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 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 Little

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.

Committees

Camp Little People Director

Eric Knudsen

 

Camp Little People LP Liaison

Katherine Roche

 

District 2 Parent Coordinator

Janeen Parsons

 

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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