Florida Pediatric Foundation (FPF)

The Florida Pediatric Foundation (FPF) is the charitable arm of the Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP). FPF expands the work done through FCAAP by supporting advocacy efforts and community programs that directly benefit Florida’s children and families. From educational programs and community engagement to raising money for initiatives that provide direct services to kids, FPF goes above and beyond to improve the lives of the kids we serve.

FPF Foundation Board

FPF President
FPF President

Lisa A. Gwynn, DO, MBA, MSPH, FAAP

Weston, FL

FPF Vice President
FPF Vice President

Rana Alissa, MD, FAAP

Jacksonville, FL

FPF Secretary
FPF Secretary

Jennifer Takagishi, MD, FAAP

Tampa, FL

FPF Treasurer
FPF Treasurer

Alicia E. Adams, Esq.



The Chapter and FPF participate in the annual Children’s Week event in Tallahassee. Children’s Week, which draws more than 5,000 attendees, is hosted annually at the Florida State Capitol and reminds lawmakers to put kids first while considering bills. The Chapter and FPF co-host a booth in the Capitol Courtyard to interact with kids and families and to share resources.


Each year, FCAAP and FPF host the Pediatric Trainee Legislative Advocacy Training Program for medical students and residents from across Florida. Following participation in FCAAP’s Virtual Legislative Advocacy Training Program, these newly minted advocates, accompanied by FCAAP leadership, get a behind-the-scenes look at the legislative process, and meet with lawmakers to discuss pending legislation that impacts children and the practice of pediatrics in Florida.



Feeding Florida

Feeding Florida is the state’s united network of 12-member food banks that work to solve hunger by providing a healthy, adequate, and consistent food supply to every community every day. Through the generosity of our donors, FPF helped Feeding Florida continue this work on the ground and provide access to healthy food and other much-needed resources directly to children and families affected by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole.

THE CLEO Institute

The CLEO Institute deploys statewide programs to educate, engage, and empower young people to understand climate science and learn about green careers. With the assistance of our donors, FPF helped The CLEO Institute continue their programs, prepare kids to combat climate change, and inspire them to protect Florida’s sensitive environment.

No Kid Hungry Florida

FPF raised funds to help No Kid Hungry Florida continue their mission to provide school breakfast and after-school meals to needy Florida children. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors, FPF was able to underwrite approximately 10,250 meals to help alleviate childhood hunger.

Lock It Up!

FPF supported the League of Women Voters of Broward County’s Lock It Up! program. The program protects children from firearm injuries and death through the distribution of gun locks to Florida families. Our benefactors enabled FPF to finance dozens of gun locks to safeguard the precious lives of children in Florida.


You can support programs like the ones above with a tax-deductible donation to FPF. No gift is too small! Donate below using PayPal and, to make your gift go further, please consider choosing the “Make this a monthly donation” option. It’s an effortless way to give and to help children right here in Florida.

The Florida Pediatric Foundation, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP). Through the Florida Pediatric Foundation (FPF), FCAAP supports state-wide and community health care programs that benefit children, adolescents, and young adults and supports quality improvement projects designed to improve pediatric healthcare in the state. Contributions to FPF are tax-deductible. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.