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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 P. 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.

Chris Harwood
Research Assistant

Chris Harwood, research assistant for The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, is responsible for assisting with research, health care financing, and quality improvement. Mr. Harwood has experience in leadership development and data management. In addition, he has participated in research related to prosocial behavior in the context of scarce resources. Mr. Harwood received his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Princeton University and plans to pursue a medical degree in the future

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