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, DNP, MPH, CPNP-PC
Co-chair: Danielle Van Damme, DNP, CPNP-AC

  • Elizabeth M. Brothers, CPNP-AC
  • Brittany P. Christiansen, PhD, DNP, CPNP-PC/AC, FNP-C, AE-C, CNE
  • Kellie Bishop, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS
  • Vanessa Kalis, DNP, APRN, CNS, RN, ACNP‐BC, PNP‐AC, CHSE
  • Amanda C. Filippelli, MPH, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, AE-C
  • Kathryn Lunde, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, NNP-BC
  • Teresa M. Whited, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
  • Tresa Zielinski, DNP, RN, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC

Continuing Education Committee

Chair: Jaime E. Panton, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Katherine F. Davis, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC, FAAN
  • Diana L. Jacobson, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, PMHS, FAANP
  • Rosa Roche, PhD
  • Laura Roettger, PhD, MSN, CPNP-PC
  • Staci Simmons, DNP, CPNP-AC
  • Molly Toon, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
  • Jennifer Walsh, DNP, CPNP-PC, CNE

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Chair: Nutrena Tate, PhD, MBA, APRN, CPNP-PC, Chair
Co-chair: Felesia Bowen, PhD, DNP, RN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN, Co-Chair

  • Becky Carson, DNP, CPNP
  • Brenda Cassidy, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC
  • Stephania Galindo, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC
  • Avis Johnson-Smith, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, FNP-BC, CPMHS, CNS, FAANP 
  • Jeremy Jordan, PhD, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN, CNE
  • Tyneisha Orr, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, FNP-BC
  • Charles Stewart, MSN, CPNP
  • Kimberly Yue, DNP, APN, CPNP-PC  

Education Strategy Committee

Chair: Michelle Rickard, DNP, CPNP-AC
Co-chair: Rachel R. Swerdlin, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

  • Kimberly J. Erlich, MSN, RN, MPH, CPNP, PMHS
  • Sheena R. Gonzalez, DNP, CPNP
  • Courtney Kuklinski, DNP, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC
  • Lisa M. Ring, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC

Health Policy Committee

Chair: Audra Rankin, DNP, APRN, CPNP


  • Jenny Besse, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC
  • Ashleigh Bowman, DNP, RN, CRNP, CPNP-AC
  • Allison Clark Young, MS, APRN, CPNP-PC
  • Jennifer Flippo, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS
  • Jessica Francois, DNP, CPNP-PC
  • Allison Grady, MSN
  • Sarah B. Green, MRN, RN, CPNP-AC
  • Jennifer Helman MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Noelia MaGowan MSN, RN, CPNP-PC
  • Emily M. McRae, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Melissa Nunn, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, CNE, NEA-BC
  • Jennifer T. Sonney, PHD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP
  • Regena Spratling, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP

Membership Committee

Chair: Samantha B. Casselman, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC

  • Dawn M. Mason, PMHNP-BC, PMHS, CPNP
  • Elizabeth Hutson, Phd, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
  • Dani K. Sebbens, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Jodi J. Bloxham, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-AC, CPNP-PC
  • Michelle M. Kelly, PhD, CRNP, CNE
  • Pamela H. Bryant, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC
  • Schnese T. Williams, BSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Nominations Committee

Chair: Jennifer Sonney, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

  • Karen A. Acevedo, MS, RN, CPNP
  • Stacy B. Buchanan, DNP, RN, CPNP
  • Cynthia Chew, DNP, CPNP-PC, IBCLC
  • Emiko Dudley, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC
  • Mili Vakharia, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CBIS

Professional Issues Committee

Chair: Emily M. McRae, DNP, CPNP – AC/PC
Co-chair:  Stephanie M. Key, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC


  • Lorraine R. Barton, DNP, APRN, CPNP
  • Deborah W. Busch, DNP, CPNP, IBCLC, CNE, FAANP
  • Jackie Calhoun, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
  • Elizabeth Espinoza, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC
  • Amee Moreno, MSN, RN, CPNP AC/PC
  • Jessica Parrott, DNP, CPNP-PC, CNE
  • Elizabeth A. Paton, DNP, PNP-AC, PPCNP-BC, FAEN
  • Christina R. Quick, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC, CHSE
  • Audra N. Rankin, DNP, APRN, CPNP
  • Sarah E. Wilson, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Research Committee

Chair: Sharon M. Karp, PhD, APRN, CPNP 
Co-chair: Julianne Doucette, DNP, APN, CPNP

  • Jessica Bahorski, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, WHNP-BC
  • Kristin Gigli, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
  • Lauren S. Hill, MSN, CPNP-PC/AC
  • Angela J. Nash, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS
  • Angela A. Northrup, PhD, RN, FNP
  • Meghan R. Potthoff, PhD, APRN-NP
  • Jeannie Rodriguez, PhD, CPNP-PC
  • Celeste M. Schultz, PhD, RN-BC, CPNP-PC
  • Kristi K. Westphaln, PhD RN CPNP-PC
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