Nichole Feeney, MD, FAAP
Nichole Feeney, MD, FAAP is med/peds/hospice trained. Dr. Feeney completed her residency in Rochester, NY, including serving as a chief resident. From 2005 to 2014, Nichole had her own private practice in rural Tennessee. She now lives on the Western Slope where she continues to practice pediatrics and internal medicine and serves as the medicine department chair for the area hospital. By serving on AAP Colorado’s Board, Dr. Feeney hopes to improve Colorado both for children in general and also for her soon to be four teenagers who have benefited so much from this state.
Brooke Geyer, DO, FAAP
Dr. Geyer is a Pediatric Palliative Care and Pediatric Hospitalist at Children’s Colorado in Colorado Springs. She has a strong interest in increasing access to palliative care and hospice services for children throughout Colorado. She has previous experience testifying at the State Capital in Missouri, where she previously practiced. She has advocated for children’s needs both in Missouri and Colorado at the state level. In addition to palliative care she is passionate about helping children access affordable and high quality preschool and childcare. When not working Brooke enjoys hiking, tending animals on her farm, gardening and traveling.
Amy Goldsein, MD, FAAP
Dr. Goldstein is an early career pediatric hospitalist who recently moved back to Colorado. She was a Boettcher Foundation Scholar and is committed to giving back to the Colorado community. She received her MD from Creighton University and did her pediatric residency in Omaha, NE. She has a passion for student and resident education. She also has a passion for advocating for mental health issues among children. She wants to improve the communication process between hospital admissions and primary pediatricians in order to provide more complete and holistic care for children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and dog and re-exploring the Colorado outdoors!
Sarah Humphreys, MD, FAAP
Dr. Humphreys is a partner at Sapphire Pediatrics in Denver. She earned her MD degree at the University of Oklahoma and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Maryland. Sarah was an early advocate for the integration of mental health into pediatric practice, and is working to help increase access to mental health services across Colorado. As a member of AAP-CO, she has also been an advocate for childhood immunizations. Sarah enjoys traveling and spending time in the Colorado mountains with her family, as well as reading and kickboxing.
Amanda Jichlinski, MD, FAAP
Dr. Jichlinski is a trilingual early career pediatrician who moved to Colorado in 2018. She is the Medical Director at Kids First Health Care, a non-profit that consists of School Based Health Centers and community clinics in underserved districts. She is interested in the medical and social needs of underserved and minority populations, as well as mentoring young physicians. Dr. Jichlinski has been active on the AAP-CO Legislation and Policy Committee; on behalf of the Chapter, she has authored several Op-Eds and letters of support focused on important pieces of legislation. She most enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Meg Kirkley, MD, FAAP
Dr. Kirkley is a neonatologist at Denver Health Medical Center. She is interested in breastfeeding, early childhood nutrition, immunization policy and prevention of preterm birth. She is involved with DEFINE Colorado, a statewide collaborative effort to improve family engagement in the NICU. Meg has previously testified on behalf of AAP-CO in support of reauthorizing the Colorado Immunization Information System and for strengthening non-medical vaccine exemptions. Meg loves to travel, cook, garden, and spend time with her fiancé and four-year-old son.
Rusha Lev, MD, FAAP
Rusha Lev is a pediatrician at Denver Health where she has worked doing mostly outpatient pediatrics for 12 years. She completed medical school at the University of Colorado and pediatric residency at Oakland Children’s Hospital. She has particular interests in Health at Every Size (HAES) and advocacy work, especially around school and creating closer connections between educators and pediatricians. She has been active with AAP Colorado in their work with COVID and return to school and other matters related to mental health and universal pre-K. She is a member of the AAP Councils on School Health and Community Pediatrics and the Section on Obesity. She has 4 wonderful and crazy children and likes to spend time with them outdoors, as well as get out on her own on the trails of Golden, Colorado.
Mary MacLeod-Oguntuase, DO, FAAP
Dr. MacLeod-Oguntuase is a pediatric hospitalist serving northern Colorado. A graduate and former chief resident of Ascension St. John’s pediatric residency program in Detroit, and former active duty pediatrician with the U.S. Air Force, she has a passion for medically under-served pediatric populations, as well as medical education. She has served in pediatric advocacy groups associated with the Michigan AAP chapter, served in various administrative leadership roles at a military clinic, authored pediatric board preparatory curriculum, and has special interests in vaccine hesitancy and pediatric immigrant health. Now completing her MPH with Johns Hopkins University, she enjoys her free time with her husband, family and dogs, preferably outdoors, as well as running marathons and trail races.
David Markenson, MD, MBA, FAAP
Dr. Markenson currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the American Red Cross. Prior to this role he worked in multiple roles with HealthOne as a physician executive including as CMO of Sky Ridge Medical Center. Dr. Markenson has served as President of the Colorado Medical Society (CMS) and has served on the CMS board. Dr. Markenson has held multiple positions with AAP national committees and continues to advise on Disaster Medicine issues. Dr. Markenson is fellowship trained in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and continues to work clinically in both areas. Dr. Markenson hopes to support the AAP chapter’s advocacy efforts by bringing his experience with governmental relations, not-for-profit management, organized medicine and advocacy.
Alfie Meister, MD, FAAP
Dr. Meister is a pediatrician at Every Child Pediatrics in Aurora. She has devoted her career to using medicine as a tool for social justice. Her interests include literacy, breastfeeding, inclusiveness and equity. Alfie has been engaged with the Chapter’s Legislation and Policy Committee and the Pediatric Advocacy Action Team. In addition, Alfie has created a lunch time advocacy series at her clinic. As a single mother, Alfie carries on a family tradition of National Park road trips with her two daughters.
Kelly Miller, MD, FAAP
Dr. Miller has been practicing in Durango for 18 years. Her interests include caring for children with complex medical needs, tele-health, and working in the NICU. In addition, Kelly enjoys working with children adopted both domestically and internationally. She participates with AAP-CO congenital CMV workgroup, and speaks in support of child health policies in her community. Dr. Miller loves being a mom to four children, and draws much experience from her daughter with medical and learning needs and her son adopted from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She loves to play in the outdoors, so takes full advantage of living in the Colorado mountains.