From our doctors to our nurse practitioners, each of our professionals work with patient families to provide for the health of those we treat. Each of our pediatricians is all Board Certified and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).
Associates in Pediatrics
Tamara Sutherland, MD, FAAP
Dr. Sutherland received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in 2000. She moved to Richmond, Virginia to attend Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia where she completed her Pediatric Internship and Residency. She is designated as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Sutherland joined Associates in Pediatrics in July 2003, three years after Keith Derco, MD founded the practice. She has been a physician owner since 2006. After Dr. Derco retired in 2017, Dr. Sutherland became the senior partner at Associates in Pediatrics.
Dr. Sutherland has received awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics for exceeding the standard requirements for Continuing Medical Education. She has also been highlighted in the Top Docs issue of Richmond Magazine in April of 2012. Her passion for pediatrics includes newborn care, asthma, ADHD, and wellness of her patients.
Health and fitness is a priority inside and outside of the office for Dr. Sutherland. She is an active member of the Shady Grove YMCA where she has served on the Board of Management for several years. At the Y, she has served on the Executive Committee and was the chair of the Healthy Living Committee. Dr. Sutherland has been working to promote exercise, health, and nutrition in our patients as well as our community. She has personally averaged two marathons per year since 2010 and has competed in the Boston Marathon every year since 2012.
Dr. Sutherland enjoys reading, traveling, teaching, and spending time outdoors. She loves the beach and visiting family. She cherishes the everyday busy life with her husband, two children, and labradoodle.
Tamara A Charity Brown, MD, FAAP
Tamara Charity-Brown, MD is a physician owner at Associates in Pediatrics. She brings almost 20 years of experience in the field of Pediatrics. In addition to her medical expertise, she is the mother of four children and brings a practical side to helping parents raise healthy, happy, children.
Dr. Charity-Brown is a proud “Double Hoo”. She graduated of the University of Virginia with an Echols Interdisciplinary degree with concentrations in biology, environmental science, and women's studies. She completed her medical degree at the University four years later. Dr. Charity-Brown then moved to Richmond, Virginia to start her Pediatric residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. In her practice, she focuses on newborn care and breastfeeding, ADHD, and asthma.
Dr. Charity-Brown has been married for over twenty years to Carlos Brown, with whom they have four children ranging in age from college to elementary school. In her free time, she enjoys travel, Pinterest browsing, and spending time with family. She serves on several boards in the community that focuses on improving the lives of young people in the Richmond community and beyond.
Joanne Lane, DO, FAAP
Dr. Lane received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM) in Stratford, New Jersey. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia. She has been designated as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). She along with her family relocated to the greater Richmond area and joined Associates in Pediatrics in September 2015. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family reading, hiking, running, and summertime trips to the beach. She is a native of the greater Philadelphia area and is an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Sixers.
Charlotte Bibbee Vellenoweth, MD, FAAP
Dr. Charlotte (Bibbee) Vellenoweth joined Associates in Pediatrics in August 2017. "Dr. V," as we call her, is a native of West Virginia. She graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Exercise Physiology and went on to earn her MD degree from WVU as well. Let's Go Mountaineers!! In 2014, she moved to Columbia, South Carolina to complete her pediatric residency at Palmetto Health (now Prisma) Children's Hospital. She now resides in Montpelier, Virginia with her husband, John Vellenoweth, and their two dogs, Archer and Alice. She enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, gardening, reading, yoga, and cheering on the Collegiate track team (where her husband coaches pole vault)!
Hanover Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Beth Cullen, MD, FAAP
Dr. Cullen graduated with a bachelor of arts from the University of Virginia. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University where she served as the vice president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cullen joined Huguenot Pediatrics in 1997 and has been happily providing care to her patients since that time. She is an avid runner and enjoys spending free time with her husband and two children.
Indra Kancitis, MD, FAAP
Dr. Kancitis holds a Bachelor of Science from The College of William and Mary, a Doctor of Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and a Master’s in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her Residency at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, where she also served as Chief Resident of Ambulatory Pediatrics. Dr. Kancitis came to Huguenot Pediatrics after nearly 10 years as a faculty member at the VCU Children's Hospital of Richmond.
Dr. Kancitis enjoys the outdoors, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Martha Saunders, MD, FAAP
Dr. Saunders attended the University of Richmond, received her Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia, and her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina. She also completed a fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatric Care at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), and was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at MCV prior to becoming a founder of Huguenot Pediatrics in 1990. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Saunders enjoys reading, visiting the beach, and spending time with her family and three children.
Amanda Miller, CPNP
Mandy holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a Master of Science in Maternal Child Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia. Prior to nursing school she was employed as a research assistant in the fields of Endocrinology, Cancer and Immunology, and Gastroenterology. She joined Huguenot Pediatrics in 2000. She is certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Outside of work, Mandy enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and one daughter, including watching her sons play baseball and her daughter dance. She also enjoys gardening.
James River Pediatrics
Michele Burget, MD, FAAP
Dr. Burget received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University, her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at The Medical College of Virginia. She joined James River Pediatrics in 2003. When she isn’t spending quality time with her patients, she enjoys being outdoors, skiing, traveling, spending time with her family and volunteering at her children’s schools.
John Zachary, MD, FAAP
Dr. Zachary founded James River Pediatrics over two decades ago. He received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Notre Dame and a medical degree from The University of Loyola, Chicago. A father of four and grandfather to nine, he helps to foster active lifestyles in all of his patients.
Jill Ryland, MD, FAAP
Vidhya Kumar, MD FAAP
Dr. Kumar attended Cornell University for her undergraduate studies and completed medical school right here in Richmond at VCU. She returns to Richmond after completing her pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was active in community and resident education and won a resident teaching award from Harvard Medical School. Her passions include newborn care and lactation support, as well as adolescent and LGBTQIA+ healthcare. Outside of work, Dr. Kumar enjoys baking and making homemade pasta, as well as staying active through yoga and spinning!