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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

Andrea Kline-Tilford, PhD, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM, FAAN
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.

Jennifer Sonney, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP
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.

Immediate Past 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 was the 2019-2020 Texas Nurse Practitioner of the Year.

Dr. Beth Heuer is a PNP, pediatric mental health specialist (PMHS) and Associate Professor of Clinical Instruction at Temple University.  She specializes in the care of children with neurologic and developmental/behavioral health diagnoses. She has presented nationally and published on numerous pediatric topics, with recent focus on PNP preceptor development.  She has co-authored multiple NAPNAP position statements and several book chapters. She is a past president of the Three Rivers Chapter of NAPNAP, former chairperson for NAPNAP’s Professional Issues Committee, and is a member of the PNCB PMHS committee. She is honored and humbled to serve on the NAPNAP board.  

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.

Executive Board Members-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
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.

Dawn Mason is a PMHNP, PMHS and CPNP currently practicing in the Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Hospital. She is also a consulting associate faculty for the PNP program at the Duke University School of Nursing. Dawn has served in leadership roles for the NC and Charlotte NAPNAP chapters and the DBMH SIG. She has a passion for working with children and adolescents with behavioral and mental health needs. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and Johns Hopkins University.

Jessica Spruit, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, BMTCN
Jessica Spruit is an associate professor and specialty coordinator of the pediatric acute care NP program at Wayne State University in Detroit.  She maintains clinical practice in hematopoietic stem cell transplant and palliative care.  A passionate advocate for the integration of palliative care in pediatric oncology and stem cell transplant care, Jessica has participated in research investigating barriers and benefits of such integration. Prior to her role on the executive board, Jessica served as the Acute Care SIG and Conference Planning Committee Chair.  She is enthusiastic about the opportunity to continue working with NAPNAP and colleagues from across the country. 

Jane Tobias, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC
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.

Maria (Chelsea) Woosley, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC
Maria (Chelsea) Woosley is an assistant professor of pediatrics for the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) in San Antonio and the associate chair for APPs in the Department of Pediatrics.  She completed her nursing and PNP degree from UTHSC, and she achieved a post-master’s certificate as a PNP-AC and her DNP from Vanderbilt University. She has practiced for over 17 years in the PICU at a pediatric level 1 trauma center and has published in acute care and trauma research literature.  She serves as a mentor and educator to NP students, medical students, pediatric residents and fellows, and she was voted two years in a row as Best NP by the pediatric residents. Dr. Woosley is starting her first year as a member-at-large for the Executive Board.

To contact any NAPNAP Executive Board member, please email Eileen Arnold-Ley at

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