Sam Bartle, MD, FAAP, VA-AAP President presented the Virginia Child Advocate Award to Delegate Pillion at the Mohsen Ziai Pediatric Conference on Saturday, November 4th.

The Virginia Chapter of the AAP annually recognizes an individual in our Commonwealth who stands up for the rights, values, and recognition of Virginia’s children. This year the Virginia Child Advocate Award went to Delegate Todd Pillion. As a pediatric dentist, his expertise and experience of caring for children is invaluable in the General Assembly. In addition, his passion and determination to pass the “No Smoking in Cars” bill was unmatched. Delegate Pillion has continued to advocate for the most vulnerable by standing up for babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and their mothers who suffer from Opioid addictions. Delegate Pillion’s advocacy has been an asset to Virginia!