ABCD Regional Advisory Council …

… Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) program leadership …

The ABCD program benefits from the support and guidance of a Regional Advisory Council (ABCD-Regional Council-Charge) covering the seven-county area of the project: Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin.

The projects Regional Advisory Council currently includes:

  • Amy Phillips, Davie Partnership for Children, Inc.
  • Anna Miller-Filtzwater, MD, Wake Forest Health
  • Berta Andrade, Imprints for Families, Inc.
  • Betty Mabe, Children Developmental Services Agency (CDSA), Amos Cottage, and Brenner Children Hospital
  • Bill Pless, MPA, Davidson Partnership for Children, Inc.
  • Carolyn Choplin, Yadkin Partnership for Children, Inc.
  • Dana Franklin, Care Coordination for Children (CC4C), NCCN
  • Dianne Durham, Stokes Partnership for Children, Inc.
  • Doug Punger, JD, SSFC, Inc.
  • Emily Summey, Surry County Schools
  • Jane Foy, MD, Wake Forest Health
  • Kathy Lowe, MSW, ACSW, CMSW, CSW-G, Translational Science Institute, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Larry Vellani, MPA, SSFC, Inc., Chair
  • Mike Lawless, MD, SSFC, Inc.
  • Nikki Byers, Imprints for Families, Inc.
  • Quintana Stewart, Forsyth County Department of Public Health
  • Ron Gaskins, MBA, MPA, NCCN

To communicate with the Regional Advisory Council, contact Cindy Green, ABCD coordinator at (336) 716-8904, or You can also reach the Council’s chair, Larry Vellani, here.

For more information about the ABCD program, visit