CCDS Covid-19 Medical Advisory Board

The CCDS Medical Advisory Board is comprised of healthcare specialists who provide insight, direction, and expertise to ensure Cincinnati Country Day School maintains a healthy and safe learning environment that adheres to guidance from federal, state, and local authorities.   

Jennifer Forrester, MD, a Cincinnati native, majored in chemistry and biology at the University of Richmond and returned to Cincinnati to attend medical school.  She completed an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and has been a member of its faculty since 2009.  Forrester has served as a program director for the infectious diseases fellowship program since 2014 and as a medical director of the infectious diseases center since 2016.  She also has training in improvement science and recently accepted a position as an associate chief medical officer for UC Health.  Dr. Forrester also practices medicine caring for patients with infectious diseases.

Kathy Scheidler, Ph.D. is the school psychologist in the Upper School at Cincinnati Country Day School. Dr. Scheidler works with students to address social-emotional concerns, learning strategies, positive behavior development and supports, and mental well-being. For the past 25 years, she has served students of all ages in both public and nonpublic school settings through the Hamilton County Educational Service Center. Dr. Scheidler has a B.A. from DePauw University, and an M. Ed. and Ph. D. from the University of Cincinnati. She is the parent of four teens/young adults.

Aparna D. Shah, MD, serves as the Cincinnati Country Day School Board of Trustees’ liaison to the health advisory group and is also a member of the board’s crisis management team.  Dr. Shah earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and her medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. After her residency training, she pursued a three-year fellowship training program in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and now practices exclusively urogynecology. Since she arrived in Cincinnati eight years ago, she has been voted into both the Cincy Magazine’s as well as Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Doctors. She also received a Lead Magazine’s Rising Star Award in 2015 and was selected as one of Venue Magazine’s Great Leaders Under 40 Class of 2016.  Currently Dr. Shah practices urogynecology at The Christ Hospital and serves as the program director for Christ Hospital’s fellowship training program in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Susan Sprigg, MPH, RN brings experience in public health and clinical care.  This includes positions as a program officer and research officer at the foundation Interact for Health; public health consulting for CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Cincinnati Health Department; positions in the craniofacial clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital; and work as a certified professional midwife in Washington State.  She holds a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in leadership, management, and policy from the University of Cincinnati, a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Cincinnati, and a bachelor of arts from Oberlin College, where she majored in Russian studies. She is mom to Max, a junior at Carnegie Mellon University, and Margaret, a junior at CCDS.