Kim Smith serves as the Senior Director II/Vice President of Physician Services for Providence Health in Columbia, SC. In her role she has executive oversight for Providence Medical Group – including cardiology, general surgery, orthopedics, urology, and primary care services. In her prior role with Tenet Healthcare, Kim supported the growth of physician practices and its leaders across 26 markets from California to Florida. Kim, a native of Greenville, North Carolina, has served in progressive leadership roles for healthcare organizations, such as Duke Medicine, for the past 12 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Health from Wake Forest University. Kim received her master’s degree in Health Administration and Policy from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. Kim’s passion for servant leadership and business growth resulted in her to writing three books. In 2015, she launched a leadership-consulting firm called The Positivity Academy. Through her consulting firm, Kim helps corporations establish purpose-driven and people-centered work cultures. She assists corporations’ position leaders and teams for accelerated growth through customized trainings, innovative online learning solutions, and keynote talks. Kim began supporting the mission of the Preeclampsia Foundation in 2012 after the tragic loss of her daughter Lauren Kelly due to HELLP syndrome. As a HELLP syndrome survivor, she has devoted the past several years in bringing awareness to pregnancy related illnesses like preeclampsia to patients and clinicians. An advocate for healthy moms and babies, she is passionate about reducing maternal and infant mortality. Kim and her husband Terrell launched the first Promise Walk for Preeclampsia in South Carolina in 2013. Additionally, she has served on the Internal Infant Death Review (IIDR) Committee for the purpose of improving the health outcomes of moms and babies who participated in the Palmetto Healthy Start Program. Kim also leads the Expecting Miracles Ministry at her church, Right Direction Church International. Through this group, she facilitates support for families who have faced disappointment (including child loss) during the childbearing process. With all that Kim does, she is most proud of her role as a wife to Terrell and mom to Tyson and Cameron. Kim most recently began her service on the Board of Directors for The Preeclampsia Foundation in 2018.
Clement Pappas is the President of the Board at Federal Distilling, a startup craft distillery in Philadelphia. Clement is the former CEO of Clement Pappas & Co., a leading supplier of store-brand juices, which was founded in 1942 by his grandfather, a hardworking U.S. immigrant. The business was a key part of Clement’s family life growing up, and where he later worked in an executive capacity for 15 years. Clement was responsible for many key growth initiatives, which helped the company to triple in size during his tenure, including a major turnaround of the company’s largest plant; the design, construction, and startup of the company’s California plant; sales penetration at key national accounts including Walmart and Costco; and leading the sale of the business in 2011 to Lassonde Industries. Prior to Clement Pappas & Co., he worked for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in the New York office. Clement is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He is also a member of the YPO Philadelphia Chapter, The Union League of Philadelphia, and a past Board member of the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association. Clement graduated cum laude from Duke University with a BSE in Economics and Civil Engineering and earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated a Palmer Scholar, the highest academic honor conferred by the School. Clement lives with his wife Lauren in Philadelphia. They tragically lost their son, Peter Joseph Pappas, in July 2015 after Lauren suffered HELLP Syndrome and had to deliver Peter at 29 weeks. Clement has served on the Preeclampsia Foundation Board since 2016.
Todd McLaughlin serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Membership for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. AFP is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its 31,000 members in more than 240 chapters throughout the world. He has extensive background in the association management arena. With more than 25 years in the profession, Todd brings a solid, senior level of experience in management, leadership, and marketing in the association space. Todd holds a BA in Communications from Lynchburg College (now University) in Lynchburg Virginia. Todd lives in Alexandria Virginia, and loves to travel with friends and experience other cultures, food and wine.
Deb Kilday is the Performance Partner Manager for Women Infants and Children at Premier Inc. Premier serves more than 4,000 hospitals and health systems and approximately 165,000 other providers and organizations and operates one of the nation’s largest performance improvement alliances of hospitals and other healthcare providers. Deb has over 35 years of years of healthcare experience in clinical care, leadership, organization development, healthcare transformation, compliance, research and performance improvement with a primary goal to assist hospitals and healthcare organizations in advancing and accelerating quality improvement efforts in reducing hospital acquired conditions, patient harm, readmissions, and developing a culture focused on improving the lives of those served. Working with leading thought experts and national organizations, she has furnished insights to the development of population focused analytics and business intelligence used to advance opportunity identification, process reengineering that is innovative and transforming. Over the last ten years she has supported the development, coordination and facilitation of numerous population focused collaboratives and initiatives including the Atlanta Perinatal and Neonatal Consortium (APNEC), Premier’s CMS Hospital Improvement Network (HEN) and the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Collaborative and currently responsible for development and launch of Premier’s Nationwide Bundle of Joy™ Campaign which aims to raise the bar on the quality, safety and cost of care for mothers and babies across the U.S. She holds a Bachelor of Science of Nursing and Master of Science, Nursing, Leadership and Organizational Management from Brenau University. She serves on several national committees including the NQF Perinatal and Reproductive Health Project, Perinatal and Reproductive Health Standing Committee; Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care Maternal Substance and Opioid Use, Simulation and Hysterectomy ERAS Committees; Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Partner; Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Maternal Health Advisory Network; and Georgia’s Perinatal Improvement Committee Advisory Panel. Deb lives in Woodstock Georgia with her husband Kent and are the parents of two grown sons, Drew and Blake.
Robyn D'Oria is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (CJFHC) a 501(c)3, not-for-profit agency. The Consortium is a regionalized network of agencies and providers involved in the delivery of perinatal and pediatric services primarily in central New Jersey. Robyn received her BSN from Seton Hall University, MA in Nursing Education from New York University and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She has been involved in maternal child health for her entire career in a variety of roles and her passion to ensure the health and wellness of women of childbearing age has led her to focus on preventing maternal mortality and morbidity. Robyn is involved nationally in improving patient safety in obstetrics through her involvement in quality improvement initiatives including state lead for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Postpartum Hemorrhage Project and as a member of their Expert Panel on Maternal Mortality. Additionally, she serves as a core partner for the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM), the American College of Obstetrician/Gynecologists (ACOG), a national quality improvement program aimed at improving patient safety in obstetrics. She has been integrally involved in developing and promoting this quality improvement work to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality not only in NJ but nationally having published about the patient safety bundles in peer reviewed journals and speaking about the AIM initiative at the state and national level. Robyn serves as co-chair of the NJ Perinatal Quality Collaborative and coordinates the Maternal Mortality Case Review Team in NJ. She and her husband are the parents of two grown children and reside in Central New Jersey.
Lindsay Dills is the Director, Strategic Programs for the pregnancy and parenting division of Everyday Health Media which includes the iconic brands, BabyCenter and What to Expect. BabyCenter and What to Expect reach more than 100 million families per month in 9 languages across their digital platforms. In this role, Lindsay is responsible for developing new digital health-focused business models that leverage the company’s leading reach, trust and engagement with pregnant women and new mothers. In addition, she is responsible for leading BabyCenter’s corporate social responsibility programs called Mission Motherhood®, which are focused on improving maternal health for families in low resource settings globally.
Prior to joining Everyday Health in 2019, Lindsay worked for Johnson & Johnson for more than 16 years, with various leadership roles in marketing, sales, and finance. She has been at BabyCenter for more than 5 years and has been working closely with pharmaceutical companies, payers and providers on digital maternal health solutions. Most notably, she created and manages a new business to recruit for women’s health and pediatric clinical studies. She is passionate about delivering consumer-centric solutions, catalyzing teams to thinking innovatively and people development.
Lindsay holds a BA degree in Economics from Bucknell University. While originally from western Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!), she resides in Houston with her husband (Greg) and 2 young children (Hadley and Connor).
Dr. Dimino is passionate about reducing maternal mortality and morbidity by increasing access to superior health care for all women and their unborn babies. As a Medical Director of Operations for Ob Hospitalist Group, she coaches our Ob hospitalist teams to improve outcomes for the women in their community, while she fosters leadership development in our team members.
Dr. Dimino is a certified physician executive and earned a Master of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She completed residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University in St. Louis after she graduated from medical school at The Ohio State University. Her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University is in journalism. Dr. Dimino joined Ob Hospitalist Group in January 2013 after 7 years of private practice in Houston, Texas. She continues to work clinically as a hospitalist at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital while she serves as a Medical Director of Operations.
Dr. Dimino is committed to decreasing maternal mortality and improving public health even outside her role with Ob Hospitalist Group. She is a member of the board of directors for the Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists where she is also an editor and collaborator for the upcoming core competencies for OB/GYN hospitalists. She serves as a faculty member of the Texas AIM Plus Obstetric Hemorrhage Learning Collaborative to assist Texas hospitals with implementing AIM bundles to improve and standardize patient care during obstetrical emergencies. Dr. Dimino has had an active role with the Texas Medical Association for more than a decade and currently serves on their Council of Science and Public Health. She has participated in the TMA Texas Maternal Health Congress and has been a leader in coalescing ideas from physicians across the state to elevate maternal health. She is the chair of the Quality Committee for the Harris County Medical Society in Houston. She is also a member of the board of directors for The Health Museum in Houston.
Chris Carlson serves as the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience and Complex Health Solutions for United Healthcare. In his role, Chris organizes and builds strategies related to consumer interactions and experience across the service channel continuum to deliver superior health outcomes for the medically complex while enhancing the overall experience with the health care system. His specialty areas include leading and developing large-scale cross-functional changes in organizational capabilities. He has worked for United Healthcare for more than 17 years, including roles as Vice President of Training, Development and Business Process Improvement and as Director of Operations, Clinical and Network Operations. A Minnesota native, Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in genetic and cell biology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, as well as numerous professional and leadership development certificates. An enthusiastic supporter of healthcare non-profits, Chris has volunteered with organizations like The Salvation Army, Feed My Starving Children, Vision Loss Resources and the Preeclampsia Foundation.
Chris has served on the Preeclampsia Foundation Board of Directors since 2020.
Natalie Davis has nearly two decades of experience shaping and implementing health care policies to improve the lives of all Americans. She is known for her person-centered approach to building health care solutions, and has a history of building partnerships – with organizations, patient advocacy groups and everyday people – that work to create positive change in our country’s health care system.
She is currently the Senior Director of Public Engagement at United States of Care, a non-profit she co-founded dedicated to increasing access to affordable care to all Americans. She is also an advisor to Town Hall Ventures, a venture firm dedicated to investing in companies that serve vulnerable populations. She spent close to 10 years at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), with the final two years of her tenure serving as Senior Advisor to former acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt. As senior advisor, she provided strategic and tactical support during the development of the agency’s internal and external priorities, and served as a liaison between CMS and stakeholders across the country.
Natalie holds an M.A. in Social Policy from George Washington University and is an alumna of Salisbury University schools of Sociology and Art History. Natalie lives in beautiful Washington, DC with her husband and four children.
Kishin Kirpalani is CEO and owner of Plugg LLC. A native of New Jersey, Kishin and his wife Lilliana live in Manhattan with their two small children and two rescue dogs. Kishin’s company Plugg is a manufacturer of men’s woven pants whose clients include major retailers include Walmart, Kohls, Belk, and Sam’s Club.
Kishin and his wife Lilliana lost their first child, a son, to preeclampsia.
“My hope is that no parent would ever have to go through what we did”, says Kishin, “the Foundation does a wonderful job. I hope to lend my business and entrepreneurial skills to further this mission.”
Kishin’s interests include traveling and art, but his greatest joy is being a father.
Anne Musacchio Croslow is an attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. She represents clients in internal investigations and in white-collar and regulatory matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. Annie, who previously was an auditor at Deloitte LLP, has been recognized by the D.C. Bar for her commitment to pro bono practice. Annie graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University, where she led the women’s soccer team to its first appearance in the NCAA Division I national tournament. Annie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. As a survivor of severe preeclampsia, Annie is dedicated to raising awareness among both mothers and fathers about preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome, and she advocates for early screening to improve prenatal monitoring of at-risk women. Annie lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Lucas and their daughter Agnes Winnifred.
Linda J. Murray is the Senior Vice President of Consumer Experience and Global Editor in Chief of BabyCenter, the #1 parenting and pregnancy digital resource, reaching more than 45 million parents globally each month. Ms. Murray also sits on the BabyCenter executive team and is responsible for developing and delivering on BabyCenter’s long- and short-term business strategy. She and her teams around the world provide new and expectant parents with personalized, stage-specific app and web-based experiences. With its unique blend of trusted expert advice, parent-to-parent support, and digital tools, BabyCenter makes the journey of parenthood easier, healthier, and more fun. Ms. Murray has addressed a variety of hot-button parenting topics on national television, such as spanking, manners, parenting styles, birth plans, baby names, and more. Her numerous appearances include 20/20, Today, The Early Show, Access Hollywood, Extra, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, as well as various shows on CNN and MSNBC.
Additionally, Linda has represented the voice of mothers at national and international summits including a post–State of the Union education roundtable at the White House, Mom+Social, and the International Congress of Midwives. Prior to joining BabyCenter, Linda held a variety of editorial positions at national women’s magazines, as well as a production role in public television. Linda lives with her family in the Bay Area, where she enjoys horseback riding, archery, and hiking with her daughter and dogs. Ms. Murray has served on the Board since 2013.