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NAPNAP Executive Board

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Executive Board is comprised of leaders in advanced practice nursing and child health who have specialized expertise in acute care, primary care, mental health and nursing education. Board members are elected by their peers after years of distinguished service to NAPNAP’s chapters, special interest groups (SIGs) and committees. Board elections are held every spring and nominations open in the fall.

Executive Committee

Jessica Peck DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP
President
Dr. Peck is an expert pediatric clinician, faculty scholar, and anti-trafficking advocate providing innovative, visionary, and award-winning leadership to develop and lead inclusive, diverse interprofessional teams. She has a history of dedicated service to many state and national organizations. As a mother of four, she has a special interest in educating and equipping families to promote physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health. She is an accomplished author and frequent guest on radio and television. She is the 2019-2020 Texas Nurse Practitioner of the Year.

Andrea Kline-Tilford, PhD, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM, FAAN
President-elect
Dr. Andrea Kline-Tilford is the nurse practitioner director for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She has been a nurse practitioner for more than 20 years with experience in pediatric critical care and pediatric cardiovascular surgery. She is the co-founder of NAPNAP’s Acute Care special interest group (SIG) and is the professional issues department editor for the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. She has presented and published widely on topics of advanced practice nursing and pediatric critical care. 

Rajashree (Raji) Koppolu, RN, MS, CPNP, MSL
Immediate Past President
Raji Koppolu is a manager of advanced practice at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner with the general surgery service and volunteer assistant clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing. She previously served on the Executive Board as chapters chair and was a past chair of the Health Policy Committee. She earned her BS from Tufts University, BSN from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and her MSN from the UCSF School of Nursing. She is board certified in primary and acute care. She completed a Masters of Study in Law at the UCSF Hastings College of the Law.

Stacia Hays, DNP, CPNP-PC, CNE, CCTC, FAANP
Treasurer
Dr. Stacia Hays is an expert pediatric nurse practitioner and pediatric primary NP program coordinator. She is a rural health practitioner and vocal NP advocate, demonstrating advocacy excellence through clinical practice and legislative engagement at state and national levels. She drives leadership in advancing the NP role through service on local, state and national committees and is an invited presenter nationally and internationally on NP practice and vulnerable populations. She led a national workgroup for human trafficking protocol development and developed the first NP-led multidisciplinary care team at her institution. She is the recipient of state, national, and international advocacy awards. 

Jennifer Sonney, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP
Secretary
Jennifer Sonney is an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Nursing and the pediatric nurse practitioner program director. Dr. Sonney’s program of research focuses on improving immediate and long-term health outcomes of children with asthma by reducing symptom burden through novel technology solutions, innovative interventions and cutting-edge clinical practice transformations. Dr. Sonney is passionate about preparing the next generation of pediatric advanced practice nurses; she delights in drawing upon her years of primary care to bring pediatrics alive in the classroom. Jennifer is exceptionally honored to serve on the NAPNAP board and support the profession she loves.

Executive Board Members-at-large

Anne Derouin, DNP, APRN, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP 
Member-at-large
Anne Derouin is the program director at the Duke University School of Nursing. She also holds appointments at Duke Community Health and Family Medicine, the Duke Global Health Institute, Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership program and is a Duke AHEAD Distinguished Fellow. A full-time faculty member and practicing clinician, she is a dual-certified pediatric nurse practitioner with more than 30 years’ experience. A national adolescent clinical expert, she’s an active advocate for children and teen issues nationally and locally. She has served numerous professional nursing organizations including the School-based Health Alliance, Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and North Carolina Nurses Association.

Kimberly Erlich, MSN, RN, MPH, CPNP, PMHS
Member-at-large
Kim is a PNP and pediatric mental health specialist (PMHS) currently practicing in outpatient behavioral health. She is also a consulting associate faculty member in the PNP program at Duke University School of Nursing, where she develops and teaches behavioral health curricula. Prior to her current practice, she coordinated a regional behavioral health integration demonstration project, which included program development, patient care, evaluation, research and teaching. She is passionate about advancing our profession and will use her role as member-at-large to leverage the spirit of collaboration to enhance the goals of our collective committees, chapters, special interest groups, workgroups and task forces.

Jane Tobias, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC
Member-at-large
Jane Tobias is an assistant professor at the Jefferson College of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. She is a supporter of interprofessional collaboration and brings her primary care pediatric expertise to the Jefferson Center for Autism and Neurodiversity, where she works with a team developing community inclusion programs for individuals with autism and neurodiversity across the lifespan. Dr. Tobias also practices clinically at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, combining her passion for pediatric advocacy and education of pediatric nurse practitioner students.

Schnese Williams, APRN, CPNP-AC
Member-at-large
Schnese Williams has been a proud member of NAPNAP since she was a student in 2007. In her professional role, she works as an acute care PNP in the Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital (THC) in Houston. She has also worked as an NP in physical medicine and rehab (TCH) and pediatric neurology (Atlanta). She has three children: 23 and 18-year-old girls and a 12-year old son as well as a one-year old granddaughter. In her free time, she enjoys making candles as a side business, hosting parties, volunteering with her sorority, dancing, listening to all music genres, cooking and spending time with family and friends. 

Teri Woo, PhD, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNL, FAANP
Member-at-large
Teri Moser Woo is professor and director of nursing at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington. She completed her BSN, MSN and Post Masters PNP Certificate at Oregon Health Sciences University, and her PhD in Nursing at University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing. She is an AANP Fellow, with expertise in NP prescribing, and lead author of Pharmacotherapuetics for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers 5th edition (2020). She serves on the NAPNAP Board as a member-at-large and the PNCB Pharmacology CE committee. Dr. Woo practices as a PNP-PC in Urgent Care at Woodcreek Mary Bridge in Puyallup, Washington.

Cathy Woodward, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC
Member-at-large
Dr. Cathy Woodward has more than 20 years’ experience as an APRN, the last 12 years in pediatric critical care as a CPNP-AC . She was awarded her DNP from Case Western and her PNP-AC post master’s certificate from Duke University. She will retire this fall from UT Health San Antonio where she served as a clinical professor of pediatrics. She is a published author of research and quality projects, a national and international speaker and regularly volunteers on medical missions and in migrant health centers. She is serving her second term as a member-at-large on the Executive Board. 

To contact any NAPNAP Executive Board member, please email Eileen Arnold-Ley at earnold@napnap.org.

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