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Meet the Team

Total Child Health, Inc. (TCH) is the management company which licenses the use of CHADIS. TCH is a for-profit Limited Liability Corporation incorporated for the specific purpose of promoting the usage of CHADIS in Pediatric care.

Executive Management Team

Barbara Howard, MD, President, Total Child Health, Inc.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Barbara Howard is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician trained by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton at Harvard University. Barbara is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University and former Co-Director of the fellowship program. She is a national speaker on child behavior problems and is a past president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She was a contributing author for Bright Futures™, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Primary Care (DSM-PC) and Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health and has served on national committees of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Raymond Sturner, MD, Director, Center for Promotion of Child Development through Primary Care
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Raymond Sturner is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and former Director of the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Training Program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was previously Director of the Child Development Unit at Duke University. His research interests have been in the application of child development to primary care pediatrics. He has been the principal investigator or co-PI on over 100 grant awards for research and demonstration projects including components of CHADIS. He completed his developmental and behavioral pediatrics fellowship training at the Yale Child Study Center.

Christopher Schultz, Chief Technology Officer

Christopher Schultz heads all software engineering within the organization. Christopher brings together Open Source Software (OSS) technologies with custom-built software to provide applications and services for healthcare professionals as well as use within the organization. Christopher has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, with concentrations in Computer Graphics, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Optics.


Grant Porter – Sales Manager - West/Midwest
Chris Daley - Sales Manager - Southeast/Atlantic South
Nancy Meeder - Sales Manager - Northeast
Karen Gauthier - Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Implementation and Account Management

Project Management, Implementation, Training, Quality Improvement, Client Operations:
Allison Voorman – Implementation and Training
Sharissa Epps – Strategic Account Manager – Client Operations Manager
Cassie Slagter – Implementation and Training

Sharissa Epps – Manager, Strategic Partners & Integrations

Research Team Coordinators

Genevieve (Genna) Vullo, MHS, Research Associate/Project Manager

Ms. Vullo received a Master of Health Science at The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in the Department of Mental Health. She was previously a scientific program analyst and resource and communication director for a study led by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health.  She is the project manager of the CHADIS National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded asthma care quality improvement project and the Family Stress Patient Specific Template.

Kerry Ann Bet, MPH, CHES.    Research Coordinator/ Research Associate/ Project Manager

Kerry received a Master of Public Health from East Stroudsburg University.  Kerry is also a Certified Health Education Specialist through the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing.  She was previously a Research Coordinator for clinical medication trials at Kennedy Krieger.  Kerry also has a background in counseling and mental health care, having worked as a Case Manager and a Residential Counselor for children and adolescents.  She is currently working as research coordinator for the Autism Screening Study, ADHD study and the upcoming Family Stress study.  

Lydia Stewart, MHS.   Part-Time Research Staff

Lydia received a Master of Health Science at The Johns Hopkins School of  Public Health in the Department of Mental Health.  She is currently working on her Ph.D. at  The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health as well.  Lydia focuses on Continuous Quality Improvement with many of our practices as well as working on the Autism Screening study.   


Supporter Testimonials

Dr. Ari Silver-Isenstadt
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

"CHADIS has been a great timesaver and has improved the quality of the care that I deliver in the office. I used to have a large stack of paper on my desk, of questionnaires and surveys, that needed to be scored and evaluated. With CHADIS that paper has all disappeared because the parents complete those surveys and the scoring is done automatically and is imported into Office Practicum. That benefit in and of itself is worth the investment."

Dr. Robert Stephens
Cornerstone Pediatrics, Sequin, Tx

"Getting CHADIS is definitely worthwhile. If you were to take each of those questionnaires and buy them individually, at an online pre-visit basis, the cost is actually cheaper through CHADIS."

Dr. Selam Bullock
Kids' First Pediatric, Raleigh, NC

"My short time experience with CHADIS integrated has been great!  It’s a product that actually does what it says it will do!  I am really liking this product!  The discrete data elements and the ease of use have made the transition rather painless."

Becky Senesac, CPC, EFPM
Primary Care Health Partners, Williston, VT

“We have been using CHADIS for 5 years.  The recent interface between Allscripts Pro and CHADIS has had a positive impact on our clinic, for the questionnaires that are supported.  Prior to the interface, almost 100% of our questionnaires were completed in the office.  Now we are seeing an increasing percentage of questionnaires being completed at home. We find it is fairly seamless now. [This is a] significant savings of work and time…”

Grace Stout, Practice Manager
The Children's Clinic, Anchorage, AK

“Dr. Lindgren’s patients access a cool web tool, called CHADIS, that allows them to help him screen for all kinds of conditions including developmental delays, behavioral issues, or even learning problems.  You see, this doc is big into prevention. But it’s hard to get the info he needs in a regular office visit since parents often have their hands full with a sick child.  Now his patients can be way ahead of the game and parents love it.”

Dr. Carl Lindgren
Healthy Futures Pediatrics

CHADIS has been a really great resource for my practice. With CHADIS, I have access to a comprehensive list of screening and assessment tools. I can use the tools to accomplish multiple goals, including early screening and intervention. As a physician, I know that early intervention DOES WORK!



Janice Loeffler, MD

Treehouse Pediatrics has used Chadis as a part of its day to day operations for the past couple of years. We have found it to be a tremendous asset in our operational efficiencies.  Parents appreciate the convenience of completing their child’s developmental, ADHD, and asthma questionnaires at home, and it has proven to help make all of our visits requiring questionnaires run more smoothly.  Furthermore, we appreciate the interpretation and documentation that Chadis provides for these questionnaires. We feel that Chadis has become an integral part of our operational efficiencies.  We do not know what we would do without it.

Bill James, MHA
Treehouse Pediatrics

“I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful opportunity…so so helpful for me to better understand my patient, and to have ideas on where to go next. So thank you so much for a really incredible opportunity to be part of CHADIS.”

Laura Lieberman, MD