Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Steering Committee Members

Dr. Donald Dudley

Donald Dudley, M.D.

Obstetrics Lead

Currently the William T. Moore Professor and Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He specializes in caring for women with high risk pregnancies, particularly those women and families that have suffered pregnancy losses in the past. He graduated medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Iowa, and then MFM fellowship at the University of Utah. Dr. Dudley prized collaborative efforts and is enthusiastic about the role that the VNPC can play in improving pregnancy outcomes in Virginia.

Dr Joseph Khoury

Joseph Khoury, M.D.

Pediatrics Lead

Dr. Khoury is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. He is Medical Director of Neonatal Transport, Associate Director for Fellowship Training at VCU and site Director for Fellowship Training at Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals. Dr. Khoury received his medical degree in 2004 from The American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his Pediatric Residency in 2009 and Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine in 2012 at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

Shannon Pursell, MPH

Shannon Pursell, MPH

Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative

Shannon is the Executive Director of the Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaboration which resides at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU health) under the department of Pediatrics. She is an Army veteran, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan as a medic working with the local population and developing a medical record system in an orphanage in Ghazni Providence. She is currently working on her PhD in public health, she completed her Master’s in Public Health in 2007 at Walden University and her Bachelors of Science at Purdue University in Health Sciences.

Barbara Snapp, DNP, NNP-BC

Barbara Snapp, DNP, NNP-BC

National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NANNP)

Dr. Snapp is employed as a neonatal nurse practitioner by the Children’s National Health System at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Dr. Snapp currently serves on the National Association of Neonatal Nurses Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practice Council. Her commitment to nursing scholarship and quality care is evidenced by her many publications, leadership in multicenter, collaborative quality improvement teams, and her work with national organizations on developing quality metrics for neonatology. Dr. Snapp collaborates closely with her colleagues to assure that high quality evidence based care is provided to infants and families.

Jennifer Macdonald

Jennifer Macdonald, MPH, BSN, RN

Virginia Department of Health

Jennifer currently serves as the Director of the Division of Child and Family Health housed under the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Family Health Services. She provides oversight and guidance of multiple programs and federal grants including Title V-MCH, Title X and MIECHV, all of which align with the goals and activities of the VNPC. Jennifer received her BSN from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia in 1996 and her MPH from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. She has been employed with VDH since 2001, starting at the local health district level and then moving to the central office in 2007, concentrating her work in MCH programs.

Executive Committee Member