Nevada Chapter Current Leadership

Executive Committee
April 1, 2019 - January 15, 2021

President: Pam Greenspon, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Greenspon is a native of Chicago and its suburbs. She studied at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and then returned to Chicago to study medicine at Northwestern University. After completing residency at Emory University, she practiced general pediatrics in Manchester, Connecticut. In 2004 she settled in Las Vegas and practices at Desert Valley Pediatrics. She has been the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator for the Nevada chapter of the AAP.

Vice President: Vanessa Slots, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Slots is originally from Texas and went to medical school at the American University of the Caribbean on the island of St. Maarten. She completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga School of Medicine at Erlanger Hospital. Dr. Slots moved to Reno with husband in 2013 post-residency and has been practicing general pediatrics with Renown Children’s Hospital since that time. In 2014, she was appointed the medical director for outpatient pediatrics. That role transitioned in 2017 to the Department Chief of General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Developmental Pediatrics (previously including Behavioral Health).

Secretary / Treasurer: Mitchell Strominger, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Strominger is an ophthalmologist in Reno and is affiliated with Renown Hospital. He earned his M.D. degree from Washington University in 1986 and completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York City. He then completed his neuroophthalmology fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami and his pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

Immediate Past President: Betsy Huang, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Huang grew up in Southern Nevada. She received her BA in Communication from University of Southern California. She then went to medical school at University of Nevada School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Huang currently works for Nevada Health Centers in the Henderson office.

Executive Director: Leann D. McAllister, MBA
Before moving in 2018 with her family to Las Vegas, Ms. McAllister was the administrative director of Performance Pediatrics, a primary-care micro practice in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for 10 years. While at Performance Pediatrics, Ms. McAllister was a monthly contributor writing about the joys of running a practice for Physicians' Practice magazine and served on their editorial board. Ms. McAllister also chaired a committee at Boston Children's Hospital that set best practices for the 80 primary-care practices associated with the hospital's IPA. Ms. McAllister and her husband, Dr. Terence R. McAllister, FAAP, are the proud parents of a beautiful, but complicated, adopted foster teenage son. Ms. McAllister is excited by the opportunity to further Nevada AAP's efforts in many areas, but especially in increasing understanding of the lifelong impact of childhood trauma on an individual's health. Ms. McAllister has a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MBA from the University of New Mexico.

Nevada Chapter Active Committee Leaders

The Nevada AAP is almost entirely run by chapter members who volunteer their time and talents. Chapter members wishing to join or start a committee, please email LDMcAllister@AAP.net.

Priya Chib, MD, FAAP

Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator (CBC)

Jose Cucalon Calderon, MD, FAAP

E-cigarette Chapter Champion

Betsy Huang, MD, FAAP

Advocacy Chapter Champion

Early Career Physician Chapter Representative

Oriaku Kas-Osoka, MD, MEd, FAAP

Chapter CATCH Facilitator (CCF)

UNLV Pediatric Program Director

Terence McAllister, MD, FAAP

Las Vegas Walk with a Doc Coordinator

Vanessa Slots, MD, FAAP

Chapter Immunization Representative (CIR)

Volunteer Spanish Translators for the Vegas PBS Bright by Text Program

Jose Cucalon Calderon, MD, FAAP

Daisy Cortes, MD, FAAP

Mayra Jones-Betancourt, MD, FAAP

Nevada Chapter Section on Pediatric Trainees

The Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) strives to empower and enable pediatric trainees to be strong leaders and advocates for the health and well‐being of all children.

Eun Ji Jang, MD

PL3 Resident Representative

UNLV School of Medicine

Nicholas Regas, DO

PL2 Resident Representative

UNLV School of Medicine

Kirandeep Chahal, DO

PL1 Resident Representative,

UNLV School of Medicine

Danielle Arceo

National Medical Student Representative '19-'20

UNLV School of Medicine 

Noam Dadon

National Medical Student Representative '20-'21

UNLV School of Medicine 

Taylor Gillis

State Medical Student Representative '19-'20

UNLV School of Medicine 

Emily Breslow

State Medical Student Representative '20-'21

UNLV School of Medicine 

Tina Torbati

Medical Student Representative

Touro University Nevada