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Meet the Team

The members of the Children’s National Patient and Family Advisory Council have decades of experience navigating complex health conditions and pediatric care. They joined the council to share the expertise and insights they've gathered along the way — with physicians, nurses, hospital administrators and support staff and other patient families. Their dedication and hard work helps make the care and patient experience at Children’s National as excellent as possible for all patients, whether they visit once a year or dozens of times a year.

To express your interest in joining the council, please complete this form.

Executive Parent Leaders

Parent Advisors

Staff Leadership and Advisors

  • Martha Parra | Vice President, Clinical Support Services
  • Katia Sokoloff | Director, Patient and Family Experience
  • Wayne Neal | Manager, Patient and Family Education
  • Brooke Goodwin | Social Worker
  • Victoria Paytonwebber | Therapeutic Music Specialist
  • Kelly Scaggs | Child Life Specialist

Ombudsman Team

  • Melissa Wilson