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.
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 is the Nurse Navigator for a Skeletal Dysplasia center. Mary Ellen lives in South Jersey with her daughter and puppy.
Mary Ellen was elected at the Fall 2017 Regional and was re-elected at the Fall 2019 Regional.
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 sons, Roei (6) and Erez (1). Currently, Josh is a stay at home father.
Josh was appointed Assistant Director following the election at the Fall 2017 Regional and was elected for an additional term at the Fall 2019 Regional.
District 2 Treasurer
Clinton Brown III
Clinton has been an active member of LPA for over 30 years. Past positions include LPA National VP of Finance and the 2009 National Conference Co-Chair. Additionally, Clinton's passion for inclusive sports led him to create the "Beyond the Rim" program with other members of his NY Towers Basketball Team. This program was created to bring awareness of disability and dwarfism through sporting activities. With over 15 years of experience in corporate financial planning, Clinton brings a wealth of knowledge vital to the financial sustainability of our organization. Clinton and his wife Sofiya live on Long Island.
Clinton was elected District Treasurer at the Fall 2017 Regional and was re-elected at the Fall 2019 Regional.
District 2 Secretary
Sarah has been a member of the LPA her entire life. In the past, she has volunteered in the Kids' Room and has assisted in organizing Regional Registration. Sarah has also been a camp counselor at Camp Little People and Camp Seneb. Sarah is currently in her third year of college, pursuing a degree to become a Physician Assistant. Sarah attends school in Northeastern Pennsylvania and is from South Jersey.
Sarah was elected District Secretary at the Fall 2019 Regional.
Camp Little People Director
Eric Knudsen is the Associate Director of Operations for Harbor Camps, Inc., a nonprofit summer camp organization for marginalized youth and their families in New Hampshire. Eric befriended the LP community in 2016 when Harbor Camps launched Camp Seneb for youth with skeletal dysplasia and their siblings. Eric is proud to lend his camp experience to Camp Little People and continue the tradition of a fun-filled weekend of family, friendship, and community!
District 2 Parent Coordinator
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