Regional Chapters enable the Society to expand its scope by providing a forum for professionals who serve adolescents in diverse capacities in a geographically limited area. Many Chapters hold regular educational seminars, and act as resources for public education, or referral of adolescents and their families, and for advocacy of important local and regional issues. Chapter presidents meet annually and make recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Society.

Membership in the national organization is not a prerequisite for membership in a Regional Chapter; however we encourage Regional Chapter members who are not SAHM members to join.

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Chesapeake Regional Chapter - (DC, MD, Northern VA)
Krishna Upadhya, MD, MPH

Great Lakes Regional Chapter - (IL, MN, WI)
Karen Bernstein, MD

Heartland Regional Chapter - (IA, NE, MO, KS, AR, OK)
(formerly known as the Midwest Chapter)
Jesse Barondeau, MD

International Regional Chapter - (Outside U.S.)
Nuray Kanbur, MD

Michigan Regional Chapter - (MI)
Terrill Bravender, MD, MPH, FSAHM

Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter - (DE, PA, Southern NJ)
Kenisha Campbell, MD, MPH

New England Regional Chapter - (VT, NH, ME, MA, RI, CT)
Sydney Hartman-Munick, MD

New York Regional Chapter - (NY)
Risa Fridy, MD

Northern California Regional Chapter - (North of Monterey, CA)
Chelsea Gelbart, RN and Christy Camp

Northwest/Pacific Regional Chapter - (WA, OR, ID, MT, AK, HI)
Yolanda Evans, MD, MPH

Ohio Valley Regional Chapter - (OH, KY, IN, West Pennsylvania)
Jess Castonguay, DO, MPH

Puerto Rico Regional Chapter - (Puerto Rico)
Edna Serrano, MD  

Rocky Mountain Regional Chapter - (WY, CO)
Gordon Duvall

Southern California Regional Chapter - (South of Monterey, CA)
Kimberly West, MD, MPH

Southeast Regional Chapter - (AL, GA, LA, MS, TN, FL)
Jasmine Reese, MD

Texas Regional Chapter - (TX)
Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN

Virginias/Carolinas Regional Chapter - (WV, VA, NC, SC)
Shamieka Dixon, MD

Currently, SAHM does not have regional chapters operating in these states: Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah.

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