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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Names First Chief Financial Officer, Peggy Harris, MBA, CPA

Apr 07, 2017

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Pediatric Specialists of Virginia


Release Date:  April 07, 2017

Fairfax, VA – Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) is proud to announce that Peggy Harris, MBA, CPA has been named its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective March, 31, 2017. 

Harris originally joined PSV as a Senior Director of Finance in March, 2015 bringing with her more than 27 years of financial and management experience, including responsibility for developing the formative financial operations of PSV on behalf of its parent organizations, Children's National Health System and Inova Health System.

“Peggy has consistently used her technical expertise, diligence, and leadership to advance PSV’s financial management and overall strategy.  Her contributions as part of the senior leadership team have been and continue to be immense,” said Dr. Leon E. Moores, Chief Executive Officer of Pediatric Specialists of Virginia.  “She deserves to be our CFO and is completely qualified to assume the additional responsibilities.  She has my complete confidence and that of the leadership of both our parent organizations, and she represents PSV with the utmost integrity.”

Harris’ career has been largely spent serving PSV’s two parent organizations in a wide variety of financial roles.  She served as Children’s National controller and managed corporate accounting, finance, treasury and financial risk management functions at Inova.  Over the five years prior to joining PSV, she was Director of Finance for the Inova Medical Group and the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group.  

Her background includes work with charitable foundations, grants and research programs which supports PSV’s charitable, tax-exempt status.  Harris holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary with a concentration in economics, a Master’s of Business Administration from Boston University Graduate School of Management with a concentration in healthcare administration, and she completed accounting coursework at George Mason University.  She is a Certified Public Accountant who was awarded the Elijah Watt Sells Certificate for performance with high Distinction on the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.  She is a member of the Medical Group Management Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


About Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV): Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) was collaboratively created by Children’s National Health System and Inova Health System in 2013 as a pediatric specialty group that is dedicated to caring for the needs of children in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. Its mission is to provide superb pediatric specialty care through clinical excellence, innovation, education, research and family-centered care. As a medical group practice with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, our specialists care for children during hospital stays at Children’s National Medical Center and Inova Children’s Hospital and throughout their childhood on an ongoing, outpatient basis. Many are recognized as “Top Docs” by The Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine, and have appeared in U.S. News & World Report as leading experts in their fields. For more information about PSV, please visit:

About Children’s National Health System: Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is ranked in the top 20 in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report; one of only four children’s hospitals in the nation to earn this distinction. Designated a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital and a two-time recipient of Magnet® status, this pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Inova Health System: Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which uses a person’s genetic make-up, family/medical history and lifestyle information to determine the best prevention and treatment strategies. Enabling discovery via research, Inova integrates the application of genomic science with bioinformatics for targeted precision medicine. Inova’s personalized health initiatives connect researchers, clinicians, and empowered consumers to improve patient care, enhance prevention, and encourage wellness. The Inova Health System is based in Northern Virginia and serves more than 2 million people each year throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care practices, and health and wellness initiatives. It is home to many nationally and internationally recognized programs, including the Inova Center for Personalized Health, Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Translational Medicine Institute, and Inova Schar Cancer Institute.