Education for Child Abuse Medical Providers

Official Roster of Faculty & Associate Faculty

Although all physicians are mandated reporters, not all physicians are experts in child abuse. Child abuse is a subspecialty within pediatrics. The American Board of Pediatrics offers a certificate in child abuse pediatrics to qualified pediatricians. These pediatricians are experts in all types of child abuse, including physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.

The CHAMP Program uses the American Board of Pediatrics certificate in child abuse pediatrics as the criterion for being a child abuse expert. Only American Board of Pediatrics certified child abuse pediatricians can become CHAMP Faculty. CHAMP Faculty are active providers of medical or academic services related to the identification, treatment and management of suspected child abuse.

The CHAMP Program uses the designation Associate Faculty for physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants who have training and experience in providing child abuse evaluations and work with CHAMP Faculty as part of a child abuse team. They also help provide the educational experiences for medical students and residents and for medical professionals who have completed the Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse coursework and are completing an observership.

Faculty Person
County
Iram Ashraf, MD
Erie County Child Advocacy Center
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
Buffalo
Erie
Ann S. Botash, MD
CARE (Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation) Program
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse
Onondaga
Jocelyn Brown, MD, MPH
Child Advocacy Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York
New York (Manhattan borough)
Jennifer F. Canter, MD, MPH
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center and
The Children’s Advocacy Center at the Westchester Institute for Human Development
Valhalla
Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan
Jennifer Clarke, MD
Elmhurst Hospital Center
New York City Health + Hospitals
Queens
Queens (Queens borough)
Gillian Hopgood DO
Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center
Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
Stony Brook
Suffolk
Dana Kaplan, MD
Division of Child Abuse and Neglect
Staten Island Child Advocacy Center
Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island
Richmond (Staten Island borough)
Lori Legano, MD
Frances L. Loeb Child Protection and Development Center
Bellevue Hospital
New York
New York (Manhattan borough)
Ann M. Lenane, MD
REACH Program
Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester
Monroe
Margaret T. McHugh, MD, MPH
Bellevue Hospital Center
New York University Division of Pediatrics
New York
New York (Manhattan borough)
Aaron J. Miller, MD, MPA
Lincoln Child Advocacy Center
New York City Health + Hospitals
Bronx
Bronx (Bronx borough)
Mandy A. O’Hara, MD, MPH
J.E. and Z.B. Butler Center for Children and Families
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx
Bronx (Bronx borough)
Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS
Frances L. Loeb Child Protection and Development Center
Bellevue Hospital
New York
New York (Manhattan borough)
Alicia Pekarsky, MD
CARE (Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation) Program
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse
Onondaga
Ingrid Walker-Descartes, MD, MPH, MBA
CALM (Child Advocacy-like Model) Team
Maimonides Children’s Hospital
Brooklyn
Kings (Brooklyn borough)
Associate Faculty Person
County
Jackie Collard RN, BSN, MS, C-PNP
Niagara County Child Advocacy Center
Oishei Children’s Hospital
Buffalo
Niagara
Rose Mary Daniele, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Jane Barker Brooklyn Child Advocacy Center
Brooklyn
Kings (Brooklyn borough)
Omawatie Gopee-Bonilla, FNP-BC
J.E. and Z.B. Butler Center for Children and Families
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx
Bronx (Bronx borough)
Kristin Razawich, PPCNP-BC
CARE (Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation) Program
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse
Onondaga
Kelly Smith, DNP, CPNP, SANE-P
Erie County Child Advocacy Center
Oishei Children’s Hospital
Buffalo
Erie
Jebin Varghese, DNP, FNP
Division of Child Abuse and Neglect
Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island
Richmond County (Staten Island borough)