Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance appoints Frasier to board of directors

The Board of Directors of Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance has announced the appointment to the board of Dr. Lori Frasier, chief of the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and an acclaimed national expert in the field of child abuse-prevention. Frasier also is a member of the executive committee of the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children.

PFSA is one of the leading mandated-reporter training and child abuse-prevention organizations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Frasier to our governing Board. Dr. Frasier’s deep understanding of child abuse and pediatrics is invaluable in our efforts to train professionals, particularly those in the medical profession, in how to protect children by recognizing and reporting abuse,” said PFSA President and CEO Angela Liddle. “The Board and I will call upon her expertise to guide us in our policy decisions with a laser focus on childhood mental, physical and emotional good health.”

Frasier is board-certified in pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a published researcher with more than 27 years of experience in pediatric care. She is a graduate of the University of Utah and received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine. Frasier served as a fellow at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center where she specialized in the evaluation of sexually abused children. She has held many academic appointments and served on several boards whose organizations are dedicated to work in child maltreatment.

“It is an honor to join the Board of Directors of Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance,” Frasier said. “PFSA’s mission to provide the most thorough and professional training of mandated reporters in Pennsylvania, coupled with their commitment to safeguard children, dovetails perfectly with my life’s work in building strong, healthy children, families and communities. I am excited to embark on this new opportunity for service with PFSA.”

PFSA’s Board, chaired by Jennifer Doyle, director of development and community investment for The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, consists of 13 professionals with extensive backgrounds in the fields of law, health care, government relations, communications, and accounting. Frasier’s appointment to the PFSA Board takes immediate effect and is a two-year term.