About the Medical Resource Center

The LPA Medical Resource Center (MRC) is the official site for medical information about dwarfism (conditions of short stature), sponsored by the Little People of America, Inc. (LPA). LPA is an American nonprofit organization that provides medical, social, educational, vocational and counseling assistance to people with dwarfism, their families, and their health care providers.

Funding from LPA and private donors has enabled the Medical Resource Center to become a reality. For us to continue to grow this site, and to provide the latest and most accurate information and resources about dwarfism, we rely on your donations to the Medical Resource Center Fund. If you would like to contribute, please send donations to the Little People of America and designate the fund for the Medical Resource Center.

Little People of America, Inc.
617 Broadway #518
Sonoma, CA  95476

E-mail: [email protected] 

Ericka (Peasley) Okenfuss, MS, LPA Medical Resource Director
Ericka is a lifetime member of LPA. She is a member of the LPA Medical Advisory Board and previously served LPA in the past as Genetics/Ethics Coordinator. She co-authored the organization's position statement on genetic testing. Ericka has a master's degree in genetic counseling. Professionally, she is a genetic counselor and the Regional Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic coordinator for Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

This site is dedicated to Robert Van Etten and to Lee Kitchens who, as with many things in LPA, had the vision.  It is also dedicated to David Bradford who did all the programming for our initial site.