National Committee Volunteers - NAPNAP

National Committee Volunteers

We truly value the time and expertise our members contribute when they serve on a National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) committee. Committees are essential to implementing the strategic priorities of the association. 

Conference Planning Committee

Chair: Mary Gallagher, MSN, MPH, CPNP-PC
Co Chair: Danielle Van Damme, DNP, CPNP-AC

  • Elizabeth M. Brothers, CPNP-AC
  • Brittany P. Christiansen, DNP, CPNP-PC/AC, FNP-C, AE-C, CNE, AE-C
  • Katie S. Erdlitz, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS
  • Stephanie C. Evans, PhD, CPNP-PC
  • Heather E. Herrera, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Ivette Jones, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Vanessa Kalis, DNP, APRN, CNS, RN, ACNP‐BC, PNP‐AC, CHSE
  • Dani K. Sebbens, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Kathryn Skelley, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC
  • Glenda L. Smith, PhD, PCPNP-BC, NNP-BC
  • Teresa M. Whited, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Continuing Education Committee

Chair: Jaime E. Panton, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Samantha Casselman, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
  • Elizabeth F. Gephart, DNP, PNP-BC, APRN
  • Pamela A. Herendeen, DNP, PPCNP-BC
  • Diana L. Jacobson, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, PMHS, FAANP
  • Michelle Rickard, DNP, CPNP-AC
  • Lisa M. Ring, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Laura Roettger, PhD, MSN, CPNP-PC
  • Staci Simmons, DNP, CPNP-AC
  • Rachel Swerdlin, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC
  • Molly Toon, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Chair: Nutrena Tate, PhD, MBA, APRN, CPNP-PC, Chair
Co Chair: Asma Taha, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC/AC, FAAN, Co-Chair

  • Yvonne Cadman, DNP(c)
  • Brenda Cassidy, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC
  • Avis Johnson-Smith, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, FNP-BC, PMHS, CNS, FAANP 
  • Jeremy Jordan, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN, CNE, PhD(c)
  • Bianca Salvetti, MSN, RN, CCRN, CPNP-AC

Health Policy Committee

Chair: Kelli M. Garber, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC


  • Danielle Altares Sarik, PhD, APRN
  • Jenny Besse, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC
  • Ashleigh Bowman, DNP, RN, CRNP, CPNP-AC
  • Allison Clark Young, MS, APRN, CPNP-PC
  • Kristin Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
  • Sarah B. Green, MRN, RN, CPNP-AC
  • Stacia M. Hays, DNP, CPNP-PC, CNE, CCTC, FAANP
  • Andrea Kline-Tilford, PhD, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Amanda M. Lee, MSN, PPCNP-BC
  • Catherine F. Lux, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
  • Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP
  • Audra Rankin, DNP, APRN, CPNP
  • Ann P. Sheehan, DNP, CPNP, FAANP
  • Jennifer T. Sonney, PHD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP
  • Linda B. Zekas, MSN, MJ, APRN, NNP-BC, CPNP-PC, CWON

Nominations Committee

Chair: Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN

  • Emiko Dudley, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC
  • Laura Finn, MSN, CPNP-PC/AC
  • Gail Hornor, DNP, CPNP
  • Tedra Smith, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, CNE, CHSE

Professional Issues Committee

Chair: Amanda M. Lee, MSN, PPCNP-BC
Members: Emily M. McRae, DNP, CPNP – AC/PC

  • Deborah W. Busch, DNP, CPNP, IBCLC, CNE, FAANP
  • Joe D. Cavender, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC
  • Jackie Calhoun, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
  • Sharolyn K. Dihigo, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
  • Kelli M. Garber, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC
  • Stephanie M. Key, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
  • Maria T. McNamara, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Amee Moreno, MSN, RN, CPNP AC/PC
  • Ann P. Sheehan, DNP, CPNP, FAANP
  • Sarah E. Wilson, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Research Committee

Chair: Monica R. Ordway, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, IBCLC 
Co Chair: Sharon M. Karp, PhD, APRN, CPNP

  • Jessica Bahorski, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, WHNP-BC
  • Cynthia A. Danford, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-PC
  • Katherine F. Davis, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC, FAAN
  • Julianne Doucette, DNP, APN, CPNP
  • Catherine J. Goodhue, MN, RN, CPNP
  • Amie Koch, DNP, FNP-C, RN, ACHP
  • Cherry Leung, PhD, CPNP
  • Mikki Meadows-Oliver, PhD, MPH, PNP-BC, FAAN
  • Angela A. Northrup, PhD, RN, FNP
  • Kaitlyn Rechenberg, PNP-PC
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