About Us – Chapters and Districts

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an international organization with headquarters in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. In the Americas, it is divided into geographical areas called districts, which may comprise one or more states. The larger states are further divided into chapters.

The state of California is District IX, which is sub-divided into four chapters: Chapter 1 includes all 48 Northern California counties (the dividing line being the southern borders of Monterey, Kings, Tulare and Inyo counties). Chapter 2 includes seven of the ten Southern California counties: Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside; San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Chapter 3 includes Imperial and San Diego counties; Chapter 4, is the Orange County Chapter.

Chapters 1 and 2 were originally organized in February 1955, Chapter 2 then comprising all ten Southern California counties. Chapter 3 became independent and was established in October 1961, and Chapter 4 in October 1985.

AAP-CA2 Presidents

2016 – 2018 Edward S. Curry

2014 – 2016 Paula J. Whiteman

2012 – 2014 Helen DuPlessis

2010 – 2012 Laura Mabie

2008 – 2010 Mary Doyle

2006 – 2008 Wilbert Mason

2004 – 2006 Allan Lieberthal

 

2002 – 2004 Elliot Weinstein

2000 – 2002 Steven Feig

1998 – 2000 Robin Doroshow

1995 – 1998 Jeffrey Penso

1994 – 1995 Harry Wright

1992 – 1994 Robert Adler

 

 

1990 – 1992 Joan Hodgman

1988 – 1990 Anthony Hirsch

1984 – 1987 Elmore Lewis

1981 – 1984 Arthur Lisbin

1978 – 1981 Lafayette Burns

1975 – 1978 Robert Shirley

 

 

 

1972 – 1974 Merl Carson

1969 – 1971 Robert Shirley

1966 – 1968 Gordon Richardson

1962 – 1966 Gordon Richardson

1959 – 1962 Sidney Rosin

1955 – 1958 R. Wendell Coffelt