ABOUT

Our Vision

Connecting, collaborating and catalyzing the conduct of pediatric research.

Specifically SPR works to:

CONNECT: Facilitate active communications among and between researchers

COLLABORATE: Promote research collaborations through mentoring and knowledge sharing

CATALYZE RESEARCH: Advocate for funding and policies supportive of research

Our mission

Creating a network of multi-disciplinary researchers to improve child health.

Our Council

<font size="3">Michelle Gill, MD, PhD</font>

Michelle Gill, MD, PhD

President (5/2019)

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center

<font size="3">Joel N. Hirschhorn, MD, PhD</font>

Joel N. Hirschhorn, MD, PhD

Vice President (5/2021)

Boston Children’s Hospital /
Harvard Medical School

<font size="3">Constantine Stratakis, MD, DSc</font>

Constantine Stratakis, MD, DSc

President-Elect (5/2020)

Pediatrics, Endocrinology & Medical Genetics
Bethesda, MD

<font size="3">David Hunstad, MD</font>

David Hunstad, MD

Secretary Treasurer, Strategy and Operations Officer – elect (5/2022)

Division of Infectious Diseases
Washington University

<font size="3">Kate G. Ackerman, MD</font>

Kate G. Ackerman, MD

Secretary Treasurer, Strategy and Operations Officer (5/2018)

Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Univ of Rochester SoM and Dentistry
Center for Pediatric Biomedical Research

<font size="3">Anna A. Penn, MD, PhD</font>

Anna A. Penn, MD, PhD

Membership Secretary (5/2019)

Center for Neuroscience Research
Children’s National Medical Center

<font size="3">Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS</font>

Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS

Past President (5/2018)

Dept. of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

<font size="3">Councilors Carlton M. Bates, MD</font>

Councilors Carlton M. Bates, MD

Councilor (5/2019)

Pediatric Nephrology Department
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg of UPMC
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Nephrology

<font size="3">Mara Becker, MD, MSCE</font>

Mara Becker, MD, MSCE

Councilor (5/2018)

Division of Rheumatology
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology

<font size="3">Todd A. Florin, MD, MSCE</font>

Todd A. Florin, MD, MSCE

Councilor (5/2020)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Emergency Medicine

<font size="3">Vidu Garg, MD</font>

Vidu Garg, MD

Councilor (5/2018)

Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research and The Heart Center
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Cardiology

<font size="3">Hannah C. Glass, MDCM, MAS</font>

Hannah C. Glass, MDCM, MAS

Councilor (5/2018)

Department of Neurology and Pediatrics
University of California San Francisco

<font size="3">Neera Gupta, MD</font>

Neera Gupta, MD

Councilor (5/2020)

Weill Cornell Medical Center
Gastroenterology/Nutrition

<font size="3">Lucas Hoffman, MD, PhD</font>

Lucas Hoffman, MD, PhD

Councilor (5/2020)

University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Pulmonology

<font size="3">Roberta Keller, MD</font>

Roberta Keller, MD

Councilor (5/2020)

University of California-San Francisco
Neonatology

<font size="3">Laura P. Richardson, MD, MPH</font>

Laura P. Richardson, MD, MPH

Councilor (5/2018)

Division of Adolescent Medicine
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Adolescent Medicine

<font size="3">Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE</font>

Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE

Councilor (5/2018)

Department of Pediatrics; Divisions of Hospital Medicine & Infectious Diseases
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Infectious Diseases

<font size="3">Maureen Su, MD (5/2019)</font>

Maureen Su, MD (5/2019)

Councilor (5/2019)

Department of Pediatrics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Endocrinology

<font size="3">Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD</font>

Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD

Councilor (5/2020)

University of Minnesota
Hematology/Oncology

Our Past Presidents

2018         Michelle Gill
2017         Shari Barkin
2016         Brendon Lee
2015         Jake A. Kushner
2014         Steven P. Miller
2013         David A. Ingram
2012         Susan L. Furth
2011         Maria T. Britto
2010         David N. Cornfield
2009         Elena Fuentes-Afflick
2008         Phyllis A. Dennery
2007         Gary L. Freed
2006         Phil W. Shaul
2005         Lisa M. Guay-Woodford
2004         Gail Demmler
2003         Daniel Bernstein
2002         Alan M. Krensky
2001         Ora Pescovitz
2000         Thomas Hazinski
1999         Sam Hawgood
1998         Maureen Andrew
1997         Gary R. Fleisher
1996         Jon S. Abramson
1995         David H. Perlmutter
1994         Margaret K. Hostetter
1993         George Lister
1992         Larry J. Shapiro
1991         Steve Kohl
1990         Alan H. Jobe
1989         Harvey J. Cohen

1988         Robert P. Kelch
1987         Russell W. Chesney
1986         Laurence A. Boxer
1985         Thomas F. Boat
1984         John D. Johnson
1983         Ralph D. Feigin
1982         Joseph B. Warshaw
1981         Richard B. Johnston, Jr.
1980         Joseph A. Bellanti
1979         Joe Anne Brasel
1978         Frank A. Oski
1977         Frederick C. Battaglia
1976         Charles R. Scriver
1975         Robert E. Greenberg
1974         Charles A. Alford, Jr.
1973         Mary Ellen Avery
1972         Madison S. Spach
1971         William L. Nyhan
1970         William B. Weil, Jr.
1969         Floyd W. Denny, Jr.
1968         Norman Kretchmer
1967         Irving Schulman
1966         Robert E. Cooke
1965         Wallace W. McCrory
1964         Clark D. West
1963         Lytt I. Gardner
1962         Frederick C. Robbins
1961         Gilbert B. Forbes
1960         Henry L. Barnett
1959         Sydney S. Gellis

1958         Edward L. Pratt
1957         William M. Wallace
1956         Wolf Zuelzer
1955         Charles A. Janeway
1954         Harold E. Harrison
1953         Robert F. Ward
1952         Horace L. Hodes
1951         Harry H. Gordon
1950         Francis F. Schwentker
1949         Sidney Farber
1948         Donovan J. McCune
1947         Mitchell I. Rubin
1946         Edward M. Bridge
1945         No mtg. because of war
1944         Joseph A. Johnson
1943         No mtg. because of war
1942         George M. Guest
1941         A. Ashley Weech
1940         Daniel C. Darrow
1939         L Emmett Holt
1938         Samuel Z. Levine
1937         Francis Scott Smyth
1936         Charles F. McKhann
1935         Joseph A. Stokes, Jr.
1934         Rustin McIntosh
1933         Bengt Hamilton
1932         L.A. Hoague
1931         James Gamble
1930         James Gamble
1929         James Gamble

Our Constitution | Bylaws

Introduction

The Society for Pediatric Research was founded in 1929 and incorporated in 1963.  The provisions of this Constitution and By-laws (the “By-laws”) are amended and expanded from those as amended and approved by the Society in 2014.

Our Committees | Workgroups

Advocacy Committee

Mandate

  • Provide leadership in child advocacy through government and public forums for issues related to the SPR mission: Creating a Network of Multi-Disciplinary Researchers to Improve Child Health.

Functions & Responsibilities

  • Recommend public and governmental priorities for advocacy
  • Advocate for prioritized issues in partnership with other agencies and societies
  • Communicate effectively with Council and membership regarding advocacy activities

Co-Chairs:
Shetal Shah
Vivek Balasubramaniam

Communications Committee

Mandate

  • To focus on redesign of website/app and to communicate to members via social media postings.

Functions & Responsibilities

  • Website improvements
  • Other forms of communication with members
  • Communicate with outside entities including press (link with PAS, AAP, etc.)
  • Communicate with specialty-based pediatric organizations

Co-Chairs:
Annemarie Stroustrup
Faizah Bhatti

Finance Committee

Mandate

  • To ensure the SPR possesses the financial resources to sustain its mission statement; the SPR operates with sound stewardship of its resources; partners with the Pediatric Research Foundation to grow the financial resources with which to execute its missions.

Chair:
Kate Ackerman

Perspectives Committee

Objective

  • Linking SPR members to junior members to write SPR perspectives briefs on cutting edge research methods or content.

Lead:
Samir Shah

To submit a Perspectives from SPR review article to appear in Pediatric Research use this FORM.

Diversity Workgroup

Objective

  • To enhance the diversity of SPR membership 

Lead:
Maureen Su

Mentoring Workgroup

Objective

  • Expanding Mentoring Opportunities to Reach More SPR Members

Lead:
Laura Richardson

PAS Content Workgroup

Objectives

  • Identify and select sessions for the PAS meeting that represent the best science and are of interest to our membership
  • Identify a topic through the membership survey of value to members, and proactively invite a group of scientists to submit symposium and/or workshop proposals on this topic. (Examples include the –omics symposia from the 2017 meeting, a hot topics research debate, etc.)

Co-Leads:
Hannah Glass
Courtney Wusthoff

SPR FAQs

Everything you wanted to know about SPR and asked when polled….

What is the SPR mission?

Creating a network of multi-disciplinary researchers to improve child health.

How is the SPR mission translated into action?

  • We provide and promote activities that strengthen the pediatric research community, with a strong focus on supporting the pediatric physician-scientist
  • We specifically provide:
    • programming for the yearly PAS meeting
    • career opportunities (mentoring, advocacy, editorial writing)
    • advocacy on medical system issues that affect our members’ ability to do research (funding, credentialing, regulations)
  • We provide a community for students and professionals actively engaged in pediatric

Relationships to Other Organizations

How is SPR related to APS?

  • SPR and the American Pediatric Society (APS) are two distinct, selective academic societies with related
  • SPR is specifically focused on creating and supporting a network of multidisciplinary researchers in child health, while APS engages distinguished leaders in pediatrics to shape the future of the field more
  • The two societies share administrative functions in their Central Office in The Woodlands,

How is SPR related to the regional SPRs (Eastern, Mid-West, Southern, Western)?

  • The regional SPRs are not formally part of SPR and have separate administration, membership and
  • SPR works closely with the leadership of each regional SPR to promote our common goals, enhance our meetings and events, and encourage regional members to apply for SPR
  • Efforts to enhance these relationships are a current focus for

How is SPR related to AAP?

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics is a large pediatric organization whose mission is to attain optimal physical and mental health for children across the United
  • Its membership includes academic and private pediatricians and other professionals and providers. Its activities focus on promoting optimal clinical care, providing pediatric education to its members and the public, and doing research to inform national pediatric priorities, practice and
  • SPR works collaboratively with AAP on multiple projects relevant to our membership, particularly on advocacy issues.

How is SPR related to the ABP?

  • The American Board of Pediatrics is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. The ABP is the certifying organization for pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties, and certification provides assurance to the public that a general pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist has successfully completed accredited training and fulfilled continuous evaluation
  • The ABP selects a member of SPR to serve on their Board of

How is SPR related to FOPO?

  • The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) is an umbrella organization made up of the leadership of the AAP, ABP, APS, SPR, the American Pediatric Association (APA, an organization of academic general pediatricians), the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC) and the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD).
  • FOPO aims to promote pediatric health by providing a forum in which the member organizations can discuss issues in pediatric health and the practice of pediatrics and build relationships to accomplish shared
  • The winner of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Leadership Award, presented to a role model of pediatric leadership each year at PAS, is selected by the member organizations at the winter FOPO meeting.

How is SPR related to IPRF?

  • SPR is a partner in The International Pediatric Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that oversees the management of our journal, Pediatric
  • IPRF has 8 board members 2 from SPR, 2 from APS and 4 from the European Society for Pediatric
  • Starting in 2016, IPRF distributes a portion of the profits from the journal to each member

How is SPR related to Pediatric Research?

  • Pediatric Research is the official publication of SPR, APS, and the European SPR. A subscription to the journal is a benefit of active membership in
  • SPR encourages its members to publish in Pediatric Research. The journal publishes perspectives from SPR, as well as original papers, invited reviews, and commentaries on pediatric research
  • Pediatric Research invites SPR members to engage in the review
  • To enhance the journal’s connection to the three societies’ missions, Pediatric Research is developing programs to engage early-stage investigators the editorial process and putting in place a reward system for

Relationship to PAS

What is the role of SPR at PAS?

  • SPR is one of the societies that participates in the annual Pediatric Academic Societies
  • SPR helps make PAS the leading event for academic pediatrics and child health research
  • SPR helps to choose scientific content for the meeting by selecting specific topics for presentation and by selecting members to serve on the PAS Program Committee
  • SPR sponsors PAS events for members (including a Presidential Plenary session, an SPR awards luncheon, receptions for new SPR members and Junior section members and a scientific “help desk” to share technical knowledge and tools relevant to pediatric research)

How are SPR-sponsored PAS symposium or workshops chosen?

  • SPR-sponsored symposia and workshops are chosen from submitted proposals by the SPR Content Committee
  • Members of the SPR Content Committee may work together to develop proposals

How do I get appointed to the PAS program committee?

  • SPR representatives on the PAS Program Committee include the SPR President, President-elect, Secretary-Treasurer, Secretary-Treasurer- elect (in transition years) and other SPR members recommended by the SPR Council who have needed content expertise (e.g. neonatal neurology, cardiology)

How do I get selected to review abstracts or moderate PAS sessions?

  • As an SPR member, you will receive an email each summer asking you to volunteer to serve as an abstract reviewer, session moderator and/or poster facilitator. Please sign up!
  • The PAS Program Committee will make assignments in their areas of expertise. Current members can be found here: https://pas-meeting.org/about/

SPR Membership

Why should I join SPR?

  • Being a member of SPR is a recognized honor in academic pediatrics, requiring nomination by academic peers and leaders and recognition of one’s role as an independent, productive child health
  • As a diverse, innovative group of people, SPR actively promotes the development of physician-scientists, honors outstanding achievements through several awards programs, advocates for child health research and gives its members representation in other national organizations (AAMC, FASEB) and in Washington
  • Opportunities to serve as abstract reviewer, session moderator or discussant at PAS Annual Meeting
  • Propose concepts for scientific sessions, workshops and special interest groups at PAS Annual Meeting
  • Serve on SPR Council, committees and work groups and vote in SPR elections
  • Encourage fellows to apply for membership in the SPR Junior Section
  • Subscription to Pediatric Research, the SPR journal
  • Access to online membership directory and web-based tools

What are the categories of SPR membership?

Active Members

  • Individuals who are actively engaged in research related to pediatrics with demonstrated productivity as an independent researcher who is a recognized leader in their specific area of research, less than 55 years of age at the time of nomination with an advanced degree, such as MD, PhD, DO, PharmD, MPH or MA/MS. (See age criteria section below)
  • Active members can vote in SPR elections, by-law amendments or other matters
  • Active members can be the primary nominator for new members
  • Active members can serve on SPR Council and hold officer positions
  • New members may be highlighted on the SPR website and by the journal Pediatric Research. A few particularly accomplished new members are selected by the Executive Council to be honored at PAS with research presentations in the SPR Presidential Plenary
  • Active members pay annual dues. Membership privileges are suspended if dues are not paid annually.

Senior Members

  • Members who are between age 55-65 years (status updated in May each year).
  • Senior members are greatly valued and especially encouraged to participate in SPR committees, mentoring and advocacy
  • Senior members cannot hold Council
  • Prospective members ages 55-65 years of age at the time of nomination and who meet the criteria for Active Members will be admitted as Senior
  • Senior members have reduced membership

Emeritus Members

  • SPR members who are >65 years of age (status updated in May each year).
  • Emeritus members have the same privileges as Senior
  • Emeritus members do not pay

Junior Members

  • Junior Membership is open to fellows and junior faculty in their first 3 years post-fellowship (see section on Junior membership below).
  • The Junior Section is led by a President and a President-Elect who are currently in a fellowship
  • Fellows must be enrolled in an established pediatric fellowship program at an academic
  • Junior section members (fellows and junior faculty) participate on committees and
  • Applications for Junior membership is provided on a rolling basis (https://juniorsectionmembership.secure-platform.com/a )
  • Junior members do not currently pay

Affiliate Members

  • Active members of the European Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) and the Asian Society for Pediatric Research (ASPR) are given an Affiliate membership in SPR upon
  • Affiliate members do not pay dues or have voting rights, but can participate in other activities that require SPR membership, including sponsoring abstracts for

How many members does SPR have?

  • As of 2018, there are over 4000 SPR members: ~1400 Active members, ~800 Junior Section members, ~800 Senior members, ~1100 Emeritus members, ~60 affiliate

Why are there age criteria for some of the membership categories?

  • The age criteria date back to the founding of SPR, which was originally established by young pediatric researchers to provide a more open forum for research presentation, in contrast to the early APS which was run by senior pediatric researchers who held closed research
  • In the past decade, the maximum age for Active membership has been increased twice, first from 45 to 50 years and then to 55 years, reflecting the increasing duration of time required to become an independent physician-scientist in the current academic
  • Polling of members and of SPR Council reveal differing views on age criteria. Advantages cited are having an organization that represents early to mid-stage child researchers who are actively “in the trenches” and maintaining

a leadership council that reflects this career stage. Disadvantages cited are the loss of participation of senior research leaders and the arbitrary nature of these age limits.

  • Senior and Junior members can participate in committees, award panels and many other activities, but are non- voting members and cannot be elected to council
  • Changes to the age criteria require a vote by Active membership to amend the SPR by-laws.

Who makes decisions about membership applications?

  • The Director of Membership does a preliminary review of all applications and assigns 2 Council members to provide a full review of each file. At Fall Council (Oct/Nov), nominations are presented and voted
  • Detailed discussions generally focus on nominations where there is disagreement about eligibility, concern about independence or research program leadership or unusual career
  • Decisions by the Council are considered

How does SPR address diversity in pediatric research?

  • SPR values diversity and inclusion within the SPR membership and in pediatric research. There is strong evidence that diversity improves outcomes, so initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion enhance pediatric research as a whole.
  • SPR seeks to increase diversity and inclusion through research, training awards, and active mentoring of young investigators.
  • SPR members are active in researching how child health is affected by disparities in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status.

Why should SPR Junior membership be encouraged?

  • The goal of the SPR Junior section is to promote networking and the development of child health researcher to maintain the physician-scientist pipeline for the future of pediatric health
  • The Junior Section activities focus on career transitions from trainee to faculty, professional networking, recognition through awards and travel grants, mentorship programs and advocacy
  • These opportunities are provided free of charge and applications are accepted on a rolling
  • The Junior Section is led by a President and a President-Elect who are currently in fellowship Together, they work with the SPR leadership to manage and enhance the Junior Section.
  • The call for President-Elect applications occurs each

What does SPR do with the dues that I pay?

  • The SPR uses its income to support initiatives that fit its mission focused on research in pediatrics. These include mentoring programs such as the Young Investigator Coaching Program, support for the Junior Section of the SPR, and support for a variety of research
  • The SPR also contributes to advocacy groups and participates in advocacy activities focused on research including membership with FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) and the Pediatric Policy Council (PPC).
  • Recently, the SPR has set aside money to enhance our ability to help our membership communicate and network with a goal of delivering information and tools to make a career in pediatric research

Why do I need to pay both SPR and APS dues if I belong to both groups?

  • Although SPR and APS have a close working relationship with frequent collaborations, they are separate organizations with distinct missions. They maintain separate finances, and they use their resources to fund independent
  • SPR is focused on research and careers in child health research, while APS is focused on leadership in academic pediatrics.

How do I get the most out of my membership at PAS? Between PAS meetings?

  • At PAS meeting:
    • Attend the SPR Presidential Scientific Plenary and Awards, SPR-sponsored Invited Science Sessions and SPR-sponsored Workshops designed to meet the needs of SPR members based on survey results (https://wwpas-meeting.org/program/#sag)
    • Network at SPR events and use the SPR research “Research Help Desk”
    • Nominate a researcher for an award and cheer when they win (or win an award yourself!) see our awards at http://www.societyforpediatricresearch.org/awards-funding/
    • Participate by moderating a session or facilitating discussion (remember to volunteer when you get that email invitation from PAS!)
    • Take advantage of discounted registration for new members

Participation in SPR

How do I join a SPR committee or working group?

  • Each year, email notification is sent out describing SPR committees (long-term groups focused on broad SPR missions) and SPR workgroups (temporary groups formed to specifically address an active issue in a targeted, time- limited manner) and requesting
  • Information on current committees and groups is found here: http://www.societyforpediatricresearch.org/about/#committees
  • Awards Committees volunteers are requested A diverse group of members with relevant expertise is selected by the Executive Council to serve.
  • Each committee has a Chair and co-Chair, one of whom is also a Council member so that there is clear communication with SPR Chairs and co-chairs are selected by the Council. Volunteers are welcome and should contact the current Chair of the group or the SPR Central Office.
  • Committees and workgroup strive to have Active, Senior and Junior members
  • There are a limited number of positions on each committee, and Chairs are expected to appoint a diverse membership from those who volunteer, while balancing expertise and sub-specialty
  • Most committees and working groups have phone calls every 1 -2 months and may meet in person annually at PAS.

What is SPR Council and how do I join?

  • The SPR Council is responsible for managing and administering the affairs of SPR. These responsibilities include but are not limited to reviewing membership applications, serving on and leading workgroups and committees, reviewing finances, developing and maintaining relationships with other national organizations, with NIH and with political
  • Two full Council meetings are held annually: Fall Council (late Oct/early Nov) and Spring Council (late April/early May on the Friday preceding the annual PAS meeting). Additional phone meetings are held throughout the
  • Non-officer members of the Council are elected by Active members to staggered three-year
  • Requests for Council nominees are sent out yearly. Given the 3-year staggered terms, only some areas of representation are eligible in any given
  • Nominees are reviewed by an SPR nominating committee comprised of a subset of current Council members. The Nominating committee reaches out potential nominees needed in specific areas and review volunteer The goal of the committee is to provide nominees that will produce a balanced Council with representation from pediatric subspecialties (reflecting our membership), geographic regions, gender and racial identities, and types of research (basic, clinical, translational).
  • The slate of nominees is presented to SPR Council. Once approved, final nominees are
  • Active member vote for nominees via email
  • Elected Council members start their positions at the next Spring Council

What are the SPR Officer positions that comprise the SPR Executive Council?

  • The SPR officers are President, President-Elect, a Vice President, immediate past-President, Director of Strategic Operations (formerly called Secretary-Treasurer), Director of Membership (formerly called Membership Secretary) and Directors-elect of Strategic Operations and Membership in the years these positions are
  • Nominees for officer positions are reviewed by the Nominating Previous service on SPR Council is not required, but evidence of active engagement with SPR is highly encouraged.
  • A vice-president is elected on a yearly basis. This position starts the 4-year sequence of presidential
  • Directors of Strategic Operation and of Membership are elected for staggered 5-year terms. These officers provide continuity on SPR Council for many years and a one-year training period is provided when a new Director is
  • Officer positions are significant volunteer time commitments that provide leadership experience, close interaction with other mid-career physician-scientist leaders across pediatric specialties, and national opportunities for program building and

If I have suggestions or more questions, whom do I contact?

Members may share ideas with SPR leadership via staff in the central office  (info@societyforpediatricresearch.org or call 346.980.9710) or contact individuals on SPR Executive Council.

General calendar for yearly SPR events (may vary slightly by year):

PAS Meeting www.pasmeeting late April/early May
Council Candidate Nominations Due July
Election for Junior Section Leadership July
Call for Standing Committees and Workgroups July
Call for Awards Committees July
Membership Nominations Due Aug/Sept
SPR Annual Dues Due http://www.societyforpediatricresearch.org/login/ Oct
Award Nominations for Next PAS Meeting Nov
Young Investigator Coaching Program Application Due https://spryounginvestigatorcoachingprogram.secure-platform.com/a Nov
Physician-Scientist Bridging Award Applications Due – https://sprphysicianscientistaward.secure-platform.com/a Dec/Jan
Election for Council and Executive Council Members Jan/Feb