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Meet the team

Gerard R. Martin, MD, FAAP, FACC, Senior Vice President, Center for Heart, Lung, and Kidney Disease
Gerard R. Martin, MD, FAAP, FACC
Gerard R. Martin, MD, FAAP, FACC, Senior Vice President, Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease; Co-Director, Children’s National Heart Institute; Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University 

Dr. Martin is a nationally recognized expert in pediatric cardiology. He has volunteered on medical missions to numerous third-world countries. Dr. Martin is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. In addition, he also served on the American Board of Pediatrics sub-board in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Martin is an associate editor for Pediatric Cardiology, and has more than 100 publications in the field of pediatric cardiology. He is an invited speaker nationally and internationally.

 Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Child Health Advocacy Institute
Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH

Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Child Health Advocacy Institute; Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. 

Dr. Wright provides strategic leadership for the organization’s advocacy mission, public policy positions and community partnership initiatives. He has served as attending faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s since 1993, and recently served the institution as Executive Director of the Center for Hospital-Based Specialties. Dr. Wright has devoted much of his academic energy to addressing the concerns of the underserved. He has been recognized for his efforts as a winner of the Shining Star award from the Los Angeles-based Starlight Foundation, and is an elected member of Delta Omega, the national public health honor society. 

Lindsay Attaway is the Program Coordinator for the Heart Institute. Lindsay works on a variety of projects, often serving as a liaison between departments and organizing key team members. In addition, she assists both the Washington Adult Congenital Heart Program and the Heart Transplant Program. With a background in graphic design and web development, much of her work is focused on designing materials for the Heart Institute. She will be managing the Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program's online community. She holds a Bachelors of Art from Wheaton College in Illinois. Having served on advisory boards for both Children's Hospital Colorado (Denver) and Children's Hospital of Chicago, Lindsay felt right at home after joining the team in 2011.

Lisa A. Hom, RN Esq. is the Collaborative Practice Facilitator for the Children's National Heart Institute where she oversees, champions and facilitates quality and performance improvement work with clinical teams to improve outcomes for children with congenital heart disease, and for their families. Prior to joining CNHI, she had the unique opportunity to work both as regulatory counsel, focusing primarily on healthcare issues at the state level, and as a pediatric intensive care nurse caring directly for children with critical congenital heart disease. Ms. Hom holds a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law where she served as an associate editor of the George Mason Law Review, and obtained her Bachelors degree from The College of William and Mary.

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