District 2

​District 2 consists of the following states: New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  We have over 350 active members in the area and have regional weekend events in the spring and fall of every year.

Little People of America

Little People of America (LPA) is a not for profit organization with nearly 6,000 members. As the world's foremost advocate for individuals with dwarfism, LPA provides educational scholarships, medical assistance, adoption resources and social opportunities for its members. It provides emotional and educational support as well as medical referrals for new parents of children with dwarfism. It also engages in public awareness and advocacy activities to dispel myths and stereotypes about dwarfism.Visit www.lpaonline.org for more information.

Our Leadership

District 2 Director
Mary Ellen Little

Mary Ellen has been an active member in LPA for many years. Parent Coordinator, Chapter President, and Assistant Director are among her leadership roles in the LPA.  Professionally Mary Ellen is a registered nurse and recently became the Nurse Navigator for the skeletal dysplasia team at AI duPont.  Personally she is the mother of two grown girls and one puppy.

Mary Ellen took on her role as District Director in October of 2017.

District 2 Assistant Director
Joshua Maudlin

Josh has been an active member of LPA his entire life. Growing up in Colorado, Josh was an active member both on the local chapter (Mile High Chapter) and district (District 10) levels. He served as the Teen Coordinator for the Mile High Chapter for 2 years, and as the District 10 Teen Coordinator for 2 years. Josh was presented with the National Teen Distinguished Service Award at the 2005 National Conference in Orlando Florida. Josh is a Medical Social Worker specializing in Hospice and End of Life Patient care. Josh now lives in the Bronx section of New York City with his wife (whom he met at the National Convention in Milwaukee WI) and 4 ½ year old son (Roei). Currently, Josh is a stay at home father taking care of Roei.

Josh was appointed Assistant Director following the election of District Officers at the District 2 Fall Regional.

Our Chapters

Western PA 34

Our chapter covers the west end of Pennsylvania. We have a very active chapter hosting…

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PA Dutch 22

Our chapter covers the middle of Pennsylvania in the heart of Lancaster Dutch country. We…

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Mets 7

Our chapter has recently been revitalized and is growing stronger everyday. Our chapter covers the…

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Mid Hudson 40

The Hudson Valley chapter is a New York State region that stretches along the Hudson…

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Islanders 18

LPA Chapter 18, known as the Islanders chapter, covers members that live in Nassau and…

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Mohawk 43

Mohawk Valley was reinstated in 2009 by Nicole DePaul and Christine Jimenez. Our chapter serves the…

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Finger Lakes 42

The Finger Lakes Chapter covers Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and the Nigeria Falls areas.  We generally…

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Liberty 30

Liberty chapter covers the Philadelphia and South Jersey area. Our chapter is very active with…

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Garden State 25

The Garden State Chapter is very active. We have recently hosted the Fall Regional in…

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