the PFD Alliance by determining committees, committee direction, and the strategic plan of the organization.

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.

Garrett Barnes

Family Advisory Council Chair

Parent to a child with PFD

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

Pamela Dodrill, PhD, SLP

Education Pillar Chair

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

Hayley Estrem, RN, PhD

Research Pillar Chair

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


Committee Leads

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

Cathy Humphrey

Resources Committee Lead

Parent to a child with PFD

Mary Beth Feuling, MS, RD, CSP, CD

PFD Alliance Growth Committee Chair

Advanced Practice Dietitian, Quality Improvement & Research, Children's Hospital 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; Adjunct Faculty to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Utah

Alan Silverman, PhD

Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire Research Committee Co-Lead

Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

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