The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health Share


Margaret A. McManus, MHS

Margaret McManus, president of The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health and Co-Director of Got Transition/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, has directed numerous federal, state and private foundation projects on child and adolescent health. She has authored publications on a broad range of topics including health care transition, ACA implementation, primary and preventive care, payment innovations, and quality improvement. Ms. McManus is also a consultant to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ms. McManus received a Watson Fellowship and has a Masters in Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Patience White, MD, MA
Medical Consultant

Dr. Patience White, medical consultant at The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health and co-director of Got Transition, is an adult and pediatric rheumatologist and professor emeritus of medicine and pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is an internationally recognized expert in the field of transition and has written numerous articles on the subject, including coauthoring the AAP/AAFP/ACP Clinical Report on Health Care Transition. Dr. White completed a doctor of medicine degree from Harvard Medical School, a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy fellowship, and a master’s in Education from George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Jodi Shorr, MS
Administrative Director

Jodi Shorr, Administrative Director for The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, is responsible for administrative and financial operations. With over 15 years of administrative experience, Ms. Shorr recently worked with the Ohio Innocence Project in Cincinnati as the Administrative Director. She received a Masters of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Sciences degree from Indiana University in Applied Health Sciences.

Daniel Beck, MA
Communications Director

Daniel Beck, Communications Director at The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, has been responsible for managing all communications activities and building external relationships with the organization's national and DC constituencies. He has assisted in the development of Got Transition's website and Mr. Beck received his Master’s Degree in American Studies from the George Washington University.

Samhita Ilango
Health Research/Policy Analyst

Samhita Ilango is responsible for assisting with health care transition research and quality improvement activities in the District of Columbia and nationally as part of The National Alliance’s Got Transition efforts. Ms. Ilango has experience working in autism research as well as reproductive health research. Ms. Ilango received her Bachelors degree in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University and is currently completing a Masters degree in Public Health, focusing in health policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Annie Schmidt, MPH
Health Research/Policy Analyst

Annie Schmidt is responsible for assisting with research and policy analysis related to adolescent health and the development of transition payment options. Ms. Schmidt has participated in health research with underserved and vulnerable populations, with particular focus on mental health, communication of tobacco health risks, and tobacco control legislature. Ms. Schmidt achieved her Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a Bachelors of the Arts in Psychology from Kenyon College.

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