Deborah Archer, MD, FAAP
Dr. Archer is a former NHSC scholar who has dedicated her career to working with minority and under-served populations. She founded the Community Health Advocacy Program at Brown University Alpert School Of Medicine in Providence RI. Dr. Archer completed her internship at Howard University Hospital and residency at Inova Fairfax in Virginia. Dr. Archer has been active in local leadership with CCHN Health Care Advocate Program and RIHEL’s Advanced Leadership Training Program. She lives in Fort Collins and works at Sunrise Loveland Community Health Center. Her passions are education and pediatric advocacy, and she serves on the AAP-CO Legislation and Policy Committee. She has three children who are avid ice hockey and lacrosse players and the joys of her life.
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 recently moved to Colorado. She practices at Salud, a federally qualified health center in Commerce City. 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, and authored a resolution on immigrant health for the national AAP Annual Leadership Forum. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, reading, painting and traveling.
David M. Keller, MD, FAAP
Dr. Keller is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Strategy and Transformation in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO). He practices general pediatrics at the Child Health Clinic in Aurora. He serves on multiple Colorado and Federal committees on health care financing and access. Dr. Keller is Chair of the AAP-CO Legislation and Policy Committee. Prior to moving to Colorado, Dr. Keller spent 22 years on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, where he practiced primary care pediatrics, initiated novel community-based programs, and served as Associate Medical Director for Medicaid in Massachusetts.
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.
Janine Young, MD, FAAP
Dr. Young serves as the Medical Director of the Denver Health Refugee Clinic and Co-Medical Director of their Human Rights Clinic. She is also an Associate Professor at the UC School of Medicine. An undergraduate at Columbia University, she received her MD at Harvard Medical School, and did her pediatric residency at the Boston Combined Program and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. She is a lead author of AAP’s Immigrant and Refugee Toolkit and has consulted for the Office of Refugee Resettlement and the International Organization of Migration on medical screening of unaccompanied children and refugee children. She is the lead author of the CDC’s Refugee Pediatric Screening Guidelines. She also serves as the Medical Advisor for Colorado’s Refugee Services Program and on the Executive Committee of AAP’s Council of Immigrant Child and Family Health.