The NMPRA Board of Directors consists of many 2nd-4th year med peds residents, med-peds leaders, and exceptional staff who volunteer their time outside of their clinical duties to maintain the NMPRA and ensure a strong Med-Peds community.

Positions become available June of every year. Terms vary between position.

Executive Board Roles and Responsibilities

Contact Information

Sarah Scott
Sarah is from Bloomington, Indiana, and subsequently believes that every year will be the year that Indiana University will win the NCAA Basketball Tournament - regardless of whether they are good or not (usually not). She made her first trip to Nashville prior to applying for college, and she fell in love with the place and has yet to leave. While an undergraduate, she majored in Neuroscience and minored in being a walk-on cross country and track athlete. Sarah detoured to Ecuador for a year after college, where she worked for a community development non-profit, before returning to Vanderbilt for medical school. She officially became a “Vandy Lifer” when she chose to stay at Vanderbilt for her Med-Peds training, and is grateful for the combination of incredible mentors, adventurous co-residents and endless live music venues. She loves Med-Peds for many reasons including the breadth of clinical experience, opportunity to care for patients in all stages of life and camaraderie amongst her fellow residents.
Danielle Weber
Danielle is originally for Everett, Washington. She grew up a huge Husky fan and got to bleed purple and gold everyday attending the University of Washington for undergrad. At UDUB she studied Molecular/Cellular Biology and Biochemistry earning a double degree. She then headed to the east coast for an adventure to go to medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At Jefferson she was active in many organizations including becoming a clinic director for JeffHOPE a student run clinic system for the home. She discovered med-peds was her passion and was thrilled to move to Cincinnati to begin med-peds residency at the University of Cincinnati. One of her favorite parts of being med-peds is the amazing group of people she gets to work with and she is looking forward to working with more amazing med-peds people through NMPRA.
Joshua Price
Josh is a born and raised native Vermonter (if he can call himself that without the requisite three generations having lived in the state). After high school he opted for a taste of city life and moved just west of Chicago to attend Wheaton College. Life away from New England charm was an adventure but he decided to return home to Vermont to attend the University of Vermont for medical school. While a student he was actively involved with numerous programs including "bedside brainiacs" tutoring pediatric patients, and leading the UVM chapter of the AMA. Despite no knowledge of Med-Peds prior to summer of fourth year, Josh ended up a member of the Med-Peds family at Baystate in Springfield, Mass. He is excited to not only continue Med-Peds' strong tradition of excellence but help to expand its reaches into previously untapped areas of the country. Please feel free to reach out with any ideas or questions you might have about Med-Peds as a specialty and he'll be happy to share why he is so passionate about being a Medicine-Pediatrics trained physician!
Samuel Wilson
Samuel grew up outside of Chicago, and went on to Northwestern for undergrad. He attend the University of Michigan for medical school and he is finishing up his first year of residency in Michigan. His family is from Ghana, Africa.
Sara Dong
Secretary (Traditional)
Sara was born and raised in South Carolina. She earned her degree at the University of South Carolina in Chemistry and Chinese Studies (Go Gamecocks!). She then moved to Charleston to complete medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. She trekked up north from the Palmetto State and is now a proud member of the Ohio State & Nationwide Children's Med-Peds family. Her interests include infectious disease, global health, and all things Med-Peds! She is ecstatic for the opportunity to serve and get to know NMPRA members from around the country.
Diana Botros
Secretary (Public Relations)
Diana spent her childhood days in New Jersey before moving to Boca Raton, Florida for high school. She is proud to be a triple 'Cane - she completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at The University of Miami, and is now thrilled to be a resident at The "U"!!! Diana speaks Arabic and Spanglish and has an interest in care of the underserved and global health. She loves to travel and has been to six continents - with no intention of ever visiting Antarctica. She is so grateful to be a part of the enthusiastic, dedicated, and compassionate Med-Peds family. If you have any questions about Med-Peds, she is happy to answer them!
Matt Newcomb
Matt was raised outside of Atlanta, Georgia prior to treking up to North Carolina to attend Duke University for undergrad. He then headed up to Columbus, Ohio to attend The Ohio State University Medical School, and is currently a resident at the University of Cincinnati Med-Peds program. He's excited to work with everyone in NMPRA!
Katie White
Development Coordinator
Katie works for a health foundation in Nashville. She is helping to raise funds for NMPRA with a media tool kit that she is working on. She also coordinates and updates the busy Jobs Board.
Kelly Barnes
NMPRA Coordinator
Kelly Barnes works tirelessly as the NMPRA Coordinator. She is certainly the backbone of the organization. She also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Med-Peds program at Maine Medical Center as well their Pediatric program. In addition to this she serves on the Executive Board of the Med-Peds Program Director’s Association (MPPDA).
Ravi Shah
Director of Health Policy/Advocacy
Ravi is from New Jersey, otherwise known as the heart of America. He stayed in state for college, earning degrees and biology and economics with an effective concentration in ping-pong at the College of New Jersey. Ravi attended Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where he found a passion for population level care and couldn’t resist become increasingly involved in organized medicine, policy, and entrepreneurship. He served on local, state, regional, and national level leadership with the AMA Medical Student Section as well as leadership at the Medical Society of New Jersey. Ravi co-founded the Health Policy Fellowship Initiative as well as the AMA-MSS Public Health Case Competition. He felt a real sense of kinship with Med-Peds residents and realized they were indeed “my people”. Ravi is a proud member of the UMass Med-Peds family and is honored to serve on this year’s NMPRA Board!
Nupur Agrawal
Director of Community Service/Outreach
Nupur grew up in San Antonio, Texas saying “y’all” before it was even officially a word in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. She graduated from Cornell University in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Economics and a minor in Biological Sciences. After taking a year off to pursue her lifelong passion of art, she attended the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where she received her MPH in Healthcare Management. She returned home to San Antonio for medical school and graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2014. Nupur is currently a 3rd year Med-Peds resident at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and has a deep-rooted passion for enhancing community resources available to underserved patients. She is beyond thrilled to be part of the NMPRA board and is really looking forward to connecting with the Med-Peds family at-large!
Michael Cafarchio
Director of Medical Students/Recruitment
Mike grew up in West Chester, PA and became interested in caring for underserved children through working with his mom's migrant education program. At Ursinus College, he honed his leadership skills as President of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He moved to Philadelphia to eat lots of cheesesteaks, root on the Phillies and attend Jefferson Medical College. He was also fortunate to help establish a free medical clinic for refugees in South Philly. As is true for many, he met Dr. Allen Friedland, started drinking the Med-Peds "Kool Aid" and has been hooked ever since. For residency, he matched at the University of Maryland Medical Center where he joined his wife, a Baltimore County school teacher, in serving the Baltimore community. Mike is excited to continue to spread his infectious enthusiasm for Med-Peds as the Director of Recruitment and help engage new medical students.
Ryan Halas
Director of Professional Advancement
Ryan was born and raised in Royal Oak, a suburb of Detroit, MI. He grew up as a huge Spartan fan and received a Business Management degree from Michigan State before completing Medical School at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his third year in medical school he discovered Med-Peds, which reconciled his life goal of becoming a pediatrician with his unexpected love of internal medicine. After completing a Med-Peds away rotation at Western Michigan University he matched into the same program later that year. Ryan began residency with the expectation of entering academics and unexpectedly developed a love for the complex world of pediatric cardiology, which he plans to pursue after residency training. As a resident at a community program with only a few fellowship training opportunities, he saw the need for a stronger and more widespread mentorship program within Medicine-Pediatrics. This led to his application as Director of Professional Advancement for the NMPRA.