AL-AAP Practice Management Association (PMA) - Who We Are

The Alabama Chapter-AAP Practice Management Association was created in 2005 to assist its members--representing both solo and group practices--through information, education, and professional contacts. Its core purpose is to improve the effectiveness of pediatric practices and the knowledge and skills of the individuals who manage them.

The PMA is currently led by a volunteer Executive Committee of practice managers and with the assistance of the Alabama Chapter executive office and guidance of AL-AAP Practice Management Chair Katrina Skinner, MD, FAAP. This Committee works with the Chapter staff to maintain up-to-the-minute information on changes in health care and how to handle them. 

The Association is open to all practice managers or staff who are directly employed full-time by a medical practice in Alabama with at least one full-time licensed physician who is a member of the Chapter or for a practice management organization that serves at least one Alabama Chapter-AAP member. The organization connects practice managers across the state of Alabama in a support system that is continually strengthened by the involvement and dedication of its members. 

Benefits of membership in the Practice Management Association include opportunities to meet with other practice managers to discuss issues relevant to pediatric practice, pediatric-specific educational workshops and conferences sponsored by the Association, and an email listserv that has already enhanced inter-practice communication. The PMA meets quarterly, either in person or via teleconference, to discuss issues inherent to pediatric practices across Alabama. The ultimate goal of the association is to exist as a networking community of practice management staff, who, through regular updates on current issues, will assist their physicians to provide the most efficient and quality healthcare possible to their patients. 


Interested in becoming a member?

Annual membership dues are $75 practice manager; $35 for additional individuals from the same practice.   Dues allow for member rates for educational sessions as well as access to a member group email list, in addition to other networking opportunities.  Click here to download a paper membership application or click the button below; if paying by credit card, click the "Pay PMA Dues" button below.

For additional information on the Practice Management Association, contact Chris Byrd, AL-AAP Practice Management Association Chair, at (215) 251-266-2861, or via Email

Complete/submit one application for each employee you wish to join.


Pay PMA dues for all employees you wish to join in one transaction.




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PMA Executive Committee

Chris Byrd
Children's Medical Group
(251) 266-2861

1st Vice Chair
Carol Aiken
The Smith Family Clinic
(256) 372-8691

2nd Vice Chair
Maggie Garner
Pediatrics East
(205) 681-5377


Stephanie Perry
UAB Department of Pediatrics,
Primary Care Clinic
(205) 836-8691

Communications Chair
Lynn Brown, CPC
Children's of Alabama
(205) 638-2765

Immediate Past-Chair
Josie Brooks
Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, PC
(251) 435-5437