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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

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
  • Mary Lynn Elsmo | Director, Patient Experience and Guest Services
  • Wayne Neal | Manager, Patient and Family Education
  • Kelly Scaggs | Child Life Specialist
  • Michael Shaw | Project Lead, Clinical Support Services and Quality and Safety

Ombudsmen Team

  • Brooke Goodwin
  • Lauren Obidi
  • Melissa Wilson