Frank D. Combs, M.B.A.
Children's Practicing Pediatricians
CPP (Children's Practicing Pediatricians) is an independent nonprofit medical association established in 1985 by pediatricians on the medical staff of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. With 30 years of operating experience, CPP has become a preeminent "chamber of commerce" offering services and advocating on behalf of primary care physicians.
The CPP all physician board of private practice physicians has guided the organization to achieve many successes. True to its roots, CPP has continued to advocate for physician members through activities such as a national buying group, CPT coding initiatives and the pursuit of legislative relief from managed care inequities. CPP also supports initiatives of the American Academy of Pediatrics with CPP physicians being active on a number of AAP committees. In addition, three key non-physician CPP management staff are AAP members in the Section on Administration and Practice Management.
Board of Directors, Officers and Administrative Staff
William W. Long, M.D.PresidentRichard Petrella, M.D.Vice PresidentMiller Sullivan, M.D.Vice PresidentBruce P. Meyer, M.D.SecretaryRay S. Wheasler, M.D.TreasurerDarryl A. Robbins, D.O.Past President
Mary Beth Cass, M.D.Chairman of the BoardEileen C. Bolton, M.D.Katrina Tansky, M.D.Larry M. Shepherd, M.D.Lauren Bar-Lev, M.D.Lawrence Watkins, M.D.Lisa A. Kelch, M.D. Nicholas Stevens, M.D.Rebecca Slaunwhite, M.D.Richard Breen, M.D.Stephen R. Bauer, D.O.Virginia DeVerteuil, M.D.
Steven J. Allen, M.D.Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Children's HospitalJohn A. Barnard, M.D.Interim Physician-in-Chief, Nationwide Children’s HospitalRichard Brilli, M.D.Chief Medical Officer, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Frank D. Combs, M.B.A.Executive Director Jennifer KoernerBuying Group AdministratorChristina DrakulichPractice AdministratorCharlotte BrownSenior Program ManagerRhonda TallmanAdministrative AssistantJeannie LillyAdministrative Support