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In 2014, the Secretariat for NCD Child was transitioned from CLAN to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  As the Secretariat, the AAP provides administrative support and coordination for the Governing Council and NCD Child activities.  To contact the Secretariat, please e-mail or call +1-847-434-4323.

Executive Director

Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP

NCD Child Executive Director, Dr. Jonathan D. Klein is an expert in adolescent medicine and child and adolescent health services research. His research addresses tobacco prevention and control, access and quality of care, obesity screening in primary care, and other child and adolescent preventive services. 


Terrell Carter, MHS

Terrell has 12 years of experience in international health and program management.  Her professional interests include immunization access, early child survival interventions, and monitoring and evaluation of existing programs.

Kiran Patel, MPH

Kiran manages NCD Child’s social media and communication efforts and oversees its youth engagement outreach.  Her primary focus is the intersection between health and communications as a medium to improve health outcomes.  

Jennifer Rhodes, MPH

Jennifer provides day-to-day coordination for NCD Child, including meeting and high-level event planning. Her professional background and interests focus on school-based wellness and obesity prevention.